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    (Original post by manupalace)
    Its a common mistake
    I'm still thinking about the difficulties of radiology, give me time I'll get back to you

    This is an interesting case study. As is this. Who knew radiology would be so competitive :erm: (you can probably tell I have a lot of time on my hands atm )

    Edit: Radiology has an on call commitment and interventional radiology looks like it could be quite stressful/interesting.
    Wow that's interesting, that's my lazy route gone :mmm:
    competition in the field of medicine?! That's a first :ahee:
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    Guys help me out please, it's from UEA. Does the above mean they use sub test cut offs or just consider overall score?!
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    (Original post by ameelia22)
    Whilst working as a HCA, and even more commonly while I was on work experience: was I the only one constantly told by doctors / healthcare professionals how much they hate their jobs and then went on to advise you on doing dentistry? It's constant. Makes me really want a sit down and think about this all, when thats all they ever tell me.
    (Original post by NikoB)
    One consultant laughed at me because I was considering medicine, he was like "don't do it, you don't know what you're getting yourself into" another doctor told me to do dentistry. It's common but if we don't try, we never know!
    I had that too. At least I cannot say I wasn't forewarned
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    I'm having a real hard time deciding where to apply! I thought I could do it but I can't!!

    Which schools do you think favours reapplicants? I'm already thinking of applying to Exeter and Plymouth but I don't know anywhere else.

    Btw I can't do group interviews (I.e. Manchester) or mmi interviews (I.e. Leicester or Leeds). I just don't think I could do it and I had an interview with Leicester last year but was rejected.

    GCSE: 4 A* 5 A 2 B
    A levels: A*AA
    UKCAT: 687.5

    Thanks in advance!!!

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    (Original post by SuziieB)
    I'm having a real hard time deciding where to apply! I thought I could do it but I can't!!

    Which schools do you think favours reapplicants? I'm already thinking of applying to Exeter and Plymouth but I don't know anywhere else.

    Btw I can't do group interviews (I.e. Manchester) or mmi interviews (I.e. Leicester or Leeds). I just don't think I could do it and I had an interview with Leicester last year but was rejected.

    GCSE: 4 A* 5 A 2 B
    A levels: A*AA
    UKCAT: 687.5

    Thanks in advance!!!

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    Instead of just dismissing the school based on interview style, could you think about how you could deal with it? MMI replicates the OSCE style of medical school exams; you need to learn to make a good impression anew every 5 minutes and not let each station affect the next one.
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    (Original post by NikoB)
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    Guys help me out please, it's from UEA. Does the above mean they use sub test cut offs or just consider overall score?!
    Well from reading that to me it seems UEA aren't considering the STJ, have no cut-off for the UKCAT, look at the sub-scores and the overall scores with the overall score being the main thing they're looking at. I say that with a simple logic that for them to analyse and scrutinize 4 individual sections for every applicant is going to take billions of years I'm sure they'll have a glance at them and will probably notice a) VR is commonly the lowest and b) DA is commonly the highest but at the end of the day mate I truly believe it's your overall UKCAT score they will be considering unless they have specifically stated: 'we use the sub-components and score you on each individual section...' which they haven't so it is safe to assume the big picture is your UKCAT average. However definitely call them on this to ease your nerves, nothing worse than to put a choice down on UCAS with clouds of doubt in mind.
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    (Original post by PG593)
    Well from reading that to me it seems UEA aren't considering the STJ, have no cut-off for the UKCAT, look at the sub-scores and the overall scores with the overall score being the main thing they're looking at. I say that with a simple logic that for them to analyse and scrutinize 4 individual sections for every applicant is going to take billions of years I'm sure they'll have a glance at them and will probably notice a) VR is commonly the lowest and b) DA is commonly the highest but at the end of the day mate I truly believe it's your overall UKCAT score they will be considering unless they have specifically stated: 'we use the sub-components and score you on each individual section...' which they haven't so it is safe to assume the big picture is your UKCAT average. However definitely call them on this to ease your nerves, nothing worse than to put a choice down on UCAS with clouds of doubt in mind.
    Thanks! Yeah my VR is awful, :facepalm: and DA highest :rofl: I'll definitely give them a call!
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    (Original post by Becca-Sarah)
    Instead of just dismissing the school based on interview style, could you think about how you could deal with it? MMI replicates the OSCE style of medical school exams; you need to learn to make a good impression anew every 5 minutes and not let each station affect the next one.
    Well its obviously not one of my strengths and I'm trying to apply to a school with an interview style that I would be more comfortable with and I would have the greatest chance of getting in.

