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    (Original post by MJK91)
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    Thanks for such an informative and realistic reply! It gives me hope that multiple failures will eventually lead to that success.

    I think I shall go ahead with the application knowing that I will get rejected for this year's cycle in order to smooth everything out this year, so I know what to expect next year.

    My background is fairly complicated and might explain why a rejection this year may work in my favour. Currently going into my second year of my part-time MSc whilst working full-time at a medical journal on top of two good old voluntary work!

    I'd assume the non-personal care refers to care-based work for non-relatives?

    (Original post by Amywool)
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    Thanks! I've also heard that KCL GEM accepted people last year with 630+ but with exceptional backgrounds to counteract the low score achieved.

    (Original post by Emily Thorne)
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    Is this your first attempt? 580 is not bad but falls within the national average I reckon and don't forget that TSR is very skewed, the people on this forum tends to be high achievers and post some ridiculous scores.

    I think a majority of people struggle with VR so you're not alone.

    GAMSAT is out of the question for me this year. Realisitically speaking I don't have time for this. BMAT is a possibility but the test falls during term time, so it's cutting it tight.

    Originally thought of WMS, Barts, Southampton, KCL or Newcastle. But with a low score I laugh and cry at the same time!

    Best of luck people. I'll look forward to the success stories on this thread!
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    (Original post by PkT1991)
    Thanks for such an informative and realistic reply! It gives me hope that multiple failures will eventually lead to that success.

    I think I shall go ahead with the application knowing that I will get rejected for this year's cycle in order to smooth everything out this year, so I know what to expect next year.

    My background is fairly complicated and might explain why a rejection this year may work in my favour. Currently going into my second year of my part-time MSc whilst working full-time at a prestigious medical journal on top of two good old voluntary work!

    I'd assume the non-personal care refers to care-based work for non-relatives?



    Thanks! I've also heard that KCL GEM accepted people last year with 630+ but with exceptional backgrounds to counteract the low score achieved.



    Is this your first attempt? 580 is not bad but falls within the national average I reckon and don't forget that TSR is very skewed, the people on this forum tends to be high achievers and post some ridiculous scores.

    I think a majority of people struggle with VR so you're not alone.

    GAMSAT is out of the question for me this year. Realisitically speaking I don't have time for this. BMAT is a possibility but the test falls during term time, so it's cutting it tight.

    Originally thought of WMS, Barts, Southampton, KCL or Newcastle. But with a low score I laugh and cry at the same time!

    Best of luck people. I'll look forward to the success stories on this thread!
    Hi,

    What do you mean by exceptional backgrounds?
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    (Original post by PkT1991)
    Thanks for such an informative and realistic reply! It gives me hope that multiple failures will eventually lead to that success.

    I think I shall go ahead with the application knowing that I will get rejected for this year's cycle in order to smooth everything out this year, so I know what to expect next year.

    My background is fairly complicated and might explain why a rejection this year may work in my favour. Currently going into my second year of my part-time MSc whilst working full-time at a prestigious medical journal on top of two good old voluntary work!

    I'd assume the non-personal care refers to care-based work for non-relatives?



    Thanks! I've also heard that KCL GEM accepted people last year with 630+ but with exceptional backgrounds to counteract the low score achieved.



    Is this your first attempt? 580 is not bad but falls within the national average I reckon and don't forget that TSR is very skewed, the people on this forum tends to be high achievers and post some ridiculous scores.

    I think a majority of people struggle with VR so you're not alone.

    GAMSAT is out of the question for me this year. Realisitically speaking I don't have time for this. BMAT is a possibility but the test falls during term time, so it's cutting it tight.

    Originally thought of WMS, Barts, Southampton, KCL or Newcastle. But with a low score I laugh and cry at the same time!

    Best of luck people. I'll look forward to the success stories on this thread!
    Best of luck to you too! Yeah me too! I actually can't wait going to try keep upto date with This thread!

    Are there any people blogging about their entire application & uni experiences ? Forward me links of any blogs you guys read and find helpfull.

    Mine (not so great but thought I'd share anyway) www.biomedtomedicine.blogspot.co.uk
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    (Original post by PkT1991)
    Thanks for such an informative and realistic reply! It gives me hope that multiple failures will eventually lead to that success.

