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    Is this also true for London --> Oxbridge?

    I understand theres far less places on the oxbridge side, but is this a regular occurence?
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    Do any London medical schools allow you to transfer out for clinical years? I thought they were all integrated and such like.
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    I think you go to the London clinical school, not any London university
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    I've heard there's a pretty hardcore 'Search Engine Aptitude Exam' that prospective candidates have to take...


    Anyhow, the Oxford website wording is different these days & it isn't as explicit as it used to be that applications from London preclinicals are accepted anymore & suggests that actually they're not:

    (Original post by Oxford Medical School)
    http://www.medsci.ox.ac.uk/study/med...ying2/entryreq
    Oxford considers applications only from pre-clinical students from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge (ie students who have been admitted to pre-clinical courses in these two universities). Oxford pre-clinical students must apply for a clinical place and do not have an automatic right of progression to year 4 at Oxford. However, the joint admissions process ensures that suitably qualified Oxford students will be allocated a clinical place in Cambridge or London if not in Oxford.

    On the otherhand Cambridge are now saying:

    (Original post by Cambridge)
    http://www.medschl.cam.ac.uk/educati...rses/standard/
    Admission to the Cambridge Clinical Course is open, subject to the provisions of Ordinances, to all students who are registered for the degree of MB/BChir (or equivalent) at a UK University (and who therefore have been allocated a HEFC-funded quota place for Medicine), who are at the point of completion of their pre-clinical studies, and who have obtained an honours degree as part of their pre-clinical studies. Eligible students should obtain a form directly from the Clinical School, and require the permission of the Dean of their School, or duly appointed deputy. Students who fall outside of the criteria laid out above, either because they are at a non-UK University, or because they are engaged on a course of study at a UK University which does not lead to the MB/BChir or equivalent, are not eligible to apply.

    Whilst I was at Oxford (2006-2009 clinicals) there seemed to regularly be a small number of people transfer from Londons e.g. 1-3 per year.
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    we dont have any in our year I think
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    (Original post by Elles)
    I've headr there's a pretty hardcore 'Search Engine Aptitude Exam' that prospective candidates have to take...


    Anyhow, the Oxford website wording is different these days & it isn't as explicit as it used to be that applications from London preclinicals are accepted anymore:



    So perhaps it's stopped?


    On the otherhand Cambridge are now saying:




    Whilst I was at Oxford (2006-2009 clinicals) there would regularly be a small number of people transfer from Londons e.g. 1-3 per year.
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    Why would you want to do this?
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    (Original post by gozatron)
    Is this also true for London --> Oxbridge?

    I understand theres far less places on the oxbridge side, but is this a regular occurence?
    Absolutely not, think of a different plan.
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    (Original post by Organ)
    Why would you want to do this?
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    Absolutely not, think of a different plan.
    6 Years is a long time in one area, just looking for possibilities for changes in scenery if i'm lucky enough.
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    (Original post by gozatron)
    6 Years is a long time in one area, just looking for possibilities for changes in scenery if i'm lucky enough.
    Change of scenery?! People that have lived in London all their lives still aren't familiar with large swathes of the city. Though it's sheer vastness is only something I could appreciate after having moved here.

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    (Original post by wabbajack123)
    I think you go to the London clinical school, not any London university
    Wut? :lolwut:

    OP: no it's not a regular occurrence.
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    (Original post by Markh1000)
    Wut? :lolwut:

    OP: no it's not a regular occurrence.
    Yeh you do the three year BA at cambridge and then you can decide to go to either Oxford, London or remain at Cambridge for your clinical years.... the same is true of Oxford, however you can't go from London to Oxbridge as their courses are so different.... ah sorry just realised my original reply wasn't very clear.... I meant you go from Oxbridge to the Londo clinical school not a London uni.... therefore its not like London uni's are swapping students with Oxbridge

    This is what we got told at the Cambridge open day anyway /
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      (Original post by wabbajack123)
      Yeh you do the three year BA at cambridge and then you can decide to go to either Oxford, London or remain at Cambridge for your clinical years.... the same is true of Oxford, however you can't go from London to Oxbridge as their courses are so different.... ah sorry just realised my original reply wasn't very clear.... I meant you go from Oxbridge to the Londo clinical school not a London uni.... therefore its not like London uni's are swapping students with Oxbridge

      This is what we got told at the Cambridge open day anyway /
      "Yeh you do the three year BA at cambridge and then you can decide to go to either Oxford, London or remain at Cambridge for your clinical years"

      They lied, you don't decide.
      You apply. Are interviewed and may or may not get the place of your choice.

      Be under no illusions.
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      (Original post by wabbajack123)
      Yeh you do the three year BA at cambridge and then you can decide to go to either Oxford, London or remain at Cambridge for your clinical years.... the same is true of Oxford, however you can't go from London to Oxbridge as their courses are so different.... ah sorry just realised my original reply wasn't very clear.... I meant you go from Oxbridge to the Londo clinical school not a London uni.... therefore its not like London uni's are swapping students with Oxbridge

      This is what we got told at the Cambridge open day anyway /
      You must have misunderstood at the Cambridge open day. There's no "London clinical school" - you go to one of the five London medical schools (I've got friends at each who did preclin with me at Oxford). You rank Ox, Cam, Barts, KCL, UCL, ICL and George's in order of preference.

      People at London unis may apply for Oxford clinical school (at least they could two years ago) although not that many do and v few get in. In my year at Oxford clinical school there's one person from UCL, everyone else is either Oxford or Cambridge.
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      (Original post by wabbajack123)
      Yeh you do the three year BA at cambridge and then you can decide to go to either Oxford, London or remain at Cambridge for your clinical years.... the same is true of Oxford, however you can't go from London to Oxbridge as their courses are so different.... ah sorry just realised my original reply wasn't very clear.... I meant you go from Oxbridge to the Londo clinical school not a London uni.... therefore its not like London uni's are swapping students with Oxbridge

      This is what we got told at the Cambridge open day anyway /
      That wasn't what I was talking about.

      The poster referred to "the London clinical school", which doesn't exist.
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      A fair few come down from either Oxford or Cambridge - personally I don't know of anyone who went the other way to either - I think the general consensus is that you stay in London- frankly, larger range of specialist hospitals, the attachments are awesome, + its London, if you like London.
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      (Original post by Madprof)
      People at London unis may apply for Oxford clinical school (at least they could two years ago)
      From what I have been told that seems to be no longer possible.
     
     
     
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