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    (Original post by Ebuwa)
    In Yorkshire
    Do you mean York? I'm there too


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    Do you mean York? I'm there too


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    Lol not York
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    This is from KCL's a102 page:

    SELECTION PROCEDURE
    Applications must reach UCAS by 15 October 2015. 28 places are available on A102 and applications from Channel Island and overseas fee paying graduates will be considered.

    I'm sure they took on more applicants?!
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    (Original post by PintoBeans)
    This is from KCL's a102 page:

    SELECTION PROCEDURE
    Applications must reach UCAS by 15 October 2015. 28 places are available on A102 and applications from Channel Island and overseas fee paying graduates will be considered.

    I'm sure they took on more applicants?!
    Nope it's quite a small course, as are most of the GEM courses. They told us at interview that they only make about 30 places as well, because most people don't turn them down....bear in mind also that they offer about 15 places on the A100 course to those applicants who just miss out on A102 offers. This happened to me this year
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    Howdy all,

    I'm a bit late to the party (didn't notice this thread at all). Applying for 2016 entry at Nottingham, Liverpool, Cambridge and ... somewhere else idk yet and sat the GAMSAT in March so practically dying from anticipation for my results. Got a 2:1 in Medical science and a MSc (res) in Neuro.


    (Original post by DelphiDeWitt)
    Yes, I have a question. How easy was it to get a job as a HCA? Most of the vacancies I see on the NHS jobs portal require prior experience as HCA or at least a qualification. I could probably only work part-time as a HCA too, are you PT or FT?

    HCA jobs can be hard to get in physical care (I applied for literally 50 jobs over the course of 3 months). However, mental health is a doodle. Mental health centres cannot keep staff at all and are screaming for more HCAs they often get advertised as clinical support workers or clinical healthcare assistants so keep an eye out. I've been doing it since Dec and have now been offered a full-time phleb job as I have the required NHS experience . It also surprised me how much I took from the role, esp when it comes to communication with people who may not have capacity or dealing with distressed patients. So hopefully it will provide good interview fodder.

    Getting stressed out by the quality of applicants this year and the uncertainty of funding so it is nice to have a place to chat/rant with others in the same boat.
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    What universities does everyone have their previous degrees in? Just curious aha...

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    (Original post by Jatyization)
    What universities does everyone have their previous degrees in? Just curious aha...

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    Is this so you can work out if it matters where you have a degree from for GEM? I can tell you it doesn't. My university hasn't even been a university for 10 years yet and most people haven't heard of it.
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    (Original post by ForestCat)
    Is this so you can work out if it matters where you have a degree from for GEM? I can tell you it doesn't. My university hasn't even been a university for 10 years yet and most people haven't heard of it.
    I was just interested in finding out...

    I am fully aware that GEM is a form of widening access to medicine but interestingly, the website WhatDoTheyKnow obtained information and statistics form oxbridge that showed the number of GEM applicants from russell groups universities and those from non-russell groups universities and it seems that VERY few applicants are from non-russell group medical schools, further still most applicants that gain entry have graduated from oxbridge, yet they make up the minority of total applicants! Something I found unfair! :eek:. I think this is only the case with oxbridge however.

    But yeah... I was just curious to find out.
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    (Original post by Jatyization)
    I was just interested in finding out...

    I am fully aware that GEM is a form of widening access to medicine but interestingly, the website WhatDoTheyKnow obtained information and statistics form oxbridge that showed the number of GEM applicants from russell groups universities and those from non-russell groups universities and it seems that VERY few applicants are from non-russell group medical schools, further still most applicants that gain entry have graduated from oxbridge, yet they make up the minority of total applicants! Something I found unfair! :eek:. I think this is only the case with oxbridge however.

    But yeah... I was just curious to find out.
    The people on my course come from a wide range of backgrounds and universities. Most of them are not from an Oxbridge background.

    There may be many reasons why students from Oxbridge appear have a higher success rate. They may perform better in entrance examination, or perform better under pressure and interview well. Who knows.
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    (Original post by ForestCat)
    The people on my course come from a wide range of backgrounds and universities. Most of them are not from an Oxbridge background.

    There may be many reasons why students from Oxbridge appear have a higher success rate. They may perform better in entrance examination, or perform better under pressure and interview well. Who knows.
    Oh wow! Thats so interesting... Yeah thats true aha, there could be lots of different reasons, going to try not to jump to conclusions.

