Widening Participation

UK MEdOS will distribute the following books to disadvantaged schools nationwide:

Medical School: The Applicant’s Guide (Kapil Sugand & Mahiben Maruthappu, Doctor’s Academy, 2013)

Medical School: The Undergraduate’s Guide (Mahiben Maruthappu & Kapil Sugand, Doctor’s Academy, 2013)

Both books have taken over two years to compile after exhaustive researching and reviewing to maximise the accuracy and usefulness of the content. The books provide perspectives from current medical students, a range of healthcare professionals, and eminent professors, offering personal and professional advice on all aspects of applying and making the most of the medical school experience. The chapters, in addition to serving as a starting point, reference numerous external sources for further information that have been individually reviewed, rated and recommended by the authors. We have aimed to cover all the information an applicant needs from the moment they decide to study medicine to the point of graduation. The content of each book is as follows:

Medical School: The Applicant’s Guide has been compiled in collaboration with 66 contributors and four senior reviewers (including three professors). It contains the following topics:

Chapter 1: Are you sure you want to study Medicine?
Chapter 2: Which university?
Chapter 3: How can I get into medical school?
Chapter 4: What are medical schools looking for?
Chapter 5: The application process
Chapter 6: Additional entry exams (UKCAT, BMAT, GAMSAT)
Chapter 7: Interviews
Chapter 8: Finance
Chapter 9: Studying Medicine in the UK from abroad
Chapter 10: Studying Medicine outside UK
Chapter 11: Taking a gap year
Chapter 12: Graduate Entry
Chapter 13: Alternative routes into Medicine
Foundation year (Direct Entry)
Extended Medical Degree Programme
Access to Medicine Programme
Students with Disability
Chapter 14: Why Medicine may not be your calling
Physician Assistant
Biomedical Sciences
Chapter 15: For parents
Appendix: University profiles of all British medical schools

Medical School: The Undergraduate’s Guide has been compiled in collaboration with 33 contributors and four senior reviewers (including three professors). It contains the following topics:

Chapter 1: Understanding educational strategies
Chapter 2: Your first year
Beginning of medical school
While at medical school
Chapter 3: Exams and exam preparation
Chapter 4: Pastoral care
Chapter 5: Time management in medical school
Balancing major extracurricular commitments with medical school
Chapter 6: Leadership development in medical school
Chapter 7: CV building
Publications, presentations and prizes
Societies, events and teaching
Writing a successful fellowship or grant application
Chapter 8: Additional degrees
Intercalated Bachelor degrees
PhD programmes
Chapter 9: Erasmus and elective placements
Chapter 10: Clinical practice and working in the NHS
Healthcare settings
Making the most of clinical rotations
Chapter 11: Choosing your Career
Hospital Medicine
Emergency Medicine
General Practice
Chapter 12: Alternative Medical Careers
Becoming an Anatomist
Academic Medicine
Health Politics
Space Medicine
Catastrophe and Conflict Medicine
Wilderness and Expedition Medicine
Military Medicine
Chapter 13: Applying for Foundation Training

Request a copy

To purchase your personal copies in softcover and Kindle, please visit Doctor’s Academy at http://publications.doctorsacademy.org or Amazon at http://www.amazon.co.uk

Alternatively you can request a hard copy from any high street retailer including Waterstones and WHSmith.

If you think your school library is eligible for a free copy – please contact us at info@doctorsacademy.org.uk