    There's nothing wrong with MMI stations and I actually found it quite enjoyable on the day but obviously perhaps the competition was really high with a really high cutoff and my score was simply not competitive enough. All those rejected post interview aren't all going to make bad doctors, some may have been close to the cutoff but they had to draw the boundary somewhere and some might have been really nervous.

    If I have attempted the MMI stations and failed at it, perhaps I perform better using another interview style? I don't know, but I'd rather not risk it.

    Thanks for your reply.

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    I don't know what to do, any advice is appreciated.
    I sat my UKCAT yesterday, and got 665. Really disappointed as I got 690 in QR, 720 in AR, 750 in DA and 500 (!!!!) in VR, which dragged it down.
    I was hoping to apply to Newcastle, Manchester, HYMS and Leeds, but now I do not know.
    My A2's are A*A* (biology and geography) A (chemistry)
    GCSES; 8A* 1A.
    AS; AAAB
    Any suggestions on where to apply? (I applied to Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds and Cardiff last year with a weak UKCAT of 600. I had interviews at both Liverpool and Cardiff)
    I dont know what to do now
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    (Original post by SuziieB)
    Well its obviously not one of my strengths and I'm trying to apply to a school with an interview style that I would be more comfortable with and I would have the greatest chance of getting in.

    There's nothing wrong with MMI stations and I actually found it quite enjoyable on the day but obviously perhaps the competition was really high with a really high cutoff and my score was simply not competitive enough. All those rejected post interview aren't all going to make bad doctors, some may have been close to the cutoff but they had to draw the boundary somewhere and some might have been really nervous.

    If I have attempted the MMI stations and failed at it, perhaps I perform better using another interview style? I don't know, but I'd rather not risk it.

    Thanks for your reply.

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    I think there's a good chance you would perform much better second time around. Also I think MMI gives you more opportunities to do well - a traditional panel interview can start going badly and then you've blown the whole thing. If your academics are good enough for Birmingham it has one of the highest interview to offer ratios so it would be a shame to discount all MMI unis, as you are going to need to develop those skills anyway.
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    Is anyone applying with AAB and hoping to retake the B...some unis allow that.
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    (Original post by HCubed)
    I think there's a good chance you would perform much better second time around. Also I think MMI gives you more opportunities to do well - a traditional panel interview can start going badly and then you've blown the whole thing. If your academics are good enough for Birmingham it has one of the highest interview to offer ratios so it would be a shame to discount all MMI unis, as you are going to need to develop those skills anyway.
    Yeah the thing is I don't know if I could have done any better. I'm not one of those people who felt they performed crap and then got rejected, I felt I did quite good! I don't know how to improve on how I presented myself so who's to say I could perform better next time round?

    Then annoyingly you get those who felt they did crap who then got offers! Life is unfair but I'm not sure I'm well suited to the MMI...

