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Durham Medical School Applicants 2012

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    (Original post by Master S P)
    Can you intercalate at durham?
    I think all the intercalations (BSc or MRes) occur in Newcastle; after the first 2 preclinical years, you'll no longer be associated with Durham University.
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    When do internationals get interviewed? Anyone know?

    p.s. Good luck to all Durham/Newcastle applicants with an interview
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    I also just got allocated Durham on track

    Can someone tell me a little bit about the Durham interview style?

    (I don't actually have an interview yet, just wishful thinking :rolleyes:)

    I attended an open day at Newcastle (Then later decided to opt for either campus on my application) and was told virtually nothing about the course at Durham, so any info would be appreciated.

    Thanks
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    I had my Durham interview yesterday. It's a very friendly, informal chat with two people. It lasts approx 40 minutes.

    They don't know ANYTHING about you - apart from your name. They haven't looked at your personal statement, they haven't looked at your UCAS application.
    They jump straight into the classic interview questions ("why would you make a good doctor?") and mix it up with a few ethical questions.
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    (Original post by islanders)
    I had my Durham interview yesterday. It's a very friendly, informal chat with two people. It lasts approx 40 minutes.

    They don't know ANYTHING about you - apart from your name. They haven't looked at your personal statement, they haven't looked at your UCAS application.
    They jump straight into the classic interview questions ("why would you make a good doctor?") and mix it up with a few ethical questions.
    Well done on your interview! I guess it went well.
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    hi guys I have a quick question.

    I was allocated Durham on track a few days ago, and they sent me an email saying that my application would be sent to the relevant department, and then on to the college that I had chosen....but I haven't chosen a college :confused: I'm so confused. What should I do?
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    (Original post by Med_Geek)
    hi guys I have a quick question.

    I was allocated Durham on track a few days ago, and they sent me an email saying that my application would be sent to the relevant department, and then on to the college that I had chosen....but I haven't chosen a college :confused: I'm so confused. What should I do?
    Hmm, not sure on this one, you'd best phone the admission to be sure. However, I do know that you get to choose which college (John Snow or Stephenson) once you receive the interview email/letter.
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    (Original post by Panda89)
    Hmm, not sure on this one, you'd best phone the admission to be sure. However, I do know that you get to choose which college (John Snow or Stephenson) once you receive the interview email/letter.
    Ahh okay thank you
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    (Original post by Med_Geek)
    hi guys I have a quick question.

    I was allocated Durham on track a few days ago, and they sent me an email saying that my application would be sent to the relevant department, and then on to the college that I had chosen....but I haven't chosen a college :confused: I'm so confused. What should I do?
    Don't worry, I got the same email (thought it was an interview :rolleyes:). I think it says that you only choose a college after you get an offer.

    (Original post by Durham Admissions)
    3. If your department decides that you are to receive an offer, your application will be forwarded to a college. If you have stated a college preference your application will go to that college for consideration. If you have not stated a preference, a college will be allocated for you.
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    Applied to durham, and just got an interview - please can anyone tell me what to expect? I know its a 40 minute, 2 panel jobbie, but is it really formal with proper grilling or more informal and relaxed?
    Had a chat with my college tutor today - i was feeling really excited and she just instilled THE FEAR! so that was fun....
    But yeah, any words of wisdom and experience would be great?
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    (Original post by Normandy114)
    Don't worry, I got the same email (thought it was an interview :rolleyes:). I think it says that you only choose a college after you get an offer.
    They have colleges?
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    (Original post by bobmullins)
    Applied to durham, and just got an interview - please can anyone tell me what to expect? I know its a 40 minute, 2 panel jobbie, but is it really formal with proper grilling or more informal and relaxed?
    Had a chat with my college tutor today - i was feeling really excited and she just instilled THE FEAR! so that was fun....
    But yeah, any words of wisdom and experience would be great?
    Have a look at what islandes said on this page.

    (Original post by Master S P)
    They have colleges?
    Durham University has colleges, yes. Only two happen to be in Queen's Campus, Stockton: John Snow and Stephenson.
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    (Original post by Panda89)
    Have a look at what islandes said on this page.



    Durham University has colleges, yes. Only two happen to be in Queen's Campus, Stockton: John Snow and Stephenson.
    Oooh, how are they different? and how many students in each?
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    (Original post by Master S P)
    Oooh, how are they different? and how many students in each?
    Have a look on Durham's website and you'll know.
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    People with interviews, what are your stats/Ukcat out of interest?
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    (Original post by Daave92)
    People with interviews, what are your stats/Ukcat out of interest?
    Look at the stalking page, Daisymay93, Einy, Islanders and shortclaw have 692.5, 742.5, 745 and 680 respectively.
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    Interviews are based purely on UKCAT - nothing else.

    680 seems to be the cut off this year (or there abouts)
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    (Original post by Normandy114)
    Don't worry, I got the same email (thought it was an interview :rolleyes:). I think it says that you only choose a college after you get an offer.
    Ok cool (sorry I neg repped you by accident!! Was supposed to click on the positive rep! :O I'll rep you on your profile )
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    (Original post by Med_Geek)
    Ok cool (sorry I neg repped you by accident!! Was supposed to click on the positive rep! :O I'll rep you on your profile )
    Haha I was wondering why I got neg rep for it, twice that's happened in a couple days now :rolleyes:
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    Hey guys, just been trying to fill in a bit of time by looking into the Colleges at the Stockton campus. Honestly I can't see much to distinguish one from the other, what are other peoples thoughts/preferences?

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