Ellen

Ellen

Hi! I'm Ellen and I am a 3rd year medic! Welcome to my "Medic Tips" blogs - start off by reading my journey, which has all the links to my blogs at the end so you don't miss out on any content! I am also a UniBuddy so please do not hesitate to ask me any further questions!

Content: choosing medical schools as prospective student/ offer holder; how to prepare for medicine application: ucat, personal statement, work experience (+virtual); reading recommendations; what's it like in first year of medicine at Cardiff; resources for transition into 1st year medicine and what do you need for first year medicine!


Latest posts

Graduates – let’s talk about GAMSAT!

Posted on 20 September 2020 by Ellen

As part of my preparing for your medicine application series, I am delighted to be able to provide some information about GAMSAT for those of you who are looking to do graduate entry medicine or wanting to find out some information as an alternative pathway into medicine. As a disclaimer, as I mentioned in the
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What to bring to uni?

Posted on 20 August 2020 by Ellen

Firstly, if you’re reading this after having been officially accepted into Cardiff, congratulations! What an achievement and relief to reach the end of your application journey. This blog is useful for all students as it aims to give some advice on what is useful to bring to university. There is also some extra guidance for
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Make the most of your time at home!

Posted on 18 June 2020 by Ellen

Thought it would be a good time to share some advice on how to make the most of your time at home to prepare for your medicine application during COVID-19! Hopefully, you should have already seen the guidance from the Medical Schools Council on gaining relevant experience. This contains some fantastic resources, so be sure
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My Journey into Medicine

Posted on 14 April 2020 by Ellen

Hi everyone! I’m Ellen – a 3rd year medic! I started this blog, “Medic Tips”, in Jan 2020 as a platform to provide guidance for applying to Medicine, supporting offer holders and information to give more insight into a life of a medic at Cardiff particularly as well. To find out more about me, check
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Resources for Transition to 1st Year Medicine!

Posted on 12 April 2020 by Ellen

When starting medicine, one of the most important elements to grasp is an understanding of how everything fits together. It can be easy to separate your anatomy completely from your microanatomy and even your physiology as well, but the aim of these resources is to help you see the bigger picture, as well as to suggest some areas of learning which
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All things UCAT!

Posted on 12 April 2020 by Ellen

It is important that you know what admission test each medical school you apply to requires – for Cardiff, it is the UCAT (formerly known as the UKCAT). In this blog, I will share how I did my preparation and further tips. I hope it is useful! Like I mentioned previously, I ensured that I
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How to start your medicine personal statement

Posted on 12 April 2020 by Ellen

I just wanted to do a follow up blog from the overview so that I could share some tips and more about my approach to writing my personal statement. INVEST IN A NOTEBOOK This was my treasured notebook (only cost £1!) – I kept all my notes in it from UCAS talks, open day talks, useful reflections, as
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Reading recommendations!

Posted on 8 April 2020 by Ellen

I thought it would be good to have a collection of reading recommendations – tried and tested by current medics at Cardiff across a range of years! This is useful for prospective students looking for some inspiration about medicine and potentially use in a personal statement! It is also useful for offer holders + current
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