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  • #8286

    Hanna
    Participant
    @hanna_

    Hey I’m Hanna and I’m a second year medic in bristol

    Before I came to uni I went to your Aspiring Doctors conferences and the National medical applicants conferences at Oxford uni and that’s where I met you guys when you were still help me i’m a medic… they were both amazing and I loved the experience so much they made me sure I want to be a doctor. I’ve still got my folders from the conferences and all of my notes about the procedures i got to do!!

    I love that you guys have changed your name to Generation medics and the new site! ive  been reading the forum for a while and have signed up now because some of the lower 6th at my old school asked me questions that I thought I could share on here too to hopefully help more people

    Before I met you guys I never thought i’d be able to get into medicine or be studying in bristol! you’ve offered me support and thats been so amazing that i want to be able to help too. If you have questions feel free to ask me them

    I’d also love to find out more about what its like to work in different specialty areas because i have no idea what i’ll go into after uni!

    xxH

  • #8223

    Sanjana
    Participant
    @Sanjana

    Hi, my name is Sanjana and I’m an A level student studying Maths, Chemistry and Biology.

    I’m hoping to become a doctor but haven’t decided what field in particular, probably surgery.

    • #11192

      James GenMedX
      Participant
      @JamesGenMedX

      Hi Sanjana

      Welcome to the community!

      How did your A Levels go? You can let us know in our results day forum and if you have any questions we’ll answer them there 😊

      I’m a fourth year medical student now and I can tell you that the more I see and experience Medicine, the more I love it and the less sure I become of which specific type/specialism will be the one I choose! I think it’s important that you find something you enjoy and try to do that because YOLO

      Is there any particular type of surgery that sounds good to you?

       

  • #8144

    Kate Hunterr
    Participant
    @Kate2323

    Hello, my name is Kate and I am an A-Level student.

    I’m in my first year at sixth form studying Biology, Psychology and Chemistry! I really enjoy Psychology and Biology, I chose to do Chemistry because I want to go into health and i read that some universities prefer health or science related A-Level subjects. I am yet to decide what degreee to do, but I think nursing or occupational therapy interests me the most 😊

  • #7847

    Furkan
    Participant
    @Furkan76

    Hi everyone,

     

    My name is Furkan and I have just logged on for the first time to Generation Medics. I think the website looks quite helpful, with exam questions and answers to test me whilst I’m not in revision mode.

    I was looking to start my personal statement in the next few days and I was wondering whether there are any medical staff or students that can help me start it and provide me with tips on how to successfully produce something universities are looking for.

     

    Thanks.

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  • #7794

    Aspiring_medic12
    Participant
    @Aspiring_medic12

    Hi! I’m William. I’m 15 years old and I want to study medicine to become a doctor. I’ve always wanted to work in health and as I’ve grown older my passion and interest has grown. I’ve realised that Medicine is the route I want to go down as I am really passionate about helping people and positively impacting on a persons life! I am currently doing my GCSE’s and can’t wait to start my A-Levels! I will be studying Chemistry, Biology and Economics. Over the summer I hope to start building on my med school application and get experiences. If anyone has any tips or advice, that would be great! 🙂

    • #7800

      Sarah GenMedX
      Moderator
      @SarahGenMedX

      Hey William! Welcome to our community 👋

      It’s amazing to hear you’re so motivated about your future! I just wanted to share some useful resources with you so you don’t miss out on any opportunities!

      Check out our How to get into Medicine blog – it’s got a breakdown of when you should be thinking about different things, so you know if you’re on track with what you should be doing! We also have our weekly revision questions, for AS and A-Level Maths, Biology and Chemistry that would be super useful for you – find those on our ALevels blog! Hope that’s a good place to start 😊

  • #7681

    Hasan A. Khan
    Participant
    @khanhali

    Hello. I’m Hasan Ali Khan …

    I’m currently a medical student at a Caribbean medical school and used to be a UK medical student. I’m also not from the UK

    so if you have any questions about

    • being a graduate medical student
    • being an international student,
    • getting into medical schools outside of the UK,
    • medical education in and outside of UK
    • how to deal with things when stuff goes wrong
    • or any other advice

    then please feel free to ask. Watch out for blog posts from me which I hope you will find beneficial 🙂

    HAK

  • #7606

    Luke.4
    Participant
    @Luke.4

    Hi I’m Luke

    I’m in sixth form studying Maths, Biology and Chemistry. I have applied for medicine 2018/19 entry.

