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Student life and Medicine

Hi, Cat again! I’m going to be letting you know a bit about some of the great activities on offer for students in Nottingham. Societies Not all of your time at university has to be spent doing work for your medical degree, and the University of Nottingham is lucky enough to benefit from over 200 …

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 …

Transitioning from high school to university

Hey! I’m Riya and it’s been just 3 months since I started learning Medicine at Nottingham. Coming all the way from Thailand, I couldn’t ask for a better welcome. Although some things here are inevitably different (Why does the sun set before lectures end??), I believe I have made the right choice. High school vs …

An educational weekend away!

Hi everyone, it’s Andrea again, hope you’re having a good 2015 so far! In this post, I am going to tell you about my experience at a medical conference. BMedSci research project At Nottingham, all medical students complete a research project during their third year in an area of their choice, this can vary from …

The BMA: what is it and how can you get the most out of your membership?

Hi everyone, my name’s Twishaa and I’m a third-year medic. This year I’m grateful to have been elected Deputy Chair of the British Medical Association (BMA)’s Medical Students Committee (MSC) and Chair of their Welfare Subcommittee. The BMA MSC is made of elected reps from each medical school. As a committee, we are the representation …

UCAS

UCAS. One of the top words in the vocabulary of 17 year olds everywhere yet an acronym that, to this day, I’m still not sure what it stands for. With the deadline for Medicine applications fast approaching, anxieties are sure to be high. Thoughts may include: “should I have a fifth choice?”; “surely the University …

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 …

Echolalia!

When I was at school I had it all planned out; my favourite subjects were art and graphics and I was going to carry on with those, become a graphic designer and maybe, just maybe, get the dream job of being designer for a glossy magazine. Then I did my work experience in the art …

More tips for the wards!

Hi everyone, Jon again with some more high quality wisdom for clinical placements! 3. Learn the surgical sieve This. Consultants have a habit of asking medical students what the causes of things are. My go-to move when that happens is to physically and mentally freeze up, look around me in a panic as if the …

Tips for the wards

Hi there, my name’s Jon and I’m a fourth-year medic doing Specials at Mansfield at the moment. Equipped with six months and two weeks worth of hindsight, I’m hoping to provide some honest and practical tips to help you make the most of your clinical placements / work experience attachments. Even if you aren’t starting …