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    (Original post by AliceLewis)
    Guys Cambridge results out today!!!!! Got an offer for Hughes hall yay!!!!!!!
    Congratulations
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    hey i am a student that is looking to get in graduate medicine aside from your degree what other things have you guys done like work experience shadowing and stuff like that.
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    Kings interview! Jan 24
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    Anyone heard from St George's for GEM?

    I've heard from Swansea and Nottingham but not them.
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    (Original post by Hipp0campus)
    Congrats! I got a rejection unfortunately, but am quite determined to try again next year. How did you find the interview and what would you say you did particularly well on?
    well don't be discouraged and definitely apply again! I had interview last year and didn't get it but got it now! You can request feedback after a couple weeks or so, they gave me a great one last year about which stations I did well
    And which not and what were my strengths and weaknesses it really helped massively!!! I knew what to expect this year... well I was pretty sure I got full marks in few stations cuz they told me I even got to the extra questions, the 2 science ones, the video one and the last station with the professional question but I was sure I did not that well on the ethics one that lady was mean!! And the NHS was pretty meh
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    (Original post by AliceLewis)
    well don't be discouraged and definitely apply again! I had interview last year and didn't get it but got it now! You can request feedback after a couple weeks or so, they gave me a great one last year about which stations I did well
    And which not and what were my strengths and weaknesses it really helped massively!!! I knew what to expect this year... well I was pretty sure I got full marks in few stations cuz they told me I even got to the extra questions, the 2 science ones, the video one and the last station with the professional question but I was sure I did not that well on the ethics one that lady was mean!! And the NHS was pretty meh
    Is it me...or is that unfair for everyone else :/ You basically knew all or most of the questions/topics that were coming up and had feedback on how to do well in them..whilst the rest of us had no clue :/ I am sorry if I sound bitter, I promise I am not :P I just find it quite unfair
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    (Original post by DelphiDeWitt)
    Anyone heard from St George's for GEM?

    I've heard from Swansea and Nottingham but not them.
    i got an email saying about the GAMSAT cut off boundaries, but nothing else
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    (Original post by DelphiDeWitt)
    Anyone heard from St George's for GEM?

