The Multiple Mini Interview – a speed-dating type of interview!

A growing number of UK universities are now using the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) for their Medicine and Dentistry applications. St. George’s Medical School was the first UK institution to adopt this system in 2010 and it has spread quickly ever since. The advantage that an MMI has for you is that if you have … More The Multiple Mini Interview – a speed-dating type of interview!

Guest blog: Practical advice on gaining medical work experience

Beginning the journey of applying to medical school is daunting. One of the most important things on your journey is arranging medical work experience – but where to start? The Medic Portal engages with over 500,000 aspiring medical students each year – and here they provide some top tips on how to gain medical work experience! … More Guest blog: Practical advice on gaining medical work experience

NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP)

The NHS Scientist Training Programme will open in January 2015. The STP is a graduate-entry programme for scientists, where you are paid a salary by the NHS while training. Postgraduate training for the STP leads to a specifically commissioned and accredited master’s degree and certification of achievement of work-based training following one of nine themed … More NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP)

What does an Occupational Hygienist do?

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO): –          There are 2,000,000 work related deaths and/or injuries per year –          386,000 deaths each year from exposure to airborne particulates –          37% of lower back pain is attributed to the workplace The work of occupational hygienists is centred on eliminating and/or reducing these risks in the work … More What does an Occupational Hygienist do?

NHS Scientist Training Programme – Is it for me?

You have probably heard about the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP), seen as one of the main professional options for science graduates wanting to work in healthcare. So is it one of the options for you to consider after you graduate, and if it is how best to prepare for a successful application? Here are … More NHS Scientist Training Programme – Is it for me?