    I think I shall go ahead with the application knowing that I will get rejected for this year's cycle in order to smooth everything out this year, so I know what to expect next year.

    My background is fairly complicated and might explain why a rejection this year may work in my favour. Currently going into my second year of my part-time MSc whilst working full-time at a medical journal on top of two good old voluntary work!

    I'd assume the non-personal care refers to care-based work for non-relatives?



    Thanks! I've also heard that KCL GEM accepted people last year with 630+ but with exceptional backgrounds to counteract the low score achieved.



    Is this your first attempt? 580 is not bad but falls within the national average I reckon and don't forget that TSR is very skewed, the people on this forum tends to be high achievers and post some ridiculous scores.

    I think a majority of people struggle with VR so you're not alone.

    GAMSAT is out of the question for me this year. Realisitically speaking I don't have time for this. BMAT is a possibility but the test falls during term time, so it's cutting it tight.

    Originally thought of WMS, Barts, Southampton, KCL or Newcastle. But with a low score I laugh and cry at the same time!

    Best of luck people. I'll look forward to the success stories on this thread!
    Yes this was my first attempt!
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    (Original post by Ooompalumpa)
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    Exceptional academics and a very good personal statement is what I have heard. Though I'm rather sceptical, especially when KCL is known to place so much emphasis on the UKCAT!

    (Original post by Emily Thorne)
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    It's still a respective score for your first attempt! I'll follow your blog in hopes to hear your success in the future! For anyone whose interested in blogs here's mine: http://myapplicationtomedicine.blogspot.co.uk/
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    (Original post by PkT1991)
    Exceptional academics and a very good personal statement is what I have heard. Though I'm rather sceptical, especially when KCL is known to place so much emphasis on the UKCAT!



    It's still a respective score for your first attempt! I'll follow your blog in hopes to hear your success in the future! For anyone whose interested in blogs here's mine: http://myapplicationtomedicine.blogspot.co.uk/
    Yay! New blog for me to read and keep up with! Hope to hear of your success in the future too! Good luck & may the odds be ever in your favour lol *hungergamefreak*
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    (Original post by Emily Thorne)
    Yay! New blog for me to read and keep up with! Hope to hear of your success in the future too! Good luck & may the odds be ever in your favour lol *hungergamefreak*
    (Original post by PkT1991)
    Exceptional academics and a very good personal statement is what I have heard. Though I'm rather sceptical, especially when KCL is known to place so much emphasis on the UKCAT!



    It's still a respective score for your first attempt! I'll follow your blog in hopes to hear your success in the future! For anyone whose interested in blogs here's mine: http://myapplicationtomedicine.blogspot.co.uk/
    Cool interesting blogs, will follow both
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    At the risk of getting inundated I've a couple of books for bmat and ukcat prep including the kaplan resources. I'm starting in September so I won't be needing them.

    I completed my msc and applied 5 times before getting a place. I got a couple things free so I'm paying them forward to the next person.

    They are annotated but anything helps. I hated ukcat and while did much better than my first attempt as 17 year old I did alright last year with 675 average.

    If you are in leeds / Bradford area I'd consider dropping off
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    (Original post by Rose256)
    Hey, what do u mean Warwick require "non personal care" ?!!
    Non-personal care means not for a relative. So looking after a grandparent, or a sick mother for example, doesn't qualify (I could argue them all day about that, but hey, thems the rules!)
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    (Original post by MJK91)
    Non-personal care means not for a relative. So looking after a grandparent, or a sick mother for example, doesn't qualify (I could argue them all day about that, but hey, thems the rules!)
    Ohh ok! Thanks . I see where they are coming from though...as a doctor you will be caring for people who are not your relatives. It's different in terms of communication, patience etc.
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    Hi all!

    I don't think I have posted in here before, haha. But I'm also applying for 2016 entry for GEM
    My UKCAT is next week and let's just say I'm petrified, I doubt I'll do too well on the UKCAT and as it's the only entrance exam I plan on doing, well my options are very limited. I'll apply anyway for the experience and try again next year.

