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    (Original post by lucey)
    Exactly. I was happy to give advice post-interview to all the people who asked me about it.
    I'm NOT limiting my chances, I believe my scores are good enough to get me in.
    I'm helping others because that's really what medicine is all about. I'm wondering how on earth did all of you, who are hoping that others will break their legs on their interviews, end up choosing medschool?
    If its for the salary and prestige go for law, so that you could convict people instead of helping them.
    Seriously, those posts just make me really sad. I'm starting to doubt the nobility of the MD profession.
    Let's see if your opinion changes when you get rejected! And please do not try and belittle us. We are just as compassionate and passionate for medicine as you are!
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    (Original post by hello101)
    Ok guys changing the topic a lil bit , do Bart's make a decision there and give offers at the end of the cycle ( I presume they score candidates there and then on a set criteria and once they have interviewed all, do they decide what scores to give an offer post interviewing ? ) which is pretty reasonable or do they decide on the spot kind of a thing if they are going to give an offer or not and then just let us know later ...
    It would be great to have this mystery resolved ....... Lolz


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    My guess would probably be a mixture of both, if you said anything which sort of scared them, like a 'red flag' type of comment, you probably get ticked as 'Inappropriate for a place' style of thing, which would probably take you out of the pool, and then apart from that I think it is just scored and the top X amount get offers.

    Just a guess, but seems reasonable.
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    Note from the mod team: do not, under any circumstances, either ask for or divulge specific information from the interview, either by PM or by posting on the forums. The reason for this is that it gives later interviewees an unfair advantage.

    If you do see someone asking for or divulging specific information about the interviews, please click the little 'report post' button that's towards the top right hand side of every post and PM. This will allow the mods to deal with it appropriately. Unfortunately, there aren't that many mods and there are an awful lot of posts, so we can't read everything, so we do rely on you guys to help us out.

    Anyone thinking of asking for or divulging specific information about the interview should be aware that the mod team take a very dim view of these things. If Barts is one of the med schools that tells applicants not to divulge information, then they will also take a very dim view of these things.

    For the avoidance of doubt, "specific information" means things such as "they asked me what I would do if ___ happened" or "they asked me some maths questions". You are, however, still allowed to say "my interviewer was lovely" or "I think my interview went terribly" as those sorts of comments do not contain info that other applicants could use to gain an advantage.
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    (Original post by Moo321)
    Hi guys,

    quick question - sorry if a bit random.

    do universities, like barts, ever give unconditional offers or are the offers generally based on everyone getting AAAb?

    Thank u
    As a general rule, the standard offer they state in prospectuses will be the offer universities give out. If I recall correctly, Barts can be AAAb or AAAC if you take a 4th A2 subject (well it's something along the lines of if you have an extra full A Level, you might need a minimum grade on that). Some medical schools have been known to have a lowered offer but those are exceptionally rare and I'm not entirely sure if they even do them any more.

    Since I applied in my gap year and had my grades already, UCAS told me I had a "conditional offer" and that was solely on health checks, which I suppose is an unconditional offer

    (Original post by Webmasterx12)
    If people are this competitive on TSR that they don't want to help others with some general advice, God knows how bad they will be in a medical school setting!
    You'd be surprised at how varied people can be on the competitiveness level. Some people will help you with everything, others can be pretty cut throat... You'll just learn to know who to trust I suppose, and the fact is you'll get all sorts of people regardless of what you do so may as well get used to the idea
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    (Original post by lucey)
    Exactly. I was happy to give advice post-interview to all the people who asked me about it.
    I'm NOT limiting my chances, I believe my scores are good enough to get me in.
    I'm helping others because that's really what medicine is all about. I'm wondering how on earth did all of you, who are hoping that others will break their legs on their interviews, end up choosing medschool?
    If its for the salary and prestige go for law, so that you could convict people instead of helping them.
    Seriously, those posts just make me really sad. I'm starting to doubt the nobility of the MD profession.

