BM5 Southampton Medical Applicants 2017 entry

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    (Original post by ameeis)
    Do I stand a chance of an interview?6a* 4a gcse, BBBC AS with AAA prediction (c was in chemistry but still predicted an A)680 ukcat band 1Strong ps
    As you meet the minimum requirements you will be interviewed if your UKCAT is in the top 450 or so scores.
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    (Original post by marsbar3007)
    thajnk you so much
    No problem!
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    Next Step: Waiting for interviews (Updated slightly)

    How do they decide who to interview?
    They take the top UKCAT scores and interview those candidates.

    Do I stand a chance for an interview? I got XYZ GCSEs and my predicted grades are $%^& and my personal statement......

    If you are a school leaver (Under 21, A levels):
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    1. Do you meet the GCSE minimum? (7 A*-B)
    If no - No you don't stand a chance
    If yes - go to question 2.

    2. Are you predicted AAA or above in Bio/Chem + Anything that isn't Crit Thinking or Gen Studies?
    If no - No you don't stand a chance
    If yes - You will be interviewed if your UKCAT is in the top 432 scores.
    If you're a mature non-grad there are 24 interviews so you need to be in the top 24. Same rules apply but with slightly different entry requirements.

    If you're a grad there are 48 interviews so you need to be in the top 48. Same rules apply but with slightly different entry requirements.

    If you're an overseas applicant there are 72 interviews so you need to be in the top 72. Same rules apply but with slightly different entry requirements.


    What were the scores last year?
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    How many interviews are there?
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    How many applicants are there?
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    How many places are there?
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    School Leavers (A levels)
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    No. of places: 126
    No. of applicants: 636
    Lowest UKCAT interviewed: 640 average
    No. of interviews: 432
    No. of offers: 250
    Applicants per offer: 2.5
    Graduates applying to the 5 year course
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    No. of places: 20
    No. of applicants: 363
    Lowest UKCAT interviewed: 692.5 average
    No. of interviews: 48
    No. of offers: 20
    Applicants per offer: 18
    Mature non-graduates
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    No. of places: 5
    No. of applicants: 40
    Lowest UKCAT interviewed: 600 average
    No. of interviews: 24
    No. of offers: 14
    Applicants per offer: 3
    Overseas applicants
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    No. of places: 12
    No. of applicants: 153
    Lowest UKCAT interviewed: 530
    No. of interviews: 72
    No. of offers: 19
    Applicants per offer: 8
    What UKCAT will I need to get an interview?
    This is not going to be revealed until the end of August so no way to guess.

    When will I hear?
    This varies year to year, but usually between December and March. You will get 2 weeks notice so your interview will be 2 weeks or more from when you receive your invitation.

    How will I hear?
    Email most likely so check your junk mail.


    When are the interviews?


    http://www.southampton.ac.uk/medicin...ay_dates.page?

    Someone has an interview but I haven't heard yet, what does that mean?
    Nothing at all. They decide who is getting one and everyone in that lucky list will get one eventually.

    How should I prepare for interview?
    Read your personal statement.
    Read it.
    No seriously, read it.

    Read the news starting now. Read BBC News Health section if you don't buy a paper regularly. Check NHS Behind the Headlines to get the real understanding.

    THIS is how I prepared and is a good place to start. And then here is what happened at my interview although the structure of interviews have since changed.

    Where can I practice?
    Your college should offer mock interviews.
    I'm also happy to do interviews over skype or IM. Drop me a PM.

    What will happen on the day?
    You will have 2 interviews. 1 on your own with 2 interviewers and one in a group. These can happen in either order and you'll spend the rest of your time there in your group with some current medical students relaxing and chatting.

    Who are the interviewers?
    These are lecturers, doctors, teachers, admissions staff. Huge variety.

    What is the individual interview?
    This is a 20 minute interview based loosely on your personal statement with 2 interviewers. You can be asked a range of questions depending on what you have written. Expect - Why medicine? Why here?

    What is the group interview?
    This is also 20 minutes but you're also given 5 minutes to prepare. You'll be given a topic for discussion and after having 5 minutes to think about it, you will discuss it as a group in front of 2 interviewers.

    What questions will come up?
    I've listed 2 almost universal questions above. Otherwise the rest will vary enormously from person to person depending on what they say and what is in the PS. People get asked about the history of medicine, the future of medicine, books they mentioned they read, hobbies, ethics, law. Each interview is totally unique and so there isn't any point in trying to work out what you'll be asked.

    Just practice answering anything (use the link to my blog on how I prepared) because that is the best way to a) come across unrehearsed and b) be able to answer complete curve ball questions.


    What happens after interviews?
    You'll get a letter saying if you have been successful or unsuccessful. If this is going to take a while you may get a "further consideration" letter that says you're still in the running. This may not happen until March/April, even if others hear before you.

