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    Hey Everyone
    I am taking Maths, Chemistry, Biology and Spanish
    In my January Modules I got:
    Maths : 79% (1 freaking mark off an A)
    Bio: 80%
    Chemistry:100%
    I am hoping to apply to Leicester and Manchester (becuase I can do European Studies) x
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    (Original post by Organ)
    Yeah they are indeed, and focusing it more on the pbl sessions..or something.

    I believe you can do SSCs, intercalations and post-grad degrees at LSTM.

    Really, what makes you think that?

    Interview was wierd - I honestly don't know how I did - I would be happy going to Liverpool anyway, so
    So does that mean less researching things on your own? Meh, still sounds good.

    Nice. I dunno if you'd crave pure science or pure humanities after so many years of med school for the intercalated year, but the opportunities sound great.

    Just because of how aware you have to be of their body language... with humans, it's easier to tell how they're feeling because of what they're saying/how they're saying and so on, but animals (when I say animals, I mean horses, they're all I've worked with) don't really give you that opportunity. You have to watch them all the time and pick up on subtle signals.
    And you've got to be completely assertive around them because if they sense fear, they will dominate you. So even though they're much stronger than you, you've got to act totally unphased by them even when you're **** scared. But then you obviously have to be gentle around them. Learning to strike the equilibirum is really hard, imo, but it really helps you keep a cool head in communication situations, esp when the human is being scary. :p:

    The worst thing is being on a ride with a disabled child on the horse's back and the parent with you and the horse being really moody and continually trying to stop when you have to keep up with everyone else and also trying to charge away. Major panic.

    Weird as in they pushed you and questioned everything you said or weird as in oddly alright (or something else)?
    Yeah, you're going to uni either way, s'all good.
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    I'm studying further maths, biology and chemistry.
    Got 2 A's and 2 B's in January :/ Could do with fixing those B's in the summer though.
    Thinking of applying to Keele/Cardiff/Liverpool but I'm not sure that could change, Keele definitely first choice though if I get an offer.
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    I didn't introduce myself, Hi everyone, I'm considering studying medicine I just need to get some volunteering and a lot of work experience to confirm my choice. If I do apply I will choose: KCL definately and maybe Imperial and UCL, not sure about the 4th choice
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    I'm in year 12 and the pupil in year 13 in my school got AAAA in AS and is predicted A*AA or something like that for A2 but he didn't do much work experience (I think he did 3 days) and hasn't been accepted for medicine..he has to do Biomed...It's scary that people who are so clever don't get in without having done sufficient work experience, it shows just how important it is.
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    (Original post by Unbiased Opinion)
    Only interested in, but yeah. High five!

    Hehe, that's interesting. At my school, everyone wants to do paediatrics (I can totally see the appeal though), not many people are interested in surgery. I dunno, though, I think we're kinda young to choose specialties and I bet everyone will change their minds once/if they start med school.

    How many people are interested in med in your school?
    I would love to do paediatrics, specialising in the neonatal unit <3
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    (Original post by Unbiased Opinion)
    Ahh, that's a dilemma! Do you reckon Imperial is worth the BMAT? On the one hand, it's only one choice but then on the other no one can afford to take chances with medical applications!
    It's good that you don't mind, though, means you can apply to your strengths

    Ah, don't be scared, it's miiiiles away. I kinda think it's too early for this thread to exist. Just give it your best shot, that's all we can do really.

    Ideal unis for me = Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow. Esp the first two cos it's so cold in Scotland! :cry:
    I dont know thats what im trying to figure out. I just WISH they'd let you see the scored and THEN apply. I thought yeah its jsut one choice too but in a course like medicine every choice counts lol. And thanks i will give it my best shot I love your uni choices btw, you seem very sure of yourself which i like
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    (Original post by liviaaa)
    I would love to do paediatrics, specialising in the neonatal unit <3
    Did you see that 23 weeks show? It was so sad. I think neonatal would break doctors' hearts so easily because (if you specialised in babies born before 24 weeks) the survival rate is so low. But it would be so amazingly rewarding, seeing the parents being able to go home with their babies would be the most beautiful thing ever!
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    (Original post by Unbiased Opinion)
    Did you see that 23 weeks show? It was so sad. I think neonatal would break doctors' hearts so easily because (if you specialised in babies born before 24 weeks) the survival rate is so low. But it would be so amazingly rewarding, seeing the parents being able to go home with their babies would be the most beautiful thing ever!
    Yeh I saw that; speaking from a point where I am informed no further than the show allows, I would say it is better not to revive them so premature.

    I thought it was ridiculous when the interviewer suggested that the Dutch were killing the babies by not resuscitating them; like you can kill someone through non-action.
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    (Original post by SteveCrain)
    Yeh I saw that; speaking from a point where I am informed no further than the show allows, I would say it is better not to revive them so premature.

    I thought it was ridiculous when the interviewer suggested that the Dutch were killing the babies by not resuscitating them; like you can kill someone through non-action.
    Tbh, I agree with you, but if I was a parent making a decision where my baby would end up dying, I would probably change my mind.

