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Our blogs are written by medical experts in their field, to provide insight into the medical application process and life as a doctor.

April 19, 2018

Where Should I Apply with My UKCAT Score?

by Dukes Medical Applications

For most aspiring medical students, taking the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is the first step in their application. As the UKCAT is taken early on, you will already have the results when you choose which universities to apply for. This means that you are able to tailor your decision to your UKCAT score, and choose medical schools where you will have the best possible chance of being interviewed or receiving an offer—whether your score is high or not so high. Because different top universities place different emphases on the various elements of your application, a disappointing UKCAT score is by no means the end of the road, nor does a high score guarantee you an interview at all medical schools. Below, we tell you where to consider applying based on your UKCAT score.

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February 12, 2018

What To Do On Your Medical Work Experience

by Dukes Medical Applications

This blog details how best to make the most out of your medical work experience, including practical tips as to how best to optimise this experience.

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February 12, 2018

Current Topics: Organ Donation, Opt In or Opt Out?

by Dr Emma Brierley

With Wales choosing an ‘opt-out’ policy for organ donation, Dr Emma Brierley deliberates whether this should be used universally.

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December 7, 2017

Current Topics: Doctor’s Salaries

by Dr Emma Brierley

Dr Emma Brierley talks about the current state of doctor’s salaries within the NHS.

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December 1, 2017

Work Experience – ‘Staffordshire buddies’

by Verity Hawley

Verity Hawley is a fifth year medical student at The University of Leeds. She writes about her time volunteering for a local HIV support charity.

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November 28, 2017

8 Top UK Universities to Study Biomedicine

by Dukes Medical Applications

Biomedicine is a sought after degree at most medical schools. We look at the top eight Biomedical degrees, according to QS University World Rankings.

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