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Degree: Medicine (Bachelors) - Oxford, St Anne's College University
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|.BMAT (BioMedical Admissions)||Uni Admissions Test||£26 /hr|
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Contrary to what it may seem like, there is no "golden" set of extracurriculars that will get you into medical school. The most important things are:
1. To ensure that you have some long-standing activities which you have been doing a while to demonstrate your interest and commitment to a cause
2. To actually think about what doing that particular activity offers you. It's so easy to blindly start doing things, but at medical school interviews and in personal statements, it is crucial to emphasise how your extracurricular activities have contributed to and strengthened your desire to become a doctor.
3. To try and go the extra mile with extracurriculars - for example, if you're working in a charity shop, you could offer to help make the layout of the shop more attractive to customers, help to devise a system to organise donated items etc. This extra effort will show that you have problem-solving skills and plenty of enthusiasm!
Some examples of extracurricular activities include:
1. VOLUNTEERING: at the local hospice, a nursing home, a charity shop, volunteering to run facilities at the local hospital (such as the mobile library)
2. LEADING: leading summer camps for children/young people, organising fundraisers
3. OTHER: writing/editing for student newspapers/journals, music, sport, drama, photography, public speaking/debating
The above are just examples, but as long as you care about what you do, it counts. Don't underestimate the importance of non-medical activities - the communication, team-work and problem-solving skills which you observe during clinical work experience can actually be put into practice as a volunteer, fundraiser or student journalist.
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The active site of an enzyme is the place on the enzyme molecule where the substrate (the substance which participates in the reaction catalysed by the enzyme) normally binds.
Competitive inhibitors slow down enzyme action by acting at the active site - they bind to the active site of the enzyme molecule to prevent the substrate binding, so that that the reaction cannot be catalysed by the enzyme. The name "competitive" comes from the idea that the inhibitor "competes" to bind to the active site with the substrate. You can overcome the effect of a competitive inhibitor by simply adding more substrate so that the "competition" tips in favour of the substrate instead of the inhibitor.
Non-competitive inhibitors act at a site other than the active site on the enzyme molecule, so they don't actually "compete" with the substrate to bind to the active site. They act by changing the shape of an enzyme molecule once they bind to it, which also changes the shape of the active site. So, the substrate cannot bind to the active site anymore. You cannot overcome the effect of a non-competitive inhibitor by adding more substrate - the shape of the enzyme is changed permanently and the substrate will not bind to the active site no matter how much is present.see more