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    The ukcat scores are out. 5th decile and my vr is way below the average (if only they looked at qr!). Right now, I think I have a higher chance to find a shooting star and wish upon it than get an interview with Warwick
    Good luck to everyone.
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    Hi,

    So my UKCAT was 690, which puts me just above the 80th percentile. I am a third year chemist and I'm predicted a first. I'm also applying to Barts, Southampton +Kings. I have all the relevant work experience. I'd be lucky to get an interview, but I won't hold my breath. btw, on UCAS, can I to enter my 2nd year results? if so, how? Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by hyro)
    Hi,

    So my UKCAT was 690, which puts me just above the 80th percentile. I am a third year chemist and I'm predicted a first. I'm also applying to Barts, Southampton +Kings. I have all the relevant work experience. I'd be lucky to get an interview, but I won't hold my breath. btw, on UCAS, can I to enter my 2nd year results? if so, how? Thanks in advance
    Where you've entered your degree and put pending on the result, if you click on that and scroll down it gives the option to add modules and marks 🙂
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    (Original post by MJK91)
    The lower your academic score, the higher you'll need on your average. Generally 700 is seen as 'safe' but of course it can vary (in 2014 it was 750!). You'll also need an above average VR score.

    Because of the yearly variation, it's hard to assess what a 'good' score is. Unless you're miles off the mark (say with a low VR and less than 675 average) then I would give it a punt -- you never know!
    Hey!

    I have a UKCAT of 700 on the dot but a 580 VR
    A 2:1 and an MSc at Oxford
    Any ideas on how i would stand? x
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    (Original post by Lostperson)
    Hey!

    I have a UKCAT of 700 on the dot but a 580 VR
    A 2:1 and an MSc at Oxford
    Any ideas on how i would stand? x
    Average VR was 573 for this year, so you wouldn't get rejected because of that (I think).
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    (Original post by hyro)
    Average VR was 573 for this year, so you wouldn't get rejected because of that (I think).

    hopefully.

    worried about my score...it seems lowest score to be interviewed was 692.5....


    Im hoping my MSc (achieved) will be a strong point.
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    UKCAT results are slightly lower this year than in 2015. As long as you've got the required work experience, you've probably got a good chance of getting an interview
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    (Original post by hyro)
    UKCAT results are slightly lower this year than in 2015. As long as you've got the required work experience, you've probably got a good chance of getting an interview
    haha

    i have 1 year at a care home
    6 hours of shadowing a consultant
    6 of shadowing a senior clinical embryologist
    1 week of charity work in kenya

    hope this is fine.
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    (Original post by Lostperson)
    hopefully.

    worried about my score...it seems lowest score to be interviewed was 692.5....


    Im hoping my MSc (achieved) will be a strong point.
    You get extra points for Masters and PhD so the UKCAT interview threshold goes down slightly
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    (Original post by Quilverine)
    You get extra points for Masters and PhD so the UKCAT interview threshold goes down slightly
    Thank you for replying. I have a last question. A friend of mine got 694 in the UKCAT he also has an MSc , given that the lowest score last year was 692.5 and they have dropped this year. Do you think he stands a good chance for interview ? Do u know how much ish they drop if u have an MSc. ? Xx
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    Hi everyone I have a friend who has a 694 UKCAt putting him in the 9th Decile do u think he stands a chance on any grad/undergrad courses ? He has a 2:1 in neurology and a MSc from Oxford .
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    (Original post by Lostperson)
    Hi everyone I have a friend who has a 694 UKCAt putting him in the 9th Decile do u think he stands a chance on any grad/undergrad courses ? He has a 2:1 in neurology and a MSc from Oxford .
    Depends on VR but may be just about ok for Warwick as he has an MSc.
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    (Original post by MJK91)
    Depends on VR but may be just about ok for Warwick as he has an MSc.
    both our avgs are above the VR , not by much though. I thought as long as you surpassed the mean which I think is 577. Mine is 580 (OUCH) and his 586...

    Thank you for the reply. Do you have any idea how the score cut off fare if you have an MSc?
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    Hi Guys,

    I'm slightly worried about how the work experience requirements works.

    It says they would want references to comment on ours roles and how we fit Warwick's criteria.This is fine for my first W/E at a nursing home for the past 3 years (limited at 50 hours), when making up the remaining 20 hours it is mostly shadowing doctors. How are they meant to comment on a role when it is shadowing - i.e. sitting doing nothing but observing? And how would that role fit 'Warwicks Criteria'?

    Thanks for any help in advance.
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    (Original post by GavinJR)
    Hi Guys,

    I'm slightly worried about how the work experience requirements works.

    It says they would want references to comment on ours roles and how we fit Warwick's criteria.This is fine for my first W/E at a nursing home for the past 3 years (limited at 50 hours), when making up the remaining 20 hours it is mostly shadowing doctors. How are they meant to comment on a role when it is shadowing - i.e. sitting doing nothing but observing? And how would that role fit 'Warwicks Criteria'?

    Thanks for any help in advance.
    Understanding how to talk and communicate with varying patients?
    Understanding on the roles of a GP?
    Getting an insight into how a GP service operates?
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    (Original post by AdamCW)
    Understanding how to talk and communicate with varying patients?
    Understanding on the roles of a GP?
    Getting an insight into how a GP service operates?
    I suppose they're all valid points, however, I just phoned up and i was recommended not to apply if i'm filling the 20 hours up by shadowing from various different people. When i mentioned it said on the website they were acceptable experiences, they then said it should be okay. I'm just really wary i may be wasting a place.
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    (Original post by Lostperson)
    both our avgs are above the VR , not by much though. I thought as long as you surpassed the mean which I think is 577. Mine is 580 (OUCH) and his 586...

    Thank you for the reply. Do you have any idea how the score cut off fare if you have an MSc?
    Sorry can't really be of much more help, I'm a few years out of the application process now! I would imagine it's a total points-based thing so if you have an MSc, and you're above the mean, it sounds like you have a decent shot at getting an interview.
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    (Original post by Hugh Laurie)
    thanks for making this!

    i graduated from Bristol with a 1st in BSc Biochem in 2011, and completed my PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology last year from Leeds. i realised that i wanted to make a more direct impact than research alone allows, and started preparing to apply for 2017 grad entry. Warwick is one of my top choices alongside Southampton and Newcastle (and maybe Birmingham or one of the London Univs). my ukcat average is 790, dragged down by my poor VR score of 590, I hope the national average remains close to previous years so I will still be above the Warwick cutoff.

    looking forward to getting to know some of my fellow warwick applicants.
    I just noticed your post and although your overall score is really high, Warwick specifically screens the VR score first and rejects anyone below the mean score of those applying. So it might be risky with Warwick.
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    (Original post by DineOMite)
    I just noticed your post and although your overall score is really high, Warwick specifically screens the VR score first and rejects anyone below the mean score of those applying. So it might be risky with Warwick.
    His VR is 17 points above the average. That should pass the initial test.
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    I'm so confused by this!!! I've got 35 hours shadowing different doctors in different hospital departments and the rest with hospice volunteering. So does this mean I'm not suitable to apply? It only states two different types of experience on the website, I can't see how it matters how long is spent on each one? Shadowing is just as important as hands on work or volunteering I think!!

    (Original post by GavinJR)
    I suppose they're all valid points, however, I just phoned up and i was recommended not to apply if i'm filling the 20 hours up by shadowing from various different people. When i mentioned it said on the website they were acceptable experiences, they then said it should be okay. I'm just really wary i may be wasting a place.
 
 
 
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