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A peek into 2nd year of medicine

Hey! I’m Shreyashi and I’m currently in 3rd Year. I thought that I’d share some insight into how 2nd Year was for my friends and I. 2nd Year starts off with you being plunged into the wonderful yet intense world of anatomy; covering the wonders of the digestive system, the nether regions, head, neck and …

Regional GP work experience scheme

A total of 20 aspiring doctors took part in a Health Education England-funded GP work experience scheme targeted at year 12 students across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. The aim of this initiative is to improve access to medicine for students from less advantaged backgrounds in the East Midlands. Eligibility to this scheme was designed to align with the …

Work experience opportunity

Medicine Work Experience Week Applications are OPEN! Having work experience before applying to medical school is essential; due to the competitive nature of the application process, it’s impossible to get a place without it. Securing placements can be tricky, especially for students who don’t have relatives who are doctors which therefore puts them at a …

Some tips for the UKCAT

With the UKCAT coming up soon, we thought we’d repost a quick reminder of what to expect! Hi, it’s TJ again, and today I’m going to give some quick tips on yet another part of the admissions process: the UKCAT. Hopefully you’ve already found out if you need to take the UKCAT and booked yourself …

Making the move to university – Home or Away?

My name is Courtney and I’m a 4th year medic. Unlike most of my peers, I’m from the fairly local home town of Lincoln – where many of my friends have been placed for their clinical placements. Going to a local university was only half a coincidence for me – when I was making my …

Widening participation in the news

Hi, it’s Rob again. For my final post as president of WAMS I thought I would reflect a bit on the report published this week by the Medical Schools Council on the back of their Selecting for Excellence audit. They have been looking for examples from around the country for novel approaches to widening access …

A day in paediatrics

Hi everyone, it’s TJ again. Paediatrics is one of the specialities that future medical students get very excited about and also one of the ones that they enjoy the most so I’m going to tell you about what I’ve been up to in one of my busier days! 9am Cardiology tutorial- Today, one of the …

Considerations when choosing a medical school

Hello, my name is Amandeep and I am a second year medical student. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my first two years of living and studying in Nottingham and have three more to go! Hopefully I’m going to shed some light about medical schools so you feel confident about choosing the right medical school for you. Whichever medical …

Writing your personal statement

Hi I’m Cat, and I’m one of the medical students here at the University of Nottingham where I have just finished my second year. I’m sure many of you are starting to write your personal statements ready for applying in autumn, so here are a few pointers! Getting started Creating the perfect personal statement is …

Peer support at medical school

Hi everyone, I hope you have enjoyed the blog so far! It’s Rob back again, and in my second blog I thought I’d touch upon peer support networks available at medical schools. As some of the blogs have already hinted at, medical school has its lows as well as its highs. But one thing medicine …