My name is Joseph Ribbon, and I am an Irish first-year medical student at the University of Leicester. I chose this school after receiving offers from Leicester, Plymouth, Queens University Belfast, and Liverpool, as I was drawn to the diverse city and high-quality medical education at Leicester.
My main tutoring expertise includes Medical Interviews, UCAT, Mathematics, Computer Science, Further Mathematics, and Biology. I have experience tutoring Mathematics, Computer Science, and Biology for OCR, AQA, and EdExcel exam boards, and I have custom notes prepared for each board.
I am currently the student point of contact between Leicester Medical School Staff and internal transfer students to Medicine organising mock MMI circuits, application preparation lectures and liaisoning with the Natural Sciences department & Career Development centres.
In my (limited 🙁 ) free time, I enjoy weightlifting at the gym and socialising with friends. My medical interests include Trauma & Orthopaedics, Cardiology, and Clinical Education.
I achieved perfect scores in both the Junior Certificate (Irish equivalent of GCSE) and Leaving Certificate (Irish equivalent of A-Levels) before COVID. I also scored 3000+ on the UCAT and ranked third in my class throughout my software engineering degree. Currently, I am in the top 10% of my year at medical school.
To date, I have completed over 100 hours of tutoring for MedicMind and successfully guided more than 25 candidates in securing offers. Many of my students were unsuccessful in their first interview attempt, but with my guidance, they often went on to receive at least two offers.
Before pursuing medical studies, I qualified and worked as a Software Engineer in the telecommunications industry, earning a 1.1 BSc in Computer Science. I understand how daunting applying to medical school can be, especially while managing a full-time job. I have developed efficient interview preparation methods, which I believe have been a significant help to students I have prepared for interviews in the past.
Applying to Medical School while studying for A-Levels can be challenging, but with proper time management, you can make your dreams a reality. Although the interview process involves some subjectivity, I believe in thorough research and targeted preparation to ensure no stone is left unturned.
I have experience in consulting on personal statement construction and CVs, and I am happy to help students prepare personal statements for their university choices. Selecting the right medical school can be difficult due to information overload, but I am here to help students create a strategic application plan.