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    (Original post by kimsiclez)
    Long post here so I'll just spoiler it:
    Thank you so much! I was planning on just saying I wish to pursue a career in healthcare and not mentioning medicine, so I'll stick to that plan! It seems like there's a lot to learn for the role, how are you finding the learning curve? Also what are the shifts like? Thanks for your help!
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    (Original post by SusieShire)
    Thank you so much! I was planning on just saying I wish to pursue a career in healthcare and not mentioning medicine, so I'll stick to that plan! It seems like there's a lot to learn for the role, how are you finding the learning curve? Also what are the shifts like? Thanks for your help!
    That sounds like a good plan There is quite a bit to learn and it's all thrown at you during the first few weeks but apparently it does get easier! I'm starting to get the hang of it now. It's not like a lot of it is theory based but more how to do things so you pretty much learn as you go. It's not that intense though and you'll have plenty of support. The shift work is not bad, mainly 8-6 or 12-9 with a half an hour break (not including coffee breaks!) for 4 days a week. Although this might be different in other hospitals so maybe ask during the interview? Here nights are 8-8:15 but you're not expected to do them for a looong time until you're fully qualified/competent which would be at least 8-12 months from now! I don't know whether it may be different where you are though.
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    What parts of a level are worth looking iver before starting med school (if we werw to get an offer like!!)

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    (Original post by hl7495)
    What parts of a level are worth looking iver before starting med school (if we werw to get an offer like!!)

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    Wow ur really thinking ahead.
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    (Original post by hl7495)
    What parts of a level are worth looking iver before starting med school (if we werw to get an offer like!!)

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    None. Most medical schools start with a refresher of the relevant parts since not everyone will have done A levels etc.
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    (Original post by Singha12345)
    im a hopeful med applicant 2015!
    only if i get my 3as and my as chem to an A tho lol
    got average gcses (4.5a*,6a,2b)
    but got ABCC in bio, maths, history and chem at AS
    and predicted AAB for maths,bio and history at A2
    taking a gap yr (hopefully) doing a lot of work experience and getting a job, doing a ukcat/bmat and hopefully applying to:
    Imperial, QMUL, Kings, St Georges/Newcastle ...
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    (Original post by Kimina)
    wrong thread
    There's no harm, he plans to take a gap year so he can learn a lot from us
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    (Original post by FlavaFavourFruit)
    There's no harm, he plans to take a gap year so he can learn a lot from us
    Sooo sorry if it's wrong thread but ...
    any tips!
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    (Original post by Singha12345)
    Sooo sorry if it's wrong thread but ...
    any tips!
    What tips do you want exactly?

    Get AAA+, look for a healthcare job as early as possible after your A2 exams are over.
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    (Original post by sport999)
    Can someone please help me, I am losing my WAIT FOR it mind >< PS.

    Ok, basically I am 17 and wont be turning 18 any time soon. I have extensive work placements but need a well paid job. By well paid, I mean 7 Pounds an hour.

    Now, I know I am under the required age and understand that I might not be able to get such a "high paying" job but I have had 6 job offers as a Charity Fundraisers and as soon as I tell them my age they say that it is against their company rules as I will be dealing with debit/credit cards,etc, etc.

    What should I do , I need a job as I stated in my PS that I am going to work. PS, I am applying for medicine.
    You can find a retail job whilst continue your volunteering i guess?
    You can get NHS jobs under 18 right?
    some retail jobs out there are like offering 6.50 odd. I have a few friends as porters in hospitals and they are getting £7+ as well as call centres, check them out?
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    (Original post by Chi-)
    You can find a retail job whilst continue your volunteering i guess?
    You can get NHS jobs under 18 right?
    some retail jobs out there are like offering 6.50 odd. I have a few friends as porters in hospitals and they are getting £7+ as well as call centres, check them out?
    Which retail business are they work for, if you dont mind?
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    Got an unconditional offer for my back up choice- Medicinal Chemistry with Biochemistry at Keele


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    (Original post by A.Systole)
    Got an unconditional offer for my back up choice- Medicinal Chemistry with Biochemistry at Keele


