About Student BMJ
Student BMJ is a world renowned resource that supports medical students through every stage, from applying to medical school all the way to making the transition to practising as a junior doctor.
Launched in 1992, Student BMJ prides itself on providing practical resources written by medics one step ahead as well as selected experts. Whether you are looking to get into medical school, adjust to life at university, begin placements on the wards, make an important career decision, or step up to being a junior doctor – we've got the answers.
Our journalistic heritage - being twinned with The British Medical Journal - means that we are not afraid to ask difficult questions on behalf of our readers. We aim to give you an overview on the important medical and political topics of the day and explain how they might impact on your future career. We also champion the voices and concerns of medical students by giving them a platform to vent and share the travails of studying medicine.
Our content is peer reviewed by experts, junior doctors and medical students who ensure that it is accurate, and offers insights that textbooks don't offer or you can only pick up after years on the wards. We also offer current medical students and junior doctors opportunities to write and review our content – find out more here.
Student BMJ exists in three formats: online, print and live.
We are a digital-first publication and our new mobile responsive website categorises content in easy to find sections to reflect the major milestones for medical students. We have a dedicated area for prospective medical students to help guide you through the various stages of applying to medical school. Also, our Medical School Selector tool helps applicants quickly see the medical schools they can apply to by matching actual or predicted grades with minimum entry requirements of UK undergraduate courses.
We publish a termly (three a year) print edition which has over 100 pages of articles in each issue. We recap the major medical issues you ought to be up to scratch with as well as giving you resources to support you in important career decisions and preparation for upcoming placements and assessments. We publish these issues in January, May and September.
Student BMJ has also recently branched out into live events. We hold an applying to medicine event at the annual BMJ Careers Fair in London, where we talk you through all the various stages of applying to medical school, as well as featuring talks from admissions tutors, medical students and practising doctors.