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    How big are they on personal statement pre interview?
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    (Original post by chrisdale98)
    How big are they on personal statement pre interview?
    They don't really look at it that much at all
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    When applicants receive the same pre-interview score (out of 10), which academic and non-academic factors do Birmingham give the most consideration to when deciding who to interview?

    Do they produce a ranking of all candidates and interview the top 1000, for example? ie can it be assumed that every applicant with a very high score, say 9 and above will be interviewed? Or is it possible that an applicant with a 10 score isn't invited to interview as their other features weren't good enough?

    ps my score is 8 and I'm trying to decide if I have the best chances of an interview here... I saw that 73% of those interviewed had a score of 8 AND ABOVE :/

    Thanks!
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    I have 7.75 and I applied. Cut off was 6.17 last year or something like that so we should be alright
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    Just got the email that my application is being considered further, exciting!
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    (Original post by isabella1999)
    Just got the email that my application is being considered further, exciting!
    wohooo , when did you apply ? Did it say anything else about when interviews will start being sent out ?

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by nihil_nimis)
    wohooo , when did you apply ? Did it say anything else about when interviews will start being sent out ?

    Thanks.
    Not last Friday but thefriday before and nothing specific, it just said shortlisting for interviews could take some time and interviews run until spring 2017
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    (Original post by isabella1999)
    Just got the email that my application is being considered further, exciting!
    Awesome! High five, I got that too! I was wondering if this is just a general e-mail they send out to all applicants, or is it one of the first stages on narrowing down for the interviews?
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    Hey you guys!

    Say I got multiple interview calls (lucky, but don't know if that would happen). How can I schedule them so they are all at the same time? Request the universities individually for a selected time-period? I am an international student, so wouldn't want to fly in multiple times.

    Hope you guys get an offer (or offers) to med school. You've all worked very hard, and deserve it!
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    (Original post by cheeku)
    Awesome! High five, I got that too! I was wondering if this is just a general e-mail they send out to all applicants, or is it one of the first stages on narrowing down for the interviews?
    Well it said "admissions have seen your application and have n
    now passed to tutor for further consideration" so i think they have rejected the no hopes (predictions nowehere near A*AA, didn't reach academic cut off, that kinda thing) ANd now it's just the serious people
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    (Original post by cheeku)
    Hey you guys!

    Say I got multiple interview calls (lucky, but don't know if that would happen). How can I schedule them so they are all at the same time? Request the universities individually for a selected time-period? I am an international student, so wouldn't want to fly in multiple times.

    Hope you guys get an offer (or offers) to med school. You've all worked very hard, and deserve it!
    MMI interviews are all together, you do all the interview stations one after the other in the same day.
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    (Original post by nihil_nimis)
    MMI interviews are all together, you do all the interview stations one after the other in the same day.
    He was talking about multiple universities' MMI not just one MMI.
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    (Original post by chrisdale98)
    He was talking about multiple universities' MMI not just one MMI.
    oh, my bad
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    (Original post by chrisdale98)
    He was talking about multiple universities' MMI not just one MMI.
    She, not he
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    (Original post by cheeku)
    She, not he
    My bad
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    (Original post by isabella1999)
    Just got the email that my application is being considered further, exciting!
    I got this too. What doesn't this mean?
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    I haven't got this email ?
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    (Original post by stressed16)
    I haven't got this email ?
    I only got this email today. Other people got it yesterday. So idk. Maybe yours will come later today/tomorrow/next week. I honestly have no idea what the email means anyway. Maybe it's just a general email that gets sent when they've calculated your score and passed it on to the next group of people to assess your application.
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    (Original post by KB_97)
    I only got this email today. Other people got it yesterday. So idk. Maybe yours will come later today/tomorrow/next week. I honestly have no idea what the email means anyway. Maybe it's just a general email that gets sent when they've calculated your score and passed it on to the next group of people to assess your application.
    When did you send your application ?
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    Guys, this email isn't the anything special, I'm assuming it just filters out people who haven't got the minimum gcse requirement, a level (e.g hasn't taken chemistry/biology) etc... wouldn't worry if you haven't got one yet. The email doesn't have any indication whether you're more likely to get an interview as ukcat results are not released to the unis until a week or two thus Birmingham cannot start scoring applicants.
 
 
 
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