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    Oxford
    11.16%
    Cambridge
    10.64%
    Cardiff
    4.03%
    UCL
    11.26%
    Imperial
    12.50%
    Queen Mary
    8.26%
    Newcastle
    6.82%
    Keele
    4.55%
    Bristol
    7.33%
    Birmingham
    8.37%
    Manchester
    7.44%
    King's College London
    13.12%
    St George's
    5.58%
    Other
    25.72%
    I dont know :')
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    (Original post by Moodicrus)
    Yup, just gotta keep that end goal in sight
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    (Original post by sububzi)
    1 week in C&W hospital
    Which ward? I'm wondering if I ever bumped into you now... :holmes:
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    Which ward? I'm wondering if I ever bumped into you now... :holmes:
    I bumped into an Imperial medic in the Paediatrics ward actually xD I doubt that was you though... she comforted me cos one of the doctors rejected letting me shadow him. She told me she didn't know what was happening either :')

    I was mainly in the Plastic surgery one though
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    (Original post by sububzi)
    I bumped into an Imperial medic in the Paediatrics ward actually xD I doubt that was you though... she comforted me cos one of the doctors rejected letting me shadow him. She told me she didn't know what was happening either :')

    I was mainly in the Plastic surgery one though
    My tutor is a plastic surgeon there! Maybe you met him (Dr Nightingale?). I'm usually in the Ron Johnson ward (HIV basically), sometimes in plastic surgery but often in A&E too.

    When doctors don't let you shadow them, it feels horrible :emo:
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    (Original post by usycool1)
    My tutor is a plastic surgeon there! Maybe you met him (Dr Nightingale?). I'm usually in the Ron Johnson ward (HIV basically), sometimes in plastic surgery but often in A&E too.

    When doctors don't let you shadow them, it feels horrible :emo:
    There are some awesome doctors in plastic surgery. I haven't met Dr Nightingale but I was with like Dr Ian King and his consultant was Mr Collier (who is a dentist and a doctor and something else he's so cool).
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    Hello,
    I did my ukcat last week and got:
    VR- 640
    QA- 680
    AR- 750
    Average- 690
    SJT- Band 1
    My stats are:
    S4; AAAAAAA ( National 5 Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Modern Studies, German, Acoounting) and a B in National 5 English
    S5: AAAAB ( Higher Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography and a B in Higher Modern Studies)
    S6: AAA ( Advanced Higher Chemistry, Advanced Higher Biology, Higher Psychology
    4 weeks of work experience.
    First Aider
    1 year volunteering at children's charity.
    Gold d of e award etc
    Any advice of which universities I should apply to with these stats. I was thinking Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Sheffield. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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    Hi , i would really appreciate is someone could give me a hand selecting the right universities to apply for given my stats as i am completely lost here , do let me know if you think i am wasting my time applying for this course (a100).

    GCSE's : 5 A*'s 3 A's 2 B's - my school was under special measures and these were the best grades in the year .
    AS AAABC in Biology , maths , polish ,psychology ,chemistry

    Predictions - AAA could be pushed to A*AA

    Experience - one week in an intensive care unit in a large hospital

    UKCAT- yet to take .

    I am very interested in Birmingham however i believe my gcse's are too low, would they consider me despite this, also thinking of manchester and uea

    thanks!
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    (Original post by HT98)
    Hello,
    I did my ukcat last week and got:
    VR- 640
    QA- 680
    AR- 750
    Average- 690
    SJT- Band 1
    My stats are:
    S4; AAAAAAA ( National 5 Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Modern Studies, German, Acoounting) and a B in National 5 English
    S5: AAAAB ( Higher Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography and a B in Higher Modern Studies)
    S6: AAA ( Advanced Higher Chemistry, Advanced Higher Biology, Higher Psychology
    4 weeks of work experience.
    First Aider
    1 year volunteering at children's charity.
    Gold d of e award etc
    Any advice of which universities I should apply to with these stats. I was thinking Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Sheffield. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
    You will definitely get an interview at Dundee and Aberdeen. Why aren't you applying to St Andrews you will most definitely get an interview there and they will look at your SJ which you have a band 1 in post interview.
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    (Original post by HT98)
    Hello,
    I did my ukcat last week and got:
    VR- 640
    QA- 680
    AR- 750
    Average- 690
    SJT- Band 1
    My stats are:
    S4; AAAAAAA ( National 5 Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Modern Studies, German, Acoounting) and a B in National 5 English
    S5: AAAAB ( Higher Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Geography and a B in Higher Modern Studies)
    S6: AAA ( Advanced Higher Chemistry, Advanced Higher Biology, Higher Psychology
    4 weeks of work experience.
    First Aider
    1 year volunteering at children's charity.
    Gold d of e award etc
    Any advice of which universities I should apply to with these stats. I was thinking Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Sheffield. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
    Sound like great choices. Edinburgh is so so so conpetative though so be wary with your UKCAT average.


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    (Original post by adamj21)
    Hi , i would really appreciate is someone could give me a hand selecting the right universities to apply for given my stats as i am completely lost here , do let me know if you think i am wasting my time applying for this course (a100).