    I've heard from Swansea and Nottingham but not them.
    Just the cut offs email! Does George's send out a work xp form?
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    (Original post by carbon_)
    Is it me...or is that unfair for everyone else :/ You basically knew all or most of the questions/topics that were coming up and had feedback on how to do well in them..whilst the rest of us had no clue :/ I am sorry if I sound bitter, I promise I am not :P I just find it quite unfair
    I'm sorry, I never said it was the same questions I said I had feedback on my strengths and weaknesses and it helped me a great deal. And I'm sorry but you have no right to say I got an offer unfairly and this is way out of order. you have no clue how much work I have done to get to this point, how much struggle and sacrifice and the ridiculous amounts of experience and achievements so please keep your judgement to yourself.
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    (Original post by AliceLewis)
    I'm sorry, I never said it was the same questions I said I had feedback on my strengths and weaknesses and it helped me a great deal. And I'm sorry but you have no right to say I got an offer unfairly and this is way out of order. you have no clue how much work I have done to get to this point, how much struggle and sacrifice and the ridiculous amounts of experience and achievements so please keep your judgement to yourself.
    I am not judging you, or neither did I say you got the offer unfairly :/ I just said that having been given feedback, and having a better understanding of the questions/topics coming up is quite unfair compared to people who had no clue what was coming up (and you can admit you did have a better idea and advantage compared to everyone else, you said yourself "I knew what to expect this year")...and that isn't your fault, that is cambridge's fault - they should make sure everyone had an idea of what was coming up or change the style/questions completely...I know you worked really hard to get offer, and honestly, well done!!! You deserve it, I am sorry if I made it seem like you didn't
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    Is it worth doing the GAMSAT? I just can't decide whether it's worth it as I also am not sure I want to go to Nottingham or St. George's. I think I will have a go at BMAT as well as UKCAT next year
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    (Original post by carbon_)
    I am not judging you, or neither did I say you got the offer unfairly :/ I just said that having been given feedback, and having a better understanding of the questions/topics coming up is quite unfair compared to people who had no clue what was coming up (and you can admit you did have a better idea and advantage compared to everyone else)...and that isn't your fault, that is cambridge's fault - they should make sure everyone had an idea of what was coming up or change the style/questions completely...I know you worked really hard to get offer, and honestly, well done!!! You deserve it, I am sorry if I made it seem like you didn't
    It is quite common though that universities (not just Cambridge) will give you feedback if your application is unsuccessful. It would be unfair if they were given extra info before the interview but it`s not really if given afterwards. And there are only so many things to ask at an interview. You can say this is unfair but at the same time you could have gone to your university's careers services and see if they can give you a mock interview so you will get feedback too. Or get feedback from somebody at your work experience.
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    (Original post by carbon_)
    I am not judging you, or neither did I say you got the offer unfairly :/ I just said that having been given feedback, and having a better understanding of the questions/topics coming up is quite unfair compared to people who had no clue what was coming up (and you can admit you did have a better idea and advantage compared to everyone else, you said yourself "I knew what to expect this year"...and that isn't your fault, that is cambridge's fault - they should make sure everyone had an idea of what was coming up or change the style/questions completely...I know you worked really hard to get offer, and honestly, well done!!! You deserve it, I am sorry if I made it seem like you didn't
    what on earth this makes no sense! Everyone applying for a second time at anything has more experience because they went through the process the first time! It's axiomatic for anything in life, you know more the second time. And I think it's really decent of Cambridge to give feedback which FYI was in words like "you did excellent in terms of empathy and science knowledge but you lacked insight in ethic and professional questions" if you think that is THAT great of an advantage then you're just finding excuses for yourself. Plus In case you don't know, Cambridge has already ranked all applicants 40% from their statement, experience and references prior to interview and the interview counts 60% of your overall ranking so basically almost half and half . I'm sorry but I lost a whole year having to re apply and you saying this is unfair is quite insulting to the determination and dedication of people trying again for what they believe in life
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    (Original post by mamly042)
    It is quite common though that universities (not just Cambridge) will give you feedback if your application is unsuccessful. It would be unfair if they were given extra info before the interview but it`s not really if given afterwards. And there are only so many things to ask at an interview. You can say this is unfair but at the same time you could have gone to your university's careers services and see if they can give you a mock interview so you will get feedback too. Or get feedback from somebody at your work experience.
    I am pretty sure the Cambridge feedback would be a lot more helpful then feedback from mock interview because it would be specific to Cambridge..even the rejection email I got had so much useful information in it...also after my interview, I spoke to someone who said they did it last year and told me there were a lot of similarities (they didn't really expand on it, just said they felt comfortable going into it and coming out) :/ that is what I find unfair...there is nothing wrong with what I said..she did go in with an advantage compared to everyone else..but I am not saying she doesn't deserve it or didn't work hard for it :/
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    (Original post by carbon_)
    I am pretty sure the Cambridge feedback would be a lot more helpful then feedback from mock interview because it would be specific to Cambridge..even the rejection email I got had so much useful information in it...also after my interview, I spoke to someone who said they did it last year and told me there were a lot of similarities (they didn't really expand on it, just said they felt comfortable going into it and coming out) :/ that is what I find unfair...there is nothing wrong with what I said..she did go in with an advantage compared to everyone else..but I am not saying she doesn't deserve it or didn't work hard for it :/
    no but you're saying it's unfair that I have more insight and knowledge on what to expect which is reasonable cuz I had already failed! It's ridiculous! So no one should try again to get better at something because it's unfair to people trying for first time? Jeez really
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    (Original post by AliceLewis)
    what on earth this makes no sense! Everyone applying for a second time at anything has more experience because they went through the process the first time! It's axiomatic for anything in life, you know more the second time. And I think it's really decent of Cambridge to give feedback which FYI was in words like "you did excellent in terms of empathy and science knowledge but you lacked insight in ethic and professional questions" if you think that is THAT great of an advantage then you're just finding excuses for yourself. Plus In case you don't know, Cambridge has already ranked all applicants 40% from their statement, experience and references prior to interview and the interview counts 60% of your overall ranking so basically almost half and half . I'm sorry but I lost a whole year having to re apply and you saying this is unfair is quite insulting to the determination and dedication of people trying again for what they believe in life
    Yes...you know more the second time...which is advantage compared to those who don't..I know it is the way of life..and life is unfair lol..and i said it isn't your fault...but cambridge should have at least changed style of questions (apparently it was quite similar to last year)

