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How can I prove that applying for medicine is my OWN decision?

How can I prove that applying for medicine is my OWN decision?

  Dear Leo, The first time I became interested in medicine was by watching my father at work. He is […]

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Why procrastination is good for you (probably)

Why procrastination is good for you (probably)

“Procrastination is your enemy.” Or so you will have been told. “Meet all deadlines early and don’t leave things until […]

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Need a professional to review your personal statement?

Need a professional to review your personal statement?

What makes the difference between a winning personal statement that gets immediately shortlisted and the rest? That’s right, the rest […]

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Why lying is bad but spinning is essential for a place at medical school

Why lying is bad but spinning is essential for a place at medical school

Did you just spend your entire work experience making tea for a GP and his receptionist? Did you spend more […]

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How to crush AS and A2 and cheat your way into medical school

How to crush AS and A2 and cheat your way into medical school

  Passing AS and A2 is not enough. For a guaranteed place to read medicine you must: KILL your A-levels  […]

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3 reasons your personal statement is making you look foolish and what to do about it

3 reasons your personal statement is making you look foolish and what to do about it

“Nothing gets our back up more than an unrealistic attitude to what a career in medicine is all about. We […]

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Why do YOU want to be a doctor? (Do NOT answer until you read this)

Why do YOU want to be a doctor? (Do NOT answer until you read this)

Why do you want to be a doctor? Why do you want to study medicine? How can you be so […]

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Career disaster 1: “Poor GCSEs are killing my chances! Can anything be done?”

Career disaster 1: “Poor GCSEs are killing my chances! Can anything be done?”

  We’re getting lots of emails lately from people with unorthodox career and education histories who are desperate to do medicine. Who […]

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The top 5 reasons overseas applicants fail (and their solutions)

The top 5 reasons overseas applicants fail (and their solutions)

Some of the best medical students when I was at university were overseas students. They were mainly from China and […]

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