    The new medical schools blog was interesting, I guess it might be easier to get into medical school in the next few years..

    • #8704

      Hanna
      Participant
      @hanna_

      I think the existing med schools will probabbly just keep the same requirments because they have so many applicants but i wonder what will happen with the new ones 🤔 xxH

  • #6987

    Katherine GenMedX
    Moderator
    @katherinegenmedx

    Hey guys!

    Are you all excited for the weekend?

    Here’s a motivational post for you all to help you kickstart your weekend on a good note. This one’s particularly important for everyone revising at the moment!

    We share our weekly Monday Motivations on our Twitter page, to keep updated follow us on twitter @genmedx 🙂

    • #7604

      Luke.4
      Participant
      @Luke.4

      Hi I’m Luke.

      I’m in sixth form studying Maths, Biology and Chemistry. I have applied for medicine 2018/19 entry.

      The new medical schools blog was interesting, I guess it might be easier to get into medical school in the next few years..

  • #6973

    Angie Heg
    Participant
    @Angie10

    Hello, I’m Angie, an A Level student aspiring to be a cardiothoracic surgeon!! 🙂

    • #8706

      Hanna
      Participant
      @hanna_

      The world needs more women in surgery! 💪 xxH

  • #6077

    Madylaroncey
    Participant
    @Madylaroncey

    Hi, my name is Noor and i am a GCSE student. Originally i didn’t plan on doing anything related to medicine but then as time went on i started to get more and more interested in so now here i am telling you a bit about my self, I joined this GenMedX club through school and on my first week i honestly didn’t know what to expect. as a few weeks went by this has honestly helped me so much and i’m started to enjoy medicine as a whole, so yeah thats me

    • #11194

      James GenMedX
      Participant
      @JamesGenMedX

      Hi Noor

      Awesome to hear that the GenMedX club at your school helped you! 💪🏾 Are there any particular careers you’re thinking about now?

       

    • #8708

      Hanna
      Participant
      @hanna_

      Hey noor

      Medicine is honestly so fun and there’s so much variety within it! Are there any job roles in particular that you’re thinking about?

      xxH

  • #6075

    sillyexol
    Participant
    @sillyexol

    Hello! I’m in year 10 doing my GCSEs currently and I’ve been interested in studying medicine ever since I was six. Partly because i was inspired by my parents as they both specialized in veterinary and forensic science. Also, I’m in love with biology and always ace my assessments in that subject. I hope you welcome me in this community and answer my questions fully.  🙂

    • #8710

      Hanna
      Participant
      @hanna_

      Hey!!

      It’s so cool thst you’ve wanted to be a doctor for so long! I’m Hanna and i’m a student studying to become a doctor. It’s not always going to be easy but if you work hard you can achieve your goals 🙂

      If you have any questions feel free to ask away!

      Good luck! xxH

      • #11207

        James GenMedX
        Participant
        @JamesGenMedX

        Hi guys

        Medicine is such a broad area and its fascinating isn’t it! If either of you have any questions feel free to ask 👍🏽

        Are there any specialty areas you’re already thinking you’d enjoy working in?

         

  • #6073

    BTS_ThilARMY1
    Participant
    @BTS_ThilARMY1

    Hello my name Thilaxshika and I’m 14 years old in Year 10. I want to study medicine and I’ve taken this option to fulfill my dreams and having my parent’s support makes me stronger everyday but I’m not sure what I want to be in the future. I also want to travel the world and help people who suffer major illnesses and those who need help. In my opinion, the biggest obstacle to study medicine in the future would probably be moving out away from home as I already live away from my dad who works in Germany.

    • #11205

      James GenMedX
      Participant
      @JamesGenMedX

      Hi Thilaxshika

      Another fellow #FutureDoctor 👋🏽 I’m James and I’m a fourth year medical student

      I bet it’s tough living away from your dad! The idea of moving away from home to study can be really scary, but actually almost all of the rest of your class will have done the same thing so in a way it’s really nice. I’ve met people from all over the UK and international students too who I would never have met if I stayed at home.

