July 16, 2013 by Emedica
So, my examinations and dissertation are complete for my final year of Biomedical Science. Now after a few days rest it is time to continue preparing for my application for graduate entry Medicine! This is easier said than done as I need to continue preparing for the UKCAT which I have booked for late July, complete my personal statement and UCAS application whilst keeping up with volunteer work and my full time job for the summer.
Out of the five sub categories for the UKCAT I find the quantitative reasoning the most difficult, not because of the actual questions but because of the time limit. However, I couldn’t advise you more that the best way to improve is to practice, practice and practice! With this in mind UKCATprep.com has been my life saver as of the practice questions which are really helping me to improve. I like the way they offer timed or untimed options so I can firstly practise them, then when my confidence has grown I can go on to try the timed questions.
Another important step I have to decide is my final decisions on which medical schools I would like to apply to. Whilst there is a lot of choice for graduate entry medicine, competition is fierce and so I really need to choose a course that is looking for the qualities I have.
I feel one of the most important aspects of this time of year is using your time wisely and being prepared every step of the way.