    Question, is anyone here considering applying to Cambridge? Or does anyone have any information about how they choose who to interview given there is no entrance exam?
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    (Original post by ohmyBEAUT)
    Hi all!

    I don't think I have posted in here before, haha. But I'm also applying for 2016 entry for GEM
    My UKCAT is next week and let's just say I'm petrified, I doubt I'll do too well on the UKCAT and as it's the only entrance exam I plan on doing, well my options are very limited. I'll apply anyway for the experience and try again next year.

    Question, is anyone here considering applying to Cambridge? Or does anyone have any information about how they choose who to interview given there is no entrance exam?
    I am applying for Cambridge as well and I have the same question!
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    (Original post by ohmyBEAUT)
    Hi all!

    I don't think I have posted in here before, haha. But I'm also applying for 2016 entry for GEM
    My UKCAT is next week and let's just say I'm petrified, I doubt I'll do too well on the UKCAT and as it's the only entrance exam I plan on doing, well my options are very limited. I'll apply anyway for the experience and try again next year.

    Question, is anyone here considering applying to Cambridge? Or does anyone have any information about how they choose who to interview given there is no entrance exam?
    I'm applying to Cambridge I'm guessing they go on degree classification, A-levels and PS but not sure!
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    (Original post by macarenafc92)
    I am applying for Cambridge as well and I have the same question!
    Hopefully we get an answer, good luck!

    (Original post by KirstieW)
    I'm applying to Cambridge I'm guessing they go on degree classification, A-levels and PS but not sure!
    I guess that sounds fair, we'll have to confirm! Have you completed your degree? I graduate next year
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    (Original post by ohmyBEAUT)
    Hopefully we get an answer, good luck!



    I guess that sounds fair, we'll have to confirm! Have you completed your degree? I graduate next year
    Yeah I've just graduated got a first in Medical Sciences and being a HCA for this next year.. What are you studying?
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    (Original post by KirstieW)
    Yeah I've just graduated got a first in Medical Sciences and being a HCA for this next year.. What are you studying?
    I think what they said sounds quite decent.

    I qualified with a 7.99/10 (equivalent to First/2:11, it dependes on the uni) in Nursing in Spain in 2014. Working full time as a nurse since then in almost alll the specialities and I have some PDP courses and modules.
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    (Original post by KirstieW)
    Yeah I've just graduated got a first in Medical Sciences and being a HCA for this next year.. What are you studying?
    Wow, that's great! Well done I'm studying Biological Sciences right now.
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    (Original post by ohmyBEAUT)
    Wow, that's great! Well done I'm studying Biological Sciences right now.
    Oh nice where are you studying that? I'm guessing you've got good A levels if you're planning on applying to Cambridge?
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    (Original post by ohmyBEAUT)
    Hi all!

    I don't think I have posted in here before, haha. But I'm also applying for 2016 entry for GEM
    My UKCAT is next week and let's just say I'm petrified, I doubt I'll do too well on the UKCAT and as it's the only entrance exam I plan on doing, well my options are very limited. I'll apply anyway for the experience and try again next year.

    Question, is anyone here considering applying to Cambridge? Or does anyone have any information about how they choose who to interview given there is no entrance exam?
    I recently also decided to put Cambridge as one of my options. This is what I know so far:
    - you need to have or be predicted 2:1 or above,
    -have done additional science or two single science subject in GCSE GRADE C or above.
    -A -level Chemistry (within last 7 years)
    - AS or A-level passes in two of biology or human biology or physics or mathematics
    - and for their selection requirements this is all they wrote on their site:

    You must be a keen scientist, with a sound scientific understanding. As selection for medical school implies selection for the medical profession, admissions decisions are informed by national guidance on what makes a good doctor, for example, the Medical Schools Council's Consensus Statement on the Role of the Doctor and Guiding Principles for the Admission of Medical Students.

    Seems like they aren't asking for much consider it is Cambridge :/

    Hope that helps. I just found out there is a separate application for it as well as the UCAS application 😅
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    Cambridge largely decide using their paper application, separate to UCAS, hence no entrance exam.
    You will also need to submit a UCAS application though.
 
 
 
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