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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!

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Resources for Transition to 1st Year  Medicine!

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 […]

All things UCAT!

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 […]

How to start your medicine personal statement

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 […]

Preparing for your medicine application – what do you need to do?

Preparing for your medicine application – what do you need to do?

Posted on 11 April 2020 by Ellen

Every year, the UCAS deadline for submitting an application for medicine is 15 October. So what should you be doing to meet this deadline? This blog is going to talk […]

Reading recommendations!

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 […]

PART 4: What’s it like dealing with the workload?

PART 4: What’s it like dealing with the workload?

Posted on 8 April 2020 by Ellen

So finally for the last part of this subseries, I just wanted to delve deeper into what the transition was like for me straight from A levels to 1st year […]

PART 3: What’s it like on placement?

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 […]

PART 2: What’s it like doing CBL?

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 […]

PART 1: What’s it like in the first term?

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 […]

1st Year Medicine: What’s it like? – Intro to Bonus subseries!

1st Year Medicine: What’s it like? – Intro to Bonus subseries!

Posted on 18 March 2020 by Ellen

Hi everyone! Just wanted to give a short intro into my next 4 PART subseries, aiming to give you a greater insight into how I found my first year of […]