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*MEGATHREAD* - The Ultimate 'Am I Good Enough For Medicine?' Angst Thread Mk II

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    (Original post by xSkyFire)
    Not to be a downer but there's little chance, if any. I know many med schools don't even consider GCSE resits. I mean look at my academics, I got rejections without so much as an interview..
    On the plus side mate you got some pretty solid A level results!
    You going to build on that with your degree and apply as a graduate?
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    (Original post by Philosoraptor)
    On the plus side mate you got some pretty solid A level results!
    You going to build on that with your degree and apply as a graduate?
    Yes sir, I have a solid work ethic now since I moved to a much better sixth-form. For my GCSEs I was at a standard state school with a 30% pass rate for GCSEs in very limited subjects....

    I'm going to try and shoot for a first though and aim for graduate entry.
    -Random question but I heard if UCL students apply for grad entry to UCL med school, do they have a higher chance of getting an interview ?
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    (Original post by xSkyFire)
    Yes sir, I have a solid work ethic now since I moved to a much better sixth-form. For my GCSEs I was at a standard state school with a 30% pass rate for GCSEs in very limited subjects....

    I'm going to try and shoot for a first though and aim for graduate entry.
    -Random question but I heard if UCL students apply for grad entry to UCL med school, do they have a higher chance of getting an interview ?
    I'm fairly certain UCL don't do a GEM programme.
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    (Original post by xSkyFire)
    -Random question but I heard if UCL students apply for grad entry to UCL med school, do they have a higher chance of getting an interview ?
    When talking to the admissions tutor she said it's definitely not a disadvantage!


    And I assume you mean entry as a grad rather than GEM as we don't do that
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    (Original post by Philosoraptor)
    When talking to the admissions tutor she said it's definitely not a disadvantage!


    And I assume you mean entry as a grad rather than GEM as we don't do that
    Yeah haha
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    Hi, I'm planning to apply for Medicine for 2011, but the University I am applying for requires Biology to atleast in AS.

    The problem is that I didn't manage to do Biology at Year 12 because I was late for the enrolment and the places for Biology is full. I am currently doing Chemistry, Physics, Maths and Psychology. And I am pretty sure I am doing well in these subjects with atleast B and above grade for all.

    So, my plan is to do AS Biology for Year 13 replacing one of my subjects, the only thing I'm worried about is that, are they going to accept it for 2011 Medicine with no predicted grades or actual grade?...
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    Yes. I did this and got two offers for Medicine (Kings College London and St. Georges, both of which require Biology to at least AS). I taught myself the course, and my head of Biology gave me a predicted grade.
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    ring them? ask your school if you can be entered for As biology examinations even if there aren't places (which i haven't heard of before) and tutor yourself from home?
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    (Original post by ziedj)
    Yes. I did this and got two offers for Medicine (Kings College London and St. Georges, both of which require Biology to at least AS). I taught myself the course, and my head of Biology gave me a predicted grade.
    How did your teacher give you a predicted grade? Did you ask for a mock test?...

    But what if you didn't manage to do a mock test, is it still possible to enter Biology in the application?
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    (Original post by crabmanj)
    ring them? ask your school if you can be entered for As biology examinations even if there aren't places (which i haven't heard of before) and tutor yourself from home?
    It's the end of the year, all examinations are finished.
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    (Original post by Niveken13)
    How did your teacher give you a predicted grade? Did you ask for a mock test?...

    But what if you didn't manage to do a mock test, is it still possible to enter Biology in the application?
    No, I just told her I was entering for Biology and she predicted me an A, based on my GCSE grade (which is all they would normally have for an AS student anyway). I had to do one day of all the core practicals to show "lab aptitude", and then I just learnt the outcomes from revision guides.
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    (Original post by ziedj)
    No, I just told her I was entering for Biology and she predicted me an A, based on my GCSE grade (which is all they would normally have for an AS student anyway). I had to do one day of all the core practicals to show "lab aptitude", and then I just learnt the outcomes from revision guides.
    Lucky you, I hope my teacher would do the same. But if they won't then maybe I'll just go with the mock exam technique.
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    no problem many med schools dont ask for Bio
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    (Original post by ziedj)
    Yes. I did this and got two offers for Medicine (Kings College London and St. Georges, both of which require Biology to at least AS). I taught myself the course, and my head of Biology gave me a predicted grade.
    I call ********. You're doing maths at Warwick. You wouldn't have got in there, and got offers to do medicine with the same personal statement.

    If you didn't meet the medicine offers and reapplied to maths, I don't see how Warwick would have accepted you given you failed to meet the AAA/AAB medicine offer.
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    Try doing Biology AS in year 13?
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    (Original post by ritchie888)
    LOL! Pig in wellingtons! So cute! ^_^
    Thankies!
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    Are Unis fussed about resits?
    I'm currently doing A level Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths, Further Maths and I'm in year 13.

    -Chemistry maybe an A
    -Biology I checked all the UMS I've got so far and I definitely can't get an A, because even if I get 100 percent on Unit 5 it's still not over 80 percent overall, and I'm not resitting Unit 4..should have really but it's too late now, but I'm guessing a B
    -Physics - B?
    -Maths - definitely an A
    -Further Maths - probably below D

    I dunno, if I really get ABBAD (LOL it spelt bad.)
    and if I resit Biology, Physics next year (year 14), and get As in them both
    do I still have a chance to goto a medical school?

    or are my predicted grades or whatever gonna screw me over?
    if not, can I apply for Biomedical instead, and then do Medicine after?

    it's just that B in Biology really that I'm stressed about..
    please help
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    I wanna know this as well
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    universities will greatly penalise and might not even consider your application if it takes more than 2 years to do your a levels
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    it's all because I got a U in my AS Biology practical..
    I did okay in all the other subjects.
    but the one I needed the most (Biology AS practical) I couldn't resit it because of my teacher?
    =/
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