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    (Original post by enaomie)
    Oh Yh I'm sorry I should have made that very clear Yh I applied for A100 because I couldn't apply for GEM. Sorry if I confused anyone
    Dude. I just had a moment of overwhelming joy. Now I'm back to feeling depressed about my lack of a mondo well paid job and/or sub par UKCAT. :bawling: :shot:

    Anywho fingers crossed for your interview.

    Edit to add: Has anyone worked out a way to get around the lack of tuition fee loan for A100? At my current rate of saving it would take me until I'm like 50. Are there UK finance companies that offer loans like in the US, all my googling just produces seriously shady looking e-loansharks.
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    (Original post by Quilverine)
    Dude. I just had a moment of overwhelming joy. Now I'm back to feeling depressed about my lack of a mondo well paid job and/or sub par UKCAT. :bawling: :shot:

    Anywho fingers crossed for your interview.

    Edit to add: Has anyone worked out a way to get around the lack of tuition fee loan for A100? At my current rate of saving it would take me until I'm like 50. Are there UK finance companies that offer loans like in the US, all my googling just produces seriously shady looking e-loansharks.
    Am in the same boat. I have an interview for A100 at Exeter but I have no clue how to fund it
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    (Original post by Quilverine)
    Dude. I just had a moment of overwhelming joy. Now I'm back to feeling depressed about my lack of a mondo well paid job and/or sub par UKCAT. :bawling: :shot:

    Anywho fingers crossed for your interview.

    Edit to add: Has anyone worked out a way to get around the lack of tuition fee loan for A100? At my current rate of saving it would take me until I'm like 50. Are there UK finance companies that offer loans like in the US, all my googling just produces seriously shady looking e-loansharks.
    I worked out you need about £80 grand to fund undergrad. Could work for a few years first and enter med school later on. That's the only way I can think of doing it at the moment. Hoping I'll get on graduate entry... Though losing hope fast


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    (Original post by medicwannabe21)
    I worked out you need about £80 grand to fund undergrad. Could work for a few years first and enter med school later on. That's the only way I can think of doing it at the moment. Hoping I'll get on graduate entry... Though losing hope fast


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    How did you get to that figure? You need £36k for fees, but you still get maintenance loan. Because they've got rid of grants, you should get up to £8kish per year in loans. Even if you only get minimal loans, you shouldn't need quite that much.
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    How did you get to that figure? You need £36k for fees, but you still get maintenance loan. Because they've got rid of grants, you should get up to £8kish per year in loans. Even if you only get minimal loans, you shouldn't need quite that much.
    Ah I didn't realise you got maintenance, I didn't think you'd get anything. 36 grand is pretty doable to save over a couple of years then!


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    (Original post by medicwannabe21)
    Ah I didn't realise you got maintenance, I didn't think you'd get anything. 36 grand is pretty doable to save over a couple of years then!


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    Yeah, if you could live with someone supporting you and banked nearly everything for a couple of years it is doable. But if you have a family to support it seems like the most selfish use of savings when you could put a decent deposit down on a house :-/ I am just going to keep trying for GEM and hope that the funding situation improves.
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    (Original post by Quilverine)
    Yeah, if you could live with someone supporting you and banked nearly everything for a couple of years it is doable. But if you have a family to support it seems like the most selfish use of savings when you could put a decent deposit down on a house :-/ I am just going to keep trying for GEM and hope that the funding situation improves.
    I'm only 21 now, so could be an option for me if I have to. Hopefully will get on a gem course though 🙏


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    Morning everyone,

    Good luck with the GEM applications and potential up-coming interviews. How is everyone preparing for their interviews?

    prospectivemed56 says that 'Richard Lehman's weekly review of medical journals' are extremely useful (found on this thread). Richard Lehman is a retired GP who writes his weekly review on the most interesting papers found in the following medical journals:

    The BMJ
    JAMA
    Lancet
    New England Journal of Medicine
    Annals

    We had a read through, and they're pretty funny too! Check them out here, or if the link doesn't work, you can just Google him.

    If you're worried about the interview process for your GEM course, and happen to be in/near London, why not sign up for our free event at the Royal Society of Medicine?

