Medicine remains a highly popular career choice and competition for a place at medical school is incredibly tough. Getting into Medical School 2019 Entry offers detailed advice and up-to-date information on what you need to do to secure a place on the course of your choice and what career options are available to you when you finish your medical degree.
Featuring first-hand case studies from successful students and insider advice from admissions tutors, this guide will lead you through every step of the process, offering practical guidance on:
Choosing the right course and teaching style for you
Writing a winning personal statement
Securing valuable work experience
Admissions tests such as BMAT and the revised UKCAT
Key topical medical issues you need to be aware of
How to shine at interview
The range of career opportunities at the end of your course.
Founded in 1973, MPW, a group of independent sixth-form colleges, has one of the highest number of university placements each year of any independent school in the UK and has developed considerable expertise in the field of applications strategy.
Simon Horner is Head of Science at MPW in London and runs the college's medical programme. Co-author James Barton is Director of Studies and a careers adviser at MPW.
About the authors Acknowledgements About this book Is there a doctor in the house? Introduction Chapter 1 Laughter is not always the best medicine: Studying medicine Chapter 2 Doctor, doctor . . . Applying to study medicine Chapter 3 Mind over matter: The interview process Chapter 4 Healthy body, healthy mind: Current issues Chapter 5 The placebo effect: Results day Chapter 6 Herbal medicine: Non- standard applications Chapter 7 Prevention rather than cure: Fees and funding Chapter 8 The doctor will see you now: Careers in medicine Chapter 9 An apple a day: Further information Glossary of terms Postscript