how to become a doctor BLOG

Welcome to Medic Mentor’s new blog, where we will be tracking and posting new resources and stories about our Mentors, Scholars and Applying students.  The blog has been created to keep our Medic Mentor community connected and to make sure that you do not miss any important news or events on your journey to become excellent future doctors!

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Study Guide November 2021

Problem Based Learning Problem based learning (PBL) is a popular method of learning, currently used by most health professional courses in the UK. The aim of PBL is for you to read through a complex and broad series of information, to identify areas of interest and...


Applying to medical school taught me many things about myself, but I have realised since that even when you think you have mastered a skill, there is always room for improvement. The main thing I learnt as an applying student, and as a medical student since, is that...

Ethics cases for July 6th

On the 6th July 2021, the VMS will be hosting their first ever student run ethical case session. For those of you that have attended the study guide sessions, the format will be almost identical and is aiming to mimic the Problem Based Learning style that is highly...

The Waiting Game

Hi everyone, my name is Megan and I’m in my first year of medicine at the University of Bristol. The wait for my interview invitations, offers and exam results led to a panic-stricken year for me, as I’m sure it has many others. I jumped at the opportunity to write...

It’s Okay to Not be Okay

My name is Erin Kelly.  I’m a second year medical student at the University of Glasgow.  I’m twenty years old.  My favourite colour is pink.  I like dancing, swimming and listening to music.  In 2018 I was diagnosed with depression and...


Educational Resources

Get updated on the latest online resources, study guides and podcasts


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Application Updates

Keep updated with the latest changes to the UCAS application process