    At the talk, you'll learn how to tackle GEM interviews, and there will be also be information on GEM abroad as well. You can find out more, and sign up here.

    Feel free to ask us any questions,

    The Medic Portal
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    Seriously losing my mind waiting for something to pop up in my email...
    Sitting in a lecture about the neurobiology of affective disorders and I'm sitting here constantly refreshing my emails and this forum instead :sigh:
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    Seriously losing my mind waiting for something to pop up in my email...
    Sitting in a lecture about the neurobiology of affective disorders and I'm sitting here constantly refreshing my emails and this forum instead :sigh:
    Same, really struggling to focus on work right now


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    Seriously losing my mind waiting for something to pop up in my email...
    Sitting in a lecture about the neurobiology of affective disorders and I'm sitting here constantly refreshing my emails and this forum instead :sigh:
    Tell me about it. What is long term potentiation :'(


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    Morning everyone,

    Good luck with the GEM applications and potential up-coming interviews. How is everyone preparing for their interviews?

    prospectivemed56 says that 'Richard Lehman's weekly review of medical journals' are extremely useful (found on this thread). Richard Lehman is a retired GP who writes his weekly review on the most interesting papers found in the following medical journals:

    The BMJ
    JAMA
    Lancet
    New England Journal of Medicine
    Annals

    We had a read through, and they're pretty funny too! Check them out here, or if the link doesn't work, you can just Google him.

    If you're worried about the interview process for your GEM course, and happen to be in/near London, why not sign up for our free event at the Royal Society of Medicine?

    At the talk, you'll learn how to tackle GEM interviews, and there will be also be information on GEM abroad as well. You can find out more, and sign up here.

    Feel free to ask us any questions,

    The Medic Portal
    Thank you for that link, much appreciated
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    I'm getting a bit nervous now about Warwick. If we need to get references for all of our work experience prior to interview (7-10th Jan) it's going to be difficult if they leave it much longer. Christmas and New Year basically removes 10 days or so when people are likely to be off work etc and unable to supply references!
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    I'm getting a bit nervous now about Warwick. If we need to get references for all of our work experience prior to interview (7-10th Jan) it's going to be difficult if they leave it much longer. Christmas and New Year basically removes 10 days or so when people are likely to be off work etc and unable to supply references!
    What do you mean by we have to get references?
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    (Original post by Alexdaman93)
    I'm getting a bit nervous now about Warwick. If we need to get references for all of our work experience prior to interview (7-10th Jan) it's going to be difficult if they leave it much longer. Christmas and New Year basically removes 10 days or so when people are likely to be off work etc and unable to supply references!
    I recall that with your UKCAT score you would be expecting an interview. Why not simply request the references now? That gives you plenty of time.

    Edit: They aren't references as such, are they? I think it is just about getting confirmation of the time spent in those locations?
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    What do you mean by we have to get references?
    Proof of accruing the required amount of hours- wage slips/references/time log from the organisation, etc.

    From the Warwick website: "At Selection Centre candidates will be required to provide verification of their work experience placements. We recommend that you ask for references at the time of your placements."
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    Proof of accruing the required amount of hours- wage slips/references/time log from the organisation, etc.

    From the Warwick website: "At Selection Centre candidates will be required to provide verification of their work experience placements. We recommend that you ask for references at the time of your placements."
    Are these references in the sense of a written reference from your contact or just a contact at your placement provided with contact information?
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    Are these references in the sense of a written reference from your contact or just a contact at your placement provided with contact information?
    The people I did my placement with has left. This is gonna take a long time to sort, Warwick better make a decision soon!


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    The people I did my placement with has left. This is gonna take a long time to sort, Warwick better make a decision soon!


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    Just arrange to get it now? Keep a folder of signed references on headed paper along with their up to date contact details and/or a disk of digital references. Even if you don't get interviews this year you might want to reapply next year, in which case it's all sorted.

    Like Warwick say- get the reference and permission to forward contact details at the time of placement to avoid this kind of last minute anxiety.
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    Southampton said on the phone that all the interviews have been sent out by now; they have a list and if people don't reply to interview then they will work down it (based on UKCAT score, I guess). Just thought I'd let anyone know who is still patiently waiting lol....
 
 
 
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