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    Oxford
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    Cambridge
    10.64%
    Cardiff
    4.03%
    UCL
    11.26%
    Imperial
    12.50%
    Queen Mary
    8.26%
    Newcastle
    6.82%
    Keele
    4.55%
    Bristol
    7.33%
    Birmingham
    8.37%
    Manchester
    7.44%
    King's College London
    13.12%
    St George's
    5.58%
    Other
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    (Original post by emma.sx)
    Thats the same UKCAT I got x f you don't mind me asking where did you apply and do you know if our score meets many of the cut offs?
    No way!!! x

    Glasgow (zero chance), Dundee (fair chance), Aberdeen(fair chance) and Edinburgh (very low chance)

    wby?

    Glasgow uses a cut off but the other 3 don't hope this helps. x
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    (Original post by Isha.jpg)
    Guys i have like C's and Few D's in my gcse's and i want to study medicine n be surgeon so i was wondering if i do really good in As a level exams for all subjects and have higher than average score in ukcat and bmat is there still I chance for me to go to the top uni like Oxford and Cambridge...



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    No. It really isn't likely that Oxbridge would currently consider you.

    BUT…

    It really isn't remotely necessary to go to a 'top' uni for medicine (in fact many of us old timers would actually suggest that the opposite could be true in many circumstances depending, of course, on the individual). You need at least a C in English, Maths and Science and life gets considerably easier with Bs (or As) in these subjects. The re-sit universities often allow you to re-sit your GCSEs too so, for example, UEA might allow you to have another go at them before applying.

    I suspect that your best chance is that you re-sit any seriously dodgy but essential GCSE grades and then get your A level results in the bag before you apply. Please do check with each med school individually to see where you would stand and whether they would be prepared to consider your application.

    Depending on your school and qualifications open to you, you may possibly qualify for either an access scheme or a contextual offer so this is also worth exploring/asking about.

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by WC7867)
    Hi all,

    Got accepted for an interview at Kings two days ago! Very excited, but nervous.

    I have the ISC Medical book and am using it to prepare for the MMIs, but is there any way to know what the stations will be? I know Birmingham is quite transparent with telling applicants what each of the stations are/what they're testing, but Kings seem to be quite vague from what I've researched.

    Also, the status of my application (accepted for interview) has been updated on Kings Apply, but not on UCAS Track; does anyone know why that is?

    And, just out of curiousity, has anyone got any interview offers from Bristol/Birmingham/Barts?

    Good luck all with your interviews and applications!
    Hi,

    Congrats on your interview!!! I also applied to kings. Would you mind sharing if you applied to GEM or undergrad and what your UKCAT score is and your A-levels? I am just so nervous...
    Thank you!
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    (Original post by Nuba123)
    No way!!! x

    Glasgow (zero chance), Dundee (fair chance), Aberdeen(fair chance) and Edinburgh (very low chance)

    wby?

    Glasgow uses a cut off but the other 3 don't hope this helps. x
    I've applied to Dundee too!! Do you know how they use the UKCAT or how they shortlist their applicants? x
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    Hey guys,

    Does anyone have any tips on how to catch up with all the recent events in the medical field? I've left it quite late considering I have a Cardiff interview of the 14th of December. I know reading BBC Health is a common one however, is there a way to read articles from say, 6 months ago?

    Thanks and good luck to everyone!
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    (Original post by chc1999)
    I've applied to Dundee too!! Do you know how they use the UKCAT or how they shortlist their applicants? x
    "Applications are ranked on academic achievement and UKCAT score. The top 550 will be invited to select an interview time to suit them via our online booking tool. We also invite applicants to provide information about any adverse circumstances which could have affected their education and applications will then be ranked again using this extra information and approximately another 50 invitations to interview will be issued. "

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    (Original post by Nuba123)
    "Applications are ranked on academic achievement and UKCAT score. The top 550 will be invited to select an interview time to suit them via our online booking tool. We also invite applicants to provide information about any adverse circumstances which could have affected their education and applications will then be ranked again using this extra information and approximately another 50 invitations to interview will be issued. "

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    Thankyou!! Good luck on your application x
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    had a mock interview yesterday with someone who is actually on the UCL admission board and interviews undergraduates! she said the most important thing is to learn. your. personal statement. i mentioned first aiding at the london marathon and she asked me what solution we have to the dehydrated runners. the answer was pump em full of electrolytes but i was asked why electrolytes and why not pure water. so know every single thing they could possibly ask you about your personal statement!

    that being said she said if my mock was a real UCL interview i'd have a place! best of luck to everyone!


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    (Original post by hannahluntana)
    had a mock interview yesterday with someone who is actually on the UCL admission board and interviews undergraduates! she said the most important thing is to learn. your. personal statement. i mentioned first aiding at the london marathon and she asked me what solution we have to the dehydrated runners. the answer was pump em full of electrolytes but i was asked why electrolytes and why not pure water. so know every single thing they could possibly ask you about your personal statement!

    that being said she said if my mock was a real UCL interview i'd have a place! best of luck to everyone!


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    I cannot stress this enough, it is so true!
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    (Original post by ArtScience)
    Hi,

    Congrats on your interview!!! I also applied to kings. Would you mind sharing if you applied to GEM or undergrad and what your UKCAT score is and your A-levels? I am just so nervous...
    Thank you!
    Thank you!!

    I applied to undergrad Medicine and my UKCAT score was 727 average, with Band 1 Situational Judgement. I'm doing Biology, Chemsitry and Physics with predicted grades A*AA (we didn't sit AS exams, due to the new linear system).

    Don't be nervous!!! I was terrified I wouldn't get any offers, but according to the UKCAT website, they only release our scores to universities in the first week of November, so it just takes a while for unis to consider the whole of your application. You'll get offers back soon!

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by erinls2)
    I have one from Birmingham and I know some people with Bristol but I haven't heard yet
    Congrats!! I'm getting worried, but I guess I'll just have to hope and wait a bit longer! Well done on Birmingham though!
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    (Original post by chc1999)
    Thankyou!! Good luck on your application x
    You too, gyal x
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    got an offer
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    (Original post by afgcfjrfjcx)
    got an offer
    Where from ?
    What are your stats ?

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    (Original post by DibbyDabby)
    Where from ?
    What are your stats ?

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    They are joking don't worry


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    Just got an interview from Edinburgh 😁

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    Got an interview offer for Leicester!
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    (Original post by Asian_persuasion)
    Got an interview offer for Leicester!
    Congrats! What date have you booked it on?

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    My son just got an interview for Leicester score 42.5 it was date up to 6th January so there are more dates to come.Good luck everyone.While back someone on this thread said my son had no chance as his GCSEs were not that strong but his A levels were excellent so future medics if you work hard in A levels but didn't get strong GCSEs like my son you can still have chance don't give up.Just hope he does well in interview.A lot of you were so support thank you.
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    Hey guys! (I know I've said this before, so forgive me if you're seeing this for a 2nd time).

    If you'd like you could join the "Med School 2017 Entry" social group. It'll be easy for a fellow applicant to identify you (like a contact list) and any future threads can also be posted through here so it's easier for everyone to find

    here's the link: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/group.php?groupid=3725
 
 
 
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