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Posted 16 February 2005 - 12:33 PM

Here's some useful sites for Medicine Applicants that have been compiled. If you know of more, then please add. smile.gif

Looking for Voluntary Work / Work Experience?
  • Millenium Volunteers - National organisation which helps young people in finding voluntary work,
  • do-it! - lets you search for spaces for volunteering.
  • NHS Scotland - by following the links in this page you can access your local NHS trust. A good idea, if you are looking for work experience, is to write letters to GP's and hospitals in your area asking them if they would be able to take you on.
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Posted 10 September 2005 - 06:18 PM

Books:

The Insider's Guide to UK Medical Schools

A 'must-read' for anyone thinking about studying medicine. This new edition includes updated information on new medical courses, funding your way through and life beyond graduation. Also includes new sections on what happens once you've been accepted and student contracts. Each medical school in Britain is profiled - from course details and student life to information on the town and how much you can expect to pay for a pint. Gives unbiased information on the strengths and weaknesses of each school giving you the chance to make best use of your UCAS choices. Written by students for students, the user-friendly format makes it easy to compare and contrast the schools, and helps you make informed decisions about whether and where to study medicine.

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Getting into Medical School: 2006 Entry

This definitive guide is packed with informed advice on each stage of the application procedure, including what grades and A-level subjects are needed, preparing for interview (typical questions and current issues in medicine that applicants should be aware of), and what to do if you havent made the grades.

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How to Complete Your UCAS Application: For 2006 Entry to University and College

Using examples from previous applications, How to Complete Your UCAS Form helps students avoid making the most common mistakes and explains how they should best present their skills and achievements in order to write a winning personal statement. Features include taking prospective students through the entire application process including what happens after they've submitted their application and when they receive their exam results. Other features are: dos and don'ts when filling in the application, timetables for applications including Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Science, Oxbridge and Art & Design, top tips on what admissions tutors look for in applications (and what makes them reject certain applications) and essential help on completing the personal statement.

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Learning medicine

The definitive guide to a career in medicine. This book will help students to decide whether a course in medicine is the right career path for them. As well as information on courses, schools and making an application, students will find out what to expect from life as a medical student and doctor.

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So You Want to Be a Brain Surgeon?: A Medical Careers Guide

This little book outlines all the career options available to you after you qualify. It has an excellent section on the postgraduate career ladder which would definitely be useful knowledge for interviews. The rest of the book is helpful in understanding the diverse range of careers available. Although not essential reading in terms of the admissions process, it is certainly worth buying if you have a specific specialty in mind and will serve as a helpful guide throughout your time at medical school and beyond.

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Posted 12 September 2005 - 12:59 PM

Out of the above books, I bought 'Getting into medical school ...' last year for preperation for interview etc.

If you're applying this year, I'd definitely recommend getting it!





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