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    (Original post by kingme)
    Reapply. That's what I'm doing. If I don't get in this year, who knows. Though I am feeling a bit stupid now for giving ZERO thought to my fith choice.

    But once you get rejected, PLAN your gap year. Or else you'll end up like me - unemployed and bored
    Not a very good idea for those who don't get the grades though.
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    Anyone applied to clinical science as a 5th choice?
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    (Original post by Vulpes)
    Graduate Entry Medicine is a lot more competitive. It depends on what you do for your other degree but things like biomedical sciences will give you nice head start in comparison to your peers.
    biomedical science would only give you a head start if it was matched by experience as a biomedical scientist. Minus that it's just a bit of a cliche option which doesn't give you enough of a specialism to use.
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    (Original post by Fuero)
    If I´m rejected by all four uni´s I will stay in the Netherlands because I have a guaranteed place for medicine at one of the universities
    , It is awesome that you have a guaranteed place for med there, if I get rejected again after a gap year I might go back to Nederland.
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    (Original post by MoshyMoshyMo)
    Audition for the X Factor, win, and earn more money than I ever would have done being a doctor

    Buy Medical School with your money.

    Sack the Admissions tutor who rejected you.

    Add yourself on the list.


    Guaranteed Place at Med School.

    Become Doctor.

    Very rich doctor.

    /profit

    :awesome:
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    (Original post by Oggz)
    Not a very good idea for those who don't get the grades though.
    even if you got an offer you'd most probably have to get good grades anyway. Would you get your grades before you had to firm your 5th choice?
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    i'm on a gap year and reapplying. if i don't get into med this time, but do for my 5th choice i'll do that, then try one last time but if i still dont get in then i guess a career in chemistry it is!
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    (Original post by kingme)
    even if you got an offer you'd most probably have to get good grades anyway. Would you get your grades before you had to firm your 5th choice?
    My fifth choice had very low requirements, just incase I didn't get the grades. A level results are given in August and I believe there is a certain amount of time from getting the offer and making a decision which needs to be kept to, or they will just reject the offer they made. It's definitely not acceptable to wait until grades are known in August until making decisions though.
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    (Original post by Oggz)
    My fifth choice had very low requirements, just incase I didn't get the grades. A level results are given in August and I believe there is a certain amount of time from getting the offer and making a decision which needs to be kept to, or they will just reject the offer they made. It's definitely not acceptable to wait until grades are known in August until making decisions though.
    Do you have to take your backup if you don't get the grades for your first choice offer?
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    **** knows.

    I guess I could go for a Masters and PhD if I could muster enough enthusiasm for something specific.

    OR Nursing. I have honestly no idea. All I know is, I don't want to be a receptionist anymore.

    I would rather cut my face off with a hacksaw brandishing it to the world and dying of blood loss/shock/septicaemia..... I'm having such a ****e week. lol.
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    (Original post by kingme)
    Do you have to take your backup if you don't get the grades for your first choice offer?
    If you don't meet the grades for Medicine but do meet the grades for your backup and you have set that as your insurance choice then that will turn to unconditional on results day. You don't have to go, but you will have to phone the uni to 'beg to be released' from that choice.
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    (Original post by Oggz)
    If you don't meet the grades for Medicine but do meet the grades for your backup and you have set that as your insurance choice then that will turn to unconditional on results day. You don't have to go, but you will have to phone the uni to 'beg to be released' from that choice.
    Glad I'm reapplying and don't have to worry about any of this then
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    I'd advise people take a gap year and reapply, if you get rejected plan your gap year straight away and if you are planning to get a job start applying as soon as exams are over.

    Graduate entry medicine is insanely competitive and now expensive. On the four year programs the NHS only covers £3,375 of your fees in years 2-4 and you get a student loan for the rest. In the first year you need to find the £3,375 yourself and can get a student loan for the rest. These are only for 2012 entry, no-one knows what will happen for later entrants.

    The situation with the five-year standard programme is even less clear. General consensus is that you get a maintenance loan and NHS bursary (living costs) only. No tuition fee loan. The amount the NHS would pay in 5th year isn't clear. Overall it would cost at least £36,000 up-front (£9,000 paid up-front each year). It appears the government hasn't actually decided what to do about grads on 5 year courses (these would have previously mad up a large proportion of medical students with previous degrees).

    Think about this when you are making decisions.

    I am a fourth (final) year pharmacy student trying to get into grad entry medicine.

    Check this out for slightly more info: http://www.bma.org.uk/careers/medica...ncefor2012.jsp
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    I've decided to nip that worry in the bud by totally changing my career aspirations I wanted to be a doctor for around three years but now I've started college I've decided to pursue biochemistry.
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    I'd also advise that if you are applying for biomed apply to one of the biomed courses that offers direct entry into the third year of medicine. (I know its probably i bit late).
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    Take a gap year and re-apply next year. I left my 5th choice blank, so I have no other option :p:

    But before I did any of that, I'd probably sob uncontrollably and brand myself a failure. Fun stuff :lol:
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    (Original post by TattyBoJangles)
    Take a gap year and re-apply next year. I left my 5th choice blank, so I have no other option :p:
    You could add a 5th choice.
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    (Original post by manupalace)
    You could add a 5th choice.
    I wouldn't accept it even if I had, to be honest. I want to avoid the graduate route, so would only consider it as a last resort (ie, I've been rejected for UG medicine 3 years on the trot or something).
    Plus I don't think I could keep at a degree I'm not fully interested in :B
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    (Original post by Vulpes)
    I would have taken a gap year and reapply to medicine the following UCAS cycle.
    Did you make your signiture picture yourself? Just wondering...
 
 
 
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