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Funding your medical elective

Written by Ashley McKimm.

If you dare ask any doctor their best experience at medical school then you’d better be prepared for hours of recollections from their elective - and if you’re really unlucky they might even whip out their photo album to share.

It can be a life changing experience, but so can finding the funding to get you there - and not for the right reasons. In this issue we look at some early steps you can take to help finance your medical elective.

 

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How to spot a fresher

Written by JuniorDr.

A first year med student can be spotted more easily than a baby with chicken pox. Here’s what gives you away:

  1. Can be spotted fighting over free tins of beans at freshers fairs.
  2. Conversation over lunch includes topics other than resection of the small bowel.
  3. Jump at the chance to sign-up for clinical trials to earn a fiver being injected with the Ebola virus. Add a comment
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Get Fresh – starting medical school guide

Written by Ashley McKimm.

Medical school can be a scary place. There’s the dissection room, angry hospital consultants and the student union bar on a Wednesday night. But don’t go running for home just yet.

With the help of medical students and doctors who have been there and survived we’ll tell you how to survive in the land of colonoscopy clinics, cardiac vivas and neuro MCQs.

 

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Planning your medical elective

Written by Ashley McKimm.

travel-luggageIf you dare ask any doctor their best experience at medical school then you'd better be prepared for hours of mind-numbing stories from their medical elective – and if you're really unlucky they'll even whip out a photo album bigger than the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Your medical elective is guaranteed to be an amazing experience – and it'll soon be your eyes that light up when you get the chance to subject some unknowing medical student to stories of your time debriding ingrown toe-nails in the outer depths of Timbuktu. Add a comment

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Survival Guide - Living in halls

Written by Ashley McKimm.

person-in-boxAs a medical student you've just moved into the thirteenth floor of halls. Your room is the size of a matchbox. The person next door plays music so loud that cracks are forming in the wall and someone's stealing your milk. Don't panic!! ... here's some advice.

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