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    (Original post by HCAssistant93)
    I'm exactly the same age as you! Graduated 2014 with 2.1 in physiology. I am applying to Manchester 5 year. Depends on my UKCAT to determine the other 2. In applying to Liverpool 4 year also but my gamsat mark is touch and go if it is high enough.


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    I'm applying to Warwick and Liverpool definitely and either Barts and Southampton or Barts or Southampton and one 5 year course if that makes any sense.
    I have applied for medicine previously and I just want to apply smart this year to maximise my chances of interviews.
    I contacted Liverpool and they said their cut off last year was 55, I got 60 in March so I hope that will be enough this year.
    Have you sat the GAMSAT or are you sitting it in september?
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    (Original post by EssBee_92)
    I'm applying to Warwick and Liverpool definitely and either Barts and Southampton or Barts or Southampton and one 5 year course if that makes any sense.
    I have applied for medicine previously and I just want to apply smart this year to maximise my chances of interviews.
    I contacted Liverpool and they said their cut off last year was 55, I got 60 in March so I hope that will be enough this year.
    Have you sat the GAMSAT or are you sitting it in september?
    I am same as you, want to maximise my chances this time round. I sat in March and got 55 which is why I'm not sure if it'll be high enough. If the boundary doesn't change then I'll be ok hopefully but it is a risk. You'll be ok with 60! Have you looked at Swansea as well because they're gamsat cut off is lower. What's Warwicks cut off usually?


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    (Original post by KirstieW)
    I'm the same age too, although I only just graduated (I did a 4 year course)

    I'm applying to one 5 year course in the hope that this will be slightly easier than the gem ones.
    What did you study?
    I might also put one 5 year choice down but unsure about which one yet. Which 5 year courses are you considering?
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    (Original post by HCAssistant93)
    I am same as you, want to maximise my chances this time round. I sat in March and got 55 which is why I'm not sure if it'll be high enough. If the boundary doesn't change then I'll be ok hopefully but it is a risk. You'll be ok with 60! Have you looked at Swansea as well because they're gamsat cut off is lower. What's Warwicks cut off usually?


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    Since they only take science graduates, I hope the cut off stays around that mark but you're right its risky because you can't predict anything!
    I haven't looked into Swansea properly yet, but I think I prefer Liverpool in terms of location.
    Warwicks cut off last year with just an undergraduate degree was 700ish I think but because there is no mid-testing report being released this year we will be applying blind because it might be another year like 2013 when the cutoffs were all higher.
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    (Original post by tanishasharma)
    Hi. Does anyone know how many Graduate entry Medicine places there are at St Georges and Liverpool?

    How do these two universities shortlist applicants for interview? Do they use academic performance of students in the shortlisting process? If they use thresholds for GAMSAT, what were the minimum scores in the last few years?

    Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.
    I don't know anything about St Georges because I ruled it out straight away with my GAMSAT score but Liverpools GAMSAT cut off last year was 55 with a minimum of 50 in each section. I haven't found out how they shortlist applications yet. I think they have 30 places.
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    (Original post by EssBee_92)
    I don't know anything about St Georges because I ruled it out straight away with my GAMSAT score but Liverpools GAMSAT cut off last year was 55 with a minimum of 50 in each section. I haven't found out how they shortlist applications yet. I think they have 30 places.
    They have 29 places I think. But I don't know how they select for interview once you reach their cut off for gamsat


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    (Original post by EssBee_92)
    Since they only take science graduates, I hope the cut off stays around that mark but you're right its risky because you can't predict anything!
    I haven't looked into Swansea properly yet, but I think I prefer Liverpool in terms of location.
    Warwicks cut off last year with just an undergraduate degree was 700ish I think but because there is no mid-testing report being released this year we will be applying blind because it might be another year like 2013 when the cutoffs were all higher.
    Your mark should be ok! My mark is risky. Ye it is unfortunate. I probably won't apply to Wawrick unless I get 725+ do think that's wise?


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    (Original post by EssBee_92)
    What did you study?
    I might also put one 5 year choice down but unsure about which one yet. Which 5 year courses are you considering?
    I did Medical Science with a year in industry how about you?

    I'm going to apply to Sheffield for their 5 year as then I can live at home etc.
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    (Original post by HCAssistant93)
    Your mark should be ok! My mark is risky. Ye it is unfortunate. I probably won't apply to Wawrick unless I get 725+ do think that's wise?


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    Hope so but you should just wait and see with your UKCAT. When is your exam?
    I have had such mixed results with UKCAT but somehow I got 767.5 this year so if you can secure a good UKCAT score you can select mostly/all UKCAT unis.
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    (Original post by EssBee_92)
    Hope so but you should just wait and see with your UKCAT. When is your exam?
    I have had such mixed results with UKCAT but somehow I got 767.5 this year so if you can secure a good UKCAT score you can select mostly/all UKCAT unis.
    Your score is great - are you not going to apply to Newcastle with that score?
    Can I ask what resources you used?


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    (Original post by KirstieW)
    I did Medical Science with a year in industry how about you?

