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Many, many potentially excellent doctors fail to get into medical school as the result of bad advice or poor information. As a current medical student, you are the expert on the medical school entrance process and medical school life in general. Do you want to help?
Medschoolbootcamp.com is entirely free and is run by Mary O’Brien, a Consultant Plastic Surgeon, and Nicholas Taylor, a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, to help potential doctors get the best advice and information. We would welcome any contribution you can make covering any relevant area, and have put together a list of potential topics below. Feel free to write about any aspect of applying to medical school or the medical student experience.
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Why did you decide to apply to medical school?
Did you do any work experience before medical school? How did you arrange this? Was it useful?
What was your experience of medical school interviews? Any tips?
Have you/will you intercalate/do an extra degree at medical school?
Why your particular medical school?
What is your medical school known for? What makes it different/unique?
Are you happy with your choice?
Did you consider any other degrees/careers?
Why not engineering, law, nursing or another degree or career?
Is there medicine in your family? Was this a factor in your choice?
What 3 things do you wish you had known about medical school before you applied?
If you could give one piece of advice to someone applying to medical school, what would it be?
What has been your favourite subject at medical school and why? Which is your least favourite?
What has been the most challenging/difficult aspect of medical school?
Are there any areas you have a passion for?
Do you have a particular learning style? Have you found any technique useful – index cards, mind maps, flashcards, group revision, ways of working, etc.
Has anything surprised you about medical school?
Have you read any books that have particularly helped you, made an impression on you or which you would recommend to others?
Looking to the future, how do you see your first few years as a doctor?
Which social media sites/services have you used in the past week?
Do doctors have power to influence patients/society?
Do you think you will be a role model for others?
What example have you been set by senior doctors? Are they generally good role models?
What plans have you got for the future?
Potential medical students are sitting at home right now wondering and speculating about these very questions.