    Can't apply to Birmingham anyway, I needed an A* in gcse maths which I only had an A in. Even though I then went to get an A* in the a level.
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    So hard to pick where to apply!! Does anyone know which universities are completely pbl structured? See on Glasgow's website it says they have lectures and clinical practice as well as pbl but then I have heard from so many people that they are entirely pbl! :confused:
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    (Original post by SamEastie)
    I don't know what to do, any advice is appreciated.
    I sat my UKCAT yesterday, and got 665. Really disappointed as I got 690 in QR, 720 in AR, 750 in DA and 500 (!!!!) in VR, which dragged it down.
    I was hoping to apply to Newcastle, Manchester, HYMS and Leeds, but now I do not know.
    My A2's are A*A* (biology and geography) A (chemistry)
    GCSES; 8A* 1A.
    AS; AAAB
    Any suggestions on where to apply? (I applied to Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds and Cardiff last year with a weak UKCAT of 600. I had interviews at both Liverpool and Cardiff)
    I dont know what to do now
    You've got good academics, so you should have lots of choices. See the wiki article on 'applying using your strengths' for ideas on where you'd be a good fit. Good luck!
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    (Original post by Gulzar)
    Is anyone applying with AAB and hoping to retake the B...some unis allow that.
    If those are A2 grades, then I'm afraid there are only four med schools that may consider your application - see the wiki article on 'resit policies' (NB for others - this is about resist after Y13, not resits during Y12/Y13). The med schools that you applied to this year may also consider you under certain circumstances - see the same article. Good luck!
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    (Original post by SamEastie)
    I don't know what to do, any advice is appreciated.
    I sat my UKCAT yesterday, and got 665. Really disappointed as I got 690 in QR, 720 in AR, 750 in DA and 500 (!!!!) in VR, which dragged it down.
    I was hoping to apply to Newcastle, Manchester, HYMS and Leeds, but now I do not know.
    My A2's are A*A* (biology and geography) A (chemistry)
    GCSES; 8A* 1A.
    AS; AAAB
    Any suggestions on where to apply? (I applied to Liverpool, Sheffield, Leeds and Cardiff last year with a weak UKCAT of 600. I had interviews at both Liverpool and Cardiff)
    I dont know what to do now
    Why not apply to cardiff and liverpool again? If your allowed. You'd probably get an interview at st georges. You'd have a good chance at UAE and Leeds would be dependant on your personal statement quality.
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    (Original post by Richyp22)
    Why not apply to cardiff and liverpool again? If your allowed. You'd probably get an interview at st georges. You'd have a good chance at UAE and Leeds would be dependant on your personal statement quality.
    You mean UEA?
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    (Original post by Richyp22)
    Why not apply to cardiff and liverpool again? If your allowed. You'd probably get an interview at st georges. You'd have a good chance at UAE and Leeds would be dependant on your personal statement quality.
    I'm pretty sure Liverpool don't allow it since I was rejected post interview.
    Cardiff is a maybe but I'd have to phone up.
    St Georges I don't fancy, not looked at UEA, but Leeds is my favourite but seems very hard to get an interview there.
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    Hey could anyone offer me some advice please. Ive got 780 in my ukcat, A*AA at a level and 5A*6A at GCSE. So far I think I am applying to Queens' Belfast, Glasgow and Newcastle, but I can't decide on the last one i'm . Does anyone have any suggestions? I would prefer a course thats not entirely PBL, just don't think it would suit my learning style! Thanks in advance!!
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    (Original post by NikoB)
    You mean UEA?
    Yes

    (Original post by SamEastie)
    I'm pretty sure Liverpool don't allow it since I was rejected post interview.
    Cardiff is a maybe but I'd have to phone up.
    St Georges I don't fancy, not looked at UEA, but Leeds is my favourite but seems very hard to get an interview there.
    I didn't fancie St georges either aha.

    Well If leeds is your favourite (Same with me) your going to have to smash your personal statment thats what it will come down too. Use there website personal statement criteria to make sure you've covered the points well.

    Others which use personal statement bristol/lancaster/keele are good options but Personal statement is subjective so they are risky. There's quite a few others which place partial emphasis on the ukcat which 665 and a good application otherwise will give you a good chance

    But I'd say if you applied to cardiff,UEA you'd have good shots their, lancaster has the same admissions policy as liverpool so that may suit you, and Leeds. Your in a strong position.

    But do some research and you'll find loads of options.
 
 
 
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