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    Hi guys, I have some questions that hopefully you will be able to help me with.
    I've applied to medicine and received 4 rejections and I have one offer for Biomedical Sciences at Durham.
    My grades at AS were ABCC but I am working hard to make sure I get at least AAB in August.
    If I do, should I take a gap year and will there be a higher chance of getting an offer then? Also what types of things would you recommend me to do other than traveling abroad as I'm unable to do that.
    My parents have encouraged me to go ahead with Biomed but I don't enjoy it and it doesnt appeal to me, medicine has been what I have wanted to do for a long time.
    I feel really stuck right now and I have lost my confidence after the rejections this year, so I would appreciate any help on how to strengthen my application. I also did not have any interviews and I scored a low 540 on my UKCAT.

    Thank you!
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    (Original post by amanecer)
    Hi guys, I have some questions that hopefully you will be able to help me with.
    I've applied to medicine and received 4 rejections and I have one offer for Biomedical Sciences at Durham.
    My grades at AS were ABCC but I am working hard to make sure I get at least AAB in August.
    If I do, should I take a gap year and will there be a higher chance of getting an offer then? Also what types of things would you recommend me to do other than traveling abroad as I'm unable to do that.
    My parents have encouraged me to go ahead with Biomed but I don't enjoy it and it doesnt appeal to me, medicine has been what I have wanted to do for a long time.
    I feel really stuck right now and I have lost my confidence after the rejections this year, so I would appreciate any help on how to strengthen my application. I also did not have any interviews and I scored a low 540 on my UKCAT.

    Thank you!
    You will NEED to get atleast AAA to be considered when you re-apply.

    If you're thinking about a gap year, perhaps you could do some long-term volunteering in a caring setting i.e. a care home, this would definitely strengthen your application for the next time.

    However, what i would say is be realistic. If you do get AAB then there's no real point of re-applying because most if not all Medical schools require AAA at minimum.

    Good luck with whatever you choose to do!
 
 
 
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