Do you need help to get into medical school? Watch
I'm a third year student doctor at Cambridge University and I'm here to help anyone who wants to ask questions about the application process, tips and tricks and life as a student doctor.
(but bear in mind you often need MUCH more than minimum requirements for an interview, eg Cardiff required 8A*s and an A in recent years)
The best advice I can give for you to get some motivation to revise in year 11 is to watch some medical documentaries. When I was your age I was regularly watching GPs behind closed doors, 24 hours in A&E, Junior Doctor Stories, Air Ambulance and so on. They're all a great way for you to get a superficial feel of what medicine is really like and was super useful in keeping me motivated to study. If you are still really struggling and you don't feel that you can be bothered at all after seeing what medicine has to offer, I guess it's just not the career for you. Medicine is genuinely such a challenging career, taking years of really difficult study just to qualify, followed by ridiculous working hours and a life-long commitment to studying and working so it's worth considering if that's all for you. It's really not just being a white coat ward hero!
This is really lovely. I clearly remember how well you came across in posts during your application, as well as since, so am sure people could have much to learn from you (and good for med school interviews to be able to talk about discussions with current med students, everybody!)
Apart from re-reading my personal statement, revising A Level content and reading on UK healthcare, would you have any advice on how to prepare for Medicine interviews?