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    Wow congratulations.. let's hope you won't need it! How long did it take after you applied btw?
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    (Original post by sport999)
    Which retail business are they work for, if you dont mind?
    Nah the retail ones ive seen, a lot offer around 6 pounds- look for vacanies online alot tell you the pay and other info.
    The porter one was for marriot hotel, and call centres for like british gas, hope this helps.
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    Having resat the year I achieveda fairly good score. Although I havent claimed to have had any extentuaiting circumstance, my grades have imporved massively as last year when doing my exams, there were a lot of arguments at home and i could never revise straight for 30min. Ive sent off my application now and kind of regretting it as I felt brave due to the grades I got and applied to oxford for medicine as a resit applicant. and I have at AS AAAB & A* Gen studies I applied on the 13th of Oct. I achieved 820 UKCAT score. BMAT isnt done yet :l

    Chem (A) 287 Maths (A) 290 Biology (A) 300 Physics (B) 235 General Studies (A*) 500

    GCSE - 9A* 5A

    Should I be worried with my reasoning as I thought they would feel compassionate due to such an improvement meaning something must have affected my grades. Oxford has seriously been a place where I have desired to go to as long as I could remember. (Use to look at entry requirement at like 11). Does anybody think that this application might just luckily get accepted?
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    (Original post by SiMan)
    Wow congratulations.. let's hope you won't need it! How long did it take after you applied btw?
    Hope so too . It seems like an interesting course though, so it wouldn't quite be completely the end of the world if I had to.
    My application got sent off on the 2nd. Then Keele emailed me on Tuesday asking me to confirm what subject I'd want as my minor and got the offer today .


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    (Original post by sport999)
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    err what kind of job did you say you were getting?
    honestly, I think if you explain that you were offered the job but couldnt do it because of your age/ company policy than that seems reasonable.

    Being paid seven pounds an hour is pretty good really I don't know that you'll get that at 17.
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    (Original post by JustTesting)
    Having resat the year I achieveda fairly good score. Although I havent claimed to have had any extentuaiting circumstance, my grades have imporved massively as last year when doing my exams, there were a lot of arguments at home and i could never revise straight for 30min. Ive sent off my application now and kind of regretting it as I felt brave due to the grades I got and applied to oxford for medicine as a resit applicant. and I have at AS AAAB & A* Gen studies I applied on the 13th of Oct. I achieved 820 UKCAT score. BMAT isnt done yet :l

    Chem (A) 287 Maths (A) 290 Biology (A) 300 Physics (B) 235 General Studies (A*) 500

    GCSE - 9A* 5A

    Should I be worried with my reasoning as I thought they would feel compassionate due to such an improvement meaning something must have affected my grades. Oxford has seriously been a place where I have desired to go to as long as I could remember. (Use to look at entry requirement at like 11). Does anybody think that this application might just luckily get accepted?
    I know Oxford look at the percentage of A*s combined with BMAT score for interview (I had one last year with 89%) from the people they interviewed the majority had 90% or above. You will really need a very high BMAT score or you may struggle to get the interview. regarding your reapplication have you contacted the unis, are you going to be doing AS/A levels for more than 2 years, because unis normally will just throw out your application. sorry to sound all gloomy but it's true!


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    (Original post by A.Systole)
    Hope so too . It seems like an interesting course though, so it wouldn't quite be completely the end of the world if I had to.
    My application got sent off on the 2nd. Then Keele emailed me on Tuesday asking me to confirm what subject I'd want as my minor and got the offer today .


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    Yh I actually love chemistry too, so chemical engineering was an option which I considered as well. Oh wow.. offer from keele for medicine? :confused:
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    (Original post by richtea5)
    err what kind of job did you say you were getting?
    honestly, I think if you explain that you were offered the job but couldnt do it because of your age/ company policy than that seems reasonable.

    Being paid seven pounds an hour is pretty good really I don't know that you'll get that at 17.
    Thanks for your help. Do you have any suggestions? It is getting so frustrating. They love me on the phone and are offering me the job and then your age!!!!

    Where should I get a job? Also, what restaurants do you think will offer me a good wage?

    Apologies if I am asking too much questions.
 
 
 
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