What would be the best things I could do to get into medicine?

Thread Starter What would be the best things I could do to get into medicine? Follow 2 hours ago 2h ago Some top tips would be: - make sure you have the TOP grades possible - AAAA at A Level - Get work experience, shadowing anyone on a placement at a hospital is good - any other experience showing compassion like volunteering at the primary school is good. Other ideas can be volunteering with suicide prevention phone lines etc. - Lots of my friends doing medicine did a lot of charity work in sixth form - Do some general reading of medicine - what are the current concerns for doctors/medics at the moment etc. - Join an access scheme at uni. Many unis reserve spots for students on their outreach medicine programmes, or can lower grades needed for students on an access scheme e.g. I know someone at St Georges with ABB at a level and UEA with ABC at a level. - Go to university open days, talk to the staff, get your name recognised - Start practice for your BCAT etc. as early as possible - Get a lot of people to check your PS - Get to know whoever will be writing your school reference. To do medicine, you need to be the crem of the crem. Make sure you hav...
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