Pre-Application Medicine Applicants 2012 Profiles-Help Watch

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Thought it would be a good idea to create a thread where those of us who want to do medicine can discuss where we're up to and give each other suggestions of what to do and "compare notes" as such...
so here goes:

Year of Entry: 2012
GCSEs: 5A*'s 6A's 1 Distinction
AS Subjects: Chemistry Physics Biology Maths
AS Module Grades: Jan 11: C A A B
A2 Prediction/Results: A A A A
Work Experience/Volunteering: 1 week in opthamology in February--planned 1 week in hospital in july, 1 week in a specialist heart and chest hospital and 1 week in gp and possibly EPQ based upon 2-3 weeks work experience over summer.
Extra Curricular:
Worked in a hospice for 3 hours every sunday since march.
On the sixth form executive committee

basically, anyone got any suggestions what i need to/can do to make my profile a bit better.
you mentioned "compare notes",

If you need some decent information about Medicine Interviews:

http://www.sci2.co.uk/Medical%20Interview%20Presentati on.pdf


If you want to know more about Medical Ethics:
http://www.sci2.co.uk/An%20Introduct...Philosophy.pdf

I hope they are useful, to Add knowledge rather than merely compare. They are My notes, which I made and are on my website. Enjoy.
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(Original post by liviaaa)
It depends really on my UKCAT, but I'm thinking:

Newcastle
Birmingham
Sheffield
Nottingham

You?
Birmingham, UCL/Kings (london too expensive!) and my dad has it in his head that i'll be applying to Cambridge, doubt it'll happen considering competition. Btw, i know late response, I banned myself from my laptop to avoid distractions from revision!
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Birmingham, UCL/Kings (london too expensive!) and my dad has it in his head that i'll be applying to Cambridge, doubt it'll happen considering competition. Btw, i know late response, I banned myself from my laptop to avoid distractions from revision!
Get a BlackBerry....that way you can TSR and revise....
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(Original post by TooSexyForMyStethoscope)
Get a BlackBerry....that way you can TSR and revise....
Noice one...I think Uni choices will have to take a back seat for now. Getting the grades is more important, which sounds obvious, but i hadn't really realised it until now :s
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Year of entry
2012

GCSES
7 A* 2 A 1 B ( and 1 D , VERY UNFAIR, does anyone know if unis will reject me because of it)

AS
A in maths ( did it in jan got 93 %) doing physics , biology and chemistry

I goy moved up a year in Y8 (could be bad because will be 17 my first year at uni , some unis don accept you if you 17 i have heard )

Work experience
1 month in hospital in tanzania
1 week shadow surgeon in OR

Volunteer
Red cross ( since septembre 2010)
Fund raised for volunteer trip to jordan ( couldnt go because of political situation)
Duke of edinbourgh (bronze)
Classes to nursery kids

Hobbies
swimming ( national level) since age of 7

-i have first aid and life guard title.
-prefect at school
-i am SPANISH

just wondering what people think about my possiblities of being accepted into medicine? i am really stressed out about exams!!!!! And want to know what my chances are !

Good luck with exams !
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If I taught my grandparents to use a computer and helped my younger brothers with maths homework would I be able to use that as teaching experience or?
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(Original post by Machimbawe)
Year of entry
2012

GCSES
7 A* 2 A 1 B ( and 1 D , VERY UNFAIR, does anyone know if unis will reject me because of it)

AS
A in maths ( did it in jan got 93 %) doing physics , biology and chemistry

I goy moved up a year in Y8 (could be bad because will be 17 my first year at uni , some unis don accept you if you 17 i have heard )

Work experience
1 month in hospital in tanzania
1 week shadow surgeon in OR

Volunteer
Red cross ( since septembre 2010)
Fund raised for volunteer trip to jordan ( couldnt go because of political situation)
Duke of edinbourgh (bronze)
Classes to nursery kids

Hobbies
swimming ( national level) since age of 7

-i have first aid and life guard title.
-prefect at school
-i am SPANISH

just wondering what people think about my possiblities of being accepted into medicine? i am really stressed out about exams!!!!! And want to know what my chances are !

Good luck with exams !
I think you have to be 18 for all medicine courses in England. You have good grades though
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(Original post by Machimbawe)
I goy moved up a year in Y8 (could be bad because will be 17 my first year at uni , some unis don accept you if you 17 i have heard )
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You get loads of 17 year olds scots starting medicine aged 17 at scottish unis... TooSexyForMySteth is (well, was) an example. Not sure what the english uni policy is though.
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(Original post by revolution_rock)
If I taught my grandparents to use a computer and helped my younger brothers with maths homework would I be able to use that as teaching experience or?
You definitely could in interviews but not sure how well it would go down in the PS.
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You definitely could in interviews but not sure how well it would go down in the PS.
Would you have to mention it was family members or could you word in such a way that it doesn't really mention their relationship to me? Or would this be like lying?

