A Quick Guide to the Main Medical Specialities

Though you will have probably seen one or two medical specialities during your work experience placements, and heard of many in television and films, you might not be exactly sure what they do. This can easily trip wannabe medical students up in interview when faced with questions about a particular speciality they have heard of,…

Interviewing for Medicine at Oxford: The Basics

Rightly or wrongly it is your interview that will decide your offer of a place to read medicine at Oxford. The UCAS form and BMAT are used to short list candidates, and are then not considered again except in separating two similar interviewees (see https://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/medicine/pre-clinical/statistics for the full application procedure). This places a lot of…

Healthcare Structure and Essential Terms

Primary care, secondary care, tertiary care, social care. This list of medical terms is thrown around in interviews is long and it doesn’t look good if you have to ask “what does that mean?”. Although it’s perfectly legitimately for you to have not come across these terms during your various work experience placement, its far…