Med School UK 101 2015

8 August 2015

On the 8th of August 2015, 115 pre-medical students from all around Malaysia and 40 UK medical student volunteers filled the spaces of HELP Academy for an event entitled “UK Med School 101: Your Complete Guide to UK Medical School Applications”. The programme consisted of a mixture of talks and workshops covering various segments of the UCAS application, ranging from the types of medical school curricula to a medical ethics debate workshop.

The unique factor about UK Med School 101 is the fact that all talks and workshops were given by current medical students of different years from 20 UK universities, including University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and University College London just to name a few. This therefore allows advice to be given from a student’s point of view, which is most accurate to the actual experience of the application process.

Participants got the rare and golden opportunity to mingle with medical students already studying in the UK. They could ask questions not only about the application process to the UK, but more importantly the tips and tricks that got these students there. There was even a mini medical school convention at the end of the day which saw 20 UK university booths manned by university representatives, and two booths dedicated to Malaysian and Irish Universities. The convention allowed participants to ask questions related to the curriculum and lifestyle of the students studying at those universities.

All in all, the event was a huge success and we have received feedback that many participants thoroughly benefited from it. We would like to thank HELP University College for kindly hosting the venue of the event, MABECS for being our event sponsor, and Sunway Medical Centre for being MMI’s platinum sponsor.

Do enjoy the photos taken of the day and we look forward to seeing you at our next event!

For more detailed information about our event, go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/747767588665797/

by Joanna Wong