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Gizmo!
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(Original post by Faith01)
Haha I see what you did there.

ahhh macca.

he gotta ave faith, faith faith
He gotta 'ave fayyy-aith- YEAH


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=883t2Pac8pk
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(Original post by I<3LAMP)
I've had 12 rejections and am still insane enough to give it another go.

Watch this space (with positive results)
Goodluck! I'm sure you'll get offers this time round
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(Original post by Gizmo!)
ahhh macca.

he gotta ave faith, faith faith
He gotta 'ave fayyy-aith- YEAH


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=883t2Pac8pk
Lol, whats macca?
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shu chow aka extricated on tsr....got rejected twice as welll....all his 5 uni's....third time he got an offer to UEL!

GUESS IT WAS THIRD TIME LUCKI....STICK IN THERE!
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(Original post by I<3LAMP)
I've had 12 rejections and am still insane enough to give it another go.

Watch this space (with positive results)
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Just try, try again! I got in on my third try!
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Universities are highly likely to give you an offer if you do amazingly well in the UKCAT or BMAT, so work hard and practice, practice, practice in order to attain high marks. This is a key factor in entrance, especially if other factors aren't so brilliant.

Look at your Personal Statement, something to improve on there, don't write about being passionate or I could really use this, because they know that since otherwise why are you applying? Talk about your medical interests and pursuits.

Work experience, contacts, networking will also drastically help for next time you re-apply, put yourself out there and get a recommendation from a doctor which will boost your application.

Never give up! It's a tough degree to get into, with 1 in 10 offered a place, so think about it in the way that if you only have 4 UCAS options, that's 60% people likely to miss out.
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(Original post by RedCasino)
Universities are highly likely to give you an offer if you do amazingly well in the UKCAT or BMAT, so work hard and practice, practice, practice in order to attain high marks. This is a key factor in entrance, especially if other factors aren't so brilliant.

Look at your Personal Statement, something to improve on there, don't write about being passionate or I could really use this, because they know that since otherwise why are you applying? Talk about your medical interests and pursuits.

Work experience, contacts, networking will also drastically help for next time you re-apply, put yourself out there and [/B]get a recommendation from a doctor which will boost your application[/B].

Never give up! It's a tough degree to get into, with 1 in 10 offered a place, so think about it in the way that if you only have 4 UCAS options, that's 60% people likely to miss out.
Is 700+ average UKCAT considered amazingly well? If not what is?

How can you get a recommendation from a doctor do I just ask a doctor I've done work experience at to recommend me to the university? More information please.
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(Original post by Limitless)
Is 700+ average UKCAT considered amazingly well? If not what is?

How can you get a recommendation from a doctor do I just ask a doctor I've done work experience at to recommend me to the university? More information please.
Ah sorry, I have relatives who are doctors, so I guess that's a bit unfair that I can ask them for letters/work experience (though it's the standard one week don't worry, not a big advantage but it helps to open doors). They're usually busy otherwise. :<

I don't know too well about UKCAT (see BMAT ), but take a look around the Medicine forums, I'm sure people will be eager to assist you.
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What is the best thing to do if you are caught in the situation of a failed reapplication?
Analyse your application and feedback (from every single university). Work on areas that are clearly underdeveloped.

If rejected post-interview, work on interview skills (take this as a better sign, it's easier to get offers from interviews than get interviews in the first place, if you know what I mean).

I think we may be able to give specific advice if we had your 'stats.'
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(Original post by Limitless)
Is 700+ average UKCAT considered amazingly well? If not what is?

How can you get a recommendation from a doctor do I just ask a doctor I've done work experience at to recommend me to the university? More information please.
700+ is very very good (Sheffield want 720+, though).
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you must be brave now, macca. make sure you ave a full breakfast, and remember what yer nana told yer.

