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    Hi guys,

    I'm attempting to CV boost as mine is looking rather bare and I'm looking to do a diploma alongside my normal medical degree.

    Can anyone recommend anything? Or even a course or two that would look good on my CV (but not necessarily a diploma).

    Any recommendations greatly appreciated!!

    By the way I'm currently in London (UK)

    What kind of diploma? To be honest I imagine that focussing on studying medicine would be more beneficial to your career than some additional qualification.

    Not quite sure what you're thinking of, but as a medical student there is no benefit to doing extra random diplomas in non-medical subjects. Things that will help you, both in foundation programme applications and beyond, are: -
    • Being in a high decile within your year.
    • Intercalating.
    • Presenting something (an audit, some research, whatever) at a regional/national/international meeting.
    • Publication.
    • Winning prizes, either from your medical school or national essay prizes.
    • Evidence of interest in a particular specialty - this will not count for UKFPO but may well do for specialist training applications - such as an SSC or research project in that area.
    • Some kind of teamwork/leadership activity, though the amount of importance this is given is variable.
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