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Getting Into Medical School 2011 entry (Getting Into series) Paperback – 23 Apr 2010

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Trotman; 15 edition (23 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844552373
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844552375
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.1 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 852,606 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'These compact and well set out guides offer an excellent starting point for students embarking on the application process for highly competitive universities and courses' --Career Guidance Today

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The number 1 guide to applying to medical school

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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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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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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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By A Customer on 28 Oct. 2000
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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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By A Customer on 11 Sept. 2005
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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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I found this book super useful when I was applying to medical school. Although things change every year, if you don't want to buy the new edition, a lot (if not most) of the advice in this book is still relevant. It gives great tips on choosing a medical school, applying through UCAS and preparing for interviews - the last one is the thing I found most helpful. The advice is simple, but very effective, and this (plus a few other books) really helped me feel ready when it came to interview time.
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By A Customer on 20 July 2001
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Ironically, I read this book *after* being admitted to the Medical School of my choice. And the author stated bluntly that what I had said in my interviews was exactly the opposite of what should be said. Hmmmm...
On the up side, it does state the obvious about not answering the "why do you want to be a Doctor?" question with a "because I want to help people" response It also provides a lot of useful advice on University's procedure on second-time round applicants, post-grad applicants etc. It also gives some indication on how an application to Oxbridge is going to differ to other Universities.
All in all, it may be useful to some applicants, but in all honesty I wouldn't waste my student loan...
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This book is amazing when giving you an overall download on what you need to know for medicine.
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