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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 […]

How Volunteering can Enrich your Student Experience

How Volunteering can Enrich your Student Experience

Posted on 5 April 2020 by Ellie

Most students are blessed with having a pretty decent amount of free time. Although this can be spent making a bit of extra cash or chilling with mates, using your […]

How to time manage during clinical placement

How to time manage during clinical placement

Posted on 31 March 2020 by Jess

During my time at university, I have found time management really important - especially when on clinical placement. Whilst on placement, sometimes I have had university related work and placement […]

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 […]