So I was chillin' wit' the med applicants today and.. Watch

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:woo: :eek3: :woo: :eek3:

i cant talk to you no more =[

i had thought better of you :tongue:
meh.

what i dont get is why there isnt a socialist party in the UK...

we even have a commie party.. lol
:sad: why does politics have to come between friends?

There was a socialist party it was called labour. It became new labour which was center.
I think it is a shame, but then the conservatives arnt as right as they used to be. Britsh political parties have all gravitated to the centre.
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Getting in to medicine is a joke, you've got to be superman or something... How am i going to cope next year when i apply?? I DO NOT KNOW
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Getting in to medicine is a joke, you've got to be superman or something... How am i going to cope next year when i apply?? I DO NOT KNOW
You will cope. Plus you have all us uber cool people to help :cool:
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:sad: why does politics have to come between friends?

There was a socialist party it was called labour. It became new labour which was center.
I think it is a shame, but then the conservatives arnt as right as they used to be. Britsh political parties have all gravitated to the centre.
i know. but why havent they made a new one called "socialist party" or wtv?
elections in a year, and no socialists to represent ... poor brits.
now that is a limitation of freedom :tongue:

meh we just dont talk about politics then xD

youz still ma frieeennndd
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take your chatting elsewhere please folks.
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Getting in to medicine is a joke, you've got to be superman or something... How am i going to cope next year when i apply?? I DO NOT KNOW
you dont. you'll cry, laugh want to kill admissions..

but we all (the most of us) go through it.... somehow. (by restraining ourselves from committing suicide)

poor me i have to do it all over again... lol
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You will cope. Plus you have all us uber cool people to help :cool:
Lol thanks :'D Just applied for a couple of work placements now fingers crossed.
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i know. but why havent they made a new one called "socialist party" or wtv?
elections in a year, and no socialists to represent ... poor brits.
now that is a limitation of freedom :tongue:

meh we just dont talk about politics then xD

youz still ma frieeennndd
True.

:hugs:
Promise not to talk about politics unless you or I change our views
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Lol thanks :'D Just applied for a couple of work placements now fingers crossed.
Hopefully you get them
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Does anybody know of the "EMDP" here?
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Does anybody know of the "EMDP" here?
Extentded medical degre programme?
Dont know much about it but there are beter informed people arround
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EDMP is my best chance of getting in to medicine although i'm still sure ill achieve the A grades in As my gcse's are poor for a medicine applicant standard.
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Hey guys, thanks for the help.

I know I'm a bit late on finding this out but just HAVE to post this....!!!

Well, I just found out someone at my school...
--- had about 95-6% on average across all her subjects (bio, physics, chem, maths(did early, got something like 589 and f.maths).
---Had an awesome BMAT score (6,6.5,and sth on the 3 but can't remember what those people said about 3..sorry!).
---Had plenty of work experience (both of her parents are doctors and she's been in the medical environment ever since she was small)
---great personality - really friendly, determined and etc, very sociable (tho her communication skills are sometimes a bit not su fluent but overall, pretty good!)
---have lots ECs: DoE silver, sports clubs(county hockey champ/player of the year or something like that!), in choir, grade 8 pianist.

...and got rejected by Cambridge. I don't understand how!!!!! What's going on? =(
I don't know her that well so didn't ask her personal thoughts but really, I don't get it! =/
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Hey guys, thanks for the help.

I know I'm a bit late on finding this out but just HAVE to post this....!!!

Well, I just found out someone at my school...
--- had about 95-6% on average across all her subjects (bio, physics, chem, maths(did early, got something like 589 and f.maths).
---Had an awesome BMAT score (6,6.5,and sth on the 3 but can't remember what those people said about 3..sorry!).
---Had plenty of work experience (both of her parents are doctors and she's been in the medical environment ever since she was small)
---great personality - really friendly, determined and etc, very sociable (tho her communication skills are sometimes a bit not su fluent but overall, pretty good!)
---have lots ECs: DoE silver, sports clubs(county hockey champ/player of the year or something like that!), in choir, grade 8 pianist.

