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Hello guys, i’m starting to get very scared because i’m applying to medicine this year and i just realised many people are going to summer school which apparently is really good for your personal statement if you’ve done one. to be completely honest i was depending on one summer school held by medic mentor i applied to but unfortunately did not get picked to be fully funded and i’ve been looking for more opportunities but of course it is now very late and many of the free opportunities are closed. what should i do? i’m starting to get very anxious about not attending any summer schools and i can’t pay +£1000 on summer school on university like oxford or cambridge which have not closed yet.
Uns offer them to encourage applications to their Med School, not because they 'prefer' those who have done it.
Useful book that would cover all the 'advice' and 'tips' they would give you - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Getting-int.../dp/191294362X
There are lots of other things you can do tto get ideas about 'higher thinking; idea to include in your PS and evidnece that you undertsnd what the career is all about. MOOCs - free short online courses offered by Unis - are useful. Any 'caring' experience you can get - volunteer work in a care-home is ideal. Any 'people' experience you can get - p/t job etc., other volunteering etc.
Useful MOOCs -
Introduction to Applying for Medicine - https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/study-medicine
What drives the Body - https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/...rives-the-body
Useful reading (pick a couple - you dont need to read them all)
Gawande, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Marmot, The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World
Nashef, The Naked Surgeon
Clarke, R. Your Life in my Hands: a Junior Doctor’s Story
Kalanithi, P. When Breath Becomes Air.