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Sheffield Medicine Applicants 2012

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  • View Poll Results: What UKCAT average did you get? (2012 Entry only)
    <500
    1
    0.59%
    501-600
    5
    2.96%
    601-650
    20
    11.83%
    651-700
    52
    30.77%
    701-730
    39
    23.08%
    731-760
    31
    18.34%
    761-800
    12
    7.10%
    >800
    9
    5.33%

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    (Original post by cute_wish)
    I see.What have you got this year ?
    Nah ! Leeds is my 1st choice.what about you?
    Going to Sheffield to study Medicine in 16 days!
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    (Original post by Vulpes)
    Going to Sheffield to study Medicine in 16 days!
    Oh congrats ! So you are an officical "medical student" now thts great ... !!
    I thought you were going to re-apply this year... anyways..what other unis did you apply to and how many offers did you get? I have got an average of 580 UKCAT score which I know is not so good.I hope you can give me some advice as we have this " int'l " thingy in common.
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    (Original post by cute_wish)
    Oh congrats ! So you are an officical "medical student" now thts great ... !!
    I thought you were going to re-apply this year... anyways..what other unis did you apply to and how many offers did you get? I have got an average of 580 UKCAT score which I know is not so good.I hope you can give me some advice as we have this " int'l " thingy in common.
    Haha sure thing! Feel free to PM me about anything. 2 offers (Shef & Glasgow) and I withdrew from Leeds and Aberdeen. (Wanted to go to shef so there wasn't any point waiting)
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    (Original post by Vulpes)
    Haha sure thing! Feel free to PM me about anything. 2 offers (Shef & Glasgow) and I withdrew from Leeds and Aberdeen. (Wanted to go to shef so there wasn't any point waiting)
    Out of curiosity, were you a re applicant?
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    (Original post by hookguy)
    Out of curiosity, were you a re applicant?
    Nope.
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    (Original post by Vulpes)
    Nope.
    Ah ok!

    What was your UKCAT average last year? I sort of feel the same way, really want to go to Sheffield and would withdraw from my other places if I just got a Sheffield offer.
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    (Original post by hookguy)
    Ah ok!

    What was your UKCAT average last year? I sort of feel the same way, really want to go to Sheffield and would withdraw from my other places if I just got a Sheffield offer.
    Pretty average tbh So lets not go into that
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    I asked about the UKCAT cut off at the open day and they told me they were increasing the amount of people interviewing (and therefore interviewed for a place) by about an extra third, so as people with a lower UKCAT but who are decent applicant still get a shot. They told me the aim was to interview everybody in the top 37.5/40% of score, which they said should be anything over 670/680. So thats a massive win for anybody with scores between 670 and 720ish, makes it alot more fair in my opinion!! Spread the word so as many people know as possibe, I kno I would be GUTTED if i didnt apply cause i thought the cut off would be 700+ and then found out it was below!!
    MM
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    (Original post by medimike)
    I asked about the UKCAT cut off at the open day and they told me they were increasing the amount of people interviewing (and therefore interviewed for a place) by about an extra third, so as people with a lower UKCAT but who are decent applicant still get a shot. They told me the aim was to interview everybody in the top 37.5/40% of score, which they said should be anything over 670/680. So thats a massive win for anybody with scores between 670 and 720ish, makes it alot more fair in my opinion!! Spread the word so as many people know as possibe, I kno I would be GUTTED if i didnt apply cause i thought the cut off would be 700+ and then found out it was below!!
    MM
    Thats great news! If only they'd implemented that last year though :P
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    (Original post by medimike)
    I asked about the UKCAT cut off at the open day and they told me they were increasing the amount of people interviewing (and therefore interviewed for a place) by about an extra third, so as people with a lower UKCAT but who are decent applicant still get a shot. They told me the aim was to interview everybody in the top 37.5/40% of score, which they said should be anything over 670/680. So thats a massive win for anybody with scores between 670 and 720ish, makes it alot more fair in my opinion!! Spread the word so as many people know as possibe, I kno I would be GUTTED if i didnt apply cause i thought the cut off would be 700+ and then found out it was below!!
    MM
    If thats the case then I am applying. I will call to make sure. Sheffield was my top choice then after getting a not so good score, i gave up. Thanks for the news though
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    Yeah do it, It was one of the lecturers who i asked I was proper excited when the bloke told me!!
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    (Original post by medimike)
    Yeah do it, It was one of the lecturers who i asked I was proper excited when the bloke told me!!
    Haha i can imagine. I am on the same boat.
    More universities are going away from UKCAT like both Barts and sheffield changed admission policy: used to be UKCAT heavy schools.
    p.s. u got an excellent ukcat avg, u had nothing to worry about!
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    More applicants!!! Hope to see you all next year
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    (Original post by apple17)
    If thats the case then I am applying. I will call to make sure. Sheffield was my top choice then after getting a not so good score, i gave up. Thanks for the news though
    That's excellent news.I really want to go to Sheffield and my average is 695, I felt like giving up too.
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    (Original post by medimike)
    I asked about the UKCAT cut off at the open day and they told me they were increasing the amount of people interviewing (and therefore interviewed for a place) by about an extra third, so as people with a lower UKCAT but who are decent applicant still get a shot. They told me the aim was to interview everybody in the top 37.5/40% of score, which they said should be anything over 670/680. So thats a massive win for anybody with scores between 670 and 720ish, makes it alot more fair in my opinion!! Spread the word so as many people know as possibe, I kno I would be GUTTED if i didnt apply cause i thought the cut off would be 700+ and then found out it was below!!
    MM
    which open day was this? went to one in June and they didn't say that then:confused:
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    (Original post by Vulpes)
    More applicants!!! Hope to see you all next year
    Totally envious.
    The admission process is slowly killing me. My parents and admission tutor have two different opinions about how a PS should be written
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    Err it was one in june, i went up to the guys afterwards for a chat cause i liked the school so much but was absolutly bricking my UKCAT. I only just cleared last years average in the end so i was nervous but this calmed me down a hell of alot!!
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    (Original post by medimike)
    Err it was one in june, i went up to the guys afterwards for a chat cause i liked the school so much but was absolutly bricking my UKCAT. I only just cleared last years average in the end so i was nervous but this calmed me down a hell of alot!!
    Ok, it's just my sister did medicine there and she asked about UKCAT and they just said cutoff high last year due to interviewing 100 less people as they were not allowed to go over their quota,it could possibly be lower this year, but they won't know until November when they have all the scores and applications. Fingers crossed your guy is right.
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    I got a UKCAT avr of 717.5, I think I'm sstill gonna apply as they said it should be lower and also I would, as said earlier, hate to not apply and then find out that i was above the cut-off. I just really hope that that score is enough though because I sooooooo want to end up at Sheffield!
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    (Original post by kizp)
    I got a UKCAT avr of 717.5, I think I'm sstill gonna apply as they said it should be lower and also I would, as said earlier, hate to not apply and then find out that i was above the cut-off. I just really hope that that score is enough though because I sooooooo want to end up at Sheffield!
    I'm sure you'll be fine with that. Everything is pointing to them lowering the cutoff, but even if they keep it the same, you're still at last years cut off!

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