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    (Original post by 10LFC10)
    Yes I am a graduate which is why I would try for advice on this thread. I have applied to a101 twice now but unfortunately my entrance exam marks aren't good enough, English being my downfall for both exams. However my ukcat (687) is good enough for a100 so I just feel like I am in an awkward limbo at the moment.

    I am resitting the gamsat in march so here is to third time lucky!

    I was just after advice from those who have applied to a 100 though on how they have gone about it. For example which banks do do loans and is it actually worth it ie the long term interest effects

    Just trying to pull out all the stops haha

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    ahh i see. 687 is a decent score and i wouldnt stop considering a101 just yet. also some unis have no entry exam requirement like birmingham. best of luck with your gamsat!

    as for the finance side, sorry i cant help you much. hope youll find the answers you need. medici from the barts a101 thread just mentioned 'future finance' which appears to be a loans company specialising in flexible student loans - that might be worth looking into, or try contacting Medici for more info as he/she has likely done a bit of research on it.
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    I want to apply for the 2019 entry, which is when I'll finish my undergraduate studies. I have totally an arts background (currently undertaking a History degree @ the LSE), so I don't know where my application would stand. I'm kind of a flop at maths and science lol.

    Do I have to retake my GCSE maths and sciences and then do an A Level on the side btw?
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    (Original post by MJlover)
    I want to apply for the 2019 entry, which is when I'll finish my undergraduate studies. I have totally an arts background (currently undertaking a History degree @ the LSE), so I don't know where my application would stand. I'm kind of a flop at maths and science lol.

    Do I have to retake my GCSE maths and sciences and then do an A Level on the side btw?
    It depends on where you want to apply. Some medical schools do not consider your GCSE and A levels and allow applications from all degree subjects.

    I've linked a graduate entry medicine guide below which shows the requirements of each school:
    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/con...dicine-a-guide
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    I'm considering withdrawing from my current course because I hate it. I don't think it would have an impact on potential offers as I already have a BSc and MSc and my current course is a PGCert in a subject not related to medicine. I have three interviews so I'm assuming my academics are fine. I am just really worried that if I withdraw from the course med schools will have an issue with it. Any advice?
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    (Original post by Medici103)
    I'm considering withdrawing from my current course because I hate it. I don't think it would have an impact on potential offers as I already have a BSc and MSc and my current course is a PGCert in a subject not related to medicine. I have three interviews so I'm assuming my academics are fine. I am just really worried that if I withdraw from the course med schools will have an issue with it. Any advice?
    i assume they gave you interviews based on your bsc and msc only so its very unlikely any uni would have an issue. wouldnt hurt to clarify with admissions just to stay on the safe side though?
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    (Original post by Hugh Laurie)
    i assume they gave you interviews based on your bsc and msc only so its very unlikely any uni would have an issue. wouldnt hurt to clarify with admissions just to stay on the safe side though?
    I thought of doing that. Contacting admissions is weirdly scary and I'm being a cowardy custard.
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    (Original post by Hugh Laurie)
    are you a graduate applying for a100 medicine? i think most people here will be applying to a101 only for the nhs bursary and second student loan. the few who go onto a100 seems to either have worked for some time and have savings, or taken out loans from families or bank/loan companies. have you considered trying to get into an a101 programme instead? If youre not a graduate and applying for a100 i think a better thread to seek advice is the A100 thread. In this case Im pretty sure youll be entitled to student loans as it will be your first degree.
    So for graduates would you say you would have a better chance of applying for A100 if you can afford the tuition fees? I'm at University right now and I'm looking at 2017/18 application and Newcastle/Durham are close enough where I think I use all of the maintenance money to pay most of the tuition fee and just live at home and drive to University.
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    (Original post by Mr Optimist)
    Any pharmacist/pharmacy student that has applied for GEM? Be very nice to hear from some of you guys.
    hi,
    I am doing pre-registration training at the moment. I did apply for GEM- got 2 rejections so far. how about you?
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    (Original post by phoebe_912)
    hi,
    I am doing pre-registration training at the moment. I did apply for GEM- got 2 rejections so far. how about you?
    Hi Phoebe!

    I am currently in my final year in the Mpharm course. I am hoping to apply after my pre registration year.

    Which universities did you apply to and which ones rejected you? did they say why?
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    Hi,

    So I probably asked this Qs last year. But as the UKCAT course for 2017 have released, would anyone recommend the medic portal or Kaplan course? It's a lot of money so just want to know if it really helps?
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    (Original post by 123ash)
    Hi,

    So I probably asked this Qs last year. But as the UKCAT course for 2017 have released, would anyone recommend the medic portal or Kaplan course? It's a lot of money so just want to know if it really helps?
    Bit of an issue with my St George's app, they want us to bring these letters regarding our work experiences to our interviews which I can do for all but one of my experiences... which is my current job. Naturally I don't want my boss to see that I'm attempting to leave in September as I only got the position last month and they provide quite a bit of training such as bloods etc so I could potentially lose the job if she thinks I'm leaving after 9 months. Any recommendations?

    I don't want to jeprodise my job but also would like to be able to include this work experience to aid my application. I likely have enough experience even if I just don't mention this current role but it would seem wasted.

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    Bit of an issue with my St George's app... they q0

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    Sorry, see above. Phone glitched on me.

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    (Original post by Themightylaa)
    Bit of an issue with my St George's app, they want us to bring these letters regarding our work experiences to our interviews which I can do for all but one of my experiences... which is my current job. Naturally I don't want my boss to see that I'm attempting to leave in September as I only got the position last month and they provide quite a bit of training such as bloods etc so I could potentially lose the job if she thinks I'm leaving after 9 months. Any recommendations?

    I don't want to jeprodise my job but also would like to be able to include this work experience to aid my application. I likely have enough experience even if I just don't mention this current role but it would seem wasted.

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    I wasn't sure whether to tell my current employer either for the same reasons but when I did she was really supportive and wrote me an excellent letter with very detailed job list. I would just go for it, they'll appreciate the honesty and it's not like you're leaving tomorrow.

    I have a problem with one of my previous employers who currently has been really non commital about writing the letter. Don't know what to do about it because I really want to include it in my experience form.
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    (Original post by Themightylaa)
    Bit of an issue with my St George's app, they want us to bring these letters regarding our work experiences to our interviews which I can do for all but one of my experiences... which is my current job. Naturally I don't want my boss to see that I'm attempting to leave in September as I only got the position last month and they provide quite a bit of training such as bloods etc so I could potentially lose the job if she thinks I'm leaving after 9 months. Any recommendations?

    I don't want to jeprodise my job but also would like to be able to include this work experience to aid my application. I likely have enough experience even if I just don't mention this current role but it would seem wasted.

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    All my employers within healthcare have been extremely supportive of my decision to try and get into med school. I told 2 out of the 3 ward managers I have had at interview about my plans to study medicine and they never had any problem in employing me.

    The most recent position I started in November, so they knew they would only get 9-10 months out of me and still took me on. I'd be surprised if they were to get upset over this.
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    (Original post by Themightylaa)
    Bit of an issue with my St George's app, they want us to bring these letters regarding our work experiences to our interviews which I can do for all but one of my experiences... which is my current job. Naturally I don't want my boss to see that I'm attempting to leave in September as I only got the position last month and they provide quite a bit of training such as bloods etc so I could potentially lose the job if she thinks I'm leaving after 9 months. Any recommendations?

    I don't want to jeprodise my job but also would like to be able to include this work experience to aid my application. I likely have enough experience even if I just don't mention this current role but it would seem wasted.

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    In your position I would speak to someone else and not my boss. Someone who can provide a reference but would keep it in confidence as they understand your position.

    I did that, instead of getting a reference from my boss, I got it from a senior team leader. I felt the my boss didn't really know me, whereas I worked with the team leader so they could provide a more rounded reference for me.

    However, I do agree with the others, 98% of the time everyone is supportive for you to go ahead. Theres only a few people who make you feel like you are wrong by wanting to reach your dream career.
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    (Original post by phoebe_912)
    hi,
    I am doing pre-registration training at the moment. I did apply for GEM- got 2 rejections so far. how about you?

    I applied 4 times lol, basically when I finished my pre-reg until now.

    3 rejections this year and just got an interview for 5-year course, which I dont know what to do with. (I dont know if I can cover the cost)


    Does anyone know what the interview to offer ratio at leeds? whats the chances....
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    this is why i made sure to make my ambitions clear in my covering letters and during interviews, to exclude employers who want a long term employee. but even if you didnt, i dont think its likely youd be fired. think of it this way: 1. you still have at least half a years of time to stay in this position, and might be longer if you dont get into medschool (hope this wont be the case). 2. as you know, the time and resources theyd already spent on you is valuable, so theyd be shooting themselves in the foot if they fired you because you dont want to stay there forever (realistically no employer will expect this).

    i dont believe the right approach is to ask someone other than your line manager, if it eventually comes out it will look much worse than if you directly went to them. also by being apprehensive about doing so implies you think you're doing something shady or dishonest - you shouldn't feel this way (unless they made it clear in the application process they want someone to stay for X time and you lied saying you definitely will - otherwise you're fine).
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    (Original post by Mr Optimist)
    Any pharmacist/pharmacy student that has applied for GEM? Be very nice to hear from some of you guys.
    I'm a pharmacist! Applied to Newcastle GEM and the rest undergrad
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    (Original post by james282)
    I'm a pharmacist! Applied to Newcastle GEM and the rest undergrad
    Is this your first time applying? sadly I do not have the means to be able to apply to the 5 year course, mainly due to GCSE/A-level and of course the cost.

    I will be hopefully applying to Warwick, SGUL, Notts and swansea in 2019.
 
 
 
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