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(Original post by futuredoc77)
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Goodluck! I'm sure you'll get offers this time round
I better! :hmmm:

That said I actually have a back up plan- Paramedic Science. It's the only other thing I think I would like to do.

Hopefully it doesn't get to that though, I've come so far just to have to change my mind and settle with something else.
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try again. my friend got 3rd time lucky. she's at soton, got 4 offers
A similar thing happened to me re: the person who mentioned their friend got into Soton. I was unhappy at the first university I went to - naming no names - and so reapplied in February to read English Literature at Cambridge, Durham, Durham (English with History), Exeter, Southampton. I got four rejections because I'd applied after UCAS's official January 15 deadline but an offer from Soton, and their English course looks outstanding So I'm very happy-clappy to be going there in October.
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(Original post by I<3LAMP)
I better! :hmmm:

That said I actually have a back up plan- Paramedic Science. It's the only other thing I think I would like to do.

Hopefully it doesn't get to that though, I've come so far just to have to change my mind and settle with something else.


I applied for Paramedic science back in september, had and interview and got an offer by the end of november and I can tell you this much - they are very good at finding those that have always wanted this career and those who are settling for second best. I know of 3 people who chose paramedic science as a back up and got rejected after interview because the interviewers just knew that they to be doctors and have settled for it. A career as a Paramedic is significantly different to a Doctor - the jobs are poles appart.
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I applied for Paramedic science back in september, had and interview and got an offer by the end of november and I can tell you this much - they are very good at finding those that have always wanted this career and those who are settling for second best. I know of 3 people who chose paramedic science as a back up and got rejected after interview because the interviewers just knew that they to be doctors and have settled for it. A career as a Paramedic is significantly different to a Doctor - the jobs are poles appart.
I do understand that and in no way do I feel that it is a back up. I think it more as an alternative as I ultimately want to work on 'the front line'. I do have a lot of time to think about it though and so I'm not going to bother applying until I am serious about it. I've already completed a degree that I had little interest in so I don't want to make the same mistake again.

Thank you for your input though.
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I do understand that and in no way do I feel that it is a back up. I think it more as an alternative as I ultimately want to work on 'the front line'. I do have a lot of time to think about it though and so I'm not going to bother applying until I am serious about it. I've already completed a degree that I had little interest in so I don't want to make the same mistake again.

Thank you for your input though.
Especially with the way tuition fees are going!! Definately dont want to do any degree thats not 100% for you! :P
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Especially with the way tuition fees are going!! Definately dont want to do any degree thats not 100% for you! :P
Oh yeah definitely. I am dreading paying off the debt I already have!
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I applied for Paramedic science back in september, had and interview and got an offer by the end of november and I can tell you this much - they are very good at finding those that have always wanted this career and those who are settling for second best. I know of 3 people who chose paramedic science as a back up and got rejected after interview because the interviewers just knew that they to be doctors and have settled for it. A career as a Paramedic is significantly different to a Doctor - the jobs are poles appart.
totally dread the job of a para..i would never have the ability to do their job.

Passing the entrance exams for ambulance staff was too difficult for me, so being a paramedic was way out fo the question! ****hard!


Fortunately I had the somewhat easier challenge of becoming and then being once day a doctor to follow, so alls good in this camp.
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What is the best thing to do if you are caught in the situation of a failed reapplication?
Well there have been people who have gotten in on their third attempt, although I would not suggest that to you unless you are dead certain you want to do medicine and most importantly have what it takes. You have to be dead certain you do have the ability otherwise you will be risking another year. If you have strong enough foundation to your application (i.e. grades and some experience etc) then reapply if you want and build upon and strengthen your application, otherwise I wouldn't risk it again. Ask the universities for feedback, why do you think you haven't gotten in in there last two attempts? You could look at similar careers in biomedical sciences / research / radiology or similar courses that interest you with a possible view of applying ot medicine at a later date.

Sorry about how your application has gone, I feared the same, hopefully it pans out well for you in the end, Good luck.
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