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Liverpool Medicine MBChB A100 Applicants 2012

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    (Original post by laurencebaker1)
    Just to say good luck to you guys - If I got in then you can too! If you have any questions please message me
    Hey, congrats on your offer! Does the 2011 cohort have a facebook group? I so can't wait for fresher's week. I'll be starting Year 0 Medicine not Year 1 though, so I'll technically be joining the 2012 cohort next year.
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    (Original post by Cutaneoplast™)
    Hey, congrats on your offer! Does the 2011 cohort have a facebook group? I so can't wait for fresher's week. I'll be starting Year 0 Medicine not Year 1 though, so I'll technically be joining the 2012 cohort next year.
    Yeah it's this: http://www.facebook.com/Liverpoolmedics so I take it you're deferred then??
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    (Original post by laurencebaker1)
    Yeah it's this: http://www.facebook.com/Liverpoolmedics so I take it you're deferred then??
    Thanks for the link. Nope, I'll be starting the 6-year medicine with foundation year programme at Liverpool this coming September 2011. The Year 0/Foundation year course will mostly be taught at an associate College in Liverpool. But it has guaranteed progression into Year 1 of the proper 5-year medicine course. So I'll be a medic fresher twice.
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    Just re read this requirements and im hoping I dont need advanced highers aswell as i never sat any !! I have my degree so I thought liverpool wouldnt look strongly at my qualifications from school as they were sat a gd few years ago!!! I have sent them my CV , really struggling now to find a uni who dont look at qualifications from school! xx
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    (Original post by caterpillar1988)
    Just re read this requirements and im hoping I dont need advanced highers aswell as i never sat any !! I have my degree so I thought liverpool wouldnt look strongly at my qualifications from school as they were sat a gd few years ago!!! I have sent them my CV , really struggling now to find a uni who dont look at qualifications from school! xx
    Oh nooes. Let's wait and see what Liverpool tells you about your situation.
    Some GEM Medical Schools don't look at your high school/sixth form grades (only your degree). I found this website really useful: http://www.medschoolsonline.co.uk/index.php?pageid=11
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    just got an email saying i wont make it to interview without advanced highers
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    (Original post by caterpillar1988)
    just got an email saying i wont make it to interview without advanced highers
    Sorry to hear that. At least you've checked with them before applying - saved you one or two UCAS application choices.
    Try other med schools. Good luck anyway.
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    I am wishing to apply to Liverpool Uni. I am trying to organise myself early and have the strongest application possible.

    After reviewing the entry requirements on the website, I believe that I would be in a good position, even though I do not have the greatest assortment of A*s

    My under-exaggerated predicted grades (that are much lower than what my school states, but I do not want to get ahead of myself, and so there is a great chance they will be better) are:

    English- A A
    Math - A
    Bio - A*
    Chem - A*
    Physics - A
    History - A
    Geography - A
    Catering (proper GCSE not an equivalent) A
    I.T - A A

    I also completed maths for a different exam board, so do I, effectively, have two maths GCSE's. Edexcel Modular Maths and OCR Linear Maths?

    My volunteering/work ex has already been organised and I have been doing it now for 4 weeks. By the time I apply for uni, I will have been doing it for over 1 year.

    I am on great terms with my A-Level teachers, after having them for GCSE as well. So, I would feel I have a great chance of obtaining good predicted grades - they are aware of how much I am willing to work.

    My A-Level options comply with the requirements of most universities:
    Biology*
    Chemistry*
    English
    History

    Even though subjects such as maths and physicals are not directly required by uni's, there seems to be an air of suspicion that they are needed. Would my lack of these subjects have a detrimental affect on my app? Even if my grades matched or were better than people with all the sciences?

    Assuming I obtain the required grades, would anybody be willing to state whether or not they think I would stand a good chance of getting an interview?

    Any tips/insights into Liverpool's med school, and how to get into it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.
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    (Original post by Phil90974)
    I am wishing to apply to Liverpool Uni. I am trying to organise myself early and have the strongest application possible.

