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    (Original post by Cleoleo)
    when you say 'draft', do you mean you completely started again or just editted the original? trying to understand what people mean by this draft business
    editing .
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    (Original post by Cleoleo)
    when you say 'draft', do you mean you completely started again or just editted the original? trying to understand what people mean by this draft business
    Editing.
    If it meant rewriting the entire thing: i would have gone insane by now.
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    Hi folks!

    I borrowed this book from my school library called Choosing a Medical School a few months ago, but I left it back before the end of term. It is only now that I am realising how valuable it would be to me, as it has all the info you could need such as student opinions, course style, accommodation info, pros and cons etc.

    Does anyone know of anywhere on the internet that has a bank of all of that kind of information? As I don't particularly want to have to buy the book (It's about 25 quid), my local library doesn't have it and I'm not sure if the school library is open over the summer.

    Cheers!
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    Hi! My name is Elizabeth and I am an international applicant from Canada for the 2012 entry
    and I am also hoping to get into Bristol for medicine.

    My average this year is a 93% , chemistry 93%, biology 95% and 97% in maths. Hopefully these marks would get me in.
    I'm also taking the UKCAT in October! All the best to everyone here
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    Hi folks!

    I borrowed this book from my school library called Choosing a Medical School a few months ago, but I left it back before the end of term. It is only now that I am realising how valuable it would be to me, as it has all the info you could need such as student opinions, course style, accommodation info, pros and cons etc.

    Does anyone know of anywhere on the internet that has a bank of all of that kind of information? As I don't particularly want to have to buy the book (It's about 25 quid), my local library doesn't have it and I'm not sure if the school library is open over the summer.

    Cheers!
    Student opinions: Plenty of med students on here that might talk to you about their med school (if you ask nicely/bribe them with a pint at some point)
    Course style: We're currently in the process of creating and updating a course style/structure wiki page so atm the best place is the universities websites or current students again
    Accommodation info: Shouldn't really be too important in your choice of med school tbh... you'll only live in halls for first year and maybe one more but universities websites for that again
    pros and cons: Take a look at this thread: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=812998

    Hope they help
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    (Original post by Penguinsaysquack)
    Student opinions: Plenty of med students on here that might talk to you about their med school (if you ask nicely/bribe them with a pint at some point)
    Course style: We're currently in the process of creating and updating a course style/structure wiki page so atm the best place is the universities websites or current students again
    Accommodation info: Shouldn't really be too important in your choice of med school tbh... you'll only live in halls for first year and maybe one more but universities websites for that again
    pros and cons: Take a look at this thread: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=812998

    Hope they help
    Perfect!

    Uber helpful as usual!

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    (Original post by tbag1)
    Hi folks!

    I borrowed this book from my school library called Choosing a Medical School a few months ago, but I left it back before the end of term. It is only now that I am realising how valuable it would be to me, as it has all the info you could need such as student opinions, course style, accommodation info, pros and cons etc.

    Does anyone know of anywhere on the internet that has a bank of all of that kind of information? As I don't particularly want to have to buy the book (It's about 25 quid), my local library doesn't have it and I'm not sure if the school library is open over the summer.

    Cheers!
    I found this website very useful for gaining a quick insight into each course. It gives a quick overview of the application process, the medical school, what you cover during each year of the course, examinations methods, teaching methods (including how anatomy is taught ), intercalation options and pros and cons.

    Unionview is ace for a general overview of things like accommodation, food, campus, clubs & societies etc.

    Unistats, is also very good. This website allows you to assess student satisfaction ratings in different areas of specific courses e.g. whether the students feel that the staff are good at explaining things, whether the library resources are adequate etc. You can create and save your own shortlist and then directly compare up to three courses. Try not to over-analyse it though!
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    (Original post by _lynx_)
    I found this website very useful for gaining a quick insight into each course. It gives a quick overview of the application process, the medical school, what you cover during each year of the course, examinations methods, teaching methods (including how anatomy is taught ), intercalation options and pros and cons.

    Unionview is ace for a general overview of things like accommodation, food, campus, clubs & societies etc.

