Oliver achieved 44 out of 45 in his IB from Sevenoaks and went on to win an academic scholarship at Imperial College. Oliver is training to become a doctor and has first-hand experience in applying to read Medicine.
What, Why and When - Is Medicine right for me?
Workload, Course content, Socialising - What’s it actually like?
Traditional or PBL, UCAT or BMAT - What does it all mean?
Get ahead of the competition - A comprehensive guide to a successful application
So I’m a Doctor, now what?
Introduction to Medicine
This course will outline the field of Medicine; inspiring and informing students of the requirements to study arguably the most demanding, but rewarding, university course. It will give an overview of the application process, academic expectations during the degree and the potential career paths that can follow.
What, Why and When - Is Medicine right for me? This session will focus on providing an informed decision on the suitability of the student for Medicine. Time will be spent identifying the reasons to study Medicine and what a degree in Medicine actually entails, such as the proportion of Biology/Chemistry/Maths within. Students will also consider the timeline of studying Medicine and how this aligns with their ambitions and goals for the future.
Workload, Course content, Socialising - What’s it actually like? An honest and detailed outline of the realities of studying Medicine such as exams, subject content and weekly schedule. Students will explore the ways in which work can be balanced with co-curricular, and have the opportunity to ask about any concerns over the rumoured intensity of Medicine!
Traditional or PBL, UCAT or BMAT - What does it all mean? This will include a discussion of the different formats Medical schools adopt, including Traditional and Problem Based Learning. Time will be given to discuss the student's preferred methods of learning and how these would fit one or the other. The main admissions tests, their sections, expected work and resources for doing well will also be covered.
Get ahead of the competition - A comprehensive guide to a successful application. The lesson will explore the components of a strong application to Medicine. The focus will be given to the Personal Statement, Academics, Books, Volunteering, Sports and Interviews.
So I’m a Doctor, now what? As a means of rounding off the course, this hour will explore the career pathways a degree in Medicine can provide. Students will discuss the range of options that open from Healthcare specialities, to Law, to Business and Finance!
* Before the course begins Oliver will send out a FAQ document to ensure the course is tailored and bespoke.
Course Length: Five Hours