Medipathways Blog

  • Articulation Partners

    Poznan University of Medical Science has been established for over 90 years and offers internationally-recognised General Medicine (Undergraduate and Graduate) and Dentistry (Undergraduate only) courses. Situated in the pretty city of Poznan in Central Poland, the University was one of the first in mainland Europe to offer English-language Medicine degree programmes over 20 years ago, more »

  • Student Accommodation from a Students Perspective

    A Medipathways student has compiled a guide to accommodation from their perspective. This is a handy guide to any student looking to study in London, and specifically if you wish to study at Medipathways College. Mehul – Guide to student accommodation Page last updated:May 2014

  • Guide to Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)

    In regards to Medical and Dental school applications, multiple mini interviews are becoming an increasingly common interview technique in order to assess candidates and offer places on courses. Multiple Mini Interviews are currently used by the following universities as a recruitment technique: University of Aberdeen University of Birmingham University of Bristol Cardiff University Dundee University more »

  • Revision Top Tips!

    Its coming to the time of year of exams again, and with it, some students experience exam stress. Do not let pressure or stress affect you and get on top of you. Find out how you learn things best and keep calm. As well as studying, remember to: Be well prepared Plan your revision Schedule more »

  • Medical and Dental School Entry 2015

      Below is a guide Medipathways has compiled regarding applying for medical and dental school entry for 2015. It includes: Thinking about what universities apply for Have you checked course content and entry requirements? What admission exams do you have to undertake? League tables for 2014 Dates, costs, locations of all admission tests applicable to more »

  • Applying to Medicine

      “Graduate Entry Medicine” by Simran Brar First year BSc. student in Biomedical Sciences, Medipathways College This article has been written by one of Medipathways first year BSc. students regarding her view on doing medicine as a graduate, coupled with attending an event on the subject by the Royal Society of Medicine (Doing medicine as more »

  • Why Volunteer?

    Volunteering is a wonderful opportunity to undertake and you should certainly participate in a form of volunteering if you get the opportunity. Volunteering allows you to build your experience of working with a wide range of people in a number of different work situations. If it is medical based it can prepare you for life more »

  • Graduate Medical Entry

    Graduate Medical Entry Were you unsuccessful in your undergraduate attempt? Did you decide you wanted to study another subject beforehand and to further your knowledge and then apply for graduate medicine or have you done a completely different career and suddenly decided medicine was for you? A graduate entry programme (GEP) is available for those more »

  • How can an experience day help me?

    How can an experience day help me? Want to make sure you are making right decision regarding medicine and dentistry?  Want to make an informed choice? Application to medical school is a highly selective and competitive process. Many obstacles need to be overcome to achieve the goal of a place at a UK medical school. more »

  • What is the Medipathways Pre-Med?

    What is the medipathways Pre-Med? The Medipathways Pre-Med is a unique 1-year programme taught at the University of London’s Birkbeck campus, conveniently located in central London. The University of Buckingham has validated this course, and successful course graduates will be granted a certificate of higher education (CertHe.) It was developed to give students who have more »

  • Why attend an experience day?

    Why attend an experience day?   Progressive experience on your journey to medical or dental school.. Preparation Delivered lectures and workshops on a range of topics including but not limited too: view from a medical student, ethics, characteristics of a good doctor, how to successfully approach personal statements, UCAS applications, interviews and UKCAT, problem based more »

  • Choosing The Right GCSE Subjects

    It is extremely important to be aware that some of the decisions you make whilst at school can determine the path you will follow in the future. As a result of this, you should always make wise decisions that will not cause regrets for you later in life. Paramount decisions are usually made at GCSE more »

  • What Is The Medipathways Foundation?

    The Medipathways Foundation Programme is a remarkable 1 year course taught in central London at the Birkbeck campus of the University of London. It is approved by the University of Buckingham and successful learners will be granted the Certificate of Medical Foundation Studies. The programme is intended to give both UK and global students the more »

  • What Is The Medipathways 2 Year Bsc.(Hons)?

    The Medipathways Bsc.(Hons) is a unique medical degree course completed in just 2 years. The course is taught at the University of London’s Birkbeck campus and is validated by the University of Buckingham. For you to pursue this course you must meet certain conditions and requirements. Qualifications To be able to enroll in this degree more »

  • What A-Levels Do You Need To Become A Doctor?

    If you aspire to be a medic or doctor, you will need to study medicine at a reputable university. To have an advantage during the university application process, it is in your best interest to have an A-level line-up that is appropriate and applicable to a career in medicine. It is crucial that any individual more »

  • How Important Are GCSE Grades?