    Bit in bolded: this confuses me so much when it comes to euthanasia in our law. Passive euthanasia is legal, but active isn't... even though pumping someone with a life ending drug has the same outcome as letting someone die from refusing food/medication. Apparently it's because passive euthanasia has preventing suffering as the main aim as opposed to ending someone's life like active euthanasia... but idk... seems a bit ambiguous.
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    (Original post by SylveeDiggs)
    I dont know thats what im trying to figure out. I just WISH they'd let you see the scored and THEN apply. I thought yeah its jsut one choice too but in a course like medicine every choice counts lol. And thanks i will give it my best shot I love your uni choices btw, you seem very sure of yourself which i like
    I don't understand the reasoning behind them not letting you see the grade... tbh it would be easier for the unis if you knew what you got because then fewer people with lower BMAT scores than the unis want would apply?

    Yeah, true, especially when amazing candidates are being turned away... scary. :eek:

    Good luck! I'm weirdly excited about applying (that's if I even get the AS grades :/)

    Awww, thanks. It's nice to be told that, and quite weird because I don't see myself as someone who's massively sure of themselves... it's like when your friends say something about your personality and you're like "eh? Do I really give that impression?" I wonder who knows a person better... the person themself of the people close to them? :p:
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    (Original post by Unbiased Opinion)
    So does that mean less researching things on your own? Meh, still sounds good
    I think it's just supporting the knowledge - supplementing the pbl.

    Just because of how aware you have to be of their body language... with humans, it's easier to tell how they're feeling because of what they're saying/how they're saying and so on, but animals (when I say animals, I mean horses, they're all I've worked with) don't really give you that opportunity. You have to watch them all the time and pick up on subtle signals.
    And you've got to be completely assertive around them because if they sense fear, they will dominate you. So even though they're much stronger than you, you've got to act totally unphased by them even when you're **** scared. But then you obviously have to be gentle around them. Learning to strike the equilibirum is really hard, imo, but it really helps you keep a cool head in communication situations, esp when the human is being scary. :p:

    The worst thing is being on a ride with a disabled child on the horse's back and the parent with you and the horse being really moody and continually trying to stop when you have to keep up with everyone else and also trying to charge away. Major panic.
    I know what you mean actually - plus dealing with uncommunicative animals will be good practice for all the a&e drunks.

    Weird as in they pushed you and questioned everything you said or weird as in oddly alright (or something else)?
    Yeah, you're going to uni either way, s'all good.
    Weird is in I don't know how it went good, bad or average :dontknow:
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    (Original post by mckinnon94)
    At my school, at the beginning of this academic year, there were 4 people that wanted to do Medicine.
    I'm the only one left that's on track to get the grades, and the other three are saying "I don't even know if I want to do medicine any more"

    Christ!
    Good for you!
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    (Original post by bethalex)
    i'm currently doing Biology, chemistry and maths at A2 level and then i also did textiles and critical thinking at AS level. i didn't decide til july last year that i wanted to do medicine, so by which point i didn't have any work experience or anything else. so it would have been a really big rush to apply last year and probably wouldn't have got in, so i figured having a gap year and applying with my grades and more work experience would give me a much better chance fingers crossed! my first choice at the moment is newcastle but i'm also looking at cardiff and leeds as two others and then i dunno about the fourth (maybe leicester or nottingham)
    i would also definatley prefer a more tradiontal course
    Hi
    Did you have anything in mind before you decided on medicine?
    At least you know what you want now and your more prepared for applying next cycle!
    What did you get at AS if you don't mind me asking?
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    (Original post by Fluffy Chuckie)
    I didn't introduce myself, Hi everyone, I'm considering studying medicine I just need to get some volunteering and a lot of work experience to confirm my choice. If I do apply I will choose: KCL definately and maybe Imperial and UCL, not sure about the 4th choice
    Hi What subjects are you studying?
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    (Original post by itsrayray:))
    Hi What subjects are you studying?
    what subjects are you studying
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    (Original post by Unbiased Opinion)
    Only interested in, but yeah. High five!

    Hehe, that's interesting. At my school, everyone wants to do paediatrics (I can totally see the appeal though), not many people are interested in surgery. I dunno, though, I think we're kinda young to choose specialties and I bet everyone will change their minds once/if they start med school.

    How many people are interested in med in your school?
    I agree completely; people go into med school thinking they know exactly what they want to do and have changed their mind entirely by the end.

    It was about 35 at the beginning of the year and I think it's dropped to about <15 now.
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    (Original post by SteveCrain)
    what subjects are you studying
    Biology, Chemistry, Maths, English Lit and German. Yourself?
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    (Original post by itsrayray:))
    Biology, Chemistry, Maths, English Lit and German. Yourself?
    Biology, Chemistry, English Lit and Geography. Although I do like to study some German!
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    (Original post by SteveCrain)
    Biology, Chemistry, English Lit and Geography. Although I do like to study some German!
    Quite similar then
    Is that at AS?
 
 
 
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