A lively and approachable handbook to take some of the stress out of applying for the health and medical courses at university, So When Do I Get My White Coat? is written by an experienced health care academic and admissions tutor, who has seen many a white-coat wearing student in her time. This collection of guides offers insightful behind-the-scenes advice aimed at 15-20 year olds applying to study medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary science, nursing and the allied health professions, covering the whole admissions process from year 11 work experience to that crucial first year at university. So when Do I Get My White Coat? will help you to avoid the myths, the contradictions and the scare stories and take you straight to the truth about personal statements, interviews and how to make that vital leap from sixth form to university student and trainee health professional.
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About the Author
Rachel Airley is a registered pharmacist and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has a PhD in experimental oncology from the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research (University of Manchester) and has enjoyed an academic career across the health professions. She has held positions at Liverpool John Moores University School of Pharmacy, Einstein Medical School (Yeshiva University, New York, USA) and the School of Applied Sciences at the University of Huddersfield, accumulating valuable experience developing healthcare curricula and teaching biomedical and clinical sciences to a broad mix of medical, pharmacy, nursing, podiatry and science students. Rachel has contributed to the university admissions process locally as an admissions tutor and at national level, where she served in an advisory capacity on the Royal Pharmaceutical Society Expert Education Panel. She has published widely on healthcare topics and within her research interests, which focus on cancer metabolism, genomics and the pharmacology and formulation of veterinary medicines. Rachel is an Honorary Associate Professor at the School of Health Professions, Plymouth University and currently works as a full time consultant, dividing her time between providing expertise to healthcare researchers within the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry and coaching budding health professionals.