    GCSE’s may not seem like a big deal at the time, but they most definitely are. GCSE’s are extremely important for your future and can have a dramatic impact on your life. The grades you get are of great importance to you. Have you ever asked yourself how important your GCSE grades are? GCSE results more »

  • School Students Who Want to be a Doctor!

    Research has shown that, many students aspiring to become doctors while in high school do not manage to make their dream come true. These can be attributed to a number of reasons including change of mind and personal challenges. However to give yourself the best chance of fulfilling the dream of becoming a doctor, students more »

  • Student Finance: Adding Up The True Cost Of University

    The cost of education has been very high in most parts of the world. To make matters even worse, it has been constantly rising for the past several years. Taking some courses these days may require you to pay tuition fees of up to £9,000 without any other hidden costs! Owing to this uneconomical trend, more »

  • What are Doctors Paid?

    To put an end to a tug of war regarding the pay for doctors, The NHS has put outlines as to how doctors should be paid as of 1st April 2013. In these outlines, different doctors and trainees in different fields and levels of training will have a salary as stipulated in the outlines. A more »

  • Types of Medical Professions

    Medicine is a diverse profession that can be subdivided into different areas of specialty. Some of them are listed as below: Dermatology This unique field of medicine deals with treatment of diseases that affect the skin, hair and nails of the patient. To become a dermatologist, one should get your higher education from a certified more »

  • The Benefits of being a Vet

    Animal enthusiasts are frequently drawn to a career in veterinary science. Veterinarians work closely with animals on daily basis diagnosing and dealing with all types of animals. No day is identical for any veterinarian and every animal patient brings new problem and reward for the same. Perks of being a veterinarian: 1. A high wages more »

  • The University of Buckingham

    Here in the United Kingdom, there are many renowned colleges and universities that attract a large number of students from all over the world. In the long list of educational institutions, the University of Buckingham is one institution that gets no government support directly and is completely independent. This has helped the University to take more »

  • The Benefits of Being A Dentist

    Teeth and gum problems are one of the most common health complications that most people have today. For this reason, dentists are always in high demand for providing treatment to such, and other, oral problems. In other words, the core role of a dentist is to ensure that people recover and maintain their oral health. more »

  • Top Traits of a Good Doctor

    Doctors are expected to be the best and if you are planning of becoming one then, you have to become the best so people can trust you and your judgement. Below are some top important traits you need to become a great doctor. 1.Humane Since the work of the doctor is to take care of more »

  • How to Get Good Grades at Medical University

    It’s not a secret that being in medical school is one of the most challenging things anyone can do. Not only is the course thorough and very demanding, it also requires great commitment. Because of this medical students fall for schemes that promise better grades at medical university so that they can indulge in other more »

  • The Benefits of Becoming a Doctor

    Training to be a doctor is among the most arduous yet fulfilling pursuits that one can undertake in life. The first hurdle is gaining an excellent grades in school examinations. A high performance can guarantee you to sit for medical school entrance examination. Although it takes many years to quality, this long period of hard more »

  • Top 5 Things Every Fresher Should Know

    Know Your Bank Balance: Try and plan out where you student loan is going. Avoiding buying takeaways and excessive clothes shopping won’t help in the long run. Although when getting your first student loan payment (and it being freshers week) it’s tempting to run out and blow the lot! Taking a percentage of your student more »

  • Possible Medical Careers

    There are many options for having a medical career, here are just some of them and the tasks they involve:   Dentists – Dentists will diagnose oral problems, fill cavities, perform root canals, treat gum disease, practice orthodontia and also give anaesthesia and perform oral surgery. Many are employed by dental schools, health agencies, hospitals more »

  • Starting as a Fresher

    Freshers’ week is a period of orientation for new students at the beginning of the academic year at a university, during which time a variety of events are held to welcome them. It is important to use this time to learn about your surroundings, go out and mix with other freshers and best prepare yourself more »

  • Getting A Degree In Medicine. Top 8 Benefits

    Variety After getting your medical degree, it doesn’t stop there. You have a wide range of career choices to pick from. It will lead you into high paying medical careers such as; Radiology/Diagnostic Imaging Director, Transplant coordinator, it can take you into a variety of specialities such as; paediatrics, oncology, podiatry and so much more! more »

  • Why Study Medicine?

