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Graduate entry medical student with a 1st class Masters and BSc

Matthew Cotton's hourly rateΒ£18per hour
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About

Following my BSc in biomedical science I went onto specialise, completing a masters in epigenetics in a placental laboratory at Southampton General Hospital. After I graduated I moved to London to work for a pharmaceutical agency before heading back to university to to study graduate entry medicine. Throughout my undergraduate I taught children with a range of special educational needs and also worked as a tutor in my free time helping students mainly with A level chemistry and biology. Having completed the GAMSAT and UKCAT multiple times, i have experience in both entry exams and also personal statement writing. I can also help with medical school interview preparations including mock interviews and practice questions.

Education

University of Southampton logo

University of Southampton

Biomedical Science - 1:1

2012 - 2015

University of Southampton logo

University of Southampton

Epigenetics - 1:1

2015 - 2016

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry logo

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Graduate Entry Medicine - Currently on track for 75%

2017 - Now

Answers

ASKED BY AUDREY

BIOLOGY 🌱

How does pulse differ from blood pressure?

Hi Audrey, good question. Your blood pressure is a measurement of the force the blood is being passed through the blood vessels. It is measured as s...

ASKED BY RICHARD

BIOLOGY 🌱

What type of blood do each of the umbilical blood vessels carry?

Hi Richard, good question! So inside the umbilical cord there are two arteries and one vein. Unusually the vein actually carries oxygenated blood. T...

ASKED BY MICHEAL

BIOLOGY 🌱

Can anyone please tell me the definition of Meiosis?

Hi Michael, I hope this helps. Meiosis is a specialised type of cell division that occur when one cell divides into four cells, each with half the n...

ASKED BY SARAH

BIOLOGY 🌱

Why is alcohol is absorbed by the body much faster than food?

Alcohol is a much smaller molecule than most foods and as a result does not require breakdown via enzymes to be absorbed in the gut. As a result it ...

ASKED BY JENIFFER

BIOLOGY 🌱

What is the structure, function, and location of the pleura, pericardium, and peritoneum?

Hi Jennifer I hope this clarifies things. Pleura: Location – the pleura is located in the chest and acts as a membrane that encases the lungs Struct...

ASKED BY JENIFFER

BIOLOGY 🌱

What is the structure, function, and location of the pleura, pericardium, and peritoneum?

Hi Jennifer, I hope this clarifies things. Pleura: Location - the pleura is located in the chest and acts as a membrane that encases the lungs. Stru...

ASKED BY LAUREN

APPLYING FOR MEDICINE πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ

What is the process of applying for a degree in medicine? What should I do in Year 12?

Personally, focusing on those grades are really important. You’ll need biology and chemistry to A2 for most medical schools and at least an A in bot...

ASKED BY JENIFFER

BIOLOGY 🌱

Does heartbeat depend on the brain?

Hi Jennifer, this is a complicated question. The heart itself has the ability to generate its own contraction. This is due to all the cells of the h...

ASKED BY LAUREN

APPLYING FOR MEDICINE πŸ‘©β€βš•οΈ

Are there any tips on how to get into top universities to staidly medicine excluding good grades???

Hi Lauren. I think a key part for medicine applications are experience. You need to show that you are dedicated and also prepared for what the job e...

ASKED BY LIAM

BIOLOGY 🌱

The heart is a pumping device for blood. Is there a separate blood supply for the heart wall?

Hi Liam, you are correct, the heart does have its own blood supply. It originates at the base of the main artery that leaves the heart, which is cal...

ASKED BY AHMAD

BIOLOGY 🌱

Karyo maens....?

The word β€œKaryo” literally means nucleus, but is often used as a prefix in biology. For example the term β€œkaryotype” means; the number and character...

ASKED BY AUDREY

BIOLOGY 🌱

If neurons in the central nervous system lack centrioles and are unable to divide, how do brain tumors develop?

Hi Audrey, There are more than one type of cell in the brain, these include astrocytes, microglia and other structural cells. Whilst the neurons do ...

ASKED BY JAMES

BIOLOGY 🌱

What vein drains the lesser curvature of the stomach, and empties directly into the hepatic portal vein?

Hi James, the left and right gastric vein drains the lesser curvature of the stomach.

ASKED BY JENIFFER

BIOLOGY 🌱

What is the function of the simple columnar epithelium?

Hi Jeniffer, this question really depends on the location of the epithelium, however generally they provide: - a barrier to external molecules and p...

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