    After reviewing the entry requirements on the website, I believe that I would be in a good position, even though I do not have the greatest assortment of A*s

    My under-exaggerated predicted grades (that are much lower than what my school states, but I do not want to get ahead of myself, and so there is a great chance they will be better) are:

    English- A A
    Math - A
    Bio - A*
    Chem - A*
    Physics - A
    History - A
    Geography - A
    Catering (proper GCSE not an equivalent) A
    I.T - A A

    I also completed maths for a different exam board, so do I, effectively, have two maths GCSE's. Edexcel Modular Maths and OCR Linear Maths?

    My volunteering/work ex has already been organised and I have been doing it now for 4 weeks. By the time I apply for uni, I will have been doing it for over 1 year.

    I am on great terms with my A-Level teachers, after having them for GCSE as well. So, I would feel I have a great chance of obtaining good predicted grades - they are aware of how much I am willing to work.

    My A-Level options comply with the requirements of most universities:
    Biology*
    Chemistry*
    English
    History

    Even though subjects such as maths and physicals are not directly required by uni's, there seems to be an air of suspicion that they are needed. Would my lack of these subjects have a detrimental affect on my app? Even if my grades matched or were better than people with all the sciences?

    Assuming I obtain the required grades, would anybody be willing to state whether or not they think I would stand a good chance of getting an interview?

    Any tips/insights into Liverpool's med school, and how to get into it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much.




    I had 2 A*s and 9 As for GCSE so they really do see A*s and As as the same. As for the worry over A level choices, I did Chem, Bio, Psychology and History to A2 and that was fine. Most people did just 3 to A2 and that was fine with them, made no real difference to their chances. What matters more is the quality of your work experience and volunteering and outside interests and hobbies - and how your comment on them in your personal statement. It's good your getting ready so early! Good luck!
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    Considering applying, can't decide between Liverpool or Lancaster :/


    Anyone know how Many they interview or apps they've got in one of the years?
    Damn iPhone won't let me google anything
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    Thinking of applying to Liverpool as a resit applicant ! May apply to both Liverpool and Lancaster :P

    (Original post by laurenl93)
    Considering applying, can't decide between Liverpool or Lancaster :/


    Anyone know how Many they interview or apps they've got in one of the years?
    Damn iPhone won't let me google anything
    Hi! I think we both applied to the same unis last year. How did results go? Did you get any offers last year?

    Best of Luck!
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    I may apply to liverpool! They dont have the UKCAT and they don't seem to look at grades, so do they put a lot of stress on the personal statement and extracurriculars?
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    Beauty of a med school, turned out I wasn't a fan of PBL though. Good luck, the interviews are lovely.
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    Can someone please explain to me what does MBChB mean, isnt it different from the other medical degreees

    sorry im confused
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    (Original post by The Polar Dude)
    Can someone please explain to me what does MBChB mean, isnt it different from the other medical degreees

    sorry im confused
    Just 'Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery' Sometimes the letters change depending on the university but it all means the same
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    (Original post by Medpotter)
    Just 'Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery' Sometimes the letters change depending on the university but it all means the same
    Ahh ok thanks, also just wandering, is having a London medical degree better than an outside London I.e Liverpool or are all medical degrees seen as the same no matter which uni/location
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    (Original post by The Polar Dude)
    Ahh ok thanks, also just wandering, is having a London medical degree better than an outside London I.e Liverpool or are all medical degrees seen as the same no matter which uni/location
    Nope all medical degrees are counted the same. When you apply for the foundation program I'm pretty sure they can't see which medical school you have come from. The only difference is in how they teach the course.
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    (Original post by Chat-G)
    I may apply to liverpool! They dont have the UKCAT and they don't seem to look at grades, so do they put a lot of stress on the personal statement and extracurriculars?
    Yeah that's spot on. Hobbies and work experience and the manner in which you communicate the quality of your skill-set.
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    I would but their requirements are AAAb, yet their offer would be AAA. I have A*A*AC... i need to phone them...
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    (Original post by laurencebaker1)
    Just to say good luck to you guys - If I got in then you can too! If you have any questions please message me
    Hello there! Congrats on your offer! Just wondering other than GCSEs what do Liverpool use to decide who to allocate interviews to? Thanks!

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