How Well Do You Know Your Medical History?

Medical history is genuinely fascinating! Admittedly I don't know it very well, but the bits and bobs I do learn blow my mind. It shows just how rapidly medicine is evolving and just how much has happened in the past 100 years, in 1920 the discovery of penicillin was still 8 years away! Click on... Continue Reading →

5 Ways To Build Your Personal Statement During Lockdown – The Medic Portal

A pandemic is an interesting and difficult time to be a prospective medical student. The spotlight on our NHS may have you more inspired than ever to embark on a medical career, but the situation has created challenging conditions in which to start your application. Despite all the uncertainty, there are things you can do!... Continue Reading →

The Medical School Application : A Survivors Story

So chances are if you're not one of my devoted readers (hi fam), you're a student about to enter the terrifying prospect of the med school application process. I'm a first year med student, and these past few weeks I've been helping out at offer holder days and a medicine summer school, and I was bombarded with questions about applying. I'd kind of forgotten how much of a... Continue Reading →

Musings of a hopeful medic

Okay, maybe not QUITE a medic yet, but it's less than ten weeks until I'll be starting medical school and I have some thoughts to share. (Grab a cuppa.) So I've been on a gap year. And no, it's not been a 'gap yah'. Exotic points = 0. Creating Piña Coladas on that one hot day (would... Continue Reading →

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