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Life As A Medical Student

What to Expect and How to Prepare   Whether you’ve just made the decision that you want to pursue a career in medicine or you just got accepted into medical school (congratulations!), you’re probably wondering what life as a medical student is like. What is it...

Useful Extracurricular Activities If You Want to Study Medicine

If you have decided to apply to study medicine, there can be a mountain of expectations placed on your academic results. But the question is: what else can you do? What useful extracurricular activities will help you on your way to becoming a medical student? When a...

7 Books Every Medical Student Should Read

Anatomy and physiology textbooks will likely be at your side during your medical studies, and you’ll be reading through countless scientific papers. But whether you’re already studying medicine, are about to start, or are still thinking about it, you might want to...

A Guide to Medical Specialties

Medical students are often confident in stating their desire to 'become a doctor'. But what about the specific types of medical practice that are open to you? By no means do you need to have your whole medical career path mapped out at the beginning of medical school....
The Once and Future Norm

The Once and Future Norm

Things must not have been as good as they seemed. Because we already know we aren’t going back to them - even once we...

The Lessons of Covid School

The Lessons of Covid School

Education is a lifelong process, and every single one of us is now in Covid school.  What do we do with a plague that...

Internships: Tips To Land Your First Internship

Internships are often said to be the key to getting the career you want. They offer a unique opportunity to gain skills, knowledge, and experience, and do it all in a real working environment. In addition to providing great experience and exposure to the job market,...

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How To Choose The Right University Course For You

 If you've set your sights on going to university, but you're not sure what subject is right for you, don't worry. You're definitely not the only one. When you don't want to pursue a vocational career with a clear entry path, such as medicine, it can be difficult to...

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Alumna Profile – Gemma Postill, Be The Vibe Jewelry

Alumna Profile – Gemma Postill, Be The Vibe Jewelry

  Gemma Postill was a member of our very own 2016 cohort, studying on our Young Doctors’ Academy. She is working with Compassion Canada, and currently aiming to raise money through Be The Vibe Jewelry, to build sustainable rainwater harvesting systems in East...

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Top 10 Tips for Surviving a Job Interview

Top 10 Tips for Surviving a Job Interview

1. Do your research The best way to show you are interested in a company is to know a lot about them. In 2018 with Google and Wikipedia it is so easy to find out alot about a company, and because it’s so easy you can count on the fact that a large proportion of the...

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A Day in the Life of a Medical Student

A Day in the Life of a Medical Student

Charlotte Mitchell is in her fourth year studying medicine, currently undertaking clinical training at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Hailing from a family of doctors, Charlotte also is a keen tennis player, cellist, and singer, and is a member of a number of university...

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How to become a Postgraduate Student

How to become a Postgraduate Student

What is postgraduate study? A postgraduate degree is where you study for another degree qualification after you have graduated (post-graduation) from your bachelor’s (undergraduate) degree. Whilst almost 50% of young people in the UK go to university to study for an...

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How to Write a Great Cover Letter

How to Write a Great Cover Letter

What is a cover letter? A cover letter (or ‘covering letter’) is a document you often send in with your CV as part of an application. In the days of postal applications, it was traditionally placed as the front cover of your CV, hence the origin of the name. Although...

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How to become a Doctor

How to become a Doctor

Doctors help me when I’m sick. Doctors walk around in a big white coat with a stethoscope. Doctors save lives. Being a doctor is one of the few careers that almost all of us will have witnessed at some point in our lives. Each of us has our own preconceptions and...

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Be The Vibe Jewelry – Gemma Postill

Be The Vibe Jewelry – Gemma Postill

Gemma Postill was a member of our 2016 cohort, studying on our Young Doctors’ Academy. She is working with Compassion Canada, and currently aiming to raise $3000 through Be The Vibe Jewelry! Gemma is also an applicant to our Oxford Scholastica Foundation - to find out...

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