Medical school interviews start

At my medical school they have started interviewing for 2015 and there are lots of anxious looking sixth formers all waiting for their turn to go in. It is really weird to think that this time last year it was me nervously waiting for my interview and now I am almost at the end of my first term. I can remember feeling really scared as it was my first interview and it was an MMI which is really hard to prepare for. I thought it went really badly as I messed up a couple of the stations, but I still managed to get an offer so I can’t have done too badly.

If you’ve got an MMI coming up then read this article in The Guardian which has some tips from admissions tutors to help prepare for this type of interview and you can also find lots of advice for the day itself in this book. Just click on the orange words to go to the links. Good luck!

Surge in demand for medicine degrees

I read this article in The Telegraph the other day.

According to David Willetts, the Universities’ Minister, the level of competition among sixth formers for places to study medicine was so high that he was encouraging more people, particularly girls, to apply for other courses like engineering. This is because last year around 4,800 students with straight As at A-level failed to get in to British universities and of those the largest number, around 1,800, were those applying for medicine.

It is thought that there is an increasing interest for medicine because of the high tuition fees and the increasing pressure on students to secure well-paid jobs in the future.

His comments were attacked by head teachers of private schools who warned that ‘the NHS was failing to fund enough places on medical courses despite repeated complaints over a shortage of highly-trained doctors.’

I was one of the lucky ones and am now studying medicine at university, but it was not easy and if you want advice on how to improve your chances of getting a place, click on the link below and have a look at this great new book, Get Into UK Medical School 2015, for sale on Amazon now.

 

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Getting into medical school is tougher than ever, but this book will greatly increase your chances of successfully winning an offer. With an easy-to-read format and engaging style, this book contains a wealth of the latest information, top tips and practical help to guide you through the whole application process. Key features include:

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* How to get relevant work experience to make your personal statement stand out

* Top tips for passing the UKCAT

* How to successfully showcase your skills at interview

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* Contributions from a 1st year medical student

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