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Peninsula Medical School Applicants thread 2012 entry.

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  • View Poll Results: Ukcat Score of peninsula applicants.
    <550
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    550<600
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    601<620
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    621<640
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    641<660
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    751+ (UKCAT Machines) :P
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    (Original post by OSharp)
    There is a freshers facebook event that has all the Info for the fortnight.

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    Undoubtedly the best time of your entire life, freshers is the epitome of the university experience. MedSoc knows that starting uni is a little scary, so we've organised the most epic events ever for you to meet everyone. So don't be shy! Ask people their names, twice if you forget. Remember everyone's in the same boat.

    Sunday 16th – FIREHOUSE.
    MedSoc have booked Firehouse for all you lucky Freshers for a chilled night, before the chaos commences. It boasts the most insanely large, incredibly tasty pizzas for really cheap. Also the Leaky Cauldron from Harry Potter was based on Firehouse. Fact.

    Monday 17th – INVASION OF THE FRESH!
    We will be heading to Walkabout in full army costume to kick start Freshers. No excuses, none, whatsoever. Then heading over to TimePiece for the UV Paint War!

    Tuesday 18th – Sexpression presents… RUBIK’S CUBE PARTY!
    Sexpression will be hosting the first of many Medic Tuesdays in Mosaic. For those of you who don’t know, you arrive to Mosaic in the 6 Ribik colours; red, blue, white, yellow, orange and green. By the end of the night you must have swapped your clothes to leave in 6 items of the same colour!

    Thursday 20th – DOCTORS & NURSES!
    Thursday is your first introduction to TimePiece, where we spend our Post-AMK socials! For the first and last time at med school the fancy dress will medically related. So choose whether you want to be a lab geek, sexy surgeon or naughty nurse…

    Friday 21st – PUB GOLF!
    The legendary bi-annual event, which medics old and new flock to. 9 holes of some extremely interesting drinks, so grab your golfing gear for the tee-off of the messiest night of Freshers!


    Also.. what email is this the only one i got is the one about enrolment?
    Tuesday 25th - SAFARI FOR SHELO! Charity Night.
    Shelo orphanage was founded by a PCMD student 4 years ago to help orphaned children in Uganda. To raise money for this incredible cause MedSoc will be asking you to go all out in safari fancy dress and head to Mosaic for an incredible, very guilt free night out!

    Wednesday 26th - MUMMIES AND DADDIES NIGHT!
    Tonight is the night you will finally get to meet your MedSoc Mummy and Daddy (if you haven’t already had a drunken meeting!) Your parents will contact you beforehand and let you know the plans for the evening. Whether it be dinner, drinks or a house party, your parents will do everything they can to make you feel welcome!

    Sunday 30th - CHARITY DODGEBALL!
    What better a way to get to know your fellow medics than throwing balls at them? One PBL group vs another. Let the battle commence.


    We hope you're as excited as we are!!!! Get preparing your fancy dress and livers and we'll see you soon!!!!!

    A ridiculous amount of love,
    MedSoc
    xxxxx


    Soo much drinking and dressing up
    Not on facebook
    But thanks for the info, need to start looking at fancy dress!
    And the excitement for our future begins..

    (Original post by Cheddar)
    http://www.exeterguild.org/fun/#all

    For you and anyone else wondering, I saw this on the exeter students guild website, it looks about right I'm just waiting for confirmation.

    Its got me super excited though :woo:
    Looks like there's gonna be loads going on!
    Doubt I'll be bothered to actually learn anymore after those two weeks
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    Hi,

    I did my UKCAT today and had got 585 average

    VR:590
    QR:590
    AR:610
    DA:510

    Do I meet the UKCAT cut of?

    My current stats are;
    GCSE; 2 A*s (1 in Chemistry and a short course ICT), 5 A's and 2 B's (One in Physics and One in Geography)
    AS level result: ABB (A in Chemistry, B's in Economics and Biology BOTH 1-2 UMS of an A overall)
    Predicted A level is AAA
    Also taking the EPQ and might get a B on that (count as my 4th AS)

    Do I have a shot at this university?

    Thank you for reading just im very worried :/
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    (Original post by king101)
    Hi,

    I did my UKCAT today and had got 585 average

    VR:590
    QR:590
    AR:610
    DA:510

    Do I meet the UKCAT cut of?

    My current stats are;
    GCSE; 2 A*s (1 in Chemistry and a short course ICT), 5 A's and 2 B's (One in Physics and One in Geography)
    AS level result: ABB (A in Chemistry, B's in Economics and Biology BOTH 1-2 UMS of an A overall)
    Predicted A level is AAA
    Also taking the EPQ and might get a B on that (count as my 4th AS)

    Do I have a shot at this university?

    Thank you for reading just im very worried :/
    You can see the adverages above mate, take a look I dont think you miss any of the cutoffs entirely but a UKCAT below 600 might not go in your favour, also Its now 2 seperate Unis
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    (Original post by OSharp)
    You can see the adverages above mate, take a look I dont think you miss any of the cutoffs entirely but a UKCAT below 600 might not go in your favour, also Its now 2 seperate Unis
    So you think it's worth to apply?
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    (Original post by king101)
    So you think it's worth to apply?
    Look at the individual Universitys pages and I think there was a page somewhere on TSR with cut offs. Try the first page of this thread.


    (Original post by CpnCornetto)

    Also, last years cut off's plus sub section cut off's :
    VR - 520
    QR - 610
    AR - 560
    DA - 550

    with total score cutoff at 2570....