Thank you too by the way.
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Would you have to mention it was family members or could you word in such a way that it doesn't really mention their relationship to me? Or would this be like lying?

Thank you too by the way.
I'm not sure... you could probably get away with not mentioning their relationship to you but I don't think saying they were family members would make your point invalid or anything.

So, say, if the interview asked "can you tell me about a time where you've had to demonstrate patience/empathy/stress management/leadership" etc, you could answer by saying that you helped your grandparents/brother and the skills you learned from it, or the skills you demonstrated, and how those skills are transferable to medicine (always relate it back to medicine!).

No problem but bear in mind I'm only in Y12 as well, I don't know much about the application process... I'm just going by what I've seen on here and what I'd want to hear if I was an interviewer.
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Year of Entry: 2012

GCSEs: 9A*'s 1A 1B

AS Subjects:
Chemistry Physics Biology Maths

A2 Prediction:
A A A (dropping Physics at end of AS hopefully with a B - or higher!)

Work Experience/Volunteering:
-1 week GP Surgery (shadowing both doctors and nurses and going on home visits)
-Have been asked to work at the GP surgery in reception for a week in the summer
-1 week shadowing Cardiac Consultant at Hospital
-Working in charity shop since early February
-About to start working in reception at local hospice (hopefully moving on to ward helper after a while)
-1 week in Primary School (as a TA)
-Hopefully 1 week shadowing Paediatric Consultant in the summer (organising it now)

Extra Curricular:
-Dance once a week
-Starting up a Glee club at school
-Reading Mentor (to Yr 7's)
-Learning Coach (to Yr 7's and 8's) - helped out in Graphics and Art classes (I was asked to help in classes I showed a 'flair' in) pahaha...
-Form Mentor (mostly to Yr 7's but sometimes to Yr 8's) - also have lead form discussions.
-Have a Basic Emergency Life Support Certificate from St. John's Ambulance
-Deputy Head-Girl - Senior Prefect (was only recently appointed so can't really say what I've done yet because we're all focusing on exams atm.)
-Medlink
-Various subject lectures at Uni's e.g. Maths lecture at UCL.
-Did a video about my classes trip to CERN (for Physics) which has been asked to be used by the Institute of Physics to give to teachers thinking of going to CERN.
-Performed in school plays (and inter-house drama competitions)

That's about it I think - although, I'm kind of worried that I don't have something 'sporty' which can show team work but does anyone think that some of the things I do could be counted as teamwork anyway? e.g. prefect team.

I thought I didn't have a lot of extra-curricular but when I though about it. There's quite a bit right?
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year of entry: 2012
standard grades/ int 2: 7 ones 2 As
higher predictions: AAAAA
advanced highers (next year): chemistry, maths, biology
work experience/volunteering:
1 day neonatal ward
1 week obs/gynae
2 weeks nursing home but more in the summer
6 years helping at children's club (1 hour a week)
holiday clubs once a week every year for 5 years
extra curricular:
prefect
10 years swimming club
duke of edinburgh bronze/silver/gold
7 years dancing

I think thats it, really need more work experience though I think...wanting to apply to: Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen xx
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Year of entry: 2012
Standard grades: 7 ones and a two
Higher predicitions: AAAAA for English, maths, chemistry, biology, physics
Advanced highers next year: Maths statistics, biology, chemistry and also taking higher music
Work experience: Worked for a week in a hospital where i was everywhere including home visits, surgery (used key hole equiptment inside fake body and had to use it to unwrap starbursts), wardrounds, was taught how to stitch cuts and take blood, was on clinics and went to several meetings where i learned how to look for lung diseases and was allowed to listen to the patients chest, A & e etc
Going to Germany next week with the school to do work experience there in a hospital in Pfullendorf (bear in mind i didn't take German to higher)

Voluntary work
Starting working in a local care home and working with the disabled

Extra Curricular:
grade 7 piano
grade 5 flute
grade 5 music theory
windband
duke of edinburgh bronze
work in Boots at weekends
prefect next year and possibly school captain
First aider

And I hope to apply to Glasgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews and Dundee need more voluntary work though :/
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*Kicks thread back into action*
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*Permanently cripples thread with series of kicks to the kidneys*
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My profile definitely looks quite shabby compared to others on here :/
Year of Entry
2012