    Choosing the right career is probably the most important decision of your life. Planning it in advance helps in attaining relevant studies and minimises stress. Medicine is one such field that provides a vast arena of knowledge and has many benefits when taken as a career. Whether you are deciding to study medicine from a more »

  • Writing a Personal Statement for Medicine

    Writing your personal statement is a massive part of your application to medical school, and it is the first time that a university will see something about you that isn’t just facts and figures. However, a personal statement can also make or break an application, so you need to make sure that it is well more »

  • Applying to Medicine Through UCAS

    Applying to study medicine in the UK is a long and challenging process, and if you’re hoping to apply this year you should have already made the decision that being a doctor is what you really want to do. There’s no easy way to do it, and there’s hundreds of different types of doctor that more »

  • Medical School Entry Requirements

    Getting into medical school is tough business and intensely competitive. As we’ve looked at recently, many students unfortunately don’t get the place that they want for a number of reasons. It is one of the most over-subscribed courses in the country, and there simply aren’t enough places for everyone, which is often the reason why more »

  • Getting Rejected from Medical School

    It’s not a pleasant experience to be rejected from medical school, and it can be hugely disappointing when your hard work doesn’t pay off. However it’s not the end of your career in medicine, here’s some general advice about what you can do if you’ve been rejected or missed the grades.   The first thing more »

  • Living in London

    Living in London is a big step, especially if you’re coming from somewhere away from a big city. It’s a fascinating place, full of people, culture, diversity and pubs, you’ll find endless opportunities, meet amazing people and see the world in a different light. Living in London is a great experience, and you’ll never be more »

  • Studying in Europe

    With UK universities being so difficult to get in to, more and more students are deciding to go abroad to pursue a degree in medicine instead. Demand for places on medicine courses has risen, with more students than ever deciding to go to university and achieving the necessary high grades to be the next generation more »

  • After GCSE Results

    Now that GCSE grades are out, many students are wondering what to do next. Many will already have places at a college or 6th form where they can study for A levels or BTECs and some will be starting apprenticeships. From this year, it is compulsory for students to remain in education or workplace training more »

  • Why Debt Shouldn’t Stop You Going To University

    University costs have been a worry for students and parents for a long time, but with the changes over the last few years it has never been more expensive to get a degree. Newspaper headlines tell stories of students that will be leaving university with more than £50,000 of debt, especially if they wish to more »

  • Going to University

    Over 400,000 students will be heading to university in the UK this year. Many will already have the good news that they have secured a place on their chosen course, some will defer until next year, some will change their minds and up to 50,000 students will find a university place through the clearing system. more »

  • A Level Results Day

    This year, A level results day falls on the 15th August (or the 6th August if you live in Scotland), which is exactly one week away. It’s a nerve-racking day that could go a number of ways, but try not to panic, take the right things with you and open your results on your own more »

  • The Other Options

    With A level results day less than two weeks away, thousands of students up and down the country can only wait for the brown envelope that tells them what they’re going to be doing for the next part of their lives. If you’re hoping to go to university there’s a lot resting on A level more »

  • Course Articulation

    Course articulation is the process of matching courses and requirements to course work completed at another university or institution, meaning that the student will not have to repeat any work that they have already done at a different university. With so much competition for the very limited number of spaces at medical school, it can more »

  • What If I Don’t Get The Right Grades?

    Last year some 55,000 students gained a place at university through clearing, and if you don’t have a place on results day, it’s up to you to find a university that is prepared to accept you. For most students, this might mean changing course slightly or going to a university further away than they had more »

  • Unsure About Going to University?

    Every year, thousands of students begin their university careers, and every single one of them will have doubts, worries and fears about going. It’s a huge step, and probably a big change from anything that you’ve experienced before; supposedly the best years of your life, but also hard work, commitment, exams and starting out by more »

  • Writing a Killer CV

    A CV is a necessary part of job hunting, it’s the first thing an employer will see and it gives many impressions before you even have a chance for an interview. Therefore, it’s important that your CV is interesting and well written, whether you’re applying for work experience placements during college to help your application more »

  • Fitness to Practice

    Fitness to practice is something that nearly every medical student will worry about at some point. It’s true that medical students do need to be a little more careful than other students, and you wont get away with some things, but fitness to practice is nothing to worry about. Firstly, you can party all night, more »

  • Medical Student Syndrome

    Being a medical student is hard work, and it takes a lot of hard work to get there. We understand that it’s a stressful thing to be doing, and you learn about hundreds of different diseases, illnesses and conditions that people can be suffering from. One thing which is completely unique to those studying medicine, more »

  • Biomedical Science

    Medipathways offer a unique 2 year degree in Biomedical Science; it’s hard work but it offers a highly regarded qualification in less time than at other universities.   Biomedical scientists are very important in UK hospitals; they are relied on by operating theatres and A&E departments, as well as used to help treat patients across more »

