Get into UK Medical School For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Nov 27, 2012 - Medical - 272 pages
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Get the book and get into medical school. Sound simple? Well, it isn’t. But Get into UK Medical School For Dummies contains the information you need to get ahead of the competition and give yourself the best possible shot at success. Doctors Chris Chopdar and Neel Burton guide you through the entire process from deciding whether a career in medicine is right for you to sitting for interviews. Along the way, they provide the proven advice and coaching that has resulted in hundreds of acceptance letters on topic such as:

  • Why choose medicine (and why you may decide not to)
  • Long term planning — The A-levels, extracurricular activities, volunteer opportunities, and work experience that can make you a more attractive candidate; and what to do if you’re lacking in these categories
  • Personal statement — Plenty of insight and examples to help you create a winning and — truly personal — personal statement
  • Research — Put together a plan that ensures you find a university that’s right for you
  • Test preparation — An overview of the UKCAT and BMAT, preparation strategies, and sample questions
  • The interview — Common questions, how to tackle them, and the importance of body language
  • The decision — Tips on choosing between multiple offers!

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Table of Contents
Where to Go from Here
Succeeding as a Doctor
Medical School
Choosing a Medical School
Aiming at Oxbridge
Planning Your Application
Applying as a graduate
Breaking Down the BMAT
Getting your timing right
Scientific Knowledge and Applications
Getting to Grips with the GAMSAT
Preparing for Interviews
Getting Ready for Interviews
Thinking about Ethical Problems
Following the Interview

Selling Yourself to Interview Shortlisters
Sitting the Tests
Noting the crucial dates
Examining the Subtests
Overcoming Obstacles
Ten Great Ways to Stand Out from
Ten Top Tips for Coping with Stress

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Dr Chris Chopdar and Dr Neel Burton are the founders and directors of Oxford-based Get into Medical School ( Both are medically qualified and members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. In addition to his work at GeMS, Chris works as an independent psychiatrist and life coach. Neel regularly tutors medical students at Oxford, is the author of two medical textbooks and has won the British Medical Association Young Authors' Award. Chris and Neel are also the authors of UKCAT For Dummies.

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