My clinical years on the Manchester Medicine MBChB course
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1w ago
Catriona McVey is a Medicine student from St Andrews who is completing the clinical years of the degree on the MBChB at Manchester, and is also intercalating on the MRes in Medical Sciences. Here, Catriona explains how Years 3 to the 5 of the Manchester MBChB work, and what a typical day on placement might look like. During the clinical years (Y3-5) of the medical degree at Manchester, you rotate between specialties every 4-5 weeks. This allows you to gain experience across most areas of medicine, so nothing should be too unfamiliar when you start work as a doctor. Usually, we spend 4 days a w ..read more
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What are pharmacy placements like at The University of Manchester?
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by manchesterbmhstudents
2w ago
Priya Mistry is a fourth-year MPharm Pharmacy student. In this blog post, Priya provides an insight into the different placement opportunities available on the course. What are placements? The pharmacy course at The University of Manchester allows students to gain a variety of practical experiences during their 4 years at university. These include compulsory placements in hospitals, community pharmacies and GP practices, and some optional industrial pharmacy placements. Attending these placements allows you to get a feel of the different pharmacy sectors, as well as having the opport ..read more
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How the MBChB and intercalation have shaped my psychiatry career goals
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by manchesterbmhstudents
2w ago
Catriona McVey is a Medicine student from St Andrews who is completing the clinical years of the degree on the MBChB at Manchester, and is also intercalating on the MRes in Medical Sciences. Here, Catriona talks about the experience of deciding on a career in psychiatry. In my second year of medical school, I was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia.  At first, the diagnoses were like a lightbulb moment, as they explained why my brain seemed to work differently to my peers. Zeroing in on psychiatry I decided to start a blog to chronicle everything I learned about my ADHD, Attention Deficit D ..read more
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A day in the life of a medicine student: preparing for end-of-year exams
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by manchesterbmhstudents
3w ago
Yibei Kang is a Year 2 student on the MBChB Medicine course at Manchester. In this blog, she takes us through a day in her life during exam season and explains how she prepares for her end-of-year examinations. I go to the library much more often during exam seasons. Exam seasons are always memorable! It can be a roller-coaster of emotions, from intense revision sessions and long library visits to the feeling of immense joy and relief after finishing exams. This May, I have had my end-of-year exam and my clinical competency assessment (CCA). In this blog, I would like to talk about what these ..read more
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Exploring a career in psychiatry through the Psych Star Scheme
Biology, Medicine and Health Student Blog
by manchesterbmhstudents
1M ago
Catriona McVey is a Medicine student from St Andrews who is completing the clinical years of the degree on the MBChB at Manchester, and is also intercalating on the MRes in Medical Sciences. Here, Catriona talks about her experience so far exploring psychiatry whilst on the Psych Star Scheme. Finding and applying to the Psych Star scheme I have always been fascinated by the way that our mental health affects every aspect of our wellbeing, yet is often an afterthought when it comes to our health. During my fourth-year mental health placement, I loved how psychiatry as a specialty equally consid ..read more
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A typical day on a nursing placement: A&E edition
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by manchesterbmhstudents
1M ago
Katie Witts is a Year 2 student on the BNurs Adult Nursing course at Manchester. Here, she takes us though a day on placement in an accident and emergency hospital department. As a second-year Adult Nursing student, I have been very grateful to get a placement in an area I want to work in: A&E. I got to work with some incredible staff and learnt so much on the unit. My supervisor was amazing: she was really inspirational, and how I would like to be when I am a qualified nurse. Every day was different, but I have outlined what a ‘normal’ day in the department may look like for a Band 5 nur ..read more
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Enjoying the best of both worlds as a Manchester and St Andrews medical student
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by manchesterbmhstudents
1M ago
Catriona McVey is a Medicine student from St Andrews who is completing the clinical years of the degree on the MBChB at Manchester, and is also intercalating on the MRes in Medical Sciences. Here, Catriona talks about making the move to Manchester, and the highlights of the MBChB so far. I didn’t come straight to Manchester for my medical degree – I actually spent the first three years at the University of St Andrews. This route is decades old, and every year around 40 medical students transfer to Manchester from St Andrews to complete the clinical years of their MBChB. Although I spent my pre ..read more
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What life is like as a Manchester student
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by manchesterbmhstudents
1M ago
Grace is a student on the BSc Pharmacology with Industrial Experience course at Manchester. Here, she describes the highlights of student life in the city. Studying at The University of Manchester has been an amazing experience for me. Manchester is renowned for its cutting-edge research and innovative teaching methods, which is important for students studying a science-based degree who want to be able to keep up with the constant change in the industry. I applied to study here because I knew I wanted to be able to explore a new city, whilst also being able to be surrounded by other students ..read more
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Gaining practical experience in speech and language therapy
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by manchesterbmhstudents
1M ago
Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) student Jasmine discusses the value of practical experience and why taking a hands-on approach can be so beneficial for newly graduated SLT therapists. Studying Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) at The University of Manchester has been a practical and inspiring journey. Throughout the three-year course, I’ve had lots of experiences where I’ve been able to practise my clinical skills in a safe and open environment and receive feedback from peers and tutors.  The development of practical skills, such as managing conflicts, forming hypotheses from ..read more
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Why I chose pharmacology
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by manchesterbmhstudents
1M ago
Grace is a student on the BSc Pharmacology with Industrial Experience course at Manchester. Here, she explains what made her choose pharmacology, and how the course has enabled her to gain experience for her future career. When I initially applied to study at The University of Manchester, I chose Biomedicine. However, during my gap year, I was still uncertain about my post-university plans. I sought guidance from industry professionals who encouraged me to explore alternative courses that might better align with my career aspirations. During my research, I discovered pharmacology, which drew m ..read more
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