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    Well in my year there are 167 of us, and we were told that for each of us, there were 10 people that never got in. Don't know how many offers were made, but something like 400 rings a bell??
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    (Original post by Anterior view)
    So if they do about 500 interviews and give 400 offers chances of an offer are reasonably high. Surely it must be less
    i think its 600 interviews? then ~350 offers

    actually i have no idea, its that for some medical school anyway
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    (Original post by atomos)
    i think its 600 interviews? then ~350 offers

    actually i have no idea, its that for some medical school anyway
    That sounds familiar and much more realistic
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    Told you I was just guessing!
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    (Original post by Quackers93)
    Woo Same, thats what added to the paranoia of fakeness lol
    what time is yours at?may see you there!
    Mine's at 3:40, when's yours?
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    (Original post by Cottrill)
    Mine's at 3:40, when's yours?
    4.05 so may see you around... Not that either of us would know ... :P
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    2pm ish
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    (Original post by jasqur)
    I suppose the changes to the fee system will only affect courses that have less job prospects. Are you a current medical student?
    yep. 1st year med student
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    (Original post by teafil)
    yep. 1st year med student
    I'd love to be in your shoes! How are you finding the course?
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    (Original post by jasqur)
    I'd love to be in your shoes! How are you finding the course?
    I'd love to be in YOUR shoes right now ... exams coming realllyyyy soon !

    The course is great. If you want to become a SMART doctors, then St. Andrews is the perfect place. They offer solid knowledge base. Yet it is very fun and interactive... sometimes unspeakable things happen )

    Remember that the staff is so extremely amazingly friendly!!! When I had my interview I was expecting some dark monsters... I never knew how nice the are until I got here... So if they seem mean, they either do it intentionately to scare you off...ooooor they had a really really really long day. Either way, do not be put off. They expect loads of wrong answers. They just want to see you are not a complete monkey and that you can sustains your point of view. If you don't know something, don't pretend that you do (that's what I did for my dundee interview and it ended up badly... i didn't know what "cubs" means... as in the cards... but I was too emberessed to say "I don't know" so in the end I wasted time and got even more confused)

    Anyway, here the staff is amazing! So just try to talk to them like to a friend. It sounds hard, but once you get here you realize just how silly it was for you to tremble in front of such a lovely, funny professor.

    Oh, and if you mess you your interview and leave the uni crying.. it's ok, that's what I did and I got it
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    Congratulations on the interviews guys
    23rd would be a baaaad day for me, it's my brother's 5th birthday and BMAT results are released haha. So I'm kinda thankful I don't have one then. Kinda.
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    (Original post by teafil)
    I'd love to be in YOUR shoes right now ... exams coming realllyyyy soon !

    The course is great. If you want to become a SMART doctors, then St. Andrews is the perfect place. They offer solid knowledge base. Yet it is very fun and interactive... sometimes unspeakable things happen )

    Remember that the staff is so extremely amazingly friendly!!! When I had my interview I was expecting some dark monsters... I never knew how nice the are until I got here... So if they seem mean, they either do it intentionately to scare you off...ooooor they had a really really really long day. Either way, do not be put off. They expect loads of wrong answers. They just want to see you are not a complete monkey and that you can sustains your point of view. If you don't know something, don't pretend that you do (that's what I did for my dundee interview and it ended up badly... i didn't know what "cubs" means... as in the cards... but I was too emberessed to say "I don't know" so in the end I wasted time and got even more confused)

    Anyway, here the staff is amazing! So just try to talk to them like to a friend. It sounds hard, but once you get here you realize just how silly it was for you to tremble in front of such a lovely, funny professor.

    Oh, and if you mess you your interview and leave the uni crying.. it's ok, that's what I did and I got it
    wow sounds amazing! Thank you soo much for all the info I've heard loads of people at st andrews also comment on the friendlness of the professors, so that might ease my nerves if i get an interview!
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    (Original post by teafil)
    I'd love to be in YOUR shoes right now ... exams coming realllyyyy soon !

    The course is great. If you want to become a SMART doctors, then St. Andrews is the perfect place. They offer solid knowledge base. Yet it is very fun and interactive... sometimes unspeakable things happen )

    Remember that the staff is so extremely amazingly friendly!!! When I had my interview I was expecting some dark monsters... I never knew how nice the are until I got here... So if they seem mean, they either do it intentionately to scare you off...ooooor they had a really really really long day. Either way, do not be put off. They expect loads of wrong answers. They just want to see you are not a complete monkey and that you can sustains your point of view. If you don't know something, don't pretend that you do (that's what I did for my dundee interview and it ended up badly... i didn't know what "cubs" means... as in the cards... but I was too emberessed to say "I don't know" so in the end I wasted time and got even more confused)

    Anyway, here the staff is amazing! So just try to talk to them like to a friend. It sounds hard, but once you get here you realize just how silly it was for you to tremble in front of such a lovely, funny professor.

    Oh, and if you mess you your interview and leave the uni crying.. it's ok, that's what I did and I got it
    Wow exams already? When exactly are they? And are they important ones?
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    We have a written one on the 14th Nov, and a practical on the 15th Nov. The written one counts for 25% of our module grade, the rest is from the big exams in January. The practical is formative, so a pass or fail..
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    anyone not had their acknowledgement yet? I've still not heard from st andrew's or dundee
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    (Original post by KCosmo)
    anyone not had their acknowledgement yet? I've still not heard from st andrew's or dundee
    No I haven't, I was wondering about this earlier today. Last year I received it the day after I sent it and then got the postcard a bit later. I've had nothing so far, but I've got them from elsewhere and it's displayed on track so I'm not concerned
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    (Original post by platty1907)
    No I haven't, I was wondering about this earlier today. Last year I received it the day after I sent it and then got the postcard a bit later. I've had nothing so far, but I've got them from elsewhere and it's displayed on track so I'm not concerned
    No need to be concerned guys.

    Just to let everyone know, I am applying for the newly-formed A990 Programme, which is designed for Canadian applicants - 3 years in St. Andrews, 3 years in Edinburgh, and Residency back in Canada along with University of Alberta (in Canada).

    Maybe that's why I got the email much earlier? I sent my application on the 12th and got the email approximately a day after.
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    (Original post by KCosmo)
    anyone not had their acknowledgement yet? I've still not heard from st andrew's or dundee
    St. Andrews are being weird this year cause some people havn't heard anything, some have had acknowledgements, some have acknowledgement and interview, and then some have no acknowledgement but do have an interview Doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to it

    I hope they send out a postcard this year, I absolutely loved that last year1 Such a nice personal touch
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    OMG!! Just came home from school to an email inviting me to an interview at St Andrews on the 30th November!! :O

    I've replied to the email but there's nothing updated on my track - I thought that it usually updated with the word "interview" under the decisions column?? Am I getting that wrong??
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    (Original post by JFaithx)
    OMG!! Just came home from school to an email inviting me to an interview at St Andrews on the 30th November!! :O

    I've replied to the email but there's nothing updated on my track - I thought that it usually updated with the word "interview" under the decisions column?? Am I getting that wrong??
    Ahhhh congratulations i'm so jealous well I was unaware that anything gets updated on track for interview. I thought it only updated if you got an offer or rejected. Don't worry about it though, the main thing is you got an interview

    Also, just out of curiosity, what was your ukcat ?

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