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    Hey there,

    I was wonderin if anyone could help me out......

    I've applied to study medicine and have received three out four offers- but and this is a major BUT the uni I really need/want to get into has just informed me that I was unsuccessful. I'm really heartbroken- for lack of a better term- I really wanted to go there and now I don't think I can even appeal. Its a major uni and so appealing would be difficult. I've got really supportive people around me- my family, friends and sixth-form teachers but I don't think anyone can help me with this one!

    This rejection has major repercussions on everything I'd planned/hoped for the next few years. I'm considering taking a gap year and would get loads more experience, travel etc- but I really don't want to go that way. I'm actually ready to get studying! The other three offers I've been given are great but their curriculums really don't suit me - what do you suggest??
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    (Original post by Jasmin)
    Hey there,

    I was wonderin if anyone could help me out......

    I've applied to study medicine and have received three out four offers- but and this is a major BUT the uni I really need/want to get into has just informed me that I was unsuccessful. I'm really heartbroken- for lack of a better term- I really wanted to go there and now I don't think I can even appeal. Its a major uni and so appealing would be difficult. I've got really supportive people around me- my family, friends and sixth-form teachers but I don't think anyone can help me with this one!

    This rejection has major repercussions on everything I'd planned/hoped for the next few years. I'm considering taking a gap year and would get loads more experience, travel etc- but I really don't want to go that way. I'm actually ready to get studying! The other three offers I've been given are great but their curriculums really don't suit me - what do you suggest??
    May I ask which medical schools are involved.?
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    I'd do a gap year. That way, you can apply next year having already gained the qualifications and, assuming you'd got good enough grades, you'd have a better chance of getting into the uni you really want to go to. Also, during the gap year you could do things that would look really good on your cv and further your chances of getting into this uni.
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    May I ask which medical schools are involved.?

    Leeds is the one I really want to go to- the others have more emphasis on problem-based learning which is fine. But I like a balance between practical work and theory and I don't feel those unis offer that. UoL does though and that's why it was first choice- which is just so ironic now. There are many more reasons as to why it was ideal but I won't go into those.

    They rejected me on the basis that my personal statement didn't achieve enough points- the grades aren't an issue (with hard work).

    Since I received the decision this morning, I think I just need time to really absorb it and seriously think about my options- however minimal they seem to be. But any tips/suggestions are welcome!

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    I think you should appeal. What can they say? You've got nothing to lose by asking. And if it's still a 'no' a Gap year could be very productive. Re-evaluate the others that you applied for too, I'm sure they all have different advantages over each other.
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    (Original post by Jasmin)
    Leeds is the one I really want to go to- the others have more emphasis on problem-based learning which is fine. But I like a balance between practical work and theory and I don't feel those unis offer that. UoL does though and that's why it was first choice- which is just so ironic now. There are many more reasons as to why it was ideal but I won't go into those.

    They rejected me on the basis that my personal statement didn't achieve enough points- the grades aren't an issue (with hard work).

    Since I received the decision this morning, I think I just need time to really absorb it and seriously think about my options- however minimal they seem to be. But any tips/suggestions are welcome!

    J
    I don't mean to be rude, but why did you apply to PBL universities if you didn't want to do a PBL course? There are plenty running a course like Leeds does.

    To be perfectly honest, I wouldn't take a gap year unless you really feel that you can't go to any of your other possible unis (in which case, why apply there?). Re-evaluate them, decide if you could be happy somewhere else and go there, rather than taking a gap year and gambling the whole application process again. If you genuinely think you can't go to any of your others, then do the gap year, but make sure you really work on the things that need to go into your personal statement so you won't have to go through the same heartbreak again.
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    (Original post by Jasmin)
    Leeds is the one I really want to go to- the others have more emphasis on problem-based learning which is fine. But I like a balance between practical work and theory and I don't feel those unis offer that. UoL does though and that's why it was first choice- which is just so ironic now. There are many more reasons as to why it was ideal but I won't go into those.

    They rejected me on the basis that my personal statement didn't achieve enough points- the grades aren't an issue (with hard work).

    Since I received the decision this morning, I think I just need time to really absorb it and seriously think about my options- however minimal they seem to be. But any tips/suggestions are welcome!

    J
    Where are the other possible universities?
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    I agree with Helenia completely...why on earth to three universities and not want to go there?! And to be honest I think you should consider yourself very lucky indeed that you have three offers for medicine - some people are distraught at the fact that they dont have any offers!
    If I were you I would take one of the offers made to you...and not go in for the Gap year.
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    I agree with Helenia completely...why on earth to three universities and not want to go there?! And to be honest I think you should consider yourself very lucky indeed that you have three offers for medicine - some people are distraught at the fact that they dont have any offers!
    If I were you I would take one of the offers made to you...and not go in for the Gap year.
    I agree. A good friend of mine is an exceptionally able student - she's the best in the year group - but she got a full set of rejections for medicine.

    I was rejected by half the places I applied to and I know it leaves you feeling crushed, but you've just got to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and re-evaluate your position. I was very upset at being rejected by Warwick and Oxford, but I have an offer from Bristol and after seeing all three places I honestly think that I'll be happier at Bristol than I could have been at the other two, and that's not just because the others rejected me and I'm bitter. Everything about Bristol is just right for me, and even though it was disappointing I think it worked out for the best in the end.

    Try and look on the bright side - you've got three offers for an incredibly competetive course and that's a very impressive accomplishment. You might find there's more freedom in the courses at the other unis than you first thought and you might be able to tailor it to your own preferences a little, particularly after the first year.
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    (Original post by Jasmin)
    Hey there,

    I was wonderin if anyone could help me out......

    I've applied to study medicine and have received three out four offers- but and this is a major BUT the uni I really need/want to get into has just informed me that I was unsuccessful. I'm really heartbroken- for lack of a better term- I really wanted to go there and now I don't think I can even appeal. Its a major uni and so appealing would be difficult. I've got really supportive people around me- my family, friends and sixth-form teachers but I don't think anyone can help me with this one!

    This rejection has major repercussions on everything I'd planned/hoped for the next few years. I'm considering taking a gap year and would get loads more experience, travel etc- but I really don't want to go that way. I'm actually ready to get studying! The other three offers I've been given are great but their curriculums really don't suit me - what do you suggest??
    Call me cynical, but aren't you lucky to have three out of the four offers back? Medicine is supposed to be one of the most competitive degrees, so before you go off and become distraught cause you got rejected by one and only one university, look around at all the sad people who have yet to recieve an offer.

    Secondly, wouldn't a medicine degree mean that once you have completed it, allow you to specialise later on on a chosen field? Therefore the curriculum that these universities teach, aren't a set thing, if you do wish to specialise in a particular area?
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    Your personal statement got you offers from three PBL courses and a rejection from a non-PBL course.

    Have you considered that maybe you are actually more suited to a PBL course and that that suitability is the reason for your offers/rejections...just because you don't fancy something (or are a little afraid of something) doesn't mean that you wont excel at it...and medical admissions tutors have huge experience in spotting the qualities of student who will excel on their course.
 
 
 
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