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    Dear All

    This year I applied for medicine at Kings College, Leeds, Leicester and Queens Marys. I have recently been rejected by all four unfortunately. Overall I think the competition was too much and there were more people with better academic grades than me.

    In my GCSEs I got 3As, 6Bs and 1 C.
    In my AS-Levels (Chem, Bio, Economics and History) I got 4 As.
    I really messed up my UKCAT, only got 585

    I'm thinking of taking a gap year, and doing some really good work experience possibly abroad and resitting my UKCAT test (hoping for 650+) and then re-applying for medicine next year at easier Universities like Peninsula or Southampton (providing I get 3 As at A-Level). Please can you leave a comment whether I have a good chance of getting admission next year or whether I should throw in the towel for medicine and do something else :confused: Thanks
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    Sounds like a good plan, assuming you get the right grades in your A2s
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    Go for it man
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    You could try to apply again next year but make sure you have a back up choice like such as Medical Sciences just in case and with this there is a chance to transfer to Medicine. Or you could try applying to a course like this through Extra this year and try to transfer to Medicine or do a post-grad.
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    You will have better chance as a gapper .. trust me. I am so glad i reapplied for Medicine rather than doing a 3 year degree then doing medicine after that =D
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    Pick your uni's better this time round - King's are notorious about being harsh on GCSE's, and Barts have a UKCAT cut-off that will always be over 600, if not way higher. Get your A2's, resit your UKCAT (there are revision guides and thousands of practice questions available, and despite the initial claims when they implemented the test, it is definitely possible to revise for it), and get more work experience - it doesn't need to be abroad. How about long term voluntary work? Anything with a caring focus is good, but try care homes, hospices, hospitals... If you need to earn money on your gap year, try to get a HCA job, or GP receptionist, etc.

    Remember that you can get your new personal statement draft checked over here by the TSR PS Help Team Best of luck; it's worth having a 2nd shot at.
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    Pick your uni's better this time round - King's are notorious about being harsh on GCSE's, and Barts have a UKCAT cut-off that will always be over 600, if not way higher. Get your A2's, resit your UKCAT (there are revision guides and thousands of practice questions available, and despite the initial claims when they implemented the test, it is definitely possible to revise for it), and get more work experience - it doesn't need to be abroad. How about long term voluntary work? Anything with a caring focus is good, but try care homes, hospices, hospitals... If you need to earn money on your gap year, try to get a HCA job, or GP receptionist, etc.

    Remember that you can get your new personal statement draft checked over here by the TSR PS Help Team Best of luck; it's worth having a 2nd shot at.
    Thanks for the reply, yeh your right I will do some experience and then re-apply
 
 
 
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