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Medical School News – 15th March 2022

Medical School News – 15th March 2022

Holly Melvin
4th Year Medical Student at The University of Manchester, Instagram account: @that.girl.medic
March 14, 2022

What is the article about?

Choosing a medical school can be a very daunting process for aspiring medics, and more often than not they turn to you, their teachers and advisors, for advice. This bi-weekly series of medical school news articles will hopefully highlight some additional insight into universities around the UK.

In this issue we are looking at the latest news from the following universities:

  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • The Hull York Medical School
  • Aberdeen Medical School
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Anglia Ruskin University

The Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University recently received The Queen’s Anniversary Prize (the highest national honour awarded in the UK for higher and further education, granted by The Queen every two years), from His Royal Highness Prince Charles and Her Royal Highness Princess Anne. The award was received for research around music therapy.

If this is a field your students are potentially interested in, or they would like to go to a royal-family approved university, they can read the article to find out all about it, and learn more about Anglia Ruskin University.

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The Hull York Medical School

Great research opportunities at Hull York Medical School (HYMS)

Congratulations to 2 medical students (Holly Butler and Omar Saulat) from Hull York Medical School (HYMS) who have managed to get an article on carcinogenesis published! Not all medical students manage to write something of this high a calibre or get it published before they leave medical school, so this is very impressive.

If your students are interested in a career in research and academics, it is worth looking at which universities offer research opportunities. HYMS have a track record of students being published in scientific journals – this suggests that the university and their supervisors are supportive and will help your students with this if they are interested. You can read the full research article here. 

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Aberdeen Medical School

Female Genital Mutilation module in Aberdeen

Aberdeen Medical School has recently shown that they are at the cutting edge of medical education in creating a FutureLearn module on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). It is thought that over 100,000 people live with the effects of FGM in the UK, and research has revealed that UK medical students don’t feel prepared to treat these patients.

If your students are looking to apply to a medical school that prioritises caring for vulnerable sections of society and acts on research to develop learning resources to help your students be as best prepared as possible, it might be worth looking at Aberdeen.

Final Note

We hope you found this article helpful and your students find some inspiration while thinking which university they’d like to aplpy to. 

Please note, none of the content in this article is sponsored. All the information was gathered by the author – Holly – in her independent research. 

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