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Study Tips for the Duke-Elder Undergraduate Prize Exam

The Duke-Elder Undergraduate Prize Exam is an optional competitive exam run by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, designed for undergraduate medical students who have an interest in Ophthalmology. It is amongst the most prestigious undergraduate prizes in the United Kingdom and attracts hundreds of applicants per year. However, most students will have little or no

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How to plan your FY3

FY3 refers to time spent out of training after completing the foundation programme i.e. the year after FY2. In this article, we hope to give you an overview of the process of planning your F3, highlighting important resources to help you get started. As this is the article our audience has asked for most, we

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Maximise Points for Specialty Applications

With the recent removal of additional degrees counting for points towards all specialty applications for 2023 recruitment, it’s now even more important to build one’s portfolio to maximise points for specialty applications. How can you prioritise the easiest to obtain points? How can you do this without being frustrated by the tickbox exercise? Find something

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Doctor’s Pay Calculator 2023

We’ve created a pay calculator to help you better understand your salary, how much tax you’ll pay, student loans & contributions to NHS pensions. Top Finance Tips Doctor’s Pay Calculator Our calculator below has been updated for 2024 to include England, Northern Ireland, Scotland & Wales for all grades (FY1, FY2, SHOs, Core Training &

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Applying to Occupational Medicine

Occupation medicine is a fantastic specialty and one with a huge variety of opportunities. In this article, we discuss this in-depth and give you an idea of what it involves. Why do Occupational Medicine? Occupational Medicine is a specialty that focuses on the impact of health on work, and the impact of work on health.

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Applying to Psychiatry Training

Do you have an interest in human behaviour? Did you go into medicine to speak to patients? Are you looking for variety in your work? Do you want to make a difference in people’s lives? Then Psychiatry could be for you! Why Psychiatry? Psychiatry is a wonderful speciality for anyone who has an interest in

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Applying to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS)

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is a mouthful (no pun intended), but you may have heard of it referred to as OMFS or, more affectionately, Maxfacs. A speciality of the head and neck, you will often hear Maxfacs trainees joke about how their job starts above the clavicle. Introduction My own path started when I heard

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Preparing for the Situational Judgement Test

Preparing for the Situational Judgement Test (SJT) exam can be quite daunting. It makes up 50% of your Foundation Programme application and thus has the largest weight of any one exam on your ranking. People will tell you that you can’t prepare for it or preparing will make you do worse. Some will advise their

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Passing the Prescribing Safety Assessment (PSA)

The PSA is aimed at final year medical students and those graduating overseas to assess their competency at prescribing as Foundation Year 1 Doctors. It can also be taken by FY1s if they have not passed it in their final year or had not attempted it before. You must check out our free PSA course.

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Applying to Paediatrics

On the one hand, you wear a Disney lanyard, with a pocket stuffed with stickers, on the other, you are dealing with what is internationally referred to as the most precious of lives. Child medicine requires the silly and light-heartedness in parallel with the calm and intense – if that appeals to you, you’re already

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