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    (Original post by The Polar Dude)
    hi, do u know any books/magazines that relate to the course medicine coz i cant really find one
    Well, i personally dont know anything about medicine..but try searching for reading lists for medicine on university websites?
    I googled it and found this http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=45846

    ..dont really know how helpful that is though..
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    Maybe your personal statement wasn't as good as it could have been?
    Based on your grades and voluntary work and work experience you sound like a good applicant for medicine but the personal statement shows the university a bit about your personality and how your like as a person rather than as a student.
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    (Original post by theatrical)
    Really? Talking from experience are we?

    You need a lot more than that.
    I was joking. I should of been more clear about what I was saying.
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    (Original post by Reml)
    I wouldn't want to take a medicine applicant who had a C in anything, sorry; you should also be predicted more A*'s if you want to even get an offer
    I don't think thats true. Many medicine applicants are predicted the standard AAA and have offers.
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    He was speaking out of his ass in an attempt to troll in case you didnt realise it Rosi
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    (Original post by dafloodman)
    No they haven't "let you in", they have given you an offer.
    I will be going...
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    (Original post by planetconwy1)
    I will be going...
    provided you get the grades, don't underestimate A-levels! one of my friends did and they are regretting it now
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    I know people with lower grades, lower ukcat score than you with offers for Medicine. You are good enough OP, as someone mentioned, it is really down to luck. Goodluck in the future!
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    (Original post by Abc1234x)
    Well, i personally dont know anything about medicine..but try searching for reading lists for medicine on university websites?
    I googled it and found this http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=45846

    ..dont really know how helpful that is though..
    thanks a bunch
    It's quite useful
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    (Original post by dafloodman)
    provided you get the grades, don't underestimate A-levels! one of my friends did and they are regretting it now
    Well because I did well in the January exams I only need to get D grades in the summer exams to get A's overall, WJEC is such a great exam board!
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    (Original post by 41jms)
    honestly? I havent always wanted to be a doctor. At 14 or whatever, like most kids i had no idea what id like to do for the rest of my life! there was about 8 subjects i wanted to take to As and had to only pick 4, therefore i went for a combination of 4 that i thought id like the most/with good career prospects afterwards aswell as availability at my school. At A2, i wanted to take up As biology - but the only way i could do it would have been to drop A2 chemistry - which obviously i couldn't.

    Fair enough, but living where I do - in a small town, it was hard enough to get that hospital placement! (took over a year to sort out health and safety etc) and if i tried to get more they'd say thats the only work experience that can offer.
    Why did your school not let you do Biology alongside A2 chemistry?
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    (Original post by 41jms)
    I don't know what to change!! I would love an interview from manchester again so i don't want to change the PS too much, i just dont understand how the same personal statement was good enough for interview at manchester but not the others!
    Who dealt with UCAS at your college? What did they think of your PS?
    Different unis are looking for different things. Apparently you had what Manchester was looking for in the candidates that they call for interview, but as I didn't apply to there, I don't know what that is.

    (Original post by 41jms)
    I can't believe my future pretty much lies on that one piece of paper with a few words on it! Surely grades and other things should matter more?
    Almost all medical applicants will have the same good grades, and similar work ex and extra curriculars. What you learn from your work ex and extra curriculars is what is important (providing you have the grades that they are looking for), hence why why your PS is so important.

    (Original post by 41jms)
    I dont know how to change my personal statement because I obviously thought that was the best way of presenting it otherwise I wouldn't have submitted it. I genuinely think its quite good, with good language and structure. But obviously, its lacking something or just not standing out enough. I'm not sure how to change it for the better and be sure that i'm not actually decreasing my chances.. i dont know what to do!!?
    Did you give your PS to teachers/whoever did your reference to read? Or try the PS help section on here?
 
 
 
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