...and got rejected by Cambridge. I don't understand how!!!!! What's going on? =(
I don't know her that well so didn't ask her personal thoughts but really, I don't get it! =/
welcome to the wonderful world of medical applications.
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Hey guys, thanks for the help.

I know I'm a bit late on finding this out but just HAVE to post this....!!!

Well, I just found out someone at my school...
--- had about 95-6% on average across all her subjects (bio, physics, chem, maths(did early, got something like 589 and f.maths).
---Had an awesome BMAT score (6,6.5,and sth on the 3 but can't remember what those people said about 3..sorry!).
---Had plenty of work experience (both of her parents are doctors and she's been in the medical environment ever since she was small)
---great personality - really friendly, determined and etc, very sociable (tho her communication skills are sometimes a bit not su fluent but overall, pretty good!)
---have lots ECs: DoE silver, sports clubs(county hockey champ/player of the year or something like that!), in choir, grade 8 pianist.

...and got rejected by Cambridge. I don't understand how!!!!! What's going on? =(
I don't know her that well so didn't ask her personal thoughts but really, I don't get it! =/
Thats what the competition level is like.
Scarily sounds like me but I am a dude and dont do anything musical. Maybe I am a little bit less sociable
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(Original post by xixixiwater)
Hey guys, thanks for the help.

I know I'm a bit late on finding this out but just HAVE to post this....!!!

Well, I just found out someone at my school...
--- had about 95-6% on average across all her subjects (bio, physics, chem, maths(did early, got something like 589 and f.maths).
---Had an awesome BMAT score (6,6.5,and sth on the 3 but can't remember what those people said about 3..sorry!).
---Had plenty of work experience (both of her parents are doctors and she's been in the medical environment ever since she was small)
---great personality - really friendly, determined and etc, very sociable (tho her communication skills are sometimes a bit not su fluent but overall, pretty good!)
---have lots ECs: DoE silver, sports clubs(county hockey champ/player of the year or something like that!), in choir, grade 8 pianist.

...and got rejected by Cambridge. I don't understand how!!!!! What's going on? =(
I don't know her that well so didn't ask her personal thoughts but really, I don't get it! =/
Yep, so she's about the same as all the other Cambridge applicants then...
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Hey guys, thanks for the help.

I know I'm a bit late on finding this out but just HAVE to post this....!!!

Well, I just found out someone at my school...
--- had about 95-6% on average across all her subjects (bio, physics, chem, maths(did early, got something like 589 and f.maths).
---Had an awesome BMAT score (6,6.5,and sth on the 3 but can't remember what those people said about 3..sorry!).
---Had plenty of work experience (both of her parents are doctors and she's been in the medical environment ever since she was small)
---great personality - really friendly, determined and etc, very sociable (tho her communication skills are sometimes a bit not su fluent but overall, pretty good!)
---have lots ECs: DoE silver, sports clubs(county hockey champ/player of the year or something like that!), in choir, grade 8 pianist.

...and got rejected by Cambridge. I don't understand how!!!!! What's going on? =(
I don't know her that well so didn't ask her personal thoughts but really, I don't get it! =/
Cambridge reject over 75% of people who apply there (which is possibly a favourable ratio compared with some med schools!) It's not that hard to work out. And they're not that interested in work experience and/or extra-curricular activities - but even if they were, lots of people have done lots of awesome things.

Given that she did at least get an interview, which again you can't say for most other med schools, I can only assume she didn't cut it at that.
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thanks guys for the reply.

I kind of don't get it. Okay, I agree many others are as amazing, but how do some other people with "less impressive" stuff get it?

