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Medicine, Nottingham and the Adventures beyond

One of our 2017 graduates got in touch to share his experiences studying medicine at Nottingham and what he got up to after graduating. This is Dr Arjunaa Wimalathasan’s story. Born and raised in the South of London, the son of refugees and the brother of an over achieving sister, a lot of my childhood …

The First Lincoln Medical Students’ Special Visits

In September 2019, our first ever Lincoln medical students took part in a tailored induction programme to introduce them to their course and the University as well as the medical and health challenges across the Lincolnshire region. This included a number of visits to health and emergency service providers across the county. Lincoln Medical School …

Bella: My experience studying medicine at Nottingham

My name is Bella Moss. I’m from Cheltenham, England but I spent most of my childhood living in Kenya. I moved to the UK in 2015. I’m a first year medical student, I moved up to Nottingham in September and have moved into catered halls. I really enjoy sport mainly swimming, running and going to …

Callum: My experience studying medicine at Nottingham

My name is Callum and I’m a third year medical student at the University of Nottingham, and the President of MedSoc. I’m originally from Bedford, which makes studying at Nottingham ideal as it’s far enough to be away from home, but not too far as getting home is easy by either train or car. Why …

Tips for getting into medical school – Habeeb Muhammad-Kamal

From my work in Widening Participation with the university, organizations and in a personal capacity, it is clear to me that many students are deterred from studying Medicine on a regular basis. Being told to “be realistic” is a common phrase heard by these students, especially if they come from a non-medical background, do not …

My BMedSci research experience: a peek into academia

It was Friday afternoon, on a turbulent 45-minute bus ride from Derby to Nottingham…whilst my friend complained about motion sickness from the perilous swerves, I exclaimed with unintended passion “now imagine the neonates!” That awkward split-second was when it dawned upon me: my BMedSci* Honours Year research project, in Academic Child Health in the School …

Medical school: Education or Competition?

It is widely acknowledged that medical school is a competitive environment. It is worth thinking about, even as you consider applying, who exactly we should be in competition with – ourselves, our peers, the sibling your parents promise isn’t their favourite? Most people apply to medical school with the simple intention of improving other people’s …

Graduate entry medicine – realising a childhood dream

For me, medicine was a childhood dream, one that I had thought would remain a dream until two years ago when a chance bout of chicken pox and pneumonia meant I had a day’s stay at the Royal Derby and drove around the hospital on discharge, stumbling upon the medical school and found out about …

Coping with anxiety at medical school

People often ask me what anxiety feels like and I normally respond with something like this: “You know that feeling in your stomach when you are going down stairs and miss a step? It’s that, all the time.” Then they tend to ask me: “But… you do medicine? Isn’t that a really stressful course?” Truth …

A day in the life of a medical student

– 6.30am – Time to start the day. It’s an early start because I’m on placement today at a GP surgery. I make some breakfast and get ready to head out. – 7.20am – I get the bus to the GP surgery at West Bridgford. I’ve also done placements at Queen’s Medical Centre and King’s …