  • Getting a Summer Job

    There’s a lot of reasons why being a student is great, and one of them has to be the incredibly long summers. Many students finish their exams mid-May and then don’t have to start lectures again until the end of September – it’s a hard life! During this time, you might want to try to more »

  • Surviving the Start of University

    For most, going to university is a big change; it’s a chance to move out, live independently, make friends, learn to cook, find out how many tequilas you can physically handle and of course, study towards a degree. It’s exciting and terrifying all at once, but it could be the best years of your life. more »

  • Junior Doctors and Patients

    Medical students have a tough time getting through their studies, it can feel like you’re training forever, and in some ways, you are. One of the key stages of becoming a doctor or specialist physician is the two years you’ll spend as a junior doctor (foundation doctor). In this time you will see a huge more »

  • Being a Junior Doctor

    You’ve spent maybe 19 years in education, starting from infant school, through junior and secondary, completed A levels and a 5 year medical degree. It’s been hours and hours of voluntary work experience, years of study, exams and focus. It’s all been hard work, but you’ve done it all and completed an undergraduate medical course; more »

  • Student Budgeting

    As a student, it’s likely that at some point you’re going to be completely, utterly broke if you don’t plan your money accordingly. Unfortunately, students are notoriously bad at managing their money effectively, often only starting to budget when they’re down to approximately twenty-seven pence a day to live on (luckily, Asda sell smart-price noodles more »

  • Studying Abroad

    Approximately 3 million students study away from their home country around the world. The UK is typically seen as a place where international students come to, not a place where local students move away from. However, there has been an increase in recent years of UK students going abroad to study, and our courses can more »

  • Want to be a vet?

    Similarly to medical or dental careers, becoming a vet is not easy. If you’re hard working, determined and love animals it might just be the right career choice for you. There are currently only eight universities that offer veterinary medicine in the UK, requiring A level grades of AAB as a minimum (although Cambridge and more »

  • Dealing With Exam Stress

    Exam season is approaching, and with it is exam stress. Some of us are more affected by it than others, but if you choose to pursue a career in medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine exams are something you’re going to have to face time and time again. Don’t let pressure and stress get on top more »

  • Student Life in London

    A student on our Medipathways Foundation or Medipathways Pre-Med course is lucky enough to be studying in London; one of the largest and most diverse cities in the world. The city has so much to offer, and many people don’t get the time to have a proper good look around quite like a student does. more »

  • Thinking About Becoming a Dentist?

    To become a dentist you need to be hardworking, committed and passionate. There’s not an easy way to do it, you have to complete years of study and placements before becoming a fully qualified dentist. You’ll need a bachelors degree in dentistry, to register with the General Dental Council and usually undertake training working in more »

  • The Value of Work Experience

    Work experience is an essential part of applying to medical school, and it is usually a requirement to have some experience in a ‘caring’ position of some kind. It is difficult to find relevant paid work, but voluntary work is much easier to come by; get in touch with your local doctors’ surgery, hospital, residential more »

  • Preparing for the BMAT

    The BMAT is the BioMedical Admissions Test, and is required by some universities as part of the application process to study medicine, biomedical science or veterinary medicine. Some of the best institutions in the UK have made it compulsory to sit the BMAT, including Oxford and Cambridge Universities. It isn’t as widely used as the more »

  • Preparing for the UKCAT

    UKCAT is the UK Clinical Aptitude Test, and is an essential part of the process of applying to a medial or dental degree at many universities. There are currently 26 universities in the UK who have adopted the UKCAT as part of their selection process, and it helps to differentiate between the many qualified applicants that more »

  • Becoming A Doctor – Not An Easy Option!

    There’s no easy way to become a doctor, it takes years of committed study, devoted time and hard work, but is one of the most rewarding careers out there. If you want to help people, which is essentially what the study of medicine is all about, then being a doctor could be the right choice more »

  • UCAS Personal Statement Advice

    UCAS Personal Statement Advice A personal statement can make or break your university application; it’s the only part of the process that gives you a chance to show off your personality rather than just presenting yourself as a set of grades and targets. In the past, students have missed out on a place at university more »

  • How to Prepare For Your University Interview

    How to Prepare For Your Medical, Dental or Science University Interview! University interviews are daunting at the best of times, and somehow the long-winded application process of UCAS, personal statements and UKCAT exams all lead up to a twenty minute conversation that can determine the next steps in your life. However, these interviews aren’t something to be more »

  • How To Prepare For Medical School – Top 10 Tips!

    There are many opportunities in medicine and this could be the main reason as to why most people opt to join medical school. If you are qualified to join medical school, there are a few things that you should know beforehand. The following tips will help you to prepare for medical school. 1. Make your more »