A Tale of Three Indian Cities

Early morning on Sat 22nd Feb 2020…a chilly day in Aberdeenshire as I set off from home to Aberdeen International Airport.  Where was I going?  To India, to talk with potential students from various schools, colleges and universities in three cities throughout the country.

Ever since being a child I…

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Studying and family life - do they mix?

An opportunity to chase your dreams…an opportunity for people who are passionate about medicine…it’s all about opportunities and accepting the challenge.

The Physician Associate programme structure is very demanding and requires a good degree of resilience to see yourself through it, I guess the challenge is to be prepared to…

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How to prepare for your medical school interview

My name is Drew, I’m a fourth-year medical student here at Aberdeen and I also work with the admission team as a student ambassador. It’s my job to not only assist with the interviews, but also take care of our applicants when they come for interview. In the next 5…

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Learning how to teach infectious diseases to Year 3 Biology

Three years ago, as first year medical students, we never imagined ourselves teaching in a secondary school for our Medical Humanities block. It was far beyond our comfort zones. We even made the decision tentatively: would we have enough confidence? However, having recently returned from Buckie High School, we cannot…

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How creative writing and medicine can enhance the skills of the other

Creative Writing and Medicine are not subjects one would automatically associate with one another. The distinct mindsets involved in their respective subjectivity and objectivity, often stands them apart. However, after undertaking a Creative Writing course along with eleven other medical students, I now appreciate that both subjects could enhance the…

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