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    Guysss for accommodation I'm putting Great Dover Street then Wolfson, where are you all putting for the third? Not sure which to go for.
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    Guys, convince me to firm King's over St Andrews.
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    (Original post by Flobie)
    Guysss for accommodation I'm putting Great Dover Street then Wolfson, where are you all putting for the third? Not sure which to go for.
    Hey! I really want en suite accommodation so I did:

    Great Dover
    Julian Markham
    Ewen Henderson
    Stamford Street (en suite)
    Moonraker Point
    Wolfson House

    And I haven't finished ranking the rest yet!

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    (Original post by Aspiring Medic 7)
    Hey! I really want en suite accommodation so I did:

    Great Dover
    Julian Markham
    Ewen Henderson
    Stamford Street (en suite)
    Moonraker Point
    Wolfson House

    And I haven't finished ranking the rest yet!

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    I'm not too sure about Ewen Henderson because it's miles away from the campus, and Julian Markham because it's in Elephant and Castle, which my sister said is a bit rough. Have you been to Stamford Street?
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    How many do we have to chose? Are we supposed to rank ALL of them or just like our top three?


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    (Original post by Dr. Aco Malfoy)
    How many do we have to chose? Are we supposed to rank ALL of them or just like our top three?


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    I think it's just three
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    Can someone please link the facebook group for medicine offer holders???
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    [QUOTE=RachHill;47439001]Can someone please link the facebook group for medicine offer holders???[/QUOTE
    https://m.facebook.com/?_rdr#!/home.php?soft=side-area

