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    (Original post by paniking_and_not_revising)
    I only entered my Ucas pID for my September exam though
    Hmm..I've PMed you what they said to me..maybe contact them? :/
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    Hey guys,

    Can anyone recommend a good interview prep book?

    Thanks
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    (Original post by W.migo)
    Heya, nice scores - I pretty much got the same.

    It depends where you apply. Some unis ask for 60+ (plymouth, st Georges, Swansea etc).

    The unis that have a cut off of 60 and below (that I can think of) are Cardiff, Liverpool, Nottingham (if you have a 2.1). So all obviously really really good universities - though there's been a few hiccups over in Cardiff recently.

    In terms of interviews, I literally think if you make the cut off, you get an interview 99% of the time (unless you don't have any experience or you don't meet the academic req.).

    This year there were around 10,000 students taking the GAMSAT and a score of 60 comes within the top 25%. So you're/ we're competing with 2500 other graduate students.

    Hope this helps.
    Actually, Swansea tends to have a cut off in the high 50s (58 last year) and Notts and SGUL both have low 60s (62 for both with a 2.1 last year I think). With 60, Swansea is the safest bet and Notts is a possibility. I'm only acutely aware of those three unis though, don't know much about the others.
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    (Original post by Sapje321)
    Actually, Swansea tends to have a cut off in the high 50s (58 last year) and Notts and SGUL both have low 60s (62 for both with a 2.1 last year I think). With 60, Swansea is the safest bet and Notts is a possibility. I'm only acutely aware of those three unis though, don't know much about the others.
    Notts last had a cutoff of 62 in 2006. 60 last year and 61 the year before (61 is the highest it's been for them in a decade). Based on percentile curves it looks likely for all cut offs to shift down slightly this year or remain the same. They don't look likely to increase.

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    (Original post by Themightylaa)
    Notts last had a cutoff of 62 in 2006. 60 last year and 61 the year before (61 is the highest it's been for them in a decade). Based on percentile curves it looks likely for all cut offs to shift down slightly this year or remain the same. They don't look likely to increase.

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    It's been that long since 62? I think I probably lumped the SGUL and Notts scores together in my head. Would be interesting if they went down though this year. Either way I'm at 65 so not too worried.
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    (Original post by bmd2)
    Thank god! I've applied to Birmingham, Barts and Newcastle but to be honest all are a bit ambitious with my UKCAT (693) especially Newcastle. Birmingham and Barts are reviewing my education independently to see whether I meet the requirements (clutching at straws to see if my current postgraduate study in biochem related subject will suffice for no Chem A-level) so it really is all on Warwick for me!

    What about you?
    ooo post graduate bio-chem should be okay, or they might ask you to do alevel/as level chem by july or something.
    Ohhhh newcastle always have a ridiculously high cut off for grad.
    are you applying to all grad?
    I've applied to warwick for a101, and kings barts and keele for a100 cause didnt wanna risk it haha
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    (Original post by kimsiclez)
    Do they only send work experience forms to those who are shortlisted for interview?
    yes, but that doesnt mean youve met the ukcat cut off i dont think.
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    Does anybody know how long it will take for SGUL to reply back?
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    (Original post by W.migo)
    Hey I've applied to Liverpool/ Cardiff with my GAMSAT score. I got 60 overall with everything above 50. I got a first in my BSc and am on track for a Distinction in my MSc. Think I'm safe?
    I don't know much about Liverpool outside the GAMSAT, but regarding the GAMSAT score alone I'd definitely say so.
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    Sorry for double post

    UCAS released some info about this years application numbers:

    https://www.ucas.com/corporate/news-...urses-increase

    I think med student applications are down 4%
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    (Original post by Marathi)
    Sorry for double post

    UCAS released some info about this years application numbers:

    https://www.ucas.com/corporate/news-...urses-increase

    I think med student applications are down 4%
    Med school applicants are down, while 18 year olds applying are up, think that looks good for us.


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    (Original post by Rosser1994)
    Med school applicants are down, while 18 year olds applying are up, think that looks good for us.


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    Not that I have any hope for myself given my fab Gamsat marks but if my maths is right, applications from UK/eu/intl grads (ie from non 18/19) has gone down by 15%.
    I got 6350 for 2016 and 5380 for 2017.

