Hello everyone and welcome to the much-awaited first Oxbridge Resources blog post! 

What comes to mind when you think of Oxbridge? A mystical land beyond your reach? Harry Potter? A place where only perfect card-board cutout students belong to? 

In this series of blog posts, we hope to debunk the myths associated with the application process and provide you with a realistic insight into Oxbridge Medicine. Our intention is to reassure you in these confusing times where you may feel concerned as to what will happen in the year ahead. We will do this by sharing our advice and personal experiences with you. We understand that the system is not going to work in the same way for you due to the current circumstances preventing you from going on open days, and undertaking work experience and volunteering you may have had planned. However, with this resource, we hope to guide you each step of the way from aspects such as your decision to apply to Oxbridge, their entry requirements, volunteering, work experience, interview preparation and beyond. Additionally, we will be directing you to a myriad of opportunities within Medic Mentor and outside, in order to strengthen your application to medical school and Oxbridge in particular.

So, who are we?

We are Koby and Laura, two Year 13 students who managed to secure four medical school offers each, including Cambridge and Oxford respectively. We have both been part of the Medic Mentor family for the past year and can’t begin to imagine where we would be without their support. Talking to medical students who have been through the Oxbridge application process has been incredibly useful, and we aim to replicate this in our resource. This journey will require you to invest your time and effort, but with the guidance we will be providing, we hope to set you on the right path so you can push yourself and rise to the challenge.

We plan to release a blog post on a weekly basis every Tuesday, so make sure to check them out! Please feel free to ask us any questions you may have regarding the Oxbridge application process as the course goes on. We will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible and will include our responses in later blog posts if relevant. We wish you all the best in your medical school applications and hope that you make the most out of this resource we are putting together for you!

The Oxbridge resource is dynamic, so if you have any specific questions about Oxbridge that you would like to know, post them in comments section and Koby and Laura will be sure to include them in future blog posts.

The next post will be released on Monday in time for discussion at the VMS meeting on Tuesday and will answer the big question: Why Oxbridge? 

In the Video below, Koby Kalavannan and Laura Stirling have a discussion about what it was like applying to Oxbridge and their tips on becoming a successful Oxbridge applicant.

The Oxbridge resource is dynamic, so if you have any specific questions about Oxbridge that you would like to know, post them in comments section below (on this page) and Koby and Laura will be sure to include them in future blog posts.

The next post will be released on Monday in time for discussion at the VMS meeting on Tuesday and will answer the big question: Why Oxbridge? 

BMAT Tips

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