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    I have been volunteering at two old peoples he's for just over a month and intend to until I reach Uni. I am only 15 and do 3 hours at each on a Saturday. I guess that's good but I have spoken to a Surgeon who I am friendly with at Great Ormand street hospital and I will be hopefully having work experience there for a week. I'll hopefully be doing 12 hour shifts so it'll be at least 60hours. In addition, I've spoken to a receptionist at my local hospital in Pembrokeshire, Wales and she said that she would ring me back after I asked her if I could do work experience at the hospital once I turn 16 (Next March). Hopefully that will be a weeks worth of 12 hours so that's a full 120 hours of NHS environment work experience
    I am hoping for between 4-7 A* I believe it will be around 4-5. I am going to study Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths for AS and drop either Phys or Maths for A-level, (whichever one I'm not doing so good in.)
    I was born with a rare urological condition which threatened my life and caused me to have to stay in hospital until I was around 1 and then on and off until I was 2 and I now go once every two years. So my reason for wanting to be a doctor is 'to conduct that operation on some other unfortunate person with the same condition who I can help them by, saving their life and by helping them live a happy and healthy life.'
    When I reach year 12!(I'm only year 10 now) I have sent and e-mail to an organisation called 'gap medics' and I will be going to Tanzinia, South-East Africa. "Gap Medics is a specialist company that is dedicated to arranging hospital work experience placements abroad for students who are applying to medicine, nursing, dentistry or midwifery at University or those in their 1st year of med school. Our Head Office is in Newcastle upon Tyne in England and students join us from all over the world – in particular the UK, USA, Canada, Australia"
    When on my placement, I will be able to shadow doctors in various different departments, attend ward rounds and doctors meetings, and even scrub in and observe surgeries with the possibility of assisting!
    Hopefully my application with all of this and a load of extra curricular activities that I'm on to, such as: Duke of Ed GOLD! Teaching First Aid, making it to the rank of Flight Sargent in air cadets which I am currently a corporal in so that's two ranks ahead of me. Looking after money in Air Cadets (trustworthy), I am bilingual speaking English and Welsh fluently, I will teach children to read from my primary school before I apply. Hopefully with all of this my application will be successful. Although, I am unsure as to how hard it is to get into King's, I understand it's a very good University but how hard is it to get in. I'm thinking of applying to Cardiff, St. George's, Liverpool and King's? Does anyone know what my chances are for King's I already know about St. George's and Liverpool just not so much Kings and Cardiff. Help please?
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    (Original post by Elliottmanwaring)
    I have been volunteering at two old peoples he's for just over a month and intend to until I reach Uni. I am only 15 and do 3 hours at each on a Saturday. I guess that's good but I have spoken to a Surgeon who I am friendly with at Great Ormand street hospital and I will be hopefully having work experience there for a week. I'll hopefully be doing 12 hour shifts so it'll be at least 60hours. In addition, I've spoken to a receptionist at my local hospital in Pembrokeshire, Wales and she said that she would ring me back after I asked her if I could do work experience at the hospital once I turn 16 (Next March). Hopefully that will be a weeks worth of 12 hours so that's a full 120 hours of NHS environment work experience
    I am hoping for between 4-7 A* I believe it will be around 4-5. I am going to study Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths for AS and drop either Phys or Maths for A-level, (whichever one I'm not doing so good in.)
    I was born with a rare urological condition which threatened my life and caused me to have to stay in hospital until I was around 1 and then on and off until I was 2 and I now go once every two years. So my reason for wanting to be a doctor is 'to conduct that operation on some other unfortunate person with the same condition who I can help them by, saving their life and by helping them live a happy and healthy life.'
    When I reach year 12!(I'm only year 10 now) I have sent and e-mail to an organisation called 'gap medics' and I will be going to Tanzinia, South-East Africa. "Gap Medics is a specialist company that is dedicated to arranging hospital work experience placements abroad for students who are applying to medicine, nursing, dentistry or midwifery at University or those in their 1st year of med school. Our Head Office is in Newcastle upon Tyne in England and students join us from all over the world – in particular the UK, USA, Canada, Australia"
    When on my placement, I will be able to shadow doctors in various different departments, attend ward rounds and doctors meetings, and even scrub in and observe surgeries with the possibility of assisting!
    Hopefully my application with all of this and a load of extra curricular activities that I'm on to, such as: Duke of Ed GOLD! Teaching First Aid, making it to the rank of Flight Sargent in air cadets which I am currently a corporal in so that's two ranks ahead of me. Looking after money in Air Cadets (trustworthy), I am bilingual speaking English and Welsh fluently, I will teach children to read from my primary school before I apply. Hopefully with all of this my application will be successful. Although, I am unsure as to how hard it is to get into King's, I understand it's a very good University but how hard is it to get in. I'm thinking of applying to Cardiff, St. George's, Liverpool and King's? Does anyone know what my chances are for King's I already know about St. George's and Liverpool just not so much Kings and Cardiff. Help please?
    Wow you're starting early! Work experience and extra curricularly that sounds like you'll have an excellent PS when it comes to writing it, but as to whether you should apply to kings or not is unfortunately very difficult to tell at this early stage, as kings are very UKCAT heavy right now, but this could change hugely by your cycle. I think the best advice right now is to continue on with your activities, and focus on nailing those GCSE, AS and UKCAT exams when the time comes, but don't take it too seriously right now, and make sure medicine is definitely right for you . Good luck!
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    (Original post by Elliottmanwaring)
    I have been volunteering at two old peoples he's for just over a month and intend to until I reach Uni. I am only 15 and do 3 hours at each on a Saturday. I guess that's good but I have spoken to a Surgeon who I am friendly with at Great Ormand street hospital and I will be hopefully having work experience there for a week. I'll hopefully be doing 12 hour shifts so it'll be at least 60hours. In addition, I've spoken to a receptionist at my local hospital in Pembrokeshire, Wales and she said that she would ring me back after I asked her if I could do work experience at the hospital once I turn 16 (Next March). Hopefully that will be a weeks worth of 12 hours so that's a full 120 hours of NHS environment work experience
    I am hoping for between 4-7 A* I believe it will be around 4-5. I am going to study Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths for AS and drop either Phys or Maths for A-level, (whichever one I'm not doing so good in.)
    I was born with a rare urological condition which threatened my life and caused me to have to stay in hospital until I was around 1 and then on and off until I was 2 and I now go once every two years. So my reason for wanting to be a doctor is 'to conduct that operation on some other unfortunate person with the same condition who I can help them by, saving their life and by helping them live a happy and healthy life.'
    When I reach year 12!(I'm only year 10 now) I have sent and e-mail to an organisation called 'gap medics' and I will be going to Tanzinia, South-East Africa. "Gap Medics is a specialist company that is dedicated to arranging hospital work experience placements abroad for students who are applying to medicine, nursing, dentistry or midwifery at University or those in their 1st year of med school. Our Head Office is in Newcastle upon Tyne in England and students join us from all over the world – in particular the UK, USA, Canada, Australia"
    When on my placement, I will be able to shadow doctors in various different departments, attend ward rounds and doctors meetings, and even scrub in and observe surgeries with the possibility of assisting!
    Hopefully my application with all of this and a load of extra curricular activities that I'm on to, such as: Duke of Ed GOLD! Teaching First Aid, making it to the rank of Flight Sargent in air cadets which I am currently a corporal in so that's two ranks ahead of me. Looking after money in Air Cadets (trustworthy), I am bilingual speaking English and Welsh fluently, I will teach children to read from my primary school before I apply. Hopefully with all of this my application will be successful. Although, I am unsure as to how hard it is to get into King's, I understand it's a very good University but how hard is it to get in. I'm thinking of applying to Cardiff, St. George's, Liverpool and King's? Does anyone know what my chances are for King's I already know about St. George's and Liverpool just not so much Kings and Cardiff. Help please?
    Unless u get a good ukcat score, you stand very low chances!


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    (Original post by BAZ1NGA)
    Wow you're starting early! Work experience and extra curricularly that sounds like you'll have an excellent PS when it comes to writing it, but as to whether you should apply to kings or not is unfortunately very difficult to tell at this early stage, as kings are very UKCAT heavy right now, but this could change hugely by your cycle. I think the best advice right now is to continue on with your activities, and focus on nailing those GCSE, AS and UKCAT exams when the time comes, but don't take it too seriously right now, and make sure medicine is definitely right for you . Good luck!
    Thank you very much
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    Wow - offer from St Andrews and Kings - well done you! I suppose it depends on whether you would enjoy London life or prefer somewhere a little more tranquil. Both are excellent - a family friend studied Medicine at St Andrews and loved it!
    The one thing to really consider is the cost savings (if this matters) Scotland Fees are £6k v £9k in the UK. So over a period of 5 years you would look to save £15k studying at St Andrews. a lot of money.......!
    Good luck whatever you decide and keep us posted.
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    (Original post by Elliottmanwaring)
    I have been volunteering at two old peoples he's for just over a month and intend to until I reach Uni. I am only 15 and do 3 hours at each on a Saturday. I guess that's good but I have spoken to a Surgeon who I am friendly with at Great Ormand street hospital and I will be hopefully having work experience there for a week. I'll hopefully be doing 12 hour shifts so it'll be at least 60hours. In addition, I've spoken to a receptionist at my local hospital in Pembrokeshire, Wales and she said that she would ring me back after I asked her if I could do work experience at the hospital once I turn 16 (Next March). Hopefully that will be a weeks worth of 12 hours so that's a full 120 hours of NHS environment work experience
    I am hoping for between 4-7 A* I believe it will be around 4-5. I am going to study Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths for AS and drop either Phys or Maths for A-level, (whichever one I'm not doing so good in.)
    I was born with a rare urological condition which threatened my life and caused me to have to stay in hospital until I was around 1and then on and off until I was 2 and I now go once every two years. So my reason for wanting to be a doctor is 'to conduct that operation on some other unfortunate person with the same condition who I can help them by, saving their life and by helping them live a happy and healthy life.'
    When I reach year 12!(I'm only year 10 now) I have sent and e-mail to an organisation called 'gap medics' and I will be going to Tanzinia, South-East Africa. "Gap Medics is a specialist company that is dedicated to arranging hospital work experience placements abroad for students who are applying to medicine, nursing, dentistry or midwifery at University or those in their 1st year of med school. Our Head Office is in Newcastle upon Tyne in England and students join us from all over the world – in particular the UK, USA, Canada, Australia"
    When on my placement, I will be able to shadow doctors in various different departments, attend ward rounds and doctors meetings, and even scrub in and observe surgeries with the possibility of assisting!
    Hopefully my application with all of this and a load of extra curricular activities that I'm on to, such as: Duke of Ed GOLD! Teaching First Aid, making it to the rank of Flight Sargent in air cadets which I am currently a corporal in so that's two ranks ahead of me. Looking after money in Air Cadets (trustworthy), I am bilingual speaking English and Welsh fluently, I will teach children to read from my primary school before I apply. Hopefully with all of this my application will be successful. Although, I am unsure as to how hard it is to get into King's, I understand it's a very good University but how hard is it to get in. I'm thinking of applying to Cardiff, St. George's, Liverpool and King's? Does anyone know what my chances are for King's I already know about St. George's and Liverpool just not so much Kings and Cardiff. Help please?
    Well you sound like you'll have a brilliant personal statement! Kings and Cardiff have high GCSE requirements, I got in kings with 7A*4As but my GCSEs were too low for Cardiff. If you want to apply to Cardiff you'll need at least 8-9A*s to even get an interview! For Kings you'll need high GCSEs and UKCAT.

    Just remember when you do your work experience etc, in your personal statement they don't care how many surgeries you've seen or how famous the surgeon is who you shadowed, they want to know that you've seen the highs and (most importantly) the lows of being a doctor, and that you know how hard it can be. Also that you've seen the sort of qualities necessary for a good doctor.

    Good luck
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    (Original post by Alexsk)
    Unless u get a good ukcat score, you stand very low chances!


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    Hahahaa. <3 this reply.


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    (Original post by Flobie)
    Well you sound like you'll have a brilliant personal statement! Kings and Cardiff have high GCSE requirements, I got in kings with 7A*4As but my GCSEs were too low for Cardiff. If you want to apply to Cardiff you'll need at least 8-9A*s to even get an interview! For Kings you'll need high GCSEs and UKCAT.

    Just remember when you do your work experience etc, in your personal statement they don't care how many surgeries you've seen or how famous the surgeon is who you shadowed, they want to know that you've seen the highs and (most importantly) the lows of being a doctor, and that you know how hard it can be. Also that you've seen the sort of qualities necessary for a good doctor.

    Good luck
    Thanks so much, it was positive as well as negative I am not going to apply to Kings but I'm still going to try for Cardiff because there is a guy in my school who only got 5 A* and he's had an offer from Cardiff so I might be able to get in? They do make exceptions.

    Thanks for that, yeah I will make sure that I take note of not only the positives but the negatives of being a doctor when I go on work experience.
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    (Original post by Elliottmanwaring)
    Thanks so much, it was positive as well as negative I am not going to apply to Kings but I'm still going to try for Cardiff because there is a guy in my school who only got 5 A* and he's had an offer from Cardiff so I might be able to get in? They do make exceptions.

    Thanks for that, yeah I will make sure that I take note of not only the positives but the negatives of being a doctor when I go on work experience.
    Don't decide where you're going to apply to yet. Apply tactically and only decide when you have ALL of your stats (gsce, AS grades and UKCAT scores) at hand, based on each of the medical schools' specific admission criteria and preferences.

    In the mean time concentrate on what your getting out of your work experience and getting those high grades and UKCAT test scores good luck!


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    (Original post by Elliottmanwaring)
    Thanks so much, it was positive as well as negative I am not going to apply to Kings but I'm still going to try for Cardiff because there is a guy in my school who only got 5 A* and he's had an offer from Cardiff so I might be able to get in? They do make exceptions.

    Thanks for that, yeah I will make sure that I take note of not only the positives but the negatives of being a doctor when I go on work experience.
    I had extenuating circumstances for GCSEs and was rejected despite being only an A* away from the cutoff, so if you apply there with GCSEs that are any lower you're pretty much wasting one of your 4 options.

    Like above, you should probably wait til you have your GCSEs and possibly ukcat score before deciding where to apply. Two of my choices were made quite late on
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    (Original post by Alexsk)
    On the 30th there were still 30 remaining! I suppose that now there are les than 20!
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    Where do you guys get this information from? Everytime I ring they say that they can't tell me how many people are waiting to hear or that "there are many people". I'm hating the lack of consistency
 
 
 
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