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50 at 50: Mental Health and Medical Students

I’m Issy and I’m a fourth-year medical student. Going into the 50th year of medicine here at Nottingham, obviously a lot has changed from that first cohort to my own, with cohorts in between producing doctors that have even treated me! Even since I started in 2017, there have been changes. Particularly close to my heart are changes in …

50 at 50: A message from the MedSoc President

My name is Pascal Vogiaridis and I am going into my 3rd Year of Medicine, here, at Nottingham. In June, I took over as President of MedSoc from the wonderful Callum McIntyre. MedSoc is a student-led organisation that every single medical student is automatically part of at no cost. The committee is responsible for ensuring that every member feels like they are fully involved in this …

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 …

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 …

The Graduate Entry Medicine course

Dear prospective GEM students, Some of you are considering leaving successful careers to go back to university and retrain; for others this was always the goal but it has taken a little longer than anticipated. Whatever your situation, graduate entry medicine is a somewhat gruelling but very rewarding experience. This short post outlines the application …

Home away from home

“Eye opening”, “challenging”, “incredulous” are some words I would use to describe living away from home from the first time. There are many immediate contemplations most first-years would feel before coming to university. Living away from the luxuries of our own homes, facing the dares of managing oneself and studying a myriad of modules; is …

Transition to Higher Education (Tips from a mature medical student)

What if I told you it was possible to study a classical subject, not be sheepish about your journey into university, study a subject you love and have a decent social life? Well, it is! I’m 23, in my 1st year of medical school, had a booming career before university and had lived on 3 …

Medics’ Musical 2017 – West Side Story

The Medics’ Musical is one of, if not the most, well-known and loved student traditions here at Nottingham Medical School. Taken on by students during the Clinical Phase 2 element of the course (fourth year), the musical shows off talent of many varieties–from acting and dancing, through to organisational skills and even conducting and actual …

I had a less than typical first year

My first year spanned 2 years… I had a less than typical first year of medical school; for a start, it spanned 2 years! During the first semester, I didn’t know what I was doing but I was determined to work hard. I set myself the task of watching every lecture again and making notes …

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 …