      There’s so many medical schools right now that you’ll probably be surprised to see that you can probably find universities to study quite close to you!

      If you’ve got any questions we’re happy to answer them here 👍🏽

  • #6069

    Bisy_xo
    Participant
    @Bisy_xo

    Hi my name is Bismah and I am currently studying my GCSE in yr 10. When i’m older one of the few things i want to be is a councilor. I have always wanted to be a councilor but recently I have had a stronger passion for it. Honestly I don’t know why I want to be a councilor so bad.

    • #11203

      James GenMedX
      Participant
      @JamesGenMedX

      Hi Bismah

      It’s awesome that you have a strong passion for a career and know you want to do it! Do you know much about what the role involves or how you become one? You can always ask us here – Ask for Advice from Professionals

      How was Y10? Are you nervous for Y11?

  • #6058

    UwaisJ
    Participant
    @UwaisJ

    Hi

    My name is Uwais and i am currently studying my GCSE in yr 10 and when i’m older i want to become a surgeon, a neurologist or a biomedical scientist/research into diseases. I want to do this as my sister had a brain illness and this made me look into the jobs and i felt it was interesting so i wanted to do it. My biggest hurdle i need to overcome is hitting a high grade such as a B/A in physics.

    • #11199

      James GenMedX
      Participant
      @JamesGenMedX

      Hi Uwais

      That’s an inspirational reason to want to join a medical profession! So many of my friends have chosen Medicine for similar reasons. Not all universities will require Physics, so your biggest hurdle might not actually be what you think it is right now.

      Did you sit any exams before the end of Y10?

  • #6056

    TenPencePiece
    Participant
    @TenPencePiece

    Hi, I’m Helen. I’m 15, going on 16 and am currently neck deep into year 11. One day I hope to enter either general practice or become a biology teacher. I’m currently studying English lang+lit, maths, chemistry, Biology, Physics, art, textiles and music. I’ve studied modern history. I’ve got ASD but I don’t let it bother me too much. And in my spare time (Or rather what’s left of it considering revision and homework have utterly dominated any time I’d previously had…) I like to escape reality and create cosplay outfits or customise dolls.

    • #11201

      James GenMedX
      Participant
      @JamesGenMedX

      Hi Helen

      You must be waiting for your GCSE Results – I remember being worried in the week before! How are you feeling?

      Some of us guys here have written a blog with some tips to help support you during this time – check it out if you’re interested

      Also if you want to talk all things GCSE’s and results then check out our forum – Secondary School Common Room

      Good Luck!!

  • #6042

    Husnain
    Participant
    @Hz7913

    Hey,

    I’m Husnain (age 14) and I’m studying my GCSE’s. I am an advanced First Aider for St John Ambulance and I have been doing this for over a year. One of my favourite events was when I volunteered at Adams Park for Wycombe Wanderers. At the event, whilst watching the crowd I saw someone fall over the balcony. I ran to the patient only to reveal he was ok after a check-up and had no injuries. The patient was well and discharged on scene. My future hopes are to become a specialist practitioner or an advanced paramedic.

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    • #11197

      James GenMedX
      Participant
      @JamesGenMedX

      Hi Husnain

      Your experience as an advanced first aider sounds amazing mate. Your patient sounds lucky! I know quite a few people here at my uni who volunteer through St John’s but they are only just becoming first aiders/advanced first aiders now!!

      What options have you chosen for GCSE? 🚑

       

  • #3651

    Naman
    Participant
    @naman.bhatt@doctors.org.uk

    Hi Everyone,

    I’m Dr. Naman Bhatt I am currently working as a Radiology doctor. I’ve also been involved with lots of fun projects around medicine and medical education, I have developed e-learning material for medical education projects, help run one-on-one sessions for people trying to get in to medicine and medical students preparing for their exams. My interests lie within research and the development of new medical technologies/devices, which forms part of my Clinical Entrepreneurs Fellowship

     

    What is radiology?

