Medlink - A Sneak Peek into the World of Medicine
Millions of young kids all over the world, when asked what they want to be when they grow up, would declare without hesitation — I want to be a doctor! But of course, they don't really know that for sure. In fact, even when these kids are about to graduate from high school and are about to make a decision on what college course to take, they may still be uncertain of whether med school is right for them or not. Fortunately, Medlink is here to help them make up their mind.
What is Medlink?
Held in the University of Nottingham Medical School, Medlink is an innovative program designed to give prospective medical students a preview of life in med school. It includes several seminars, briefings, opportunities to interact with doctors and med students, and other activities spread throughout a 4-day period.
Medlink offers more than just academic information and tips on how to get accepted to the best medical schools in the country. It also provides a chance to be immersed in a real hospital environment and see first-hand what can be expected upon graduating from medical school and starting a career as a medical professional.
Who Are Qualified to Attend?
Any students who are in their 12th or 13th year of school and are interested in taking up a career in medicine are welcome to join the program. In addition, there are also some seminars geared towards the parents of these students, which will enable them to provide proper guidance to their children in applying for medical school.
What Are the Benefits of Attending?
Getting into medical school is not something that is to be taken lightly. You should only push through with it if you truly have the skill, the determination and the passion. Medlink will help you figure out if you do have all these in you.
Although Medlink is sponsored by the University of Nottingham, this program is beneficial to anyone who wishes to take up medicine in other universities, including those in other countries. In fact, doctors and professors from foreign medical schools are regularly invited to conduct seminars in the Medlink program to prepare the delegates for potentially studying medicine abroad.
Where Can I Find More Information?
If you are seriously interested in attending this unique program, you can find more information on their website at http://www.medlink-uk.org. Although the course is not held until the end of the year, interested parties can book a place anytime by going to the website or by calling them on the phone.
As soon as you are registered, you will be qualified to receive a Medlink Booklet a month or so before the course begins. This booklet contains approximately 30 pages of relevant information on what is included in the course and what you can expect once the program begins. Furthermore, you can also begin interacting with other Medlink participants as soon as you are booked by using the online Notice Board on the official Medlink website.
If you are considering a career in medicine but don't know for sure whether this is the right path for you, Medlink is the program you should join in order to make the right decision. Medlink will provide you everything you need from an overview of med school to tips on how to submit successful applications. In addition, this program allows you to build an invaluable network of contacts through their online community, who can continue to give you the support you need before, during and even after the program itself.