GCSEs
1A* 6As 3Bs 1C

AS Subjects
Maths, English Literature, Biology and Chemistry plus Extended Project

AS Module Grades - January 2011
A B C D (retook bio nd chem, And english shuld hopefully be pulled up to an A by coursework)

[B]A2 Prediction/Results[/B
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Unavailable

Work Experience

2weeks planned with a GP
Still Looking for Hospital experience


Voluntary work
6month in community office, where people from the community bring their issues and we give advice, help them make phone calls, translate, fill out forms, that sort of thing.
Volunteered at my local primary school for a couple of days
Hoping to volunteer at a care home or hospice
Staring work this september as a Youth Leader
Organised an Eid event
Tutor the kids in my neighborhood


Extra Curricular
Duke of Edinburgh Silver (can someone tell me if that even counts?)
Played on my school, Netball, Basketball, Rounders, Football and Athletic team.
I swim and cycle regularly
Was in the Cast of my School Musical Oliver
Participated in my Boroughs Speak Out Challenge, got very good feedback
I love to Read...ALOT
Aspiring Author
I write poetry, and have done loads of Spoken word poetry at events
I also write song lyrics
Reading Mentor


Erm I'm not sure if I'm forgetting anything, but yeaaah...what do you guys think?

P.S does anyone think I should do St John Ambulance?
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My profile definitely looks quite shabby compared to others on here :/
Year of Entry
2012

GCSEs
1A* 6As 3Bs 1C

AS Subjects
Maths, English Literature, Biology and Chemistry plus Extended Project

AS Module Grades - January 2011
A B C D (retook bio nd chem, And english shuld hopefully be pulled up to an A by coursework)

[B]A2 Prediction/Results[/B
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Unavailable

Work Experience

2weeks planned with a GP
Still Looking for Hospital experience


Voluntary work
6month in community office, where people from the community bring their issues and we give advice, help them make phone calls, translate, fill out forms, that sort of thing.
Volunteered at my local primary school for a couple of days
Hoping to volunteer at a care home or hospice
Staring work this september as a Youth Leader
Organised an Eid event
Tutor the kids in my neighborhood


Extra Curricular
Duke of Edinburgh Silver (can someone tell me if that even counts?)
Played on my school, Netball, Basketball, Rounders, Football and Athletic team.
I swim and cycle regularly
Was in the Cast of my School Musical Oliver
Participated in my Boroughs Speak Out Challenge, got very good feedback
I love to Read...ALOT
Aspiring Author
I write poetry, and have done loads of Spoken word poetry at events
I also write song lyrics
Reading Mentor


Erm I'm not sure if I'm forgetting anything, but yeaaah...what do you guys think?

P.S does anyone think I should do St John Ambulance?
Duke of Edinburgh definitely does count

St John Ambulance is worth doing if you can spare the time. The key for you is getting some solid work experience sometime soon.
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Hey just worried that my AS results shall let me down anywho...
GCSE's: 10A* 2A 2B (+B FSMQ)
AS:
Biology- B (3 UMS from A)
Maths - A
Chemistry - B (4 UMS from A)
Music- B

A2 level was predicted A*AAB before As results published who knows now :L
and shall do extended project on financial issue of obesity

Work Experince:
Shadowing colrectal surgeon at hospital got to witness major surgery which was awesome and some colonoscopys

Volunteer work:
Weekly and over the summer at charity for disabled children
Weekly at local hospital doing patient surveys
Leader at guide pack for past 3 years
2 weeks at infant school

Extra curricular:
Flute working on Grade 8, County flute choir, Piano, college choir
Amatuer dramatics pantos ect.
Silver Duke of Edingburgh
Charity events
womens cricket team wicket keeper
swim and cycle lots
Life guard

BTW UKCAT averaged 672.5

thats about it really
any opinions would be really appreciated guys
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Year of Entry
2012

Standard Grades
eight 1s

Highers
AAAAB (2010), A (2011)

Advanced Highers
ABB (2011)

Work Experience
Work exp in oncology, opthalmology and ENT in 2010
GP
Work exp in oncology 2011
primary school work exp (not medicine but still)

Voluntary work
Just spent a month in moldova
Barnardos volunteer for 2 years
Nursing home for 5 months
Saltire award for 50 hours voluntary work helping teach in primary school
helped out at brownies as part of DOE

Extra Curricular
prefect, manager of young enterprise then highest mark availible in exam, swimming, youth theatre group, yearbook committee, in my reference my teacher is putting in about various german prizes.

reaaaally wanna get into edinburgh D:
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