    This number obviously includes those grads applying for 5 year courses too. So good luck peeps! I hope you all get it!
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    (Original post by chartee21)
    Hello!

    Just thought I'd let people know that I've spoken to Warwick and they're not expecting to finish shortlisting till the 10th/11th of December (so long away ) and Southampton are expecting to send out their invites at the end of December roughly 2 weeks before interview!! They seem to like keeping us hanging on! I've also emailed Cambridge to get an update (i am ridiculously impatient seemingly) so will update when I hear!

    Hope everyone is doing okay and not stressing too much like me!
    When you say Southampton are expecting to send out invites 2 weeks before interview, so when do they do the actual interviews then? Is it in early January? I thought Southampton did interviews in early December and sent out invites in November? Also with Warwick, if they don't finish shortlisting until 11th December, when is the actual interview held? They both just sound like they are doing interviews between Christmas and New Years eve, lol!

    And do you know if you get a choice of dates you can pick for interview or is it just the one date?


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    (Original post by mj1dan2014)
    When you say Southampton are expecting to send out invites 2 weeks before interview, so when do they do the actual interviews then? Is it in early January? I thought Southampton did interviews in early December and sent out invites in November? Also with Warwick, if they don't finish shortlisting until 11th December, when is the actual interview held? They both just sound like they are doing interviews between Christmas and New Years eve, lol!

    And do you know if you get a choice of dates you can pick for interview or is it just the one date?


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    http://www.southampton.ac.uk/medicin...day_dates.page

    Southampton graduate interview days are 9th and 11th of January - I suspect they will let us know 3rd week of December as I highly doubt people will be in over the holidays!
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    Hey guys! I was recently invited for a Cambridge MMI but I am very unprepared as I really wasn't expecting to get an interview. I've been over the generic questions but does anyone have any experience of the interview process or know anything about the format of the questions? Any advice will be appreciated!
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    (Original post by cap2hom)
    Hey guys! I was recently invited for a Cambridge MMI but I am very unprepared as I really wasn't expecting to get an interview. I've been over the generic questions but does anyone have any experience of the interview process or know anything about the format of the questions? Any advice will be appreciated!


    congrats!!!



    when you say recently, when did you receive invite?
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    I attended the interview last year. The advise I can give is to be well prepared to think on your feet especially in the three stations where they ask the life science questions. Don't get bogged down in revising abstruse intricacies because you think the questions are going to be super-duper difficult because it is Cambridge. For the general questions, books on MMI available for purchase on the market are fine. Beware about being asked how your previous or current research at undergrad or postgrad level relate to medicine. I know it sounds trite, but relax. They are very nice and helpful thorought the all process: no gotcha questions.Good luck, you will do great. 😆
    (Original post by cap2hom)
    Hey guys! I was recently invited for a Cambridge MMI but I am very unprepared as I really wasn't expecting to get an interview. I've been over the generic questions but does anyone have any experience of the interview process or know anything about the format of the questions? Any advice will be appreciated!
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    (Original post by Ama2007)
    congrats!!!



    when you say recently, when did you receive invite?
    Around yesterday afternoon - so very recent

    (Original post by DanaUS)
    I attended the interview last year. The advise I can give is to be well prepared to think on your feet especially in the three stations where they ask the life science questions. Don't get bogged down in revising abstruse intricacies because you think the questions are going to be super-duper difficult because it is Cambridge. For the general questions, books on MMI available for purchase on the market are fine. Beware about being asked how your previous or current research at undergrad or postgrad level relate to medicine. I know it sounds trite, but relax. They are very nice and helpful thorought the all process: no gotcha questions.Good luck, you will do great. 😆
    Thanks a bunch - it was the gotcha questions I was worried about but if there aren't any, I think I can relax a little!
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    congrats to everyone who's got interview invites already!! Hope you smash them
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    Wow, congrats to people who have gotten cambridge interviews!! But I'm wondering does that mean that if you haven't been invited by now that they aren't going to invite you? How does it work? I would have thought they would decide who they are going to invite and send out invitation/rejection emails simultaneously?
 
 
 
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