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    (Original post by slew)
    Is there any point reapplying for medicine this year even if I get AAA but have only 2A* 7A 2B at GCSE or should I try and get a first in a degree as the competition is too high against people with better GCSEs (yes I may not enjoy it but I'll do what it takes to do medicine and will work hard for at least a 2:1). Also I got 670 in the UKCAT last year if thats anything to go by so not bad but nothing special, obviously I would have to do it again. If I was to reapply I think I would go for Manchester, HYMS, Barts and the like.
    Didn't you already make a thread (maybe on another account)?

    ANYWAY, I think it'd be ridiculous if you chose to go through graduate-entry if you achieved AAA. It's very possible that you'll obtain an offer, but you need to work on your UKCAT/personal statement/work experience. Do a little research in the unis you're interested in to see how they grade applicants etc. Also, take a look at the Applicants and Medics Profiles Thread. Good luck! x
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    (Original post by slew)
    Is there any point reapplying for medicine this year even if I get AAA but have only 2A* 7A 2B at GCSE or should I try and get a first in a degree as the competition is too high against people with better GCSEs (yes I may not enjoy it but I'll do what it takes to do medicine and will work hard for at least a 2:1). Also I got 670 in the UKCAT last year if thats anything to go by so not bad but nothing special, obviously I would have to do it again. If I was to reapply I think I would go for Manchester, HYMS, Barts and the like.
    DO NOT go grad entry. Competition is fa worse than at the school- leaver level. My 3 housemates applied for med this year and all were rejected w/o iv, in fact there's 3 people out of my year out of about 40 that actually hold an offer. It's much tougher to stand out as you're competing against people that have done loads.

    Also, there's the financial implication. Grads are self- funded, so unless you want to end up paying out about 60 grand in total i'd take a gap year and reapply.
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    Also, you can't just plan to get a first. It's really, really, REALLY hard, and there's a much larger element of luck than in anything you'll have come across in A-levels or GCSEs.
 
 
 
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