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    Hi Zong.
    Applying in 2016.
    You? Have you done or you doing the test soon?
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    These guys are all applying Oct 2015 to start medicine in 2016. Try the graduate medics 2017 thread.

    I completed the GAMSAT and applied for 2015 entry.
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    Ok. Thanks.
    Any tips on how to go about doing the test?
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    Read either this thread or any of the GAMSAT threads around the board. Myself and many others have given our views on the resources and the exam itself.
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    Thanks. Will do.
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    (Original post by ForestCat)
    It depends which uni you apply to. Some want gamsat and some want ukcat or some want no entry exams.

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    where do I look to find out which test they want..? I cannot seem to find it.
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    (Original post by princess271)
    where do I look to find out which test they want..? I cannot seem to find it.
    In the admission criteria for each uni it will list what they want.

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    (Original post by ForestCat)
    In the admission criteria for each uni it will list what they want.

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    Found it under entry requirements..thanks alot.
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    I am applying for medicine to start next September 2016, so do I need to do my UKCAT before the deadline which is in October?
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    (Original post by princess271)
    I am applying for medicine to start next September 2016, so do I need to do my UKCAT before the deadline which is in October?
    Yes. You need to do it this summer.

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    It's terrifying that this time next year we may know if we have got into med school or not! Ahhh!


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    Hey,

    I'm a second-year Biology student at UoN. I intend to do the GAMSAT this year as (ideally) I would love to attend the GEM course at Nottingham in 2016 and they require the GAMSAT.

    But, in terms of my work experience, how do you guys think I sound right now?

    I volunteer at the QMC in Nottingham on one of the wards for a couple of hours a week, and have done since early December (involves a lot of interaction with elderly patients)
    Through my volunteering I have got in contact with a doctor on the ward and am in the process of arranging shadowing experience which I will hopefully be able to accumulate before I apply.
    I also work as a Medical Records clerk at another hospital and intend to take advantage of my employment there and enquire about shadowing there too, as well as possibly obtaining another ward-facing role.
    Finally, I tutor an AS-Level student in Chemistry (thought it may be worth mentioning)

    So assuming I carry on with what I am doing now and manage to get the above sorted too; does this sound adequate? It really is just the experience I'm most concerned about.
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    It sounds great, Rich. I think they're ideally looking for excellent interpersonal skills in a caring environment. You have volunteering experience in a hospital so you know how to communicate with patients.
    The shadowing is a great opportunity to see how the role is.
    The tutoring involves transferable skills.
    I don't know any doctors well enough to shadow them yet. I'm hoping that will come in due course.
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    Is anyone going to the open day at Warwick on 23rd March?


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    (Original post by tw781)
    Is anyone going to the open day at Warwick on 23rd March?


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    Hello I will be going to the Warwick Open day on 13th April, anyone else ?
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    (Original post by oojebooje)
    Hello I will be going to the Warwick Open day on 13th April, anyone else ?
    Me too
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    This might sound a strange question but does anyone know the kind of holidays you get on a GEM course? I know this will vary from year to year but over the first two years is it like normal medical courses or reduced?

    I am asking as I'm trying to work out the finer details of affording uni and I would need the holidays to work to take as much off that debt as I can.

    Thanks in advance.
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    (Original post by Mini123456)
    This might sound a strange question but does anyone know the kind of holidays you get on a GEM course? I know this will vary from year to year but over the first two years is it like normal medical courses or reduced?

    I am asking as I'm trying to work out the finer details of affording uni and I would need the holidays to work to take as much off that debt as I can.

    Thanks in advance.
    Most of the GEM courses are in excess of 40 weeks. I know Swansea's course has two weeks leave at Christmas, 1 weeks leave at Easter and 4 weeks leave in summer. Realistically, the summer is the only opportunity to gain any paid work, provided you have passed the year's exams. I imagine the same is true other courses
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    Thank you for making this post
    I am currently a 2nd year Biomedical science student. I'm so nervous/excited about actually pursuing Medicine. I've got my work cut-out for me! eeep x
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    Where are people finding that Kings only accept science graduates?

    "Compulsory subjects
    Either:
    A minimum 2:1 (upper second class honour) undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) in any subject
    or
    a 2:2 (lower second class honours) undergraduate degree with a postgraduate degree (with at least a Merit) in any subject.
    or
    Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing: Pass with at least two years' nursing work experience"
 
 
 
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