What to expect from your first few months at medical school

Attending school in a different city, away from home, can be overwhelming enough without having to consider a heavy course load in a highly competitive environment. It’s the perfect recipe to leave you feeling stressed and unprepared. Rather…

Should women be offered smear tests at home?

A radical theory on how to encourage women to take their smear test has been published in the British Medical Journal. It suggests that women who miss a GP appointment for a smear test would be more likely to submit the test, if it were provided…

The best websites to keep up to date with the latest medical news

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…

Ways to avoid burn out

Medical school demands are intense, both physically and mentally and this can be quite an adjustment for new students. There is a lot of pressure to get a lot of work done in a short period of time, and more often than not, this can lead to…

Get into medical school

The grades you achieve at A-level will impact on which university you attend and which course you’re accepted to but the strength of your medical school application is also critical and will determine how (and where) you begin your medical…

What is the training pathway after medical school?

When you’re training to be a doctor and you’re coming up to the end of your medical school education, there are multiple training pathways to choose from. Which option is best for you, depends on your circumstances, goals, and your learning…

The importance of evidence based practice medicine

Whether you’re training to become a healthcare professional or you’re a veteran of the industry, you’re likely to be frequently using evidence based practice medicine. It’s an essential way for ensuring that patients always receive the…

What could gene therapy make possible?

Not too long ago, gene therapy would have sounded like something out of science fiction. But it’s a process that’s rapidly becoming viable to treat a huge range of conditions. The potential successful gene therapy holds means it could unlock…

News: Combining HIV antibodies successful

Billions of pounds have been invested into HIV research around the world and a breakthrough has been made – HIV antibodies have successfully been combined, potentially paving the way for a cure to the infection being found, In the UK, HIV…

Are these diagnostic kits the future?

At the moment, the diagnosis process can seem longwinded and the options you have available aren’t always exactly what you need. But a new tool could soon change that by allowing professionals to quickly and cheaply build up the diagnostic…