    Radiology in medicine is a sub-speciality for doctors. Here we combine the knowledge of how the body works with physics to analyse different organs and tissues within the human body. You can think of us as detectives trying to put the clues together, the clues are pictures of the human body. We then give our opinion on what we think could be causing a patient’s symptoms, or in many cases that there is no cause identified. The clinical team can then correlate this information with all the hard work they have done (taking a history, examining the patient, looking at their social situation and their past medical history/medications) and formulate a plan for the patient.

     

    If anyone has any queries please feel free to get in touch! Good luck to all of you for your results and for those of you applying to a healthcare related course 🙂

     

    BW,

    Dr. Naman Bhatt

  • #3614

    Chlo3
    Participant
    @Chlo3

    Hi my name is Chloe, I’m starting college in September and want to be a nurse!

    I love Harry Potter and am a true Hufflepuff at heart.

  • #3568

    sam
    Participant
    @Sam1

    Hey

    I’m Sam, I’m getting my GCSE results today and I want to be a dentist or a doctor (haven’t decided which yet!)

    • #3577

      Blerina GenMedX
      Moderator
      @blerinagenmedx

      Good luck today Sam! Let us know how it goes 🙂 If you need any advice leave a message on the GCSE results thread!

  • #3275

    Priya
    Participant
    @Priya

    Hello everyone, my name is Dr.Priya Das and I’m a Birmingham and UCL graduate.

    I am currently a NW Thames medical trainee and have attended many Generation Medics OSCE sessions. I have enjoyed working with this team and am very excited about the future timetable!

    TC,

    Priya

  • #3247

    Katherine GenMedX
    Moderator
    @katherinegenmedx

    Hello everyone, I hope everyone has enjoyed their weekends and start to the week.

    We thought it might be helpful to give you guys a bit more of an insight into how to use the forum.

    So, if you’re a professional share your words of wisdom on our special ‘words of wisdom’ thread! This could be anything from the most useful piece of advice you were given as a student, your favourite inspirational quote, or maybe a little insight into your journey and the challenges you faced. If you want to interact in other ways on the forum, checkout the different threads and see if there is anything you can add to conversation or advice you can give.

    If you’re a student check all of our forums for what might be relevant for you. At the moment we have our ‘results day’ and ‘pre-GCCE’ aspiring doctors thread where you can ask questions and get advice. We will have more to come as we grow so keep an eye out! Also checkout the ‘words of wisdom’ thread, this is where you will get exclusive insights!

  • #3063

    Blerina GenMedX
    Moderator
    @blerinagenmedx

    Hello everyone, I’m Blerina!

    I am a Junior Projects Officer and part of the Generation Medics team.

    I look forward to seeing what you have to say and getting involved.

    As mentioned earlier, if you have any concerns regarding the content on this forum, feel free to contact me. I’m also happy to answer any questions you might have, don’t hesitate to get in touch!

    Blerina 🙂

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  • #3053

    Hinnah GenMedX
    Moderator
    @drhinnahgenmedx

    Hello,

    I’m Dr Hinnah Rafique, Director of Generation Medics!

    I founded Generation Medics to widen access to medical and health careers for people from all backgrounds. We provide up-to-date advice, information and opportunities for aspiring health professionals. Our support does not end there, we provide career-spanning support which means that after you have begun training and even after graduation we’re still able to provide support and opportunities to help you succeed in your career!

    I hope that you find this forum useful and are able to contribute to the discussions 🙂

    Looking forward to see what you have to say!

    HR

  • #2998

    Katherine GenMedX
    Moderator
    @katherinegenmedx

    Hey, I’m Katherine!
    I am part of the Generation Medics team and I am one of the moderators on the forum threads. I look forward to hearing what you guys have to say and getting involved!
    As mentioned earlier, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch 🙂

  • #2987

    GenMedics
    Keymaster
    @GenMedics

    We have many people who work with us to help widen access to medical and health careers- including 100’s of fabulous volunteers!

    To help you distinguish who everyone is, we have added ‘GenMedX’ to the end of the names of our core team.

    We’ll introduce ourselves properly below, but if you’re concerned about any of the content on this forum contact Blerina (her username for this forum is @blerinagenmedx) or use the ‘Contact us’ page.

    We look forward to hearing your introductions! 🙂

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