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Positives of medicine Character building Challenging Rewarding Interesting Respected career Ever-evolving Working in a team Good career prospects

rospects Well paid Opportunities to work abroad Negatives of medicine Paperwork Treatments dont always work Long hours Stress Strain on family life Ethical dilemmas Coping with death Emotionally demanding Self-motivated and conscientious Voluntary work Blood donor Young enterprise Mentoring School council/ CAS leader Formed debating society Balancing studies and extra curricular activities Self confident and reliant Position of responsibility with society/committees Young enterprise Duke of Edinburgh Guides Voluntary work Babysitting

Good things about Nottingham

Why Medicine? Which of the following reasons why YOU want to study medicine did you mention in your UCAS Personal Statement? (Your answers may be checked in your UCAS form or at interview). - You may select more than one option. I want to help people I like working with people I am interested in science I am interested in the human body Medicine is a fulfilling career Medicine is a challenge Following a career in medicine is a longstanding ambition I want to become a doctor because of family illness I have family ties to medicine

Section 2/3 Career & Communication Career


Please describe a circumstance where you have seen carers.
During treatment of a family member or friend

Give the most positive aspect of a career in medicine that you discovered from talking to doctors.
Character building

Give the most negative aspect of a career in medicine that you discovered from talking to doctors.
Stress

Communication
Please give an example of an activity you have undertaken which BEST demonstrates... that you have good Communication Skills (listening and speaking).
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Section 4. Social Skills


Please give an example of ONE activity that you have undertaken which demonstrates that you... ...are self-motivated and conscientious.
Voluntary work

...are caring (ie compassionate, tolerant and patient) and have a sense of social responsibility.
Mentoring

...are self-confident and reliant.


Position of responsibility within society/committees

...have good personal organisational skills.

Young Enterprise Scheme

Section 5. Work Skills


Please give an example of ONE activity that you have undertaken which demonstrates that you... ...can work in a team (ie can integrate, cooperate and be flexible).
Committee member

...have good Hand-Eye Coordination, Dexterity and Motor Skills.


Touch-typing Cooking Sewing Musical instrument

Section 6. Professionalism
Why Nottingham? Please give the main reason you want to come to Nottingham to study Medicine:
Early clinical experience

Why Medicine?
I want to help people I like working with people I am interested in science Medicine is a challenge Following a career in medicine is a longstanding ambition I want to become a doctor because of family illness