Why a graduation scheme worked best for me, and could for you too

Anatomical Sciences graduate, Melissa Surgey, has worked at the NHS since leaving the University of Manchester in 2012. Whilst most of her peers were planning a career in research or applying for postgraduate study during her final year on the three year programme, Melissa decided to take a different route, one which led her to … More Why a graduation scheme worked best for me, and could for you too

A Japanese exchange in the name of Dentistry

The University of Manchester Dental School offers the opportunity for year 4 students to take part in an exchange trip during their summer break. Here, Dentistry students Aneta Korobczuk and Jenny Russ describe their trip to Tokyo and Niigata, Japan. This summer, as fourth year students, we travelled to the Nippon Dental University in Japan for … More A Japanese exchange in the name of Dentistry

Be open to change – not everything is set in stone

The majority of people who go to university have some sort of idea of what job they want at the end of it. These people might have dreamed about a certain career since they were very young or they might have only just figured it out. Either way, university is supposed to help aspirational individuals … More Be open to change – not everything is set in stone

Never turn down an opportunity to study abroad

Despite travelling overseas and in to two different continents as part of his medical elective, Prakhar Srivastava just couldn’t turn down another opportunity to sample medicine in a foreign country. Sandwiched in between his trips to Australia and the USA, Prakhar ventured to the University of Valencia for a six day residential course. Find out … More Never turn down an opportunity to study abroad

My medical elective: Part 2 – Maine, USA

The medical elective. It’s been around in British medical curricula since the 1970s and has been a great source of adventure for many a medical student. Whilst the GMC do not have specific criteria for what must be accomplished during a medical elective, students can pursue anything from clinical placements to volunteering, with many choosing … More My medical elective: Part 2 – Maine, USA