INTERVIEW HOT TOPICS: NHS FUNDING

There are many challenges facing the NHS, from an ageing population to evolving healthcare needs. This blog will focus on a key challenge: NHS funding.

‘Underfunded’ is a word many people use to describe the NHS. The demand for NHS services is increasing year on year, so the problem of “underfunding” is actually caused by the demand growing at a greater rate than the funding, creating new pressures on the NHS.

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3 THINGS TO DO AFTER SUBMITTING YOUR MEDICAL SCHOOL APPLICATION

I bet you’ve all exhaled that breath of relief knowing that the personal statement that you put your blood and tears into has finally been submitted. It’s done and dusted and can never bother you again! But at the back of your mind you also know that you haven’t quite reached the end of this arduous application journey yet. So what can you do now to keep yourself in ‘the game’ during this first ‘waiting phase’?

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6 BMAT PREPARATION TIPS TO SCORE HIGHLY!

Sitting the BMAT and not sure how to begin your preparation?

Those of you who have chosen to sit the BMAT will already be aware that it is quite different to the UKCAT. It consists of 3 sections: Aptitude, Scientific Knowledge and the essay. As you will have already gathered, the different sections will all require different skills, so how can you master each of them in order to achieve a high overall score?

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BEING THE PBL CHAIR…

If you’ve got as far as clicking on the post I’m guessing you know of or have even heard of PBL before. If you are familiar with this method of learning you’ll know that it involves a group of about 10 people working together to dissect a case and then collectively come up with a list of questions which then serve as a learning agenda for a week. A chair is appointed for the week as well as a scribe. The chair typically directs the discussion and aids the involvement of the whole group whilst the scribe keeps track of it on a whiteboard. This week I decided to take on the role of being the chair for the first time, and I thought well why not write about it here…

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