As the title suggests I'm keen on applying to Cambridge for the Graduate Entry Programme. Obviously I'm aware of how intense the competition is in general for Medicine and Grad-Med and even more so for Cambridge.
but other than academics what exactly can I do to strengthen my application and maximise my chances of at least getting an interview?
Here's a little bit about me:
- 2:1 in non-science Bachelor's Degree
- AABb in A levels (including Chemistry, Biology and Maths).
- GCSEs; 4A* 4As annd 2Bs
-Work experience; extensive voluntary work over the years at a nursing home and over the last ten years at a local hospice which I still do regular work at.
Will be doing voluntary work at the Olympics this summer alongside a paid job at the Olympics and also an "Olympic Ambassadors" role.
Done extensive Hospital work experience over the years in Adult Medicine, Paediatrics and GP.
- Won numerous national awards for my voluntary work.
- Play American Football and Volleyball for city teams alongside other sports.
- Enjooy reading around the subject e.g. journals, general science books (e.g. The Selfish Gene).
Other than voluntary work I haven't done any clinical work experience of late and getting Hospital experience is seemingly tricky. I'm hoping to do some additional work with my GP and perhaps with a family friend who is a psychiatrist.
Can anyone offer me any advice on how I can strengthen my application and make it look impressive to the selectors at Cambridge?
Also I am hoping to be studying for a Master's in 2012/2013 before going onto medical school, in the States.