The Apps I Use Every Day As A Final Year Medical Student
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by Connor
2y ago
Hey, friends! In this post, we’re talking about the five apps that I use every day as a final year medical student! Apps for placement: The first app is probably the most important app for you to have on your phone as a medical student (and probably as a doctor as well!): the BNF app. The BNF (or the British National Formulary) contains all of the information for prescribing, administering and just about anything you need to know about all drugs licensed by the NHS. It’s updated super regularly by NICE and, by having the app on your phone, you’ve got at your fingertips all of the information ..read more
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UCAT Subsection Guides
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by Connor
2y ago
Hey Friends! Please see below for all of my UCAT Subsection Videos, plus an overview of the UCAT exam and the strategies I used when revising. As always, if you have any questions just get in touch! Abstract Reasoning Decision Making Quantitative Reasoning Verbal Reasoning Situational Judgment Test What is the UCAT? My Preperation Strategies Check out the videos on YouTube too ..read more
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Book Summary – Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence – Vicki Robin And Joe Dominguez
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by Connor
2y ago
Originally written in 1999, and updated 20 years later in 2018, this book is a culmination of over 50 years of experiences (good and bad) that lead the authors to true financial independence. Financial Independence (or FI as it is often referred to in the book) is a phrase bandied about a lot. For the book and this summary, a financially independent person has reached a point in their lives where they no longer need to work. This can be reached in one of two ways. 1 The individual has managed to create such a large passive income (income that is not worked for by the hour) that their expenses ..read more
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Book Summary – “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz.
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by Connor
2y ago
Based on the spiritual beliefs and teachings of the Toltec People, this book preaches that everything we do in life is based around agreements we make to ourselves, others and (for some) our god/s. The most important promises we must all keep are to ourselves, and by making the “Four Agreements” with ourselves every day, we lay the foundation for a happy, fulfilling, and free life. The Toltecs were a civilisation that ruled the land now known as Mexico for 600 years before the Aztecs. The importance of being a “warrior” was a large part of their belief system, centring around the ‘fight’ we a ..read more
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The GAMSAT Exam: A Brief Explanation
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by Connor
2y ago
Graduate medicine’s application process in the UK is very similar to undergraduate. You still need to apply through UCAS. You still need to have work experience, write a personal statement, and attend interviews. You will also need to sit an entrance exam. This will most likely be the GAMSAT or the UCAT, depending on the universities you are applying for. You can read more about the UCAT here, and the GAMSAT below. Hold up, what’s the GAMSAT? GAMSAT stands for Graduate Australian Medical School Admissions Test. It originated in Australia for grad-med applications (couldn’t have guess ..read more
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How much studying is too much studying?
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by Connor
2y ago
As a medical student, if there is one constant in my current existence, it’s studying. There is just so much bloody content to cover in medical school, particularly with finals fast approaching. As I sit down for another passmedicine session, I wonder to myself: Am I revising enough? Then, as a true procrastinator, I decided to write this instead of doing MCQs. When you take a look at medical students on social media, there is a very clear trend of long, uninterrupted erupted study breaks. Eight, Ten, Twelve hours a day spent sitting at a desk studying for exams. It makes me think about my own ..read more
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Can the Pomodoro Technique make you more productive?
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by Connor
2y ago
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management system that breaks up your time into manageable chunks. Generally, people follow one of two methods: The ’45 & 15′ or The ’25 & 5′. Let’s focus on the 25 & 5 because I think its way better. Using this method, you break your workday into 25-minute blocks each followed by a five-minute break. These chunks of time are called Pomodoros. After about four Pomodoros, you take a longer break of about 15 to 20 minutes. I have been using the Pomodoro technique in my studying for quite some time, and love the results. But I have recently ..read more
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A Day in The Life of a Fourth Year Medical Student
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by Connor
2y ago
Ever wondered what a day in the life of a fourth year medical student at King’s College London looked like? Well, wonder no more my friend! The video above shows what I get up to on a typical day here at the William Harvey Hospital, in Ashford, where I am based for my paediatric rotation. This video was really fun to film, so I hope you find it interesting! My typical day here at the William Harvey Hospital goes a little something like this. Wake up at around 8.00, have a shower, get ready and go into the hospital. This is a two minute walk, as I am living on the hospital site. Get changed i ..read more
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Question and Answer: Medical School Interview
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by Connor
2y ago
It’s currently November, and you know what that means… Medical School Interview Season! (WOOOOO!) I posted a story recently on instagram asking for your top questions on medical school interviews. I’ve chosen the five most common for a question and answer right here on the blog! Interview Question: What are the best resources to prepare for my medical school interview? The absolute best resource? Obviously this blog and YouTube Channel… So make sure you subscribe and hit that little bell because over the next few weeks there will be a tonne of interview videos coming out! Okay, on a serious n ..read more
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Online Learning: engaging content for medical students
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by Connor
2y ago
The global coronavirus pandemic has caused massive disruption to everyone’s lives. Students around the world have had to adapt to a new normal of teaching over the last six months. Gone are the days of lectures and seminars, now replaced with Microsoft teams, zoom webinars and google drive PDFs. More educational content than ever is being delivered online. University students from all courses have lost out on hours of face-to-face teaching. However, there are students who’s learning cannot so easily be moved online. One such group of students is medical students. Most of their classes can be d ..read more
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