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    (Original post by HanaGEM)
    But on a more serious note, I asked my personal tutor for a reference and she said she would but she wouldnt know what to write. So Im a little concerned about this :s who is writing your reference this time?
    UCAS has guidance for referees.
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    (Original post by Ebuwa)
    UCAS has guidance for referees.
    Thanks, she would be fine writing the ref Im sure just never written one for medicine
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    (Original post by HanaGEM)
    Essentially yes, but the previous years cut offs are given for undergrad degrees, and it seems you need 700 minimum, 750 to be safe ...
    Oh my God!!!!!
    if that's the case; I better get my skates out and start heading for my masters before applying. Sometimes it feels like the system is not as fair as it is often portrayed ... Once again, thanks for the info. You seem to know a lot around these unis. Are you sure not a lecturer
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    (Original post by gentleuk)
    Oh my God!!!!!
    if that's the case; I better get my skates out and start heading for my masters before applying. Sometimes it feels like the system is not as fair as it is often portrayed ... Once again, thanks for the info. You seem to know a lot around these unis. Are you sure not a lecturer
    Warwick require completed masters.

    Definitely not a lecturer, Im a midwife But I know a lot about Warwick as its my only feasible option so want to cover all bases
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    Same situation as you but 645 not sure if it's worth applying.. so are you not going to apply at all?


    (Original post by tw781)
    I sat my retest yesterday and scored unbelievably badly. I only did better on one section and scored worse in everything else, giving me an average of 640 (what I actually got in the first place -.-). Majorly ****ed up VR and got 560!!!!

    So I'm afraid my 2016 entry application ends here as my only options were Warwick, Newcastle, Southampton and Barts :-/. I am so disappointed after spending so much time and money on this UKCAT.

    So it's GAMSAT in March and redo UKCAT next year. Ugh. So disappointing that I can't even apply!

    To those of you who have had to apply again - please give me some advice on how to not think my world is over haha!

    Good luck to you all!!


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    Aww thanks, that's lovely to hear, I took the ukcat prior to starting nursing because I really wanted to try, I got good scores too but backed out because of nerves and studied nursing. A couple years later I took it prior to qualifying but my university were not very supportive and decided to give a reference based on the course rather than my academic performance, so that didn't go to well with the universities I had applied to. This is my third attempt taking the test but my second time actually applying to Medicine. I feel awful about my scores. I'm 23 next month (Godwilling) and feel like it's never going to happen *shy face* Congratz on your degree classification. My aunty is a MH nurse, it's hard work! You should be so proud! Goodluck with your application next year too!!

    Thanks!!!!! I am sure you will be fine, just don't give up. When it comes to some of the nursing schools, I don't think they take too nicely to taking up another course especially medicine. I remember being in a similar situation in my second year and that thought me a valuable lesson. However, on a more positive note- no matter how old you are; it's never too late to pursue your dreams. BY the grace of the almighty God and through hard work; you will get there; look back at the pain and price you had to pay; and you'll smile.
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    (Original post by HanaGEM)
    Warwick require completed masters.

    Definitely not a lecturer, Im a midwife But I know a lot about Warwick as its my only feasible option so want to cover all bases
    Wow!!! Midwife!!! That's great.
    Does that mean you've completed a masters programme?
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    (Original post by gentleuk)
    Wow!!! Midwife!!! That's great.
    Does that mean you've completed a masters programme?
    No, no masters, only just qualified, but I have a first and a decent UKCAT so hoping that will be enough, looked into in as wasnt sure if you get points based on classification or just level of study (i still dont know) but Im hoping my UKCAT score will be enough.
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    (Original post by HanaGEM)
    No, no masters, only just qualified, but I have a first and a decent UKCAT so hoping that will be enough, looked into in as wasnt sure if you get points based on classification or just level of study (i still dont know) but Im hoping my UKCAT score will be enough.
    Oh I see!! I wish you all the best. Please let us know how you get on. I guess it would inspire the rest of us. Thanks
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    (Original post by gentleuk)
    Oh I see!! I wish you all the best. Please let us know how you get on. I guess it would inspire the rest of us. Thanks
    Of course, I always find it useful to read other peoples stories! Do you want to stay in MH or would you be looking at a different specialty?
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    (Original post by HanaGEM)
    Of course, I always find it useful to read other peoples stories! Do you want to stay in MH or would you be looking at a different specialty?
    Great!!!!
    For me mental health/ psychiatry is a definite thing. If not; may be I might head towards public health with particular interest in research in mental health ( just can't live without it. It's become part of my DNA.). May be I'll go work in the less developed country as a medic.
    What are your long term plans in terms of specialty?
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    (Original post by gentleuk)
    Great!!!!
    For me mental health/ psychiatry is a definite thing. If not; may be I might head towards public health with particular interest in research in mental health ( just can't live without it. It's become part of my DNA.). May be I'll go work in the less developed country as a medic.
    What are your long term plans in terms of specialty?
    I honestly dont know, not obstetrics, I love being in community because youre able to build relationships with people, and I really enjoy public health so ive considered GP, but I also thrive on the high risk delivery suite environment, I work well under pressure and I enjoy the pace so I guess I just see which area appeals to me (if I get in).
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    Is medify easier than the real thing? Because I'm doing ok on it and I'm surprised... O_o


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    I personally think medify is generally harder, particularly QR and DA
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    I'm not doing amazingly but definitely getting better results than hoped for a first proper revision session. I've been putting off practise for a while because I was terrified! I have hope now. QR isn't too bad for me because my degree is in astrophysics but DA and AR scare me. Everyone seems to have done well, it's gonna be tough competition!


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    when is ur exam?
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    Hi! UKCAT Exam on Tuesday .im preparing for that. Im using Ukcat practice tool kit. Is that enough or not and also im using Google webs .if u have any link i can cover for 2 days. Let know.


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    Tuesday - I know, very last minute. I wasn't going to apply this year but I've decided to at least try, if anything it can be a practise run. I have 4 weeks until I hand my PhD thesis in so it's all go at the minute! But I'm at a conference this week and using hotel time for UKCAT practise. I should be able to handle the stress if I want to be a doctor (that's what I'm telling myself haha).


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    oh wow thats great good luck, where re u doing ur phd?
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    (Original post by ninalouise258)
    HYMS - medical science; it's a mix of oncology, physics, coding and imaging. A great transition to medicine, I hope.


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    sounds great!! im sure it will be
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    How much are reapplicants changing their personal statement? About half of mine is completely new stuff but about 1/4 of the other half is exactly the same and 1/4 is te same but reworded. The unis im applying to dont really use ps but i'd hate to be rejected just because I look lazy because I didn't change all of it!
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    Medify subscription free to a good home, first come first serve!


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    (Original post by Healthynewlife)
    How much are reapplicants changing their personal statement? About half of mine is completely new stuff but about 1/4 of the other half is exactly the same and 1/4 is te same but reworded. The unis im applying to dont really use ps but i'd hate to be rejected just because I look lazy because I didn't change all of it!
    Also curious about this - I know UCAS have a system where they check your statement for plagiarism against their huge bank of previous statements, so if I used a section of my old statement in my new one would this count as plagiarism?!
 
 
 
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