    Many thanks to Pan_93 for that information.
    So last year the minimum UKCAT was 642, I can only Imagine this has gone up this year.
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    Those in Exeter: Are we meant to activate an IT account/myExeter portal??
    The one on the enrolment is for University of Plymouth even though I won't be in plymouth.. :s
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    (Original post by FunsizedKarateGeek)
    Those in Exeter: Are we meant to activate an IT account/myExeter portal??
    The one on the enrolment is for University of Plymouth even though I won't be in plymouth.. :s
    Who knows, someone told me that EMILY is based at plymouth and all of the online resources.
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    (Original post by king101)
    Hi,

    I did my UKCAT today and had got 585 average

    VR:590
    QR:590
    AR:610
    DA:510

    Do I meet the UKCAT cut of?

    My current stats are;
    GCSE; 2 A*s (1 in Chemistry and a short course ICT), 5 A's and 2 B's (One in Physics and One in Geography)
    AS level result: ABB (A in Chemistry, B's in Economics and Biology BOTH 1-2 UMS of an A overall)
    Predicted A level is AAA
    Also taking the EPQ and might get a B on that (count as my 4th AS)

    Do I have a shot at this university?

    Thank you for reading just im very worried :/

    Hey there ,

    At Peninsula (Exeter/Plymouth when you apply) they're only going to give you an interview if you have an average score above the cut off point, which they set each year based on the scores of the applications they receive. Usually the UKCAT cut off is about 640 av., but it depends on the average of your year; however, I wouldn't expect it to drop. As it's included in the interview criteria, I'd be inclined to look at some of the unis that don't use the UKCAT as a cut-off, such as Nottingham, Leeds, Edinburgh etc. You can get info about them here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/UKCAT. Or apply to unis which don't consider the UKCAT at all such as Liverpool, Bristol or Birmingham.
    Good luck with your application! And don't worry about the UKCAT, it's done now and you can't change it; just make sure you apply to unis that aren't going to penalise you too much on it
    xxx
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    (Original post by OSharp)
    Who knows, someone told me that EMILY is based at plymouth and all of the online resources.
    This is spot on, it's because the EMILY staff are based at Plymouth. We need to share resources between the unis, so we just use the one computer system. Bit annoying that you have to have 2 systems but there are benefits such as we get all the electronic library resources from both universities x
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    Do any current students have any tips on note taking and organising?
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    Got an email few days ago saying a letter from Peninsula with some info should come by the 10th. It hasn't come yet - same with anyone else?
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    can any current students give us nervous/excited freshers a bit of a breakdown of what the course is about!? (i.e. exams, content etc)

    would be extremely grateful, been looking at some of the lectures on emily... not TOO sure what to make of it. Almost here!
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    (Original post by masterhr1)
    Got an email few days ago saying a letter from Peninsula with some info should come by the 10th. It hasn't come yet - same with anyone else?
    Nope I haven't received anything either, however royal mail don't provide the best service in my area so I'll probably have to wait a couple more days.
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    (Original post by hopes)
    can any current students give us nervous/excited freshers a bit of a breakdown of what the course is about!? (i.e. exams, content etc)

    would be extremely grateful, been looking at some of the lectures on emily... not TOO sure what to make of it. Almost here!
    Ooh how did you get onto emily and view the lectures? Can you send me the link please?
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    (Original post by Cheddar)
    Ooh how did you get onto emily and view the lectures? Can you send me the link please?
    just type in peninsula medical school emily onto google and it should come up. As long as you have enrolled online, just put in your used ID and password and then click on BMBS, year 1, plenaries and they all should be there
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    (Original post by masterhr1)
    Got an email few days ago saying a letter from Peninsula with some info should come by the 10th. It hasn't come yet - same with anyone else?
    Should be on its way. I just got my pack today.
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    Hi I'm applying this year and really don't know if I should apply to plymouth or exeter?
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    Any peninsula medics able to tell us first years what textbooks are best to have?

    A few people have said Tortora's A&P is good as its not too much waffle to go through and teaches you what you need to know?

    Also any other tips about case units, AMK's etc would be really appreciated
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    (Original post by hopes)
    Any peninsula medics able to tell us first years what textbooks are best to have?

    A few people have said Tortora's A&P is good as its not too much waffle to go through and teaches you what you need to know?

    Also any other tips about case units, AMK's etc would be really appreciated :)
    Torotra is only really good for year one. (and possibly early year 2)

    You really should get a separate anatomy and physiology book. Tortora just doesn't cut it. Grays Anatomy and Clinically Oriented Anatomy (Moore and Dally) spring to mind and Sherwoods Human Physiology, Guyton and Hall Physiology or Naish Medical Sciences are excellent choices for physiology. (the latter more so)

    AMK is irrelevant for year one. 1. you dont need to pass any of them, 2. dont put any time into learning specifically for it. You will do yourself a disservice in the long run. (We all realised this once we hit clinical years, and lacked some really core knowledge we are repeatedly asked on the wards)

    In year one focus on learning your clinical anatomy and physiology, pharmacology and all your LSRC content. This will put you in a great position for the end of year exam.

    You only need to pass the EYO1 exam to pass the year, this will set you up well for year 2.

    Ideally you should aim to pass the last AMK and the EOY1, if you can pass all the AMKs with minimal effort all the better.

    Medicine At a Glance is great for case units alongside the OHCM and Kumar and Clark (although some people dont get on with Kumar, it is really great)

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