Guest Blog – Are you thinking of applying to Dentistry in 2020?

This guest blog is written by Dr Joanna Batt, Admissions Tutor for Dental Surgery for the School of Dentistry, Institute of Clinical Sciences, University of Birmingham. So this is a difficult enough decision to make. And add into that a global pandemic… you might be stressing! Well, don’t, please! Here are a few pointers which … Continue reading “Guest Blog – Are you thinking of applying to Dentistry in 2020?”

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Guest Blog – What I learnt on GP Placements

This guest blog is written by Liaba Hassan, a Medical Student at the University of Birmingham and a member of Birmingham Widening Access to the Medical Sciences. What I learnt on GP Placements When I was first applying to medical school and preparing for the all-dreaded interviews, there was one question that I kept circling … Continue reading “Guest Blog – What I learnt on GP Placements”

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Guest Blog – How to prepare for UCAT with official resources

This guest blog is written by Ka Yuet Kenneth Au-Yeung, a Medical Student at the University of Birmingham and a member of Birmingham Widening Access to the Medical Sciences.         How to prepare for UCAT with official resources The UCAT is an aptitude test that is required for up to 30 medical … Continue reading “Guest Blog – How to prepare for UCAT with official resources”

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Guest Blog – The Tooth behind My Dental Journey (part 2) – Life as a Dental student

This guest blog is written by Karishma Dewitt, a Dental Student at the University of Birmingham and a member of Birmingham Widening Access to the Medical Sciences.   The Tooth behind My Dental Journey (part 2) – Life as a Dental student Let’s talk more about Dental School then… Very early on you are repeatedly … Continue reading “Guest Blog – The Tooth behind My Dental Journey (part 2) – Life as a Dental student”

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Guest Blog – The Tooth Behind My Dental Journey (part 1) – Applying to Dental School

This guest blog is written by Karishma Dewitt, a Dental Student at the University of Birmingham and a member of Birmingham Widening Access to the Medical Sciences.   The Tooth Behind My Dental Journey (part 1) At this point I’m still in awe that I’m even at Dental School, let alone halfway through my degree. … Continue reading “Guest Blog – The Tooth Behind My Dental Journey (part 1) – Applying to Dental School”

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Guest Blog – Why choose dentistry: A personal view

Today on the MDS Outreach blog we have a post, from Steve  Clements, a general dental practitioner, talking about his life in dentistry. Why Choose Dentistry – A Personal View I was the first person from my family to go to university. My maternal grandfather had been offered a place at university but being the … Continue reading “Guest Blog – Why choose dentistry: A personal view”

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Skills4Uni – A free on-line resource from the University of Birmingham to help you prepare to study at University

An overview of the University of Birmingham’s free on-line Skills4Uni module. It’s suitable for Year 12 and Year 13 students as well as those already at university who would like a bit of a refresher.     Skills4Uni is a fantastic, free on-line module, which provides help and support to prepare you to study at … Continue reading “Skills4Uni – A free on-line resource from the University of Birmingham to help you prepare to study at University”

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Guest Blog – How I Started Writing My Personal Statement

Today on the MDS Outreach blog we have a post, from Zaiba Abid, a member Birmingham Widening Access to the Medical Sciences (BWAMS) about writing UCAS personal statements.   How I Started Writing My Personal Statement When the challenge of writing my personal statement presented itself, unfortunately I had little guidance from the college I … Continue reading “Guest Blog – How I Started Writing My Personal Statement”

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Guest Blog – Lockdown doesn’t mean locked out. Support for those considering applying for medicine and other healthcare professions

Today on the MDS Outreach blog we have a post from Jenny Mullins-White, Careers Consultant in the Careers Network at the University of Birmingham. Her blog is brimming with brilliant ideas of how you can prepare for a future career in medicine and healthcare by finding out more about these professions and yourself while in … Continue reading “Guest Blog – Lockdown doesn’t mean locked out. Support for those considering applying for medicine and other healthcare professions”

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Guest Blog – Book Club 1 – When Breath Becomes Air

Today on the MDS Outreach blog we have a post, Book Club 1, from Zaiba Abid, a member Birmingham Widening Access to the Medical Sciences (BWAMS).   Paul Kalanithi’s memoir is pretty much near the top of the list of the (many) books I’ve read over my almost 22 years. This amazingly written autobiography cleverly … Continue reading “Guest Blog – Book Club 1 – When Breath Becomes Air”

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