Should I study medicine?
Studying Medicine Locally
Personal Statement & Interview
Are there any other relevant skills that you have that is a good fit for this course? Feel free to include that in the Personal Statement as well.
What other internship opportunities can you find amidst Covid-19 disruption ? E.g. Healthserve etc.
Key to know what happens in hospitals, issues they face and any other related matters. Get creative in gathering this information. Online podcasts, interviews with healthcare teams online etc.
It's important to also keep up with Medicine related current affairs. e.g. Covid-19.
Studying Medicine Overseas
Applying to Medicine Summary Sheet by St George's University of London
Resources for prospective medical students by St George's University of London
Hong Kong University
The interview will be done in the MMI format. There will be 1 question in Cantonese and 3 in English, If the student feels more comfortable, s/he may respond in Mandarin. However, do note that s/he will still need to show competency and willingness to learn Cantonese and catch up soon for her own learning experience at HKU
While this was last year’s and only an article not by HKU, here are some hints about the interview for MMI: http://today.mims.com/prepare-for-hku-medicine-multiple-mini-interviews-mmi
Book Recommendations: Medicine
What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine by Danielle Ofri
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
Intern: A Doctor's Initiation by Sandeep Jauhar
The Intern Blues: The Timeless Classic About the Making of a Doctor by Robert Marion
How Doctors Think by Jerome Groopman
On Call: A Doctor's Days and Nights in Residency by Emily R. Transue
Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
Book Recommendations: Psychology, Neuroscience, Behaviour
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman PhD
This book takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think. System 1 is fast, intuitive, and emotional; System 2 is slower, more deliberative, and more logical. Understanding how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking. He offers practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives--and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble.
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat by Oliver Sacks
Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. These are case studies of people who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people or common objects; whose limbs have become alien; who are afflicted and yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. In Dr Sacks's splendid and sympathetic telling, each tale is a unique and deeply human study of life struggling against incredible adversity.