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Plan B

The process of applying to medical school is a competitive business, and this means that many candidates are unsuccessful. Indeed, many people who would otherwise have made excellent doctors are rejected every single year, some unfairly so. Here, we explore some Plan B options with you.

Introducing a Plan B

A brief Google search will tell you that the average ratio of medical school applications to places in the UK is around 1:10. In other words, there is a very good chance that you may not be offered a place at a medical...

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Making the Most of a Gap Year Part 1: Have a Plan

There are several reasons as to why someone might find themselves taking a gap year before starting medical school, for example: not meeting age requirements upon...

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Making the Most of a Gap Year Part 2: The Boring Stuff

As great as a gap year can be, you probably don’t want to have to do it twice. To ensure that your gap year is a successful one, you will have to go through some 'boring stuff'...

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Making the Most of a Gap Year Part 3: The Fun Stuff

Even after having set aside the time you need to fulfil the requirements for your next attempt at applying for medicine, you’ll still have ample time at your disposal to pursue...

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Medicine Outside the UK: Applying to Australia and New Zealand

Medical school accreditation in Australia and New Zealand is monitored and awarded by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) and the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ)...

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Medicine Outside the UK: Applying to Ireland

As part of the Medicine Outside the UK series, this article will focus on assisting students keen on furthering their journey in medicine by applying to medical school in the Republic of Ireland. There are 6 medical schools in...

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Medicine Outside the UK: Applying to Eastern Europe

The final article in the Medicine Outside the UK series will focus on the option of pursuing medical education in Eastern Europe (e.g. countries like the Czech Republic, Bulgaria...

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Comparing Other Roles in Healthcare

There are over 350 roles that contribute to the NHS and being a doctor represent just a few. It’s easy to imagine going to medical school is the only way to make a difference...

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What Our "Plan B" Looked Like

Unless you know someone who has taken a gap year themselves, it won’t be easy to anticipate exactly what it may be like. In this article, we hear from current medical students on their own gap years to give you...

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