    GCSE's : 5 A*'s 3 A's 2 B's - my school was under special measures and these were the best grades in the year .
    AS AAABC in Biology , maths , polish ,psychology ,chemistry

    Predictions - AAA could be pushed to A*AA

    Experience - one week in an intensive care unit in a large hospital

    UKCAT- yet to take .

    I am very interested in Birmingham however i believe my gcse's are too low, would they consider me despite this, also thinking of manchester and uea

    thanks!
    Without your UKCAT its very hard to advise you.

    I would say from the go avoid oxford, birmingham, cardiff, QUB, kings and edinburgh.




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    (Original post by sububzi)
    GCSE: 7A* 3As
    AS: AAAA
    Predicted: Probably A*AA (maybe A*A*A if my teachers adore me)
    UKCAT: 2040 total (VR:590 AR:650 QR:800 SJ:B1) AVG: 680

    WE: 1 week at UCL hospital & 1 week in C&W hospital; 2 weeks in Nursery; Volunteering at a playground for kids with special needs; 6 months volunteering at care home

    Unis?
    Kings (idk if my UKCAT is good enough)
    Imperial (I'm not sure... is it just BMAT I need to do well in now?)
    Sheffield (idk about this)
    Leicester
    Southampton

    What do you guys think about where I should apply?
    Southampton and sheffield are both UKCAT heavy this year, i would advise only applying to one of these as your UKCAT is not amazing (not bad at all, but not over 700 which is what a lot of people who apply to UKCAT heavy unis have).
    Kings may be risky but if you love it go for it. I would advise only 1/2 risky applications though!
    Leicester looks like a good choice, what about HYMS, nottingham, UEA? You will have good stats for these unis.

    Imperial only care about the BMAT. Honestly i wouldnt advise applying to imperial, KCL and sheffield/southampton as it will be 3 riskier applications, aim for 2 safer ones as a medical degree is a medical degree at the end of the day, getting in is so difficult so at least give yourself 2 sure shots at an interview.


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    (Original post by OneAfrica)
    You will definitely get an interview at Dundee and Aberdeen. Why aren't you applying to St Andrews you will most definitely get an interview there and they will look at your SJ which you have a band 1 in post interview.
    Thank you for your reply. I was thinking about st Andrews as well. Between St Andrews and Sheffield, which one do u reckon is most competitive.
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    (Original post by Natalierm2707)
    Sound like great choices. Edinburgh is so so so conpetative though so be wary with your UKCAT average.


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    Thank you for your reply. Yeah Edinburgh is a big risk, what other unis would you advise me to apply to instead of Edinburgh?
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    Hi guys,
    Does anyone know if Liverpool University require any specific national 5 subjects because they only mention advanced highers and highers on their website.
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    Hi I just did my UKCAT and I got 650 VR (very dissapointed as it was my strongest part), 740 QR and 650 AR (unreal guessing luck) so total 2040 680 avg.

    My gcses were poor at 1 A* 10 A's and a B and for AS for the 2 offical exams I took i got a B in Latin and a B in Psychology (remarking) .
    I will be able to persuade my school to predict AAA (I am capable of it but my alis test predictions suggest otherwise).

    I really want to apply to ST. andrews for medicine but Im looking for other options as well that may suit my stats. I only plan to apply for 2 medicine this year and have 3 medical science backup's but I am also applying to buckingham university for medicine.

    My extracurriculars are (not to sound arrogant) pretty good:
    Grade 5 piano,
    Self taught guitar, bass guitar, drums
    Psychology of criminal profiling diploma
    Brown belt Karate
    County golfer _ 1st team (women's) and Junior squad
    county junior captain (golf) and club junior captain
    Former England squad player
    British sign language certificate

    School extra curriculars;
    Orchestra
    Prefect
    Head of House
    Latin tutor

    Work experience:
    8 days Pediatrics
    1 day opthalmology
    1 day enablement clinic
    1 day ENT
    1 day Audiology
    (in novemeber) day or 2 in Neurosurgery
    6 months in care home with school (2 hours a week)
    Events first aider for the Red Cross
    Volunteer at christmas wrapping presents for the homeless

    Please can anyone give any advice would be greatly appreciated?
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    (Original post by HT98)
    Thank you for your reply. I was thinking about st Andrews as well. Between St Andrews and Sheffield, which one do u reckon is most competitive.
    As a Scottish applicant and with your grades and UKCAT you will have a great shot at st Andrews. However i don't know enough about Sheffield to tell you to pick st Andrews over it.
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    (Original post by OneAfrica)
    As a Scottish applicant and with your grades and UKCAT you will have a great shot at st Andrews. However i don't know enough about Sheffield to tell you to pick st Andrews over it.
    okay. Thanks for your help!
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    (Original post by HT98)
    Thank you for your reply. Yeah Edinburgh is a big risk, what other unis would you advise me to apply to instead of Edinburgh?
    St andrews definetly with your stats, if not st andrews why not try glasgow, manchester


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    (Original post by Natalierm2707)
    St andrews definetly with your stats, if not st andrews why not try glasgow, manchester


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    Thank you for your reply. I think Manchester want Higher Physics . What do you think of my chances of getting an interview at Hull or Barts?
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    Does anyone know of unis which don't focus too much on extracurricular activities? I feel like everyone on here has a gold medal at the olympics already
 
 
 
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