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Emily C.

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Degree: Medicine (BMBS) and Biomedical Sciences (BMedSci) (Bachelors) - Nottingham University

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Who am I?

Hi everyone! My name is Emily and I am in my final years studying medicine at the University of Nottingham. As a student doctor, teaching is part of the job and I have always had a real enthusiasm for it. I have often helped younger students with difficult exams or how to survive medical school and I am currently part of a Mentoring Scheme where I teach younger students clinical skills.

What I can offer

I understand that every student is different. I like to make sure that any teaching is completely guided by you and that the sessions are tailored to work with your learning style.

I like to start with figuring out how much knowledge you already have; from there we can use any style under the sun to help you to understand a topic inside out. Ideally by the end, you should be able to explain the subject to me and put me out of a job!

I have a wealth of knowledge about applying to medical school and what it is like to be here and I would really love to pass on that knowledge to you in order to give you the best possible chance of getting into medical school.

As part of my training I have learnt a lot about how the human body works and as such have a clear and fundamental understanding of it that I can pass on to you.

I hope that over the course of even just one session I can make you feel more comfortable and confident with whatever you may be struggling with; a lot can be accomplished in a 55 minutes!

How to contact me

If you feel that I can help you out then please send me a message or book a ‘Meet the tutor session’ through the MyTutorWeb website. I can then get in touch and we can work towards whatever you may be struggling with.

I look forward to saying hello!

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Biology A Level £20 /hr
Human Biology A Level £20 /hr
Biology GCSE £18 /hr
Human Biology GCSE £18 /hr
-Medical School Preparation- Mentoring £20 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £20 /hr
.UKCAT. Uni Admissions Test £25 /hr

Qualifications

QualificationLevelGrade
MathsA-LevelC
Biology A-LevelA
FrenchA-LevelA
Chemistry A-LevelB
Bachelors of Medical SciencesBachelors Degree2:2
UKCATUni Admissions Test670
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CRB/DBS Standard

24/09/2012

CRB/DBS Enhanced

09/03/2015

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Ratings and reviews

5from 5 customer reviews

Mihaela (Parent) November 8 2016

Comprehensive help and very supportive.

Mihaela (Parent) November 6 2016

Excellent!

MIHAELA (Student) October 26 2016

Great support ,many thanks !

Katie (Student) February 7 2016

Really helpful!
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Questions Emily has answered

What is the most common question asked in a Medical School Interview?

The most common question is quite obvious; "why do you want to be a doctor?" Now, the answer to this might be simple in your mind but you have to remember that your interviewers will want to play devil's advocate. So simply saying, "I enjoy the science of the human body" is not sufficient beca...

The most common question is quite obvious; "why do you want to be a doctor?"

Now, the answer to this might be simple in your mind but you have to remember that your interviewers will want to play devil's advocate. So simply saying, "I enjoy the science of the human body" is not sufficient because they will turn around and say "well why don't you go into research?". The same is true if you say "I enjoy caring for people". The interviewer will usually then say, "Well, why don't you train as a nurse?".

The trick is put all your reasons together as a combination. It's also worth throwing in that you want to challenge yourself to the best of your ability and becoming a doctor is the perfect fit. Remember, whatever your reasons, be sure that you can back it up with evidence! 

This is by far the simplest question they will ask but also the most difficult. Be prepared to justify all of your reasons. 

Finally, don't be worried that they are testing you; becoming a doctor is one of the most grueling courses you can do- they need to be sure that you really want it! 

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What should I include in my personal statement for Medicine?

Personal statements are something that fill people with dread.  There are a few core things that you should include in your medical school personal statement.  1) Demonstrate WHY you want to apply for medicine. You must be succinct and to the point here; after all you only have so many charac...

Personal statements are something that fill people with dread. 

There are a few core things that you should include in your medical school personal statement. 

1) Demonstrate WHY you want to apply for medicine. You must be succinct and to the point here; after all you only have so many characters! So really think about it and try and write a list of words that sum up why you want to do medicine. This is by far the most important aspect of your statement.

2) Demonstrate abilities that will make you a good doctor. To prepare for this, think about what makes a good doctor. For me, a good doctor is someone who shows empathy, has excellent skill and knowledge, has good communication, can work well in a team but also can show leadership and someone who does not shy away from pressure. Try and show that you have these traits with evidence to back it up. For example, to show that you work well in a team, write about how you play sports for your school or engage in other team activities. To prove that you have the determination to succeed, write about learning a musical instrument or anything that you have achieved that you are proud of. Don't be afraid to gloat a little, this is the time to prove your worth!

3) Show that you have gained experience in the medical field so that you know what you are getting into. This is crucial! Try to look for alternative or different types of work experience. Working in nursing home is an excellent way to show that you can care for people, just as shadowing a doctor on a ward proves that you have gone out of your way to find out what it is like to work in the medical profession. Think about applying for experience overseas too; often this will give you even more exposure to what it is like to work in medicine than you will find in the UK; it is a good opportunity to find out if this is really what you want to do!

Finally, a concise summary and ending statement will make you stand out from the rest. Stick to your strengths and really think about what differentiates you from the pack; this is what medical schools want to see!

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