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    With your stats I would be going for Liverpool, UEA, Bristol, Keele (UKCAT schools) if you meet the min requirements. For BMAT schools I would avoid Oxbridge, Leeds and UCL.

    (Original post by EvilEarth567)
    So I just started year 13 and was hoping to apply for medicine. Teachers at my school have told me I virtually have no chance :'(

    My stats are:
    2A*'s, 5A's and 5B's at GCSE
    AABD (bio, chem, maths (missed out on an A by 1 mark) and computing) at AS
    630 average, Band 2 in my UKCAT
    A2 predictions - AAA
    I have also done work experience at a hospital and GP each for 1 week, helped out at a school for children with special needs for 3 months and volunteered at a care home for 1 month.

    Do I have a chance at any medical school?

    Any help will be very appreciated. Thanks
    Far from it. If you don't get in this year then just apply next year and take a gap year ( if you've got a job as a health care assistant for this gap year it could work massively in your favor. But make sure you at least get AAB at A2. Give it a go, your grades are good enough for some med schools for sure.


    Apply, especially via access programmes if you can (Manchester?)

    I know somebody who got ACCC at AS and got an offer for medicine... Didn't get the grades but the opportunity was there.

    Best of luck
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