- For the UKCAT/BMAT prepare earlier - At least 6 months before hand.
I got this advice from the year 13s that were there, they've experienced a lot with this whole application thing so I have a lot of respect for them, I understand the hard work needed to do well in your studies as well as doing all the stuff to get into medicine.
- Hard work + conscientious attitude = Graduation!
Adult education in medicine
- Exposure to content (lectures, tutorials and dissection)
- Learning the content (wider reading & independent study)
- Apply content (clinical practice or examinations)
- Unlike any other academic discipline at university
- A lot to learn
- Little time
- Pressure is intense
- Cognitive changes
- Behavioural changes (required by GMC)
- Assessment driven (roughly every 6 weeks at Kings College University)
- Even the smartest student has to work hard
- Attention to detail, critical thinking and conscientiousness.
Some of the details of a normal term at Kings that scared me! (Sept - Oct 2012)
- 110 Lectures 2 - 6 PER DAY
- 10 - 15 tutorials
- 15 - 30 practicals
- Interactive learning days
- They expect you to do 21 hours of independent studying per week
Some revision tips:
- Don't prepare last minute
- Read wider and longer!
- Prepare beforehand
- Past papers
- Don't miss lectures (or lessons), you'll miss out on a lot!
I really learnt a lot from this group mentoring! I hope you learnt from my notes too!