Ellen

Ellen

Hi! I'm Ellen and I am currently in my second year of medicine! I remember the long journey to get into medical school: open days, admission tests, interviews, waiting for offers and finally getting the grades to secure my place at Cardiff. I want to be able to use my blogs to provide my "Medic Tips" on these stages of getting into medicine and transition to 1st year of university! I am also a UniBuddy so please do not hesitate to ask me any further questions!


Latest posts

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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PART 3: What’s it like on placement?

Posted on 21 March 2020 by Ellen

I’d thought it’d be interesting if I shared a bit more on what you get to do on placement, which you do once a week when CBL teaching starts. It’s been one of the most favourite parts of the curriculum, because it starts to develop your clinical side early on! So where do you go
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PART 2: What’s it like doing CBL?

Posted on 20 March 2020 by Ellen

So last blog, we talked about how PCS (the first term) was so important to build the foundations for CBL = case based learning. This blog, I will talk about how it works and share some more quotes about it! So how is CBL organised? CBL is spread over Year 1 & 2 with 17
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PART 1: What’s it like in the first term?

Posted on 19 March 2020 by Ellen

So let’s get started! Firstly, I’ll talk about the very first week, which like all other courses, is the induction week! Then, I’ll jump into some details about PCS (Platform for Clinical Sciences) in FAQ style. Happy reading! So what happens in the induction week? Throwback to my very first day – Medsoc organised a
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My Journey into Medicine

Posted on 28 January 2020 by Ellen

Hi everyone! I am a 2nd year medic and this is my first time blogging! I want to use this platform to inspire and provide guidance to applying to Medicine. I intend to achieve this through my series of blogs called “Medic Tips”, where I will be blogging on different parts of the process highlighted
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