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Keele Medicine Applicants 2014

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    (Original post by doctorteeth)
    Keele are capped at 129

    What do you mean?
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    (Original post by mynameisntbobk)
    What do you mean?
    I presume they mean the actual number of places in the med school. Medicine student numbers are actually decided by the NHS/government I believe and then each med school gets a certain number which they have to stick to.


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    wouldnt they interview more people this year since less people applied??
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    (Original post by RachHill)
    wouldnt they interview more people this year since less people applied??

    How many applied last year? I can't seem to find it
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    (Original post by Secret.)
    How many applied last year? I can't seem to find it
    i've just gone on the website, it says 2000 so i've just realised its pretty much the same as this year
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    (Original post by A.Systole)
    I presume they mean the actual number of places in the med school. Medicine student numbers are actually decided by the NHS/government I believe and then each med school gets a certain number which they have to stick to.


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    Oh right, yeah I know that I was confused a bit because I was originally referring to interviews
    (Original post by RachHill)
    wouldnt they interview more people this year since less people applied??
    Pretty sure more people applied this year
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    (Original post by A.Systole)
    I presume they mean the actual number of places in the med school. Medicine student numbers are actually decided by the NHS/government I believe and then each med school gets a certain number which they have to stick to.


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    This is correct and it came right from the head of the schools mouth. This is a good thing as it keeps the teaching numbers to students high. The teaching quality at Keele is unbelievable.
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    I suspect we need to be patient (excuse the pun) on this thread as Keele read every PS and reference............... unless anyone had been in contact and knows differently.........??
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    So over the last year I've been part of the Access to Keele programme and alongside their more medical oriented 'Access to Professions'. However this year the Access to Professions scheme has been replaced with 'Progression to Medicine'.

    On the website section 'Widening Participation' it now says this:

    "Applicants to Keele Medical School who have completed the Progression to Medicine scheme will be prioritised for interview and if successful will be awarded one grade reduction in each of two A-level subjects, with no grade below a B in any subject. A student offered the standard offer of AAA or A*AB will be admitted with ABB on completing this course successfully."

    Do you think the same applies to the previous scheme?
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    What is the scheme?
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    I'm getting so panicked! Other girls in my college have got offers from other med schools, has anyone got an interview yet? If not when do you think they will start handing them out?


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    (Original post by Bells_strachan)
    I'm getting so panicked! Other girls in my college have got offers from other med schools, has anyone got an interview yet? If not when do you think they will start handing them out?


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    Keele read almost every PS and therefore don't send interviews out until Dec/Jan/Feb usually
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    (Original post by Bells_strachan)
    I'm getting so panicked! Other girls in my college have got offers from other med schools, has anyone got an interview yet? If not when do you think they will start handing them out?


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    offers from med schools? I didn't know medicals schools gave out offers so quick, because surely they've not even interviewed everyone yet? :confused: May I ask which med schools are we talking here?
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    I think she meant offer for interview, if not then offer for a different course because I don't think any med school has given out offers yet, the interview stage is just starting
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    (Original post by TWridesagain)
    Keele read almost every PS and therefore don't send interviews out until Dec/Jan/Feb usually
    Thanks very much, I've got a little bit of time then!



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    (Original post by Voldermort)
    offers from med schools? I didn't know medicals schools gave out offers so quick, because surely they've not even interviewed everyone yet? :confused: May I ask which med schools are we talking here?
    Yeah sorry! I meant interviews!


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    (Original post by Bells_strachan)
    Thanks very much, I've got a little bit of time then!



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    Looking at last year the first interviews were around 18th December so I'm guessing they give about 3 weeks notice for the first batch which means interviews start to go out at the very end of November. They then keep up the interviews well into March (unlike some other unis) so we are going to need our strength and patience. Of course I could be talking a load of tosh with regard to this year and they may start to come out Monday...:eek:
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    (Original post by TWridesagain)
    Looking at last year the first interviews were around 18th December so I'm guessing they give about 3 weeks notice for the first batch which means interviews start to go out at the very end of November. They then keep up the interviews well into March (unlike some other unis) so we are going to need our strength and patience. Of course I could be talking a load of tosh with regard to this year and they may start to come out Monday...:eek:
    The first interviews were sent out on the 29th November last year.


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    any keele med students here
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    Guys I got no confirmation email from keele and thus no survey to fill out, should I be worried and contact them?


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