    There is also the issue that a lot of universities ask candidates not to share information. If they wanted everyone to have prepared for questions, they would release them. It's not about not helping people, it is about helping yourself (regardless of what you think your scores are,medicine is highly competitive and you would be devastated to be wait-listed while someone else got a place thanks to you) and perhaps more importantly its about being professional in a situation where clearly it is better to not share valuable and sensitive information - something that is highly relevant to medicine. In addition, it is against TSR rules to post anything sharing interview details.
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    I know it says nothing about it in the email but we definitely don't need to bring any certificates or copies to the interview? Thanks
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    (Original post by inesx)
    I know it says nothing about it in the email but we definitely don't need to bring any certificates or copies to the interview? Thanks
    Read the email again:

    Please bring your passport to the interview as this is required for registration. If you do not possess a passport then one of the following can be used as an alternative:

    - A current signed photo card driving licence (full or provisional)
    - A current original European Union (EU) government-issued ID that carries your photograph and signature
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    (Original post by PG593)
    Sorry for being nosey but was that for medicine too?
    Yep the kings interview was for medicine too.
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    (Original post by ak395)
    I HAVE AN INTERVIEWWWWW!!!! 26th feb
    Same! What time is yours?
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    (Original post by ladams)
    Read the email again:

    Please bring your passport to the interview as this is required for registration. If you do not possess a passport then one of the following can be used as an alternative:

    - A current signed photo card driving licence (full or provisional)
    - A current original European Union (EU) government-issued ID that carries your photograph and signature
    Yes so no GCSE certificates etc then, just the ID! Thanks
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    Sorry, a bit unrelated to all of the interview stuff.

    Could someone explain the UCAS points and how they're used. I'm in year eleven and I've done music exams, so hopefully by next August I'll have 440 UCAS points. How are they used, and, could getting AABB but having the music be okay? Thanks
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    (Original post by AdaamCarter)
    Sorry, a bit unrelated to all of the interview stuff.

    Could someone explain the UCAS points and how they're used. I'm in year eleven and I've done music exams, so hopefully by next August I'll have 440 UCAS points. How are they used, and, could getting AABB but having the music be okay? Thanks
    Wow... That's a lot already! Well done for researching early too; Have a look here for a brief introduction:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/ucas_tariff

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    (Original post by ladams)
    Wow... That's a lot already! Well done for researching early too; Have a look here for a brief introduction:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/ucas_tariff

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    So they make offers based on grades but select you for interview based on UCAS points and UKCAT?

    What's the average successful UCAS points for an applicant?
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    (Original post by AdaamCarter)
    Sorry, a bit unrelated to all of the interview stuff.

    Could someone explain the UCAS points and how they're used. I'm in year eleven and I've done music exams, so hopefully by next August I'll have 440 UCAS points. How are they used, and, could getting AABB but having the music be okay? Thanks
    For Barts, I think GCSEs is not included in the UCAS tariff they are using.
    Just level 3 stuffs and extracurricular like music exams.
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    (Original post by XingBairong)
    For Barts, I think GCSEs is not included in the UCAS tariff they are using.
    Just level 3 stuffs and extracurricular like music exams.
    I know I know, I mean hopefully I have AAAA at AS and I already have music exams
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    Guys when do barts start giving out offers? Mid/end march?
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    I've read on ealrier posts that its usually 2nd week of march, around the 12th someone said. Hope this helps
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    (Original post by medic321)
    Guys when do barts start giving out offers? Mid/end march?
    Last yr they told me 1st week of march. Offer came on 7th
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    (Original post by games211)
    that is so unfair on those who have already done their interviews..
    Would be funny if you do not get an offer coz you were one point off
    Well y make it so competitive? Even if u don't get in by learning off others and through the int u have experienced u already r better off. Yes everyone is scored individually but if others get it with tips we must still congratulate them for maximizing the help they have received n also being able to showcase their superiority and nail it when it mattered most.
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    (Original post by AdaamCarter)
    I know I know, I mean hopefully I have AAAA at AS and I already have music exams
    If their admissions policy remains the same for your cycle, they tally up your predicted UCAS tariff scores, including Music etc with your UKCAT score, the highest are then invited to interview.
    The 'threshold' as such for interview will depend on how well the rest of your cohort does.

    Offers are based on grades, not points, but they would expect you to at least do moderately well in the grades you have been predicted (i.e. Not achieving AAA if you were predicted 500 A*s at A2).
 
 
 
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