    I'm going to apply to Sheffield for their 5 year as then I can live at home etc.
    I studied biomedical science and I lived at home to work/save for medical school.
    I'm looking at Keele, Manchester, Leicester, Sheffield UEA and Hull York as potential 5 year choices. Sheffield would be great if you can live at home! My nearest medical school is Birmingham and I meet none of their requirements lol.
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    (Original post by tw781)
    Your score is great - are you not going to apply to Newcastle with that score?
    Can I ask what resources you used?


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    I thought that Newcastle had a really high cut off like Kings so it makes sense to choose med schools whose cut offs I'm far more likely to meet.

    600Q book, UKCAT for dummies, medify, and the kaplan score higher book.
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    (Original post by EssBee_92)
    I thought that Newcastle had a really high cut off like Kings so it makes sense to choose med schools whose cut offs I'm far more likely to meet.

    600Q book, UKCAT for dummies, medify, and the kaplan score higher book.
    I swear it was 725 for this year?

    What is the UKCAT for dummies like? It's the only one out of them I haven't used!

    Liverpool is close to me so I would love to be able to go there but I am not tackling the GAMSAT this year ugh! So wish I could afford 5 year 😩


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    (Original post by EssBee_92)
    I studied biomedical science and I lived at home to work/save for medical school.
    I'm looking at Keele, Manchester, Leicester, Sheffield UEA and Hull York as potential 5 year choices. Sheffield would be great if you can live at home! My nearest medical school is Birmingham and I meet none of their requirements lol.
    Usually for 5 year courses they go on your degree rather than A-levels etc, have you checked whether this is the case for Birmingham?
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    (Original post by tw781)
    I swear it was 725 for this year?

    What is the UKCAT for dummies like? It's the only one out of them I haven't used!

    Liverpool is close to me so I would love to be able to go there but I am not tackling the GAMSAT this year ugh! So wish I could afford 5 year 😩


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    lol maybe not as high as I thought then I did get rejected previously with a score of 742 though

    UKCAT for dummies is a good resource to start with, the book has a couple of mistakes though which is annoying and the DA section uses symbols rather than letters and numbers to code for words which made it harder and unrepresentative of the actual UKCAT. I found it useful to practice getting my timing right.

    I think that medify and the kaplan book were the best resources for me although I didn't do a single medify mock because I ran out of time
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    (Original post by EssBee_92)
    lol maybe not as high as I thought then I did get rejected previously with a score of 742 though

    UKCAT for dummies is a good resource to start with, the book has a couple of mistakes though which is annoying and the DA section uses symbols rather than letters and numbers to code for words which made it harder and unrepresentative of the actual UKCAT. I found it useful to practice getting my timing right.

    I think that medify and the kaplan book were the best resources for me although I didn't do a single medify mock because I ran out of time
    Was that in 2013? I don't know maybe they just had a low cut off this year, but I'm hoping high mid to high 700 will be OK!

    Ah okay! Medify is the best so far I think, but my exam is on the 24th so I'm wondering whether to get emedica or not incase I run out of resources as Medify has so little DA and QR questions!


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    (Original post by EssBee_92)
    Hope so but you should just wait and see with your UKCAT. When is your exam?
    I have had such mixed results with UKCAT but somehow I got 767.5 this year so if you can secure a good UKCAT score you can select mostly/all UKCAT unis.
    It's on the 18th, so 2 1/2 weeks away. Your score is great! If I can get 750 then I'll be pleased but it's so hard to predict and I need to just stay calm and be confident. I won't know until I get my mark really.


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    (Original post by KirstieW)
    Usually for 5 year courses they go on your degree rather than A-levels etc, have you checked whether this is the case for Birmingham?
    Birmingham want first class honours for your degree and I got a 2.1 and also they use A levels to distinguish between applicants in their GEM programme
    For the 5 year course they ask for a high number of A*s at GCSE and I have 6 A*s and AAB at A level although thankfully I got the As in chem and bio but 3As are needed.

    What I'm thinking of doing is deferring my place on a 5 year course if I managed to get an offer and spend the extra year working to earn the money, I need to research exactly what maintenance I'd be entitled to if any and work out from there if I can manage it.
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    (Original post by EssBee_92)
    lol maybe not as high as I thought then I did get rejected previously with a score of 742 though

    UKCAT for dummies is a good resource to start with, the book has a couple of mistakes though which is annoying and the DA section uses symbols rather than letters and numbers to code for words which made it harder and unrepresentative of the actual UKCAT. I found it useful to practice getting my timing right.

    I think that medify and the kaplan book were the best resources for me although I didn't do a single medify mock because I ran out of time
    You got rejected from Newcastle grad entry with a 742 UKCAT?! Last year the scores were lower so cut offs were lower. Was this last year or year before? I think 767.5 is high enough for Newcastle. Does anyone know what KCLs 4 year cut offs have been?


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    (Original post by tw781)
    Was that in 2013? I don't know maybe they just had a low cut off this year, but I'm hoping high mid to high 700 will be OK!

    Ah okay! Medify is the best so far I think, but my exam is on the 24th so I'm wondering whether to get emedica or not incase I run out of resources as Medify has so little DA and QR questions!


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    Yes it was in 2013, me too! Admissions tests have gone well this year for me so I hope the cut offs don't change drastically from last year.

    You started preparing early! I think I started 3 1/2 weeks before test day. You should definitely plan it so you don't run out of resources too early. My problem was the opposite lol, I didn't get to use all of mine
 
 
 
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