Succeeding in your medical school finals
How to prepare for and maximise your score
- By: Matt Green, Alexander Young, Will Dougal
Medical finals are the last hurdle to overcome before you receive your degree and become a doctor. Finals can be a daunting time and revising everything covered in the preceding years may seem like an impossible task.
Although examination formats and times differ between universities, the overall standard of written and clinical examinations is the same for all medical schools. To pass your finals you will need to show your factual knowledge in written papers and apply your knowledge and communication skills in clinical scenarios.
People who do well in finals examinations are usually those who prepare well in advance and stay calm on the day.
To cover all medical and surgical topics and hone examination and diagnostic skills, it is important that students plan their revision well in advance. Having reached the final year of medical school most students will already have a good idea of how long they