Surviving medical school

Congratulations on earning your place at medical school. Take a look at our tips for getting through that first year of medical school and beyond.

Join the BMA and membership is free for your first year.

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Every student needs support at some point in their studies.

Whatever your needs, our personalised services and community of fellow medical students will be there to support you throughout your career. 


'Dear medical student'

On the behalf of medical students around the UK, we asked our membership - ‘what one piece of advice would have helped you most at medical school?’. 

In 'Dear medical student', we have collected all the advice we received from members only too happy to offer the perspective and experience of medical school.

Download the book


Choosing a medical specialty

Use our specialty explorer tool to see what medical specialty is best suited to you.

It takes 15 minutes to answer a few questions to get a report sent to you directly.

Use Specialty explorer


Get your stethoscope

As a fresher if you sign up to BMA membership at one of our fresher fairs you will receive a voucher code to take advantage of this offer, where you can save over 20% off RRP 3M LITTMANN CLASSIC III STETHOSCOPE if you order through Medisave.

  • Discounted stethoscope
  • Free engraving
  • Free MediPro otoscope pen torch
  • Free Medisave 5 in 1 stylus pen
  • Free delivery
  • Access to the Littmann Learning App

Order yours now


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