    Unistats, is also very good. This website allows you to assess student satisfaction ratings in different areas of specific courses e.g. whether the students feel that the staff are good at explaining things, whether the library resources are adequate etc. You can create and save your own shortlist and then directly compare up to three courses. Try not to over-analyse it though!
    Thanks

    Those should be incredibly helpful!
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    (Original post by lizzy999)
    Hi! My name is Elizabeth and I am an international applicant from Canada for the 2012 entry
    and I am also hoping to get into Bristol for medicine.

    My average this year is a 93% , chemistry 93%, biology 95% and 97% in maths. Hopefully these marks would get me in.
    I'm also taking the UKCAT in October! All the best to everyone here
    Hey Elizabeth,
    I am a canadian applicant as well, from Toronto
    They are definitely good and competitive marks: I think they look for 93-95 range.
    If you want to get into Bristol, why are you taking the UKCAT?
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    hahaha, i have to broaden my choices in case i don't get in there is a slight possibility I won't. So, to be safe, I'm taking the UKCAT
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    (Original post by lizzy999)
    hahaha, i have to broaden my choices in case i don't get in there is a slight possibility I won't. So, to be safe, I'm taking the UKCAT
    Oh good luck.
    Where else are you applying?
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    I'm also applying to Queens, Manchester, Liverpool I applied to these specifically because my relatives live around the area.

    How about you?
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    (Original post by lizzy999)
    I'm also applying to Queens, Manchester, Liverpool I applied to these specifically because my relatives live around the area.

    How about you?
    KCL, Soton, St.Andrews and Birmingham
    I like a lot of the course structure and birmingham has a lot of intl spaces.
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    Trueee I forgot to tell you that I'm also from Toronto too! Are you applying to the five year or six year programs?:confused:
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    (Original post by lizzy999)
    Trueee I forgot to tell you that I'm also from Toronto too! Are you applying to the five year or six year programs?:confused:
    5 year programs. 6 years are only for those who have either bio/chem i believe: like they do not have both sciences. I think you are going to apply to 5 year as well? Woot, Torontonians!( totally made up that word)
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    (Original post by Penguinsaysquack)
    Student opinions: Plenty of med students on here that might talk to you about their med school (if you ask nicely/bribe them with a pint at some point)
    Course style: We're currently in the process of creating and updating a course style/structure wiki page so atm the best place is the universities websites or current students again
    Accommodation info: Shouldn't really be too important in your choice of med school tbh... you'll only live in halls for first year and maybe one more but universities websites for that again
    pros and cons: Take a look at this thread: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=812998

    Hope they help

    (Original post by _lynx_)
    I found this website very useful for gaining a quick insight into each course. It gives a quick overview of the application process, the medical school, what you cover during each year of the course, examinations methods, teaching methods (including how anatomy is taught ), intercalation options and pros and cons.

    Unionview is ace for a general overview of things like accommodation, food, campus, clubs & societies etc.

    Unistats, is also very good. This website allows you to assess student satisfaction ratings in different areas of specific courses e.g. whether the students feel that the staff are good at explaining things, whether the library resources are adequate etc. You can create and save your own shortlist and then directly compare up to three courses. Try not to over-analyse it though!
    Managed to borrow the book from my school library this afternoon :thumbsup: However, the help you guys have given me will be extremely useful also So thanks again!
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    (Original post by tbag1)
    Managed to borrow the book from my school library this afternoon :thumbsup: However, the help you guys have given me will be extremely useful also So thanks again!
    You're welcome Feel free to ask any questions you might have about applying to medical schools/ admissions tests.
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    (Original post by apple17)
    5 year programs. 6 years are only for those who have either bio/chem i believe: like they do not have both sciences. I think you are going to apply to 5 year as well? Woot, Torontonians!( totally made up that word)
    Me too! LOL they say that in the Toronto star, they actually call us Torontonians yea I'm definitely applying to the six year program as well.
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    Hi all
    I did the ukcat today and scored an average of 630 which isnt great. Ive got 11A*s and 2As (gcses) where can i apply i definitely like nottingham, what oter ukcat uni would i have a good chance applying to?
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    (Original post by missdunni)
    Hi all
    I did the ukcat today and scored an average of 630 which isnt great. Ive got 11A*s and 2As (gcses) where can i apply i definitely like nottingham, what oter ukcat uni would i have a good chance applying to?
    Does it HAVE to be a UKCAT university? With your GCSEs, Birmingham is a safe bet
 
 
 
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