As part of the application process for a place at one of the UK’s many medical schools, you’ll be expected to show that you’re keeping up to date with the latest news from the medical industry during a face-to-face interview.

But subscribing to medical journals and digests can be pricey, so we’ve uncovered four of the best websites to help you gain access to the latest medical news and ensure ace that interview.

Medical News Today

With over 280,200 articles spanning hundreds of medical topics and a knowledge centre packed full of whitepapers and longer in-depth articles on specific conditions, Medical News Today has been running since 2003 and is one of the most popular sources of medical news for health professionals and those seeking to enter the industry.

There’s also a free monthly newsletter which tailors articles to your interest, making it a brilliant starting point for medial news.


Medscape UK

A great resource for the latest trending medical news collected from sources all over the globe, Medscape also has some pretty impressive tools and resources available for those who wish to register for a free account.

Once you’ve signed up, you’ll be able to access other areas of the website including case studies, quizzes and resources such as a drug interaction checker that might come in handy once you’ve been accepted for a place at medical school.


Science Daily

Your one-stop site for scientific breakthroughs for the medical industry, Science Daily has a wealth of articles on the latest research news in technology and health so you can wow the applications officers at your entrance interview for medical school with your extensive knowledge of the latest in medical innovations.


NHS News

Showcasing the latest and most popular articles from the NHS, NHS News brings together articles, opinions, commentary and whitepapers on a plethora of medical topics.

With topics spanning the gauntlet from nutrition and pregnancy to medical conditions such as cancer and diabetes, the NHS News portal is updated virtually every day, so you’ll be able to access the very latest NHS news without having to scour the internet.


Don’t forget that you can also set up email alerts for many of these websites, so you’ll get the latest medical news delivered right to your inbox ready to help you prepare for that all-important interview for medical school.