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Are You Interested in Studying Medicine?

We all know that Medicine is a competitive course so with the summer holiday approaching here are some things that you may like to do to increase your knowledge and top up your personal statement.

  • Medics should watch documentaries. Ambulance, 24 Hours in A&E, GPs Behind Closed Doors are all good places to start. It is not so much about quantity but rather quality and how you have reflected on what you have watched. Watching such documentaries might be particularly useful for discussion in any future interviews. A good idea might be to discuss with friends and family any issues that come up in the shows after viewing them. No doubt these documentaries would be useful for other healthcare professions and there will be similar documentaries for aspiring VetMed and nursing students.
  • Read books on Human Biology! Here are two suggestions:
Do no harm- Henry Marsh: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Do-No-Harm-Stories-Surgery/dp/0297869876
This is going to hurt- Adam Kayhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/This-Going-Hurt-Secret-Diaries/dp/1509858636
  • Listen to podcasts and watch Livestreams such as:  

https://www.undifferentiatedmedicalstudent.com/the-podcast/
 
https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510355/coronavirusdaily
 
https://www.newscientist.com/podcasts/
 
https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/big-picture-medicine/id1500446262
 
https://www.operatingtheatrelive.co.uk/
  
If you would like further advice on pursuing a medical-related career please to Miss Lavelle (alavelle@btg-secondary.lambeth.sch.uk) and Mr Bull (pbull@btg-secondary.lambeth.sch.uk).

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