Welcome to Zero to Finals.
My name is Tom. I am enthusiastic about learning and teaching medicine. I have been through medical school, survived, and completed my foundation training and GP training in the NHS. You can find out more about me here.
I always dreamed of setting up a resource that focused purely on helping medical students achieve more in medical school and ease the burden of facing complicated and overwhelming textbooks, lectures and journals. I took a year out of training after Foundation Year 2 with the objective of making this dream a reality.
Zero to Finals is designed to provide you with learning resources to help you break through those sticking points, finally get your head around a topic you have struggled with and prepare efficiently and effectively for the exams you are most worried about.
This website is the home of everything Zero to Finals. The written content, illustrations, podcasts, videos and questions are purpose-built to help you through medical school. You can also find Zero to Finals on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where I post new content regularly.
The “learn” section is built from the ground up with your understanding, learning and revision in mind. This is the foundation of the Zero To Finals resource. It contains concise and easy to digest written material on the key information you need to know to successfully complete medical school and hit the ground running as a doctor.
The podcasts are short, information-packed episodes on individual topics. They allow you to revise the Zero to Finals content on the go. This is perfect for recapping a topic you have previously studied, to pick up on details you may have missed the first time around. They can also be used alongside the notes, as an accompaniment while you read and look at the illustrations.
This section contains educational videos on key topics to help boost your understanding and learning. They focus on combining simple explanations of tricky topics with visual aids to orientate you to each topic. My ambition is to take dry and difficult information and put it together in a way that is intuitive and engaging so that you can simply put each video on, sit back and absorb the knowledge.
The books contain all the written information for different specialities in an easy to follow and clear format. They are designed specifically for learning and revising, perfect for additional note taking and highlighting. Audiobooks are also available.
The members area contains questions and flashcards on the topics covered in the Zero To Finals pages. The questions are specifically designed to test your knowledge, clinical reasoning and data interpretation skills, to allow you to boost your learning, track your progress and practise for your upcoming exams.
Click here to find my recommendations for using the Zero to Final resource most effectively in preparing for your exams. This is the method that I used to get honours in my medical school finals, pass the MRCP part 1 and part 2 on the first attempt and complete my GP exams and Diploma in Child Health. You can find the “how to learn medicine” YouTube channel here.
It is essential to use Zero to Finals for its intended purpose: as a resource to help students and health professionals prepare for exams. It is not intended and should not be used as a resource, guideline or reference for clinical practice or decision making. It is certainly not designed for patients looking for medical information or advice. There are plenty of excellent resources for the above, not least your senior colleagues, guidelines, research papers or personal doctor. By using the Zero to Finals resources, you agree that Zero to Finals and those involved in creating the resources are not responsible for any actions you take or do not take based on the information provided.
The skills needed to practice medicine, surgery, and other healthcare roles are broad and complex. There is a limit to what you can learn from one resource. You need to develop clinical judgment, experience and context-specific decision-making skills that cannot be learned in one place. It is crucial to develop your ability to find the best resources and data to guide your clinical practice. Attend clinical placements, listen to your tutors and supervisors and ask for help. Use a variety of up to date guidelines, protocols, research and other resources when preparing for exams and treating patients. Nothing alone is entirely reliable and accurate.
I employ extensive effort to ensure the information is accurate and up to date. However, it is not perfect, and research, guidelines and best practice are constantly changing. There will be errors despite my best efforts. I would be very grateful if you point them out when you find them. Do not accept anything as fact without questioning it.
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Zero to Finals is operated by Zero to Finals LTD, a private limited company registered in England, company number 12923944.