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Getting Into Medical School 2010 entry (Getting Into Series) [Paperback]

Steven Piumatti
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22 May 2009 Getting Into Series
This guide approaches the process of application to Medical School in a realistic and logical way. It starts by helping would-be applicants decide if this is the right choice for them and whether they have a good chance of success with their application. Current medical issues that can come up in interviews are also discussed as well as how to handle interview questions. Other chapters include information on procedures for non-standard applications and what to do if made an offer. Finally, the book offers some examples of personal statements and advice from members of staff at UK medical schools. MPW Guides explain the complex procedures for getting into higher education. Written by acknowledged experts in a clear, concise format, they go beyond the official publications to give would-be students straightforward and practical advice on how to secure a place on the course of their choice.


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  • Paperback: 152 pages
  • Publisher: Trotman; 14 edition (22 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184455192X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844551927
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.6 x 1.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 566,956 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I would advise every student who has identified the medical profession as a future career to read this guide --Newscheck

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
Format:Paperback
This book is an excellent overall guide to becoming a doctor. It starts off by guiding you through the process of getting an interview with advice on what shadowing experience etc you need, how to fill in your UCAS form (including the personal statement) and which subjects to study at GCSE and A-level. It goes on to guide you through how to succeed at interview, with advice as to how best to tackle questions like "Why do you want to become a doctor?", "What makes a good doctor?" and many other common questions. There is also a chapter on how to tackle your A-levels to ensure you get the right grades and advice on what to do if you receive an offer but fail to meet the required grades or fail to get an offer but do better in your exams than expected. The book even has some advice for non-stadard applications such as mature, overseas and applicants with no science subjects.
All of this is very well covered. However, the most useful section by far is the current affairs chapter that discusses the issues of the NHS, SARs, BSE, the implications of genetic engineering, third world health, MMR and HIV/AIDS. The appendix contains a table of medical school admission policies and stats including mock interview questions.
Overall, this book is excellent. I would advise anyone applying or thinking of applying to study Medicine to buy this book. In my experience, the succeding at interview and current affairs sections cover many of the question that you are likely to encounter at interview.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good guide 23 Dec 2006
Format:Paperback
This is a good guide which I used in my application. However, to stay abreast with the recent changes in medical education (with regard to MMC in particular), its worth looking for a more recently published book also; the RSM press book "A career in medicine - do you have what it takes?" has a new edition coming out in January, and appears to have a website as well for updates [...]
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For all you wannabe med sudents...... 26 May 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This is a really helpful book giving practical advice on how to boost your chances of getting into medical school, including great advice on how to fill in your personal statement and how to tackle interview questions. I thoroughly recommend it.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really useful 28 Oct 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book tells you all you need to know. It gives you advice from choosing GCSE options to what the interviewers look for. It is by far the best book I've read on the subject, so I'd recommend it to anyone who is considering Medical School.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MedSchool guide 11 Sep 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
It's a really great book, and covers everything you need to know. Essential for anyone thinking of applying, but remember, the medical schools know that everyone has this book; they will change their interviews etc in places. A MUST HAVE!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By S. Jora
Format:Paperback
This book is amazing when giving you an overall download on what you need to know for medicine.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative 18 Aug 2010
Format:Paperback
A good book for those who can't be bothered or haven't got time to research medical schools by themselves. It will save you a lot of time.
Just one little thing to watch out for: most of the information comes from prospectuses sent by medical schools and it is a fact that some med schools change their position after the prospectus has been printed. For example some will have changed grade requirements or even the course structure. So once you have a clear idea of what you are aiming for it may be a good idea to cross reference then information with the website of the schools in question so that you always have the most up to date information.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An odd book. Good in parts. Puzzling in others 19 Jun 2010
Format:Paperback
THis is a good book for an introduction to how to approach medical school applications if you know nothing about it. However it has this curious "Current issues" section which (i) is not that current and (ii) has nothing to do with the basics of the medical application process. It is just about relevant for the interview process (though since when has HIV been a hot topic? Not for the past few years!), but the book does not say much about interviews themselves. Apart from this confusion the book is alright..
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Not that great
Tbh, this book didn't have any new information that I didn't already find out on my own via internet search.
Published 27 days ago by Veronica
4.0 out of 5 stars Oldie but a goodie!
I bought this years ago, at the start of my journey to becoming a doctor and it is still relevant now. Read more
Published on 4 Mar 2012 by Caroline
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
Good book but really need to buy it within a month of release and september as half the book is only applicable to first year sixth form students and by then they will have... Read more
Published on 25 Jan 2011 by Rajiv
5.0 out of 5 stars MPW: GETTING INTO MEDICAL SCHOOL 12E (MPW 'Getting Into' Guides)
Got book on time and as described. Recommended only for those who can actually get into med school
Published on 10 Feb 2010 by Prem Mehra
4.0 out of 5 stars Getting into Medical School 2010
A detailed book full of helpful information and facts. Describes both undergraduate and graduate entry medical options and discusses universities and their requirements also.
Published on 8 Sep 2009 by Ms. Isobel J. Mcfadzean
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for all wannabe doctors
Facts, figures and practical info for anyone applying for a place at medical school.
Published on 30 Oct 2007 by Balius
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
will tell you everything you need to know about medical school. if you are committed enough to want to do medicine, surely you would be committed to buy this book?
Published on 4 Mar 2005
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