After more than a year of enjoyable personal blogging on WordPress, I’m proud to announce a new blog: Get into Medicine UK.
Eagle-eyed readers will have noted the appearance of its link in my blogroll here this week, but I’d like to take a moment of your time to introduce it properly. As some of you know, I run a course helping prospective applicants Get into Medical School, explaining the complexities of the application process and the exams & interviews they face.
A key thing that students need to be able to demonstrate, both in their personal statements and interviews, is enthusiasm for the subject and an awareness of ongoing ethical & controversial issues in the field. Of course, you’d hope they’d be interested in keeping up to date for their own interest too, but it’s sometimes difficult to find time for this in addition to all the other work they’re doing.
Get into Medicine UK aims to help students maintain this awareness and enthusiasm by collecting some of the more interesting health & medicine stories from around the web into one easy-to-follow place. It also includes prompts for some of the ideas and questions the stories raise, which students might want to think about before their interviews. And best of all, the site is entirely free, with no restricted/pay content.
Of course, a lot of health news has relevance to a wider audience too, so even if you’re not in the health profession or trying to get into it, you should find something interesting to read there too.
Never fear, Beyond Anomie will remain my personal blog, but the great thing about WordPress is the flexibility of its platform and I’m excited about using it for Get into Medicine UK.
Thanks for your ongoing support, and do please spread the word to anyone you know who might be thinking about a career in Medicine!