The majority of medical students at the University of Manchester will have studied at least one science-based subject at A-Level and in most cases all three. So how did Eilis MacLoughlin go from completing no A-Levels in a scientific field to graduating from medicine and becoming a fully-fledged General Practitioner (GP)? Find out how she … More The atypical route to becoming a GP
Dominic Lowe is a fourth-year medical student from the University of Manchester. He recently travelled to Nepal on a six-week medical elective to see the differences between healthcare in the UK and in the developing world. Below, he gives us an insight into these differences and also provides us with a taste of what you … More My Eye-Opening Medical Placement in Nepal
For many, the idea of early retirement is a dream and doing more work is the last thing on their mind. For others, it’s forced upon them and in the case of Innes Simon Chadwick, whilst his time as a doctor is over, he has far from finished learning about medicine. Here he gives us … More Trying my hand at history and humanities
With the UCAS deadline looming for students to select their firm university offer, University of Manchester medical student, Masumah Jannah answers questions below from prospective medical students who are weighing up their options. If you’re still undecided on what your firm offer should be, then hopefully Masumah’s responses below can alleviate any doubts that you … More Is Manchester the medical school for you?
Prakhar Srivastava is a medical student at the University of Manchester with a keen interest in space physiology. With one eye on becoming a Flight Surgeon in the future, Prakhar managed to secure himself a place on the European Space Agency’s (ESA) five day residential course in Belgium. From q and a’s with Major Tim … More Combining work and fun – a trip to ESA HQ
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
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