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Degree: Medicine (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) (Bachelors) - Exeter University
About myself :
Curiosity pushed me towards sciences, a field where everything is logical and relevant to our daily lives. After achieving top grades in high-school I did one year of Medical Sciences at the University of Exeter. After being in the top 10% of my class, I was offered the opportunity to transfer to Medicine.
My Teaching Experience
Teaching others has constantly been part of my extracurricular activities and part of my degree. A few examples include:
- being an IT tutor for older people who have never used a computer before
- teaching my peers through the Medical Society at the university
- being a Student Ambassador and creating workshops for potential medical school applicants
Other experiences include teaching large audiences at national and international medical conferences.
My technique focuses on three key points:
1. Constant Interaction
The problem with books and online videos is that you are not placed at the centre of the activity. During my sessions, your brain is the main actor of the scene! Based on your learning style (visual, auditory or kinaesthetic?), I will do my best to keep your brain curious and hungry for more science!
2. Lateral Thinking and Multiple Analogies
Sometimes things seem harder than they are. The important bit is the concept itself, not the fancy words used to describe it. I love breaking down huge, fancy words into logical chunks.
3. Explaining and consolidating the concept
I like investing time in listening to you explaining the same concept, but with other words. After all, if you cannot explain something, you don’t know it well enough, right?
Medical School Applications
I have been through this process twice and realised that there’s more to it than top grades and UKCAT. I would be more than happy to share my knowledge and help you learn from my mistakes.
I find it deeply rewarding and inspiring to pass on my knowledge further and to see others succeed. I am looking forward to meeting you soon!
|Biology||A Level||£20 /hr|
|Chemistry||A Level||£20 /hr|
|-Medical School Preparation-||Mentoring||£20 /hr|
|Biology||Bachelors Degree||82% (First)|
|Organic Molecules (Organic Chemistry)||Bachelors Degree||84% (First)|
|Chemical Reactivity and Bonding (Chemistry)||Bachelors Degree||83%|
|Biochemistry||Bachelors Degree||74% (First)|
|Microbiology||Bachelors Degree||78% (First)|
|Cellular Biology||Bachelors Degree||81% (First)|
|Integrated Clinical Science (Anatomy and Physiology)||Bachelors Degree||70% (First)|
|Romanian Bac - Chemistry||Baccalaureate||9,10|
|Romanian Bac - Biology||Baccalaureate||9,50|
|Romanian Bac - Mathematics||Baccalaureate||9,05|
|Romanian Bac - Romanian Language and Literature||Baccalaureate||9,90|
Firstly, you need to understand that there are two main types: Passive Immunity and Active Immunity. We will take them one by one and break them down now.
1. Passive Immunity:
As its name suggests, passive immunity is acquired "passively" from the mother. Immunoglobulins can be passed from the mother to the foetus through the umbilical cord. In simple terms, the umbilical cord is just the connection between the foetus and mother that provides nutrients and oxygen. Immunoglobulins can also be acquired passively through lactation and breast feeding. The passage of Immunoglobulins then leads to the creation of antibodies which are essential in the immune response.
2. Active Immunity
This is an active process and it is acquired through an infection where the body creates certain immune cells in response to a bacteria or a virus. This can also happen artificially, when you get vaccinated. Vaccines contained weakened forms of viruses or bacteria that cannot produce an infection, but that are enough to stimulate your immune system in order to produce immune cells against it.
Finally, you may have seen some books mentioning Active Natural or Active Artificial. What that means is just the way in which your immune system is stimulated. As its name suggests, Active Natural Immunity refers to a natural infection that stimulats production of your immune cells. On the other hand, Active Artificial Immunity refers to immune cell growth in response to an Artificial factor such as a vaccine.see more