Being a doctor is a rewarding career and the choice of medical school is where it initially all starts! Medicine at Barts and then London is great for many reasons. The course structure is well set out so you have a good balance of clinical exposure through biweekly GP placements, lectures (around 9/10 a week), anatomy, physiology and histology sessions and the chance to dissect for two weeks at some during the year.We also have problem based learning (PBLs) twice a week which is great practice for "real life" where you won't just get classic patients out of a text book! Its East London location means that later on when you have hospital placements, there is a wide range of pathologies available to aid your knowledge. London itself is also a great city with lots to do if not a little expensive!Assessment wise we have three ICAs (in course assessments) before finals which is great in terms of preparing you for end of year, although it does mean you're constantly busy and puts you in a cycle of recovering after an exam then revising for the next one!The course itself is difficult in the sense there's a lot to learn and take in, its very time consuming and first year does count! But luckily everyone at Barts are lovely and very supportive; from day one you are allocated "mummies and daddies" who start of the familial relationship by taking you and you to one of the many curry amenities near Whitechapel along with their brothers/sisters/grandparents - it really is a family affair and they pay for your meal or drink ;)Teaching wise you may prefer some lecturers over others but that's to be expected and usually the majority of the information you need can be found on the lecture slides.We also take our sports very seriously with "tables" on a Wednesday - drinking games and team bonding with your sports squuuaaaad at the Griff - our much loved union, and then the opportunity to dance the night away at the same Griff.You'll be in the Griff a lot.I had the opportunity to go to medical school in Manchester, Birmingham or Nottingham and don't regret my decision to study at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry!