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    Cambridge
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    Cardiff
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    UCL
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    Imperial
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    Queen Mary
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    Newcastle
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    Keele
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    Bristol
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    Birmingham
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    Manchester
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    (Original post by OneAfrica)
    Yeahh!
    Hey there, how's your overall application going?
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    (Original post by Boss987)
    My gcse grades were:
    Maths: A*
    Further Maths AQA : A
    Biology: A
    Chemistry: A
    Physics: A
    ICT: A
    Statistics: A
    Geography: B
    English Lang: C
    English Lit: C
    French: C

    Do I have a shot at medicine? I am planning to apply to Newcastle, Sheffield, Exeter and ?. I have always had a lifelong dream of becoming a doctor, so I don't want to give up. Any tips for UKCAT. I am actually dying considering the fact I might not get a place at a medical school. Any medical school would do.

    Having read some of the replies you have already received I would just add that some med schools will consider a re-sit in GCSE English (UEA made my daughter an offer conditional on re-sitting English Language (she had a B) and getting an A). Worth a few emails/phone calls to clarify perhaps...
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    (Original post by Chillipaneerii)
    Got 6A* 4A at GCSE
    Have been predicted 4As in maths Chem bio and Econ I'm not sure whether this is good enough
    Considering applying to QMUL , Kings , Sheffield and Southhampton

    Volunteer at a care home last 8 months , paediatrics 1 week, gp surgery 1 week
    Hey I'm a current offer holder for medicine at qmul.So feel free to ask any questions.
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    (Original post by medstudent1010)
    Hey I'm a current offer holder for medicine at qmul.So feel free to ask any questions.
    Hey well done on the offer!

    Do you think a grad applying to Barts with a 2.1 has a chance? Some people on here was saying that you need a 1st to stand a good chance as last year most people with a 2.1 got rejected due to not having a first?

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    (Original post by michrab123)
    Hey well done on the offer!

    Do you think a grad applying to Barts with a 2.1 has a chance? Some people on here was saying that you need a 1st to stand a good chance as last year most people with a 2.1 got rejected due to not having a first?

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    Thank you! And to be completely honest I didn't hear about anyone with a 2.1 getting an interview last year,I remember a particular person with a 2.1 and with a really high ukcat score (800+) and still getting rejected.They may change this year but I'm not sure if I'd take the risk.Hope this has been helpful.
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    (Original post by medstudent1010)
    Thank you! And to be completely honest I didn't hear about anyone with a 2.1 getting an interview last year,I remember a particular person with a 2.1 and with a really high ukcat score (800+) and still getting rejected.They may change this year but I'm not sure if I'd take the risk.Hope this has been helpful.
    Thanks for your response! Was going to apply to Barts for the 4 year and 5 year course but I think ill do that for kings instead as I have a better chance there without a first!

    Thanks for your help, hopefully they don't just look at that this year but who knows >.< badly regretting not working harder at uni now haha!

    Thanks again

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    Hello.
    I was wondering if I meet the requirements of any english universities for medicine, so far I havent found any and which universities would be most suitable with my stats. I was thinking definitely St Andrews and Aberdeen but not sure about the other 2.
    My stats are:
    S4 National 5 / Intermediate 2- 7As in Maths, Accounting, chemistry,biology,geography, german and modern studies and a B in English
    S5 Highers- 4As in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and a B in modern studies
    S6 Highers and advanced highers- 2As in Advanced Higher Biology and Psychology and a B in Advanced Higher Chemistry.
    UKCAT- 710 Avg and Band 1 in SJT.
    Lots of voluntary work
    4 weeks of work experience at different hospitals.
    Qualified first aider.
    Any advice would be much appreciated!
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    (Original post by PND98)
    Hello.
    I was wondering if I meet the requirements of any english universities for medicine, so far I havent found any and which universities would be most suitable with my stats. I was thinking definitely St Andrews and Aberdeen but not sure about the other 2.
    My stats are:
    S4 National 5 / Intermediate 2- 7As in Maths, Accounting, chemistry,biology,geography, german and modern studies and a B in English
    S5 Highers- 4As in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and a B in modern studies
    S6 Highers and advanced highers- 2As in Advanced Higher Biology and Psychology and a B in Advanced Higher Chemistry.
    UKCAT- 710 Avg and Band 1 in SJT.
    Lots of voluntary work
    4 weeks of work experience at different hospitals.
    Qualified first aider.
    Any advice would be much appreciated!
    Hey there! I'm applying with Scottish qualifications as well so I know a tiny bit about non Scottish medical schools. Have you considered Dundee at all as one of your choices? Also it may not be that relevant but I'm thinking you have a moderate chance of getting an interview from Queens Belfast, so you should check that out. As for English medical schools, the majority want A in AH Chem
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    (Original post by Little_Sh*t)
    Hey, I got 5As in Maths,Physics, Computing, Chemistry and Biology, still don't know my bands yet tho.

    How did your results go?
    Wow congratulations! I got 5A's in Human Biology, Chemistry, Maths, English and History. Yeah I don't know mine either, do the universities see your bandings? When is your UKCAT?
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    (Original post by RMack029)
    Wow congratulations! I got 5A's in Human Biology, Chemistry, Maths, English and History. Yeah I don't know mine either, do the universities see your bandings? When is your UKCAT?
    Hey again! As far as I know only Oxbridge care about your bandings, but they'll definitely be helpful in your predicted grades set by your referees , which a lot of universities like Edinburgh uni will put a heavy emphasis on.

    Also my UKCAT is on the 20th of September, and I'm currently *****ing it. When's yours, or have you already sat it?
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    (Original post by Little_Sh*t)
    Hey there! I'm applying with Scottish qualifications as well so I know a tiny bit about non Scottish medical schools. Have you considered Dundee at all as one of your choices? Also it may not be that relevant but I'm thinking you have a moderate chance of getting an interview from Queens Belfast, so you should check that out. As for English medical schools, the majority want A in AH Chem
    oh yeah forgot about dundee . well that's my third haha. Yeah getting a B in AH chem is such a pain, gonna ask for a remark tho as I was one mark from an A :/
    I never considered Queens Belfast, do u know their minimum requirements for scottish students as it doesnt say on their website.
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    (Original post by PND98)
    oh yeah forgot about dundee . well that's my third haha. Yeah getting a B in AH chem is such a pain, gonna ask for a remark tho as I was one mark from an A :/
    I never considered Queens Belfast, do u know their minimum requirements for scottish students as it doesnt say on their website.
    http://www.med.qub.ac.uk/docs/Admiss...cyMedicine.pdf
    Here's a detailed explanation on their admissions policy, it's got Scottish requirements on there
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    (Original post by Little_Sh*t)
    Hey again! As far as I know only Oxbridge care about your bandings, but they'll definitely be helpful in your predicted grades set by your referees , which a lot of universities like Edinburgh uni will put a heavy emphasis on.

    Also my UKCAT is on the 20th of September, and I'm currently *****ing it. When's yours, or have you already sat it?
    Hey! Bloody great, I'm applying to Univ college, Oxford and I'm pretty sure I only scraped Maths and Chemistry. As for predicted grades, my referee is easily persuaded....

    Good luck with the UKCAT! Me too, mine is tommorow lol
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    (Original post by Little_Sh*t)
    http://www.med.qub.ac.uk/docs/Admiss...cyMedicine.pdf
    Here's a detailed explanation on their admissions policy, it's got Scottish requirements on there
    Thanks. I just looked at it and they would of wanted 3 Advanced Highers :/ looks like i only have a real chance of getting into 3 medical schools
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    (Original post by RMack029)
    Hey! Bloody great, I'm applying to Univ college, Oxford and I'm pretty sure I only scraped Maths and Chemistry. As for predicted grades, my referee is easily persuaded....

    Good luck with the UKCAT! Me too, mine is tommorow lol
    Haha you're lucky having a referee like that then. Hope you do well tomorrow
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    (Original post by Little_Sh*t)
    Haha you're lucky having a referee like that then. Hope you do well tomorrow
    Yeah my school is pretty laid back. Thanks!
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    (Original post by PND98)
    Thanks. I just looked at it and they would of wanted 3 Advanced Highers :/ looks like i only have a real chance of getting into 3 medical schools
    Just out of curiosity why haven't you considered Edinburgh Uni? Yeah sure it's competitive but you meet the entry requirements and you've got great UKCAT stats
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    (Original post by Little_Sh*t)
    Just out of curiosity why haven't you considered Edinburgh Uni? Yeah sure it's competitive but you meet the entry requirements and you've got great UKCAT stats
    I have and that will probably be my fourth choice but the chances of getting in wont be that high.
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    Hi guys, anyone applying for the graduate course? I'm an A&E nurse with about 3 years' experience, with a first class honours degree. Am gonna apply for Warwick, Newcastle & Barts...doing UKCAT next week!
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    (Original post by cemevans1)
    Hi guys, anyone applying for the graduate course? I'm an A&E nurse with about 3 years' experience, with a first class honours degree. Am gonna apply for Warwick, Newcastle & Barts...doing UKCAT next week!
    Good luck 😊


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