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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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Authors: Sharma V, Thomson M PMID: 29335267 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: CMAJ Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of the ReviewThere is a heightened risk of suicide in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). An up-to-date systematic review was conducted for studies examining suicide in ASD that were published in the past 5  years.Recent FindingsFour previous systematic reviews were identified. The most recent review included studies published between 1995 and 2014. Combining data cross studies, prevalence of suicide attempts in ASD was estimated to be 7 to 47%, and suicidal ideation was 72%.SummaryThe current review included 13 studies. Compared to previous reviews, we identified a shift to the use of larger cohorts, incl...
Source: Current Developmental Disorders Reports - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
Purpose: Parent-adolescent connectedness (PAC) has been shown to promote adolescent prosocial behaviors and psychosocial well-being, and to protect against high-risk behaviors, such as suicide and self-harm. Despite the promising and positive implications of PAC, significant gaps exist in consistent concept measurement, and modeling theories and operationalized frameworks are lacking. The purpose of this concept analysis is to analyze, outline and define the concept of PAC across adolescent health literature to enhance concept clarification.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research
Purpose: Background: Depression and anxiety among adolescents require further attention as they have profound implications on their health and can be associated with life threatening risk behaviors such as suicide. Objective: To examine the prevalence and underlying risk factors for mental health problems (symptoms of depression and anxiety) among adolescents in Saudi Arabia.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research
Purpose: Indiana currently has the second highest rate of teen suicides in the entire U.S. with an average of 14.4 suicides per 100,000 teens. According to reports published by the CDC, Illinois has the 5th lowest teen suicide rate with an average of 10.6 suicides per 100,000 teens. Despite these two states being very having similar geography, climate, and demographics, a pronounced difference in the teen suicide rate exists. The goal of this study is to explain the underlying factors of the difference in suicide rates between these two neighboring states.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research
Purpose: Risk-taking behavior among adolescents has been highlighted as a public health concern for decades. Recently, the topic of adolescent non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) has gained popular media attention. There is little consensus among experts regarding the prevalence of NSSI in adolescents, and a paucity of literature exploring the role of social media as a platform to share or encourage NSSI behaviors or share sexually explicit material or “sexting” among adolescents. Study authors aimed to develop and administer a survey tool to identify adolescents who engage in NSSI and/or sharing of sexually explic...
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research
Purpose: Bullying is a well-described risk factor for suicide. The purpose of this analysis was to examine trends in suicidal thoughts and behaviors among adolescents and to assess variability by sex, school-based bullying, and cyberbullying using nationally representative samples of high school students.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research
Purpose: Sexual minority adolescents are disproportionately affected by high rates of HIV, STIs, substance abuse, suicide, discrimination in schools, and general poor healthcare outcomes. Adolescents experiencing increased differential barriers are expected to have decreased condom use and therefore are at higher risk of acquiring HIV and other STIs.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research
Purpose: Suicide is a global issue, affecting individuals across the lifespan. Annually, approximately 800,000 people die from suicide. In 2015, 78% of suicide deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries. Adolescents and young adults are a critical population to target regarding suicide prevention. While suicide was the 17th leading cause of death among all age groups in 2015, it was the 2nd leading cause of death among those age 15 –29 years. The burden of youth suicide is significant, with an estimated 20 million life-years lost worldwide.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research
Purpose: Suicide ranks as the second leading cause of death for college students. Although enrollment of international students in American colleges has increased, researchers have failed to examine suicide risk among this unique population. The current study aimed to address gaps in the literature regarding the factors associated with emotional distress and suicidality among a sample of international college students.
Source: Journal of Adolescent Health - Category: Child Development Authors: Source Type: research
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