    How do they choose?
    After each task, you will be listed as "suitable" or "not suitable". This is then taken into consideration with the rest of your application before an offer is made.

    How many interviews and how many offers?
    457 interviews and 290 offers.

    How will I get an offer?
    This is an update on UCAS Track and then a letter follows.

    What is the offer?
    The offer is the same for everyone - AAA. It is unlikely that they will be lenient (eg A*A*B will not be accepted).

    Is it conditional or unconditional?
    Last year a few people got unconditional offers but these are reserved for people with their A levels in hand and proven. Everyone else gets an conditional offer until they get their results or prove old results.
    If it is conditional and you send in your certificates, they may not update your status until August Results Day.
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    (Original post by bee264)
    I got mine the day after but the email was in the spam folder so be sure to check that!
    Thanks I found it in the spam lol!
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    http://www.southampton.ac.uk/medicin...ay_dates.page?


    Interview dates ^_^
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    How much weight do Southampton put on predicted grades? Due to health complications, my grades for Y12 weren't as good as they could have been, and consequently my predicteds are only AAAA. My personal statement is strong (I think / hope) and so is my reference. I am in the 8th decile for the country for UKCAT, but I'm worried that all my universities will take one look at my predicteds and write me straight off. So, (sorry for rambling) but how much weight do Southampton put on predicteds over other things?
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    (Original post by hannahluntana)
    How much weight do Southampton put on predicted grades? Due to health complications, my grades for Y12 weren't as good as they could have been, and consequently my predicteds are only AAAA. My personal statement is strong (I think / hope) and so is my reference. I am in the 8th decile for the country for UKCAT, but I'm worried that all my universities will take one look at my predicteds and write me straight off. So, (sorry for rambling) but how much weight do Southampton put on predicteds over other things?
    I think they only look at predicted grades to see if you meet their minimum requirements. Then it's UKCAT ranking time.
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    (Original post by hannahluntana)
    How much weight do Southampton put on predicted grades? Due to health complications, my grades for Y12 weren't as good as they could have been, and consequently my predicteds are only AAAA. My personal statement is strong (I think / hope) and so is my reference. I am in the 8th decile for the country for UKCAT, but I'm worried that all my universities will take one look at my predicteds and write me straight off. So, (sorry for rambling) but how much weight do Southampton put on predicteds over other things?
    Scroll up to my big post and read "do i stand a chance for an interview?".

    I've already answered your question x
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    Has anyone received a confirmation email yet? I applied a week ago but still haven't received a confirmation email. My mate told me not every university sends a confirmation email but I'm still kinda worried :/
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    (Original post by LightAtTheEnd)
    Has anyone received a confirmation email yet? I applied a week ago but still haven't received a confirmation email. My mate told me not every university sends a confirmation email but I'm still kinda worried :/
    I received mine the day after i send my application in.
    But tbh, as long it says on UCAS track that "the university is considering your application", you should be fine.
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    (Original post by LightAtTheEnd)
    Has anyone received a confirmation email yet? I applied a week ago but still haven't received a confirmation email. My mate told me not every university sends a confirmation email but I'm still kinda worried :/
    Check spam?
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    (Original post by Neostigmine)
    Check spam?
    Not in spam
    UCAS Track shows they are currently considering my application tho. Do Southampton send a confirmation email to most, if not all, applicants? Do you think I should call them up on Monday just to be sure if they have received my application?
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    (Original post by LightAtTheEnd)
    Not in spam
    UCAS Track shows they are currently considering my application tho. Do Southampton send a confirmation email to most, if not all, applicants? Do you think I should call them up on Monday just to be sure if they have received my application?
    They were havig trouble with the emails just before the deadline. If you haven't heard anything in a week or so you could drop them a line, but UCAS is pretty reliable in this area!
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    (Original post by LightAtTheEnd)
    Not in spam
    UCAS Track shows they are currently considering my application tho. Do Southampton send a confirmation email to most, if not all, applicants? Do you think I should call them up on Monday just to be sure if they have received my application?
    Have you received a postcard from them, thank you for applying to them?
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    what are your stats if you don't mind me asking??? GCSEs, AS, Predictions, UKCAT scores SJT, PS work exp, volunteering etc.....

    just want to see whether I stand a chance or not????
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    I heard from a friend that taking a language for A level like French, German is an advantage when applying to medicine. Is that actually true? I do Maths, bio, chem, econ
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    (Original post by sanjaikraj93)
    Have you received a postcard from them, thank you for applying to them?
    Do they send postcards? Have you received one?
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    When do Southampton start giving out interviews?


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    (Original post by agahaga)
    When do Southampton start giving out interviews?


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    My huge post on the last page answers this question and a million others:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...8#post68049002
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    (Original post by Neostigmine)
    My huge post on the last page answers this question and a million others:

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...8#post68049002
    yh but scroll can u just put a date on it
 
 
 
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