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Today at school my teacher told me that it's good to read books related to the course at uni that you wanna do. Is this true? and what's good for medicine?
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Today at school my teacher told me that it's good to read books related to the course at uni that you wanna do. Is this true? and what's good for medicine?

Unis generally like it if you show an interest outside of your school courses. For medicine I'd say work experience is the most important, though - they want you to show real commitment. A couple of medics at my school read a few popular science books and got some medical journals too, though. Can't remember what exactly the journals were - I think the BMJ might have been one?
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Today at school my teacher told me that it's good to read books related to the course at uni that you wanna do. Is this true? and what's good for medicine?
For any course, reading around the subject will help to give you an overall understanding of it. This will help you to think in the right kind of way, and might make the subject more interesting and easier to understand in the long run.

You'll get a reading list of suggested books when you start your course, and it's best if you get as many of these as possible out of the library or 2nd-hand bookshop as soon as you can. If you leave it too long, they'll have disappeared.

Before then, just take a look in bookshops and libraries and get hold of anything that looks interesting. Also, follow the news for interesting medicine-related stories and read up on them. You'll soon develop a thirst for the subject and will sound more impressive in uni interviews. You might find that it also helps you to decide which modules or research projects you want to do.
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