Improving Your Confidence

Improving Your Confidence

“With confidence, you have won before you have started.” Marcus Garvey   The importance of self-confidence Psychologists have long reported that intelligence isn’t the only predictor of academic achievement and that self-confidence is also an excellent predictor...
Applying to a UK Medical School: The MSAG perspective

Applying to a UK Medical School: The MSAG perspective

If you are reading this blog post, hurray! You have not let the current debate about the new junior doctor contract put you off the thought of medical school. This is the first step on the way to studying Medicine in the UK – it shows commitment to a medical career,...
Overcome the Odds and Achieve Your GOALS!

Overcome the Odds and Achieve Your GOALS!

Have you ever had a goal that you wanted to achieve so badly, that you would do whatever it takes to achieve it? That is the sum of my story of becoming a doctor, in 23 words. Growing up in the poverty stricken and gang infested streets of Shreveport, Louisiana, the...
Re-Sits: No-One Cares

Re-Sits: No-One Cares

When retaking the year, you’re told so many times that retaking isn’t the end of the world. You’re told that some famous Professor failed a year of med school, that a lovely GP they know failed a year of med school and look at them now, and so on....
A Letter to my Patient with Cancer

A Letter to my Patient with Cancer

Dear patient, I hope this letter finds you well. It seems foolish to ask if you remember me. I’m sure you couldn’t forget me if you tried. I’m the centrepiece of the worst memory of your life. I was the doctor who broke the news you were dreading,...

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