Sophie Maguire, first year MBChB – 2020/21 sport scholar

Hello! I have just started my first year as a medical student at the University and was also recently announced as a sport scholar for the coming year (2020/21). I am from Mid-Sussex (about 30 minutes north of Brighton) and am now living in The Vale Village. It has definitely been weird moving away from … Continue reading “Sophie Maguire, first year MBChB – 2020/21 sport scholar”

My experience of working in R&D – Lylah Irshad, Medical Student

When I volunteered to be part of the medical student support scheme, I did not imagine that I would become part of a COVID-19 research team. When I started out in R&D, I had relatively little research experience. However, 7 weeks later and my knowledge and understanding have grown immensely. This unique opportunity has enabled … Continue reading “My experience of working in R&D – Lylah Irshad, Medical Student”

Assisting in the fight against COVID-19; my experience on a liver ward – Uchenna Odunukwe, Medical Student

Over the past few weeks, I and a number of other medical students have had the opportunity to assist in the fight against COVID by assuming some of the responsibilities of junior doctors. Having dealt with both COVID-suspected and COVID-positive patients, the unprecedented chance to work through a global pandemic has taught me to be … Continue reading “Assisting in the fight against COVID-19; my experience on a liver ward – Uchenna Odunukwe, Medical Student”

My experience as part of the Family Liaison Team – Martha Lenaghan, Medical Student

For the last few weeks, I’ve been part of the Family Liaison Team which I was involved in setting up and leading – though it wasn’t just me, of course. I couldn’t even begin to thank everyone involved: Proff Hutton, Dr Cramb, Dr Turfrey, Dr Abeysinghe, Emily Taylor, all of my student colleagues and the … Continue reading “My experience as part of the Family Liaison Team – Martha Lenaghan, Medical Student”

My experience on 4th Year Speciality Medicine (SPM) by Beth

One of the longest placements of the MBChB programme is the 18-week Speciality Medicine (SPM) block in 4th year. I did this placement from June to November at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital so I thought I would share a bit about my experience. Before starting this placement, I feel apprehensive about how much there was … Continue reading “My experience on 4th Year Speciality Medicine (SPM) by Beth”

My elective experience by Rachel Daly, 5th year MBChB

For my elective I went to Auckland, New Zealand. I had always wished to visit New Zealand and wanted to learn more about healthcare for their indigenous Māori population and Pacific Islander populations. I am interested in endocrinology and knew these populations had high rates of diabetes and obesity, so I was interested in how … Continue reading “My elective experience by Rachel Daly, 5th year MBChB”

To firm or not to firm? by Beth

So, you’ve sent off your UCAS applications and the wait begins before you start receiving invitations for interview (if applicable) and offers from the universities you’ve applied to. The decision can seem very daunting to some, or exciting to others as you make the choice about where you’ll be living and studying for the next … Continue reading “To firm or not to firm? by Beth”

Looking after your mental well-being as a student by Beth

Having been a student at Birmingham for 6 years, I am certainly no stranger to the stresses we are put under during our time at university. It can be really difficult when you feel you are not managing to keep on top of everything, and this can be for a number of reasons, whether it … Continue reading “Looking after your mental well-being as a student by Beth”

Introducing me – Beth Woodward, 3rd year GEC

Hello! I’m new to joining the student blogging team so here is a bit more about me… I am currently in my 3rd year of studying Graduate Entry Medicine, which means I am technically a 4th year medic. Before getting into Medicine, I studied Biomedical Sciences here at UoB which I loved and did some … Continue reading “Introducing me – Beth Woodward, 3rd year GEC”