What I got out of my intercalation year

In recent months on the FBMH Student Blog, we’ve been hearing from various intercalating medics about their year away from studying medicine. In the latest addition to this series, we caught up with Gillian Manchip who talks us through her year studying an MRes in Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine. Despite the course being interrupted … More What I got out of my intercalation year

What to expect from an MRes in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Roxana Moscalu is a medical student at The University of Manchester who recently completed an MRes in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM) as part of her intercalation year. Although she had no idea about the possibility of intercalating before she started university, she couldn’t be happier now that she decided to take a year … More What to expect from an MRes in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

How my intercalation year made the future clearer

Intercalated degrees give you a chance to study a particular area of medicine in depth, whether you’ve already covered it on your medical course or want to study something new. Freya Webb is a medical student who elected to do an intercalated degree in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (TERM) and below she discusses her … More How my intercalation year made the future clearer

Six things I wish I knew about the medical application process

As places are confirmed for the 2020/21 academic year, attention starts to turn to applications for 2021/22. Thousands of students across the country will be preparing their UCAS applications, many of whom will have their hearts set on medicine. With competition for places set to be stronger than ever, we’ve asked Anita Saha, a current … More Six things I wish I knew about the medical application process

The Making a Difference Awards: Medics in Primary Schools

Fifth year Medical student, Sylvia Osahan, was one of many students from the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health who were recognised at the latest Making a Difference (MAD) Awards. Sylvia was highly commended for ‘outstanding contribution to widening participation’ thanks to her involvement in the Medics in Primary Schools (MiPS) society. Below, Sylvia discusses … More The Making a Difference Awards: Medics in Primary Schools

COVID-19: How it’s affected Medicine at Manchester

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly affected every sector of education and Medicine is no exception. Medical students are used to being on wards all day, meeting and treating new patients, and having bedside teaching sessions. Below, third year medical student, Masumah Jannah, talks us through the Manchester’s medical school’s response to the pandemic… I was … More COVID-19: How it’s affected Medicine at Manchester

COVID-19: An adversary which has united the NHS

University of Manchester medicine graduate, Prakhar Srivastava, has faced an unprecedented challenge during his year as a junior doctor, thanks to COVID-19. As the pandemic rumbles on, Prakhar takes a moment to reflect on some of the positive outcomes of the past few months… As a foundation doctor in North West London, I’ve had a … More COVID-19: An adversary which has united the NHS

Transitioning to life as a junior doctor

In a month where medicine interviews are taking place for the next cohort of Manchester medical students, we hear from someone at the opposite end of their medicine journey at Manchester. Prakhar Srivastava graduated in July 2019 and has since moved to London to begin life as a junior doctor. Currently undertaking his postgraduate foundation … More Transitioning to life as a junior doctor