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Join Dr Penny Robotham for the low down on applying for medicine in the UK.

Dr Penny is back in our latest podcast on medical school application in the UK; an area where Penny has a lot of experience and has given a lot of advice to students and parents.

Tune in to hear what the process of applying for medicine in the UK looks like, what the UCAT and BMAT exams are and how they’re different to each other. And whether or not the application process is the same for each medical school.

Tune in now to the NatMatSci Podcast to find out more from Penny!⚕️🥼

”The students really do need to be aware of the code of conduct for doctors, as agreed by the British Medical Association. And also they need to be aware of sort of ethical considerations, which obviously isn’t something you would normally cover in an A level programme, for example, you know, that’s not in A Level Biology, it’s not in A level Chemistry, applying to be a doctor requires almost you considering your application as a fifth A level, and, you know, putting in the same amount of work to that application, as you would if you were, you know, doing an A level in maths or physics.”

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”At our College, we have a very active Medical Society, which is student led. So we’re trying to give the students an opportunity to showcase the skills and the attributes that they’re going to need for medicine. That includes leadership, teaching, presenting teamwork, and community involvement as well. So the work experience and the volunteering that is also a key part of a medical application

It is fantastic, we get a lot of students coming to the medical society because they’re interested in careers associated with medicine rather than necessarily becoming a doctor at the end. So we’ve got a student at the moment who is passionate about neuroscience. We’ve had other students who are applying for biomedical science or dentistry or vet science.

We try and make it student led. So the students are very involved in deciding who the outside speakers are, they would like to come and present to us. And currently the students are developing skills in histology and anatomy. We’re looking at case studies to diagnose dementia and Alzheimer’s and we’re preparing for something called the Brain Bee competition. So a national competition where students can showcase some of their talents as well. So it’s very exciting. ”

Dr Penny Robotham, October 2021

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