• AMJ 005: How to decide which medical school to apply to

    24 MAY. 2020 · If you are considering applying for medical school, how do you decide which ones are the four universities to apply to. We explore key factors to help you shortlist the medical schools you might want to shortlist to attend open days at and to submit on your UCAS application for medical school. IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS: - Styles of medical school education including Problem Based Learning, case based learning, integrated and traditional courses - Accommodation costs and the city the medical school is based at - Other criteria and things to consider including teaching group size, prosection and dissection - Academic entry requirements - UCAT and BMAT assessments and and interview considerations - Whether a course provides for early and frequent clinical placement - Other considerations including sport and leisure facilities, accommodation standards and transport links - the research record of universities and intercalation. If you find the podcast of interest, please consider sharing it to your networks. Share your comments or questions about this episode with us on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/AMedicsJourney/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/AMedicsJourney/ Listen to the podcast or download this episode at https://www.spreaker.com/show/a-medics-journey or subscribe to the podcast in your favourite podcast app including Apple podcasts and Spotify.
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  • AMJ 004: The timeline for applying to medical school

    9 MAY. 2020 · If you are considering applying for medical school, what you may not realise is that there are a number of key dates to take into consideration so that your application process runs smoothly. In this episode we talk through key dates relating to UCAS, UCAT, BMAT and when to be planning and undertaking your volunteering and work experience to support your medical school application. We also discuss the benefits of foundation year and gateway programmes for medical school. IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS: - The university application timeline for medical school including key dates for UCAS, UCAT and BMAT - An overview of UCAT and BMAT admissions tests and how to be strategic when considering which to take and when - Tips for preparing for UCAT and BMAT tests - How many applications to university to enter into your UCAS application form - Options of foundation year or gateway programmes and why they are helpful - What to consider if you are Year 11 and about to select your A level subjects if you want to study medicine - When to start to plan your volunteering and work experience so that you can demonstrate evidence of that in your medical school application - How to leave your questions and feedback. If you find the podcast of interest, please consider sharing it to your networks. Share your comments or questions about this episode with us on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/AMedicsJourney/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/AMedicsJourney/ Listen to the podcast or download this episode at https://www.spreaker.com/show/a-medics-journey or subscribe to the podcast in your favourite podcast app including Apple podcasts and Spotify.
    21m 28s
  • AMJ 003: How to gain relevant work experience for medical school

    4 MAY. 2020 · An important part of the process of applying to medical school is undertaking relevant work experience that will help you when preparing your personal statement for your university application and in preparation for your interviews. As a result of COVID-19, it is now more challenging to find work experience opportunities. This episode provides practical advice, resources and tips on how you can still gain experience that will be relevant and support your application to medical school despite the challenges of social distancing, lockdown and COVID-19. IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS: - What universities are looking for when they ask you to undertake work experience - Practical tips for finding work experience opportunities - Why applying for a 'bank role' in the NHS might be a good idea if you are in Year 13 - The Medical Schools Council guidance to gaining work experience - The Brighton and Sussex Medical School virtual work experience course - The Royal College of GP's new 'Observe GP' Programme interactive video platform - How to leave your questions and feedback. If you find the podcast of interest, please consider sharing it to your networks. Share your comments or questions about this episode with us on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/AMedicsJourney/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/AMedicsJourney/
    25m 53s
  • AMJ 002: How to stay motivated during lockdown

    4 MAY. 2020 · As a result of COVID-19, all exams have been cancelled in secondary shools. But what does this mean if you are a Year 11, 12 or 13 student hoping to start your journey to becoming a doctor? How do you keep yourself motivated? Should you continue to study even if your exams have been cancelled? These are just a few of the topics we cover in this episode. IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS: - The impact has lockdown had on our motivation when trying to study - Advice for studying now for Year 12 pupils - Advice for studying now for Year 13 pupils - Eight practical tips to help you become more motivated - How to leave your questions and feedback. If you find the podcast of interest, please consider sharing it to your networks. Share your comments or questions about this episode with us on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/AMedicsJourney/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/AMedicsJourney/
    23m 54s
  • AMJ 001: An Introduction to A Medic's Journey Podcast

    4 MAY. 2020 · A Medic's Journey podcast provides a behind the scenes look of the journey to becoming a doctor and is hosted by Elisha, a medical student at Hull York Medical School. The podcast provides practical tips and resources to help students in Year 11, 12 and 13, their parents and teachers in their application for medical school, alongside navigating the the first few years of studying medicine at university. IN THIS EPISODE WE COVER: - An introduction to A Medics Journey Podcast - The objectives of the podcast - What is coming up in the next episode - How to leave your questions and feedback. If you find the podcast of interest, please consider sharing it to your networks. Share your comments or questions about this episode with us on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/AMedicsJourney/ or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/AMedicsJourney/
    8m 51s

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A Medic's Journey podcast provides a behind the scenes look of the journey to becoming a doctor and is hosted by Elisha, a medical student at Hull York Medical School. The podcast provides practical tips and resources to help students in Year 11, 12 and 13, their parents and teachers in the preparation to apply to study medicine, alongside navigating the the first few years as a medical student at university.
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