What many aspiring medical students lack, is advice from those who have gone before them. It's all very well being advised on what grades you need and what the course content is, but hearing it from the horse's mouth is what gives real insight.
Samantha Chioma is a fourth-year graduate medical student at St George's University. Although she has always wanted to be a doctor, Samantha describes her journey to medical school as a 'complicated' one. In the article linked below, Samantha talks about the ups and downs she has faced, and encourages all budding medical students not to get too disheartened if things don't quite go to plan the first time around.
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