I mean, last year, someone (who applied to one of the "slightly more competitive colleges") got in with about 92% on average (bio, chem, maths and history, tho she did get about 98% for bio). Had medicore BMAT - cambridge standard though! (something in the mid "5"s for sec 1 and 2).
Not much work experience. Quite a nice person but I wouldn't say she is nice to everyone (may be just less approachable..).

I kind of don't understand what the admissinos tutors are looking for.

It kind of seems to me that although UMS/BMAT are very important for them, they seem to be looking for something "sparkly" in the applicants. Which seem to the "enthusiasm for science"

Why?
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Okay, let's call this cambridge fresher applicant A, and the rejectee (whom i talekd about in my last post) applicant B.
Comparing their other qualities,
---applicant B was more committed to medicine than A, but A was more enthusiastic about science than B and she said before she wasn't 100% sure about being a doctor and was more interested in research.
---I would say B is more all-rounded than A
(---A's brother is at Cambridge already...but that's not that influencial i guess..xD)
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(Original post by xixixiwater)
thanks guys for the reply.

I kind of don't get it. Okay, I agree many others are as amazing, but how do some other people with "less impressive" stuff get it?

I mean, last year, someone (who applied to one of the "slightly more competitive colleges") got in with about 92% on average (bio, chem, maths and history, tho she did get about 98% for bio). Had medicore BMAT - cambridge standard though! (something in the mid "5"s for sec 1 and 2).
Not much work experience. Quite a nice person but I wouldn't say she is nice to everyone (may be just less approachable..).

I kind of don't understand what the admissinos tutors are looking for.

It kind of seems to me that although UMS/BMAT are very important for them, they seem to be looking for something "sparkly" in the applicants. Which seem to the "enthusiasm for science"

Why?
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Okay, let's call this cambridge fresher applicant A, and the rejectee (whom i talekd about in my last post) applicant B.
Comparing their other qualities,
---applicant B was more committed to medicine than A, but A was more enthusiastic about science than B and she said before she wasn't 100% sure about being a doctor and was more interested in research.
---I would say B is more all-rounded than A
(---A's brother is at Cambridge already...but that's not that influencial i guess..xD)
Having relatives at Cambridge is not influential at all. So wipe that one off the slate.

Look, none of us know these two people, so we can't say for sure what it was that clinched the place for A but not B. But they may have applied to different colleges, who are looking for slightly different things, and nobody, not even you, knows how the interviews went. And the interviews matter a lot.

I could spout some stuff about how Cambridge aren't all that interested in how "well-rounded" you are, and don't seem that bothered by how much work experience you have, they just want good scientists, which is (I think) true to an extent, but for medicine they do want you to have some social skills. But the reality is that lots of good people get rejected, and sometimes people who you perceive as not being quite so good get places. Probably down to the interview and possibly the PS, which you also probably didn't see.

Anyway, I presume both A and B applied to 4 medical schools each, so the Cambridge offer or lack thereof is not the end of the story...?
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Having relatives at Cambridge is not influential at all. So wipe that one off the slate.

Look, none of us know these two people, so we can't say for sure what it was that clinched the place for A but not B. But they may have applied to different colleges, who are looking for slightly different things, and nobody, not even you, knows how the interviews went. And the interviews matter a lot.

I could spout some stuff about how Cambridge aren't all that interested in how "well-rounded" you are, and don't seem that bothered by how much work experience you have, they just want good scientists, which is (I think) true to an extent, but for medicine they do want you to have some social skills. But the reality is that lots of good people get rejected, and sometimes people who you perceive as not being quite so good get places. Probably down to the interview and possibly the PS, which you also probably didn't see.

Anyway, I presume both A and B applied to 4 medical schools each, so the Cambridge offer or lack thereof is not the end of the story...?

A good mate from school (with the social skills of a potato) landed three epic rejections, but got into 'bridge with a cracking line at interview "I really don't give a stuff about the patient side of it, but the physiological side of it really fascinates me".

Thought that might amuse.
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