Basically I'm looking into whether I should apply to Cambridge or Oxford for Medicine. My AS results were 92% ums average over my top 3/ most relevant and my fourth non-science subject had 85% ums. My GCSEs were 10 a* and 1 a at GCSE. However I have a few worries:
1. Is it that important that Oxford has more applicants per place than Cambridge and is this something significant that I should take into account? In that case, do I have a better chance of getting into Cambridge than Oxford?
2. Are there any successful medical applicants who chose oxford over Cambridge because of its emphasis on GCSEs? It's a little demotivating as I would rather have chosen on which uni I like best rather than what works best for me. Most people have made it seem like Oxbridge applicants are so clever they don't have to think strategically in terms of results for where they want to apply - is this true for most?
3. Should I consider the fact that Cambridge interview more people as a key factor in my decision? I'd love to have a chance to experience an Oxbridge tutorial style interview and what it's like but is this important.
4. When considering Oxford and Cambridge for Medicine, what made you pick one over the other?
I've asked a few people already who have given me advice but I would appreciate a wider
pool of advice before making my decision! Thanks
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