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    (Original post by rcha)
    Hey this is the same position as me, although I got a lower UKCAT score. I think a score of 712.5 is good enough for most grad programmes, however it is a very good if you are applying for undergrad, I would recommend maybe 2 of grad and 2 of undergrad to maximise chances of getting into Medical School, good luck and let us know how it goes!


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    Thanks for the advice and good luck to you too!
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    Does anyone have some sort of check list which our references are meant to talk about/refer to?


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    I got a ukcat of 578 ?!?!?!

    I don't know whether i should bother to just apply for grad anyway, so I'm more familiar with the ucas process for next year?

    I can't believe i got so low.. lowest in history?
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    (Original post by usa-apple)
    I got a ukcat of 578 ?!?!?!

    I don't know whether i should bother to just apply for grad anyway, so I'm more familiar with the ucas process for next year?

    I can't believe i got so low.. lowest in history?
    Hey there.

    I think maybe you should apply to 5 year courses if you want to get a feel for the UCAS process. Sheffield and Keele would possibly take that result. Without offending you, 578 is too low for any grad course and you would most likely get straight rejections through UCAS which makes that learning curve a bit of a dead end.

    I'd look at applying to Sheffield, Keele and Manchester if I were you! Good luck and well done in the exam. It is a ***** and anyone who does it should be commended.


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    Gamsat question- trying to mark my practice sections. Does anyone know what 80% might equate to in the Gamsat? Would that be enough for 55 in section 1?


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    Hiya,
    I would love some general opinions on my GEM application. I'm about to start my research based masters fourth year in Biomedicine (I'll be based in a neuroscience lab). I have numerous experiences with shadowing doctors and I work as a care assistant in a dementia home.
    I scored 2930 on UKCAT (average 732.5) with:
    VR = 790
    QR = 640
    AR = 840
    DA = 660
    Band 1 SJ.
    My UKCAT scores are slightly varied and I'm really not sure if the average in high enough to apply to Kings or Newcastle? I was thinking definitely Warwick, Barts and Southampton, but I'm not sure about the final slot. What do you think?
    I'd appreciate any insight!!
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    Does anyone know what GEP cut offs for Newcastle have been for the past few years?
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    (Original post by xertyl)
    Does anyone know what GEP cut offs for Newcastle have been for the past few years?
    I think people have said around 720?


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    (Original post by gemedic94)
    Hiya,
    I would love some general opinions on my GEM application. I'm about to start my research based masters fourth year in Biomedicine (I'll be based in a neuroscience lab). I have numerous experiences with shadowing doctors and I work as a care assistant in a dementia home.
    I scored 2930 on UKCAT (average 732.5) with:
    VR = 790
    QR = 640
    AR = 840
    DA = 660
    Band 1 SJ.
    My UKCAT scores are slightly varied and I'm really not sure if the average in high enough to apply to Kings or Newcastle? I was thinking definitely Warwick, Barts and Southampton, but I'm not sure about the final slot. What do you think?
    I'd appreciate any insight!!
    Congrats on your scores! I'd apply to kings, they said last year 720 was a competitive score so people higher and lower go interviewed. With your degree and masters and work experience id say go for it!


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    Bit of a change in conversation direction, but just wondered whether anyone had heard anything about funding yet for 2016-onwards? Ive had my eyes open but I haven't seen anything so far! If they haven't announced it yet, they're leaving it a bit late.....
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    Hey everyone,
    Just wanted to say thanks for all the replies. I've decided I'm going to apply for all graduate entry ones anyway and take the risk as I can't afford 5 year! It's good if people with lower scores apply cause it brings down the applicant pool average for the unis that use deciles! Good luck to all.
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    (Original post by LuceeeeeT)
    Gamsat question- trying to mark my practice sections. Does anyone know what 80% might equate to in the Gamsat? Would that be enough for 55 in section 1?


