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27th June 2021

Sixth formers applying for medical university courses have intense week of practice sessions.

Members of the sixth form applying for competitive medical university courses had an intense week of practice sessions.  

Teacher of Biology and Doc Soc Organiser, Dr Andrew Nicoll tells us more:-

“On Wed / Thurs 16 / 17 June we held our biannual practice interview panels (once again online) for medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine.   Pupils were put through their paces with questions on motivations for clinical courses, ethics, and personal achievements by the interviewers, which included local vet Mr Chris Booth BVSc and Old Oakhamian Dr Navin Leanage MBChB.  A number of sixth formers also sat mock university admissions tests including the Biomedical Admissions Test or BMAT.  

On the Friday many of the same pupils attended our annual preparation day for the Universities Clinical Admissions Test or UCAT, which is run by The Medic Portal (TMP).  We were delighted to host TMP trainer Miss Lydia Yosief (pictured) who is going into her final year of medical studies at King’s College London.  As well as strategy and explanation, Lydia was able to inject enthusiasm and good humour into her coverage of the intricacies of the UCAT exam, which pupils will sit over the summer holiday.  We wish her well for the future and look forward to participating in the TMP multi mini interview (MMI) circuits in London in November.”

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