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Get into UK Medical School For Dummies

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Learn to: Choose the schools that are right for you Create a winning personal statement Prepare for the UKCAT, BMAT and GAMSAT Put your best foot forward in the interview Applying to medical school? This book can help! Nervous about applying to med school? Don't sweat it – with this book as your guide you're one step ahead of the competition. Written by the founders of a popular tutoring firm for medical school applicants, this book delivers the insights and answers you need to succeed throughout the application and short-listing process. From deciding whether or not to pursue a career in medicine to choosing the right medical school, and from taking the UKCAT to sitting for interviews, Doctors Chopdar and Burton help you take your first big steps on the road to becoming a doctor. Be sure you have the right stuff – get the last word on academic requirements, and find out which extracurricular activities and work experience make a candidate attractive Pick your targets well – check out the differences between medical schools and find ones that best fit your personality and goals How to get personal (but not too personal) – find out what they're looking for in a personal statement and how to write one guaranteed to wow them Show them just how smart you are – proven strategies and sample questions get you ready to score high on the UKCAT, BMAT and GAMSAT Face the dragons – get pointers on how to give a stellar interview, with tips on how to answer common questions, how to woo them with body language and more Open the book and find: Guidance on finding the best medical school for you Advice on writing a personal statement – with examples Proven techniques for sailing through the interview Valuable test-prep advice and sample exercises An overview of the current funding situation in the UK Sure-fire ways to stand out from the crowd (in a good way) Stress management tips Access to online updates on schedules, requirements, funding and more
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781118450437
ISBN-10: 1118450434
Pagini: 266
Ilustrații: Illustrations
Dimensiuni: 148 x 228 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.42 kg
Editura: JOHN WILEY & SONS INC
Locul publicării: Chichester, United Kingdom

Public țintă

Primary market: The tens of thousands of students and parents who aspire to attend — or have their children attend — medical school in the UK.

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Learn to: Choose the schools that are right for you Create a winning personal statement Prepare for the UKCAT, BMAT and GAMSAT Put your best foot forward in the interview Applying to medical school? This book can help! Nervous about applying to med school? Don't sweat it – with this book as your guide you're one step ahead of the competition. Written by the founders of a popular tutoring firm for medical school applicants, this book delivers the insights and answers you need to succeed throughout the application and short-listing process. From deciding whether or not to pursue a career in medicine to choosing the right medical school, and from taking the UKCAT to sitting for interviews, Doctors Chopdar and Burton help you take your first big steps on the road to becoming a doctor. Be sure you have the right stuff – get the last word on academic requirements, and find out which extracurricular activities and work experience make a candidate attractive Pick your targets well – check out the differences between medical schools and find ones that best fit your personality and goals How to get personal (but not too personal) – find out what they're looking for in a personal statement and how to write one guaranteed to wow them Show them just how smart you are – proven strategies and sample questions get you ready to score high on the UKCAT, BMAT and GAMSAT Face the dragons – get pointers on how to give a stellar interview, with tips on how to answer common questions, how to woo them with body language and more Open the book and find: Guidance on finding the best medical school for you Advice on writing a personal statement – with examples Proven techniques for sailing through the interview Valuable test-prep advice and sample exercises An overview of the current funding situation in the UK Sure-fire ways to stand out from the crowd (in a good way) Stress management tips Access to online updates on schedules, requirements, funding and more

Cuprins

Introduction 1 Part I: Targeting Medical School 7 Chapter 1: Deciding whether to Study Medicine 9 Chapter 2: Choosing a Medical School 25 Chapter 3: Planning Your Application 47 Chapter 4: Building Your Foundation for Medical School 59 Chapter 5: Writing Your UCAS Personal Statement 75 Part II: Sitting the Tests 87 Chapter 6: Dissecting the UKCAT 89 Chapter 7: Practising the UKCAT 115 Chapter 8: Breaking Down the BMAT 139 Chapter 9: Studying BMAT Questions and Answers 153 Chapter 10: Getting to Grips with the GAMSAT 167 Part III: Preparing for Interviews 175 Chapter 11: Performing Well in Interviews 177 Chapter 12: Preparing for Common Interview Questions 189 Chapter 13: Staying Current: Medical Topics You Need to Know About 209 Chapter 14: Following the Interview 227 Part IV: The Part of Tens 233 Chapter 15: Ten Great Ways to Stand Out from the Crowd 235 Chapter 16: Ten Top Tips for Coping with Stress 241 Index 247

Notă biografică

Dr Chris Chopdar and Dr Neel Burton are the founders and directors of Oxford-based Get into Medical School (getintomedicalschool.org). Both are medically qualified and members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. In addition to his work at GeMS, Chris works as an independent psychiatrist and life coach. Neel regularly tutors medical students at Oxford, is the author of two medical textbooks and has won the British Medical Association Young Authors' Award. Chris and Neel are also the authors of UKCAT For Dummies.