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What articles/ medical newspapers / books can I read in preparation for a medical school interview? There are so many topics they could ask you about, so how do I ensure I have a broad understanding of what is going on in medicine before the interview?
Do they ever ask you specific questions (e.g. specific recent advancements in medicine), or are they always general questions e.g. "tell us about an article you've read recently"?
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There is a huuuuuge interview preparation thread from the last application cycle which can't be too far down this forum (can't link as I'm on my phone right now) - that will be a very good place to start!
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https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6748260

That’s the thread that was mentioned above
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What articles/ medical newspapers / books can I read in preparation for a medical school interview? There are so many topics they could ask you about, so how do I ensure I have a broad understanding of what is going on in medicine before the interview?
Do they ever ask you specific questions (e.g. specific recent advancements in medicine), or are they always general questions e.g. "tell us about an article you've read recently"?

There a number of great books for people interested in medicine. There’s a thread specifically for this.
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6491274

Probably keep updated about the corona virus, basics of the virus, vaccines, rollout, lockdowns, etc.
Articles are too vast so don’t try remember a bunch completely. Instead, try to know a few in good detail.

It’s not really possible to cover everything so ensuring you know as many broad topics as possible while being specific enough at some points is good enough. That’s what I did.
The medic portal is a pretty good starting point which you can build on and diversify from.

You’ll find a lot more advice on the thread itself.
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(Original post by DogeTheDoggo)
There a number of great books for people interested in medicine. There’s a thread specifically for this.
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6491274

Probably keep updated about the corona virus, basics of the virus, vaccines, rollout, lockdowns, etc.
Articles are too vast so don’t try remember a bunch completely. Instead, try to know a few in good detail.

It’s not really possible to cover everything so ensuring you know as many broad topics as possible while being specific enough at some points is good enough. That’s what I did.
The medic portal is a pretty good starting point which you can build on and diversify from.

You’ll find a lot more advice on the thread itself.
Thanks.
What medical school did you get into?
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I used the ISC Medical School Interview book to practice along with the Medic Portal.

Also for books I would recommend:
When Breath Becomes Air
War Doctor
The Language of Kindness
Unnatural Causes
Medical Ethics - a very short introduction
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Thanks.
What medical school did you get into?
Keele uni
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I used the ISC Medical School Interview book to practice along with the Medic Portal.

Also for books I would recommend:
When Breath Becomes Air
War Doctor
The Language of Kindness
Unnatural Causes
Medical Ethics - a very short introduction
Thanks for these recommendations! I'll definitely take note of them.
What medical school do you go to, if you don't mind me asking?
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Thanks for these recommendations! I'll definitely take note of them.
What medical school do you go to, if you don't mind me asking?
No problem at all. I’ve not started yet but hopefully if I get the grades I’ll be off to Sheffield in September. Fingers crossed!
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