    I know these things..I never said you didn't deserve a place, or you didn't work hard for it..I am just saying you had slight advantage at the interview..which is unfair because there was similarities to last year
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    (Original post by AliceLewis)
    no but you're saying it's unfair that I have more insight and knowledge on what to expect which is reasonable cuz I had already failed! It's ridiculous! So no one should try again to get better at something because it's unfair to people trying for first time? Jeez really
    No...I am saying it is unfair that cambridge didn't bother changing style/questions...I've said again and again..it isn't your fault..it has nothing to do with you, but you did get an advantage from it

    Honestly, I am really happy for you, I am not bitter or anything like that :/ My goal isn't getting into Cambridge..it is getting into medicine...and I hope cambridge changes the style/questions next year to make it fair for everyone

    P.S. And honestly, I feel pretty bad, this is a really good day for you and I really don't want to ruin that for you or make you feel like you don't deserve it :/ So I am really sorry for my comments, I hope you don't take what i say to the wrong way, please be proud of your achievements!
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    (Original post by carbon_)
    No...I am saying it is unfair that cambridge didn't bother changing style/questions...I've said again and again..it isn't your fault..it has nothing to do with you, but you did get an advantage from it

    Honestly, I am really happy for you, I am not bitter or anything like that :/ My goal isn't getting into Cambridge..it is getting into medicine...and I hope cambridge changes the style/questions next year to make it fair for everyone
    There are really only so many questions you can ask though. You can also be pretty sure that a handful of questions will come up anyway. So it wouldn't be possible for them to change their format and questions every cycle.
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    (Original post by mamly042)
    There are really only so many questions you can ask though. You can also be pretty sure that a handful of questions will come up anyway. So it wouldn't be possible for them to change their format and questions every cycle.
    That isn't true..there are hundreds of potential questions..and questions were apparently very similar to last year...which isn't her fault...I wholeheartedly believe she deserved a place...but I would like to see cambridge change questions in future if they know people who have applied before are being interviewed again..that is all
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    (Original post by carbon_)
    No...I am saying it is unfair that cambridge didn't bother changing style/questions...I've said again and again..it isn't your fault..it has nothing to do with you, but you did get an advantage from it

    Honestly, I am really happy for you, I am not bitter or anything like that :/ My goal isn't getting into Cambridge..it is getting into medicine...and I hope cambridge changes the style/questions next year to make it fair for everyone

    P.S. And honestly, I feel pretty bad, this is a really good day for you and I really don't want to ruin that for you or make you feel like you don't deserve it :/ So I am really sorry for my comments, I hope you don't take what i say to the wrong way, please be proud of your achievements!
    no need to feel bad and of course your comments are not enough to ruin such a happy day for me but honestly yes there's the advantage of extra knowledge once you've been through anything in life so yes I had an advantage, but what annoyed me is you saying it's an unfair advantage cuz it's not, I had to learn from my weaknesses and be persistent and get through the rejection and better myself so no it's not unfair. And last year honestly I was devastated after the rejection cuz I had been so close and failed and I was trying to give hope to the other person that posted to say don't give up don't think it's the end just cuz you got rejected. You can get what you deserve by being persistent. And that's why I got annoyed cuz you should praise advantage that comes from effort and pulling yourself up from rejection instead of saying it's unfair. It's fair and justified and ppl should be encouraged to earn it by not giving up. And I wish you to think the same cuz you're definitely a worthy applicant to go this far and you should not try to blame it on unfairness but instead try to do even better cuz you can.
 
 
 
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