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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

Learning for learning’s sake

Learning for learning’s sake

Posted on 24 May 2021 by Ellen

Recently, I entered a period of de-motivation where I was hardly working and mainly lazing around. Don't get me wrong taking time out is great and is important for your […]

Last minute productivity – is it worth it?

Last minute productivity – is it worth it?

Posted on 16 May 2021 by Ellen

I think it's so important to be able to self-evaluate and recognise areas that you need to work on, so today I want to reflect on a topic which many […]

Tidy room, tidy mind

Tidy room, tidy mind

Posted on 4 May 2021 by Ellen

This week, I have faced dreaded deadlines piling up out of nowhere, time seems to have suddenly sped up and I have transitioned back into working from home, whilst engaging […]

Lessons learnt from turning off social media notifications

Lessons learnt from turning off social media notifications

Posted on 27 April 2021 by Ellen

As someone who loves to network and stay engaged with others, it may come as a surprise that I have my notifications switched off for Facebook (+ Messenger), Instagram, Twitter, […]

Studying, stress and self-care

Studying, stress and self-care

Posted on 20 April 2021 by Ellen

Confession & Commitment!As for lot of people these days, life has been so busy lately. Some highs and lows, and in the midst of this, I find that the one […]

Get ready for MMIs!

Get ready for MMIs!

Posted on 9 January 2021 by Ellen

Firstly, if you are reading this with an invite to interview, congratulations! You have overcome the first big hurdle in your journey into medicine! This blog is going to tackle […]

Graduates – let’s talk about GAMSAT!

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 […]

What to bring to uni?

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 […]

Make the most of your time at home!

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! […]

MEDIC TIPS CONTENT PAGE: my journey and all blog links!

MEDIC TIPS CONTENT PAGE: my journey and all blog links!

Posted on 14 April 2020 by Ellen

Hi everyone! I'm Ellen - a 3rd year medic! I started this blog, "Medic Tips", in January 2020 as a platform to provide guidance for the all stages of the […]