Category Archives: Want to be a doctor

What I did last summer


The expectations I set for last summer were so high that I had been disappointed for ending up without a single interview. By the looks of how the academic year went, I was hopeful of at least being shortlisted for … Continue reading

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Cardiology is most competitive specialty for higher training


According to the data released by the Royal College of Physicians on round one competition ratios for higher specialty training in 2011, 6.46 applications were received for every specialty training year 3 (ST3) post in cardiology, making it the most … Continue reading

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Consoling text message for my rejections


More often than not, most medics do not make it the first time they apply, particularly when applying as a mature student.┬áIn the days that rejections from medical schools prompt you to easily despair when it comes to seeing yourself … Continue reading

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Medical school application experience from 2012 entry


It has really been a tough year in terms of applying to a medical school. It seems like there is much ado about the prospect of landing a medical school place. A career in medicine is very varied and there … Continue reading

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Why rejection from university was the best medicine


Why rejection from university was the best medicine – Telegraph.

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