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    Hi, I think that a score of 80% should give a score of over 55 but it is very difficult to say as the scoring system has not been made clear and it depends on the performance of the cohort for that year. I have been averaging 60% in section 1 and 50% in section 3, and after your post I am VERY worried :/
    How have you been doing in section 3?
    Are you of a humanities or sciences background if you don't mind me asking?
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    (Original post by jordanmoss)
    Bit of a change in conversation direction, but just wondered whether anyone had heard anything about funding yet for 2016-onwards? Ive had my eyes open but I haven't seen anything so far! If they haven't announced it yet, they're leaving it a bit late.....
    I assume there aren't any changes to previous funding if nothing has been announced
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    Hey guys,

    First time posting on here.. I am a hospital pharmacist applying to do graduate medicine, been struggling with my UKCAT and judging by my mock scores will be pushed to get a score of anything above 700. Was also looking at non graduate medicine but my A-Levels are ABC (IT, Chemistry and Biology).. This might seem a stupid question.. but I'm guessing that non-graduate courses don't take into account the fact that you have a degree if you don't first meet the A-Level requirements.

    Cheers,
    Will
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    (Original post by willfletcher1)
    Hey guys,

    First time posting on here.. I am a hospital pharmacist applying to do graduate medicine, been struggling with my UKCAT and judging by my mock scores will be pushed to get a score of anything above 700. Was also looking at non graduate medicine but my A-Levels are ABC (IT, Chemistry and Biology).. This might seem a stupid question.. but I'm guessing that non-graduate courses don't take into account the fact that you have a degree if you don't first meet the A-Level requirements.

    Cheers,
    Will
    Good luck with your UKCAT!

    With regards to 5 year courses it depends where you apply. Some places will take your degree instead of A-levels such as Sheffield. You will have to look at schools you are thinking of applying to individually to look at their requirements for graduates.

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    (Original post by strawberry93)
    Hi, I think that a score of 80% should give a score of over 55 but it is very difficult to say as the scoring system has not been made clear and it depends on the performance of the cohort for that year. I have been averaging 60% in section 1 and 50% in section 3, and after your post I am VERY worried :/
    How have you been doing in section 3?
    Are you of a humanities or sciences background if you don't mind me asking?
    I am humanities/ languages as you may have guessed I also have to MA research which helps. To reassure you, I got 44% on my practice section 3 yesterday and that was guessing many many questions with absolutely no idea what they meant.


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    (Original post by KirstieW)
    Good luck with your UKCAT!

    With regards to 5 year courses it depends where you apply. Some places will take your degree instead of A-levels such as Sheffield. You will have to look at schools you are thinking of applying to individually to look at their requirements for graduates.

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    Wow! Thanks very much for that information ! I am aware of the funding issues for non-graduate medicine if you have already completed a degree but I will have a look in more detail as a back up.

    Does anyone know off the top of their heads which 5 year courses are more likely to accept students who have already completed degrees who do not have the required A-Levels?
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    (Original post by LuceeeeeT)
    I am humanities/ languages as you may have guessed I also have to MA research which helps. To reassure you, I got 44% on my practice section 3 yesterday and that was guessing many many questions with absolutely no idea what they meant.


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    It seems impossible to be great at both sections. I have a science background and seem to be doing better in section 1! An MA will definitely help you not just in terms of sitting the GAMSAT but I believe they could lower the offer for you.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by KirstieW)
    Good luck with your UKCAT!

    With regards to 5 year courses it depends where you apply. Some places will take your degree instead of A-levels such as Sheffield. You will have to look at schools you are thinking of applying to individually to look at their requirements for graduates.

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    Sheffield still ask for BBB!
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    Hi ive been watching this thread but thought it's about time to ask the dreaded question.
    Average school grades
    BSc and MSc graduate. Currently working full time in a clinical role.
    UKCAT: 665 :VR lowest with 560
    I'm guessing this isn't Good enough for any GEM schools.
    What do you think the odds are for warwick? -If not I will only be applying to UG courses.
    Thanks!


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