    I also wondering... What are the most important factors when applying to GEM medicine? Where do most people tend to fall down? With such high competition to place ratios, I always assumed that its partly down to chance that your given an offer.

    Your help would be very much appreciated! I am actually an A2 student who will be reapplying to medicine (yeah, not been a good year ) and looking more into my backup plans if all else fails after I reapply.
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    (Original post by Jatyization)
    Oh wow! Thats so interesting... Yeah thats true aha, there could be lots of different reasons, going to try not to jump to conclusions.

    I also wondering... What are the most important factors when applying to GEM medicine? Where do most people tend to fall down? With such high competition to place ratios, I always assumed that its partly down to chance that your given an offer.

    Your help would be very much appreciated! I am actually an A2 student who will be reapplying to medicine (yeah, not been a good year ) and looking more into my backup plans if all else fails after I reapply.
    Getting at least a 2:1, acing entrance examinations and being able to reflect well on work experience.

    But don't worry about GEM too much(as it all may have changed by then anyway), just focus on getting the grades so that you can reapply.
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    (Original post by ForestCat)
    Getting at least a 2:1, acing entrance examinations and being able to reflect well on work experience.

    But don't worry about GEM too much(as it all may have changed by then anyway), just focus on getting the grades so that you can reapply.
    Thanks for your help! I do appreciate it! I will try to keep that in mined...

    How do you mean change? Will it still be around?

    Sorry about the bombardment of questions
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    (Original post by Jatyization)
    Thanks for your help! I do appreciate it! I will try to keep that in mined...

    How do you mean change? Will it still be around?

    Sorry about the bombardment of questions
    We honestly don't know. It's very possible four year courses will cease to exist (if registration moves to point of graduation, rather than at the end of fy1 like it is now) and we don't know if five year courses would be funded.
    Hence why it's much better (well one of the many reasons) to get in as an undergrad.

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    Is anyone in the east midlands (Nottingham would be great!) who is studying for the GAMSAT this September? Looking to form a study group if anyone is interested.
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    (Original post by Lxh524)
    Is anyone in the east midlands (Nottingham would be great!) who is studying for the GAMSAT this September? Looking to form a study group if anyone is interested.
    Hey I'm in Notts and studying (or at least trying to!) for the GAMSAT this September, I'd be interested in a study group. Message me if you want to try and sort something out
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    Hi,

    I am applying this year and like you I will be limiting myself to 2 universities due to only sitting the UKCAT (Kings and Warwick). I bought all the resources for GAMSAT however I now don't feel I am realistically going to be able to revise for both exams and if I do I will be jeopardising both results rather than focussing on one. What is the new Kings Criteria that is not enabling you to apply?
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    (Original post by victoria25)
    Hi,

    I am applying this year and like you I will be limiting myself to 2 universities due to only sitting the UKCAT (Kings and Warwick). I bought all the resources for GAMSAT however I now don't feel I am realistically going to be able to revise for both exams and if I do I will be jeopardising both results rather than focussing on one. What is the new Kings Criteria that is not enabling you to apply?
    Kings have said that for 2016 entry only applicants with a science based degree can apply
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    (Original post by victoria25)
    Hi,

    I am applying this year and like you I will be limiting myself to 2 universities due to only sitting the UKCAT (Kings and Warwick). I bought all the resources for GAMSAT however I now don't feel I am realistically going to be able to revise for both exams and if I do I will be jeopardising both results rather than focussing on one. What is the new Kings Criteria that is not enabling you to apply?
    You can apply to more than 2 universities with the UKCAT
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    (Original post by Absorbaloff)
    You can apply to more than 2 universities with the UKCAT
    Not if she's an arts grad without a chemistry a level...


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    (Original post by victoria25)
    Hi,

    I am applying this year and like you I will be limiting myself to 2 universities due to only sitting the UKCAT (Kings and Warwick). I bought all the resources for GAMSAT however I now don't feel I am realistically going to be able to revise for both exams and if I do I will be jeopardising both results rather than focussing on one. What is the new Kings Criteria that is not enabling you to apply?
    Assuming you are an arts grad with no science a levels, you can apply to Newcastle and Warwick but not kings. Ukcat doesn't require much revision, just exam practice really, so if you did it early you'd still have time to revise for GAMSAT. Have you considered doing a chemistry a level next year? That would make you eligible to apply to Southampton (if you get a decent UKCAT score).


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