63 episodes

A podcast by two medical students, all about what life as a medical student is really like.

We'll talk about the day to day activities medical students get up to, as well as offering insight into frequently forgotten aspects of becoming a doctor. Expect to hear discussions of current affairs, personal anecdotes and top tips along the way!

Let us know what you think, tweet us at @MedicMentor1 using the hashtag #becomingadoctor.

How To Become A Doctor Becoming A Doctor

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A podcast by two medical students, all about what life as a medical student is really like.

We'll talk about the day to day activities medical students get up to, as well as offering insight into frequently forgotten aspects of becoming a doctor. Expect to hear discussions of current affairs, personal anecdotes and top tips along the way!

Let us know what you think, tweet us at @MedicMentor1 using the hashtag #becomingadoctor.

    62. How to ace your medical school interviews

    62. How to ace your medical school interviews

    Everything you need to know to smash your medical school interview! 



    Check out this episode to find out about:



    ⭐️ the 3 types of interview: MMI, panel & group 

    ⭐️ tips to ace each type of interview

    ⭐️ who your interviewers will be & how to get into the mindset of an interviewer

    ⭐️ general tips & tricks on how to prepare (particularly with virtual interviews!)

    ⭐️ how to create your own mock questions 

    ⭐️ how you can stand out as a candidate & secure that place!



    Be sure to follow us on Instagram @howtobecomeadr

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    62. Open Pod: Keele University

    62. Open Pod: Keele University

    In this Open Pod episode, Ciara and Lucy interview Nat from Keele University. Keele is an integrated course with an optional intercalation year. The A Level entry requirements for 2021 entry are AAA, and the UCAT score will be used in conjunction with GCSEs to rank applicants for invite to interview. Their UCAT cut off for 2021 entry is 2280 but this is looked at in conjunction with their roles and responsibilities form to determine who will be invited for interview. Listen to this episode to hear all about how students really find the course and get some top tips on how to get in! Comment any questions for Nat on her post on Instagram @howtobecomeadr!

    • 24 min
    61. Open Pod: University of Sheffield

    61. Open Pod: University of Sheffield

    In this Open Pod episode, Ciara and Lucy interview Mary from the University of Sheffield. Sheffield is a traditional course with an optional intercalation year. The A Level entry requirements for 2021 entry are AAA to include Chemistry or Biology and one other science (Maths, Physics, Biology/Human Biology or Psychology), and candidates must achieve a score of 2420/3600 or more in their UCAT to be given further consideration. The SJT is only considered for applicants invited to attend a MMI. You must also meet their minimum GCSE requirements. Listen to this episode to hear all about how students really find the course and get some top tips on how to get in! Comment any questions for Mary on her post on Instagram @howtobecomeadr!

    • 32 min
    60. Open Pod: University of Plymouth

    60. Open Pod: University of Plymouth

    In this Open Pod episode, Ciara and Lucy interview Yordi from the University of Plymouth. Plymouth is an integrated course with an optional intercalation year. The A Level entry requirements for 2021 entry are AAA, and the UCAT score will be used in conjunction with GCSEs to rank applicants for invite to interview. The average UCAT score of successful applicants in 2020 was 2620.. Listen to this episode to hear all about how students really find the course and get some top tips on how to get in! Comment any questions for Yordi on her post on Instagram @howtobecomeadr!

    • 23 min
    59. Open Pod: Brighton and Sussex Medical School

    59. Open Pod: Brighton and Sussex Medical School

    Did someone say 2 universities for the price of one? Make sure to listen to this episode to learn all about BSMS from 4th year medical student Eleanor!

    - Early clinical placements – with 1 whole clinical day per week
    - Dissection and clinical anatomy teaching from 1st year
    - Lecture based and small group teaching

    Make sure to find out more by listening to the full episode now!

    • 17 min
    58. Open Pod: University of Nottingham

    58. Open Pod: University of Nottingham

    In this Open Pod episode, Ciara and Lucy interview Roshni from the University of Nottingham. Nottingham is an integrated course with an optional intercalation year. The A Level entry requirements for 2021 entry are AAA, and the UCAT score will be used in conjunction with GCSEs to rank applicants for invite to interview. The lowest UCAT score invited to interview in 2019 was 2310, and the lowest UCAT score that gained a place was 2370. Listen to this episode to hear all about how students really find the course and get some top tips on how to get in! Comment any questions for Roshni on her post on Instagram @howtobecomeadr!

    • 18 min

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