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    (Original post by Mr Optimist)
    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.
    I applied twice as an undergrad but didn't happen. Been a pharmacist for a year and a half now and thought now was the best time to give it another shot! When I applied I was just thinking about having the best chance at getting a place and worrying about costs later. Luckily am in a position to locum if I only get an undergrad place.

    Best of luck with your application
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    (Original post by james282)
    I applied twice as an undergrad but didn't happen. Been a pharmacist for a year and a half now and thought now was the best time to give it another shot! When I applied I was just thinking about having the best chance at getting a place and worrying about costs later. Luckily am in a position to locum if I only get an undergrad place.

    Best of luck with your application
    Oh I see. Did they tell you why you were rejected?


    Undergraduate entry is a no no for my due to me GCSE/A-level issues. However I am not sure if they can still offer me a 5 year course even if I apply to a GEM.

    I will be applying to the GEM. It's more competitive but it's the only way I can get in.

    Out of interest, did you do much extra work experience? such as Health care assistant etc?
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    (Original post by Mr Optimist)
    Oh I see. Did they tell you why you were rejected?


    Undergraduate entry is a no no for my due to me GCSE/A-level issues. However I am not sure if they can still offer me a 5 year course even if I apply to a GEM.

    I will be applying to the GEM. It's more competitive but it's the only way I can get in.

    Out of interest, did you do much extra work experience? such as Health care assistant etc?
    Cheers for the advice guys I'll take it on board. As a side note I've had a look at hotels and trains to London for the SGUL interview and looking at a couple hundred quid... :sigh: More money! Just gonna drive to Swansea and Notts.

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    (Original post by Mr Optimist)
    Oh I see. Did they tell you why you were rejected?


    Undergraduate entry is a no no for my due to me GCSE/A-level issues. However I am not sure if they can still offer me a 5 year course even if I apply to a GEM.

    I will be applying to the GEM. It's more competitive but it's the only way I can get in.

    Out of interest, did you do much extra work experience? such as Health care assistant etc?
    Undergraduate entry at Plymouth/Exeter, they only look at your GAMSAT scores before picking you for interview.

    Universities differ in their work experience requirements - Notts/SGU has quite stringent work requirements for example. You need to do some independent research, it'll take you ten minutes at the most!
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    does anyone know of any good accommodation to stay for the night? near leeds university. The train will take 5 hours and wont make it for the morning so I need to stay overnight.


    Any suggestions?
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    (Original post by Osiris Wintereisse)
    Undergraduate entry at Plymouth/Exeter, they only look at your GAMSAT scores before picking you for interview.

    Universities differ in their work experience requirements - Notts/SGU has quite stringent work requirements for example. You need to do some independent research, it'll take you ten minutes at the most!
    From what I have read, neither Plymouth or Exeter look only at the GAMSAT. They've stated they will look at GAMSAT alongside everything else on your UCAS application. I.e you will still need to satisfy their A-level and GCSE requirements.

    As for the experience, I am aware of that. I was just asking the pharmacist members what other experience they have. Just for my own interest. Wondering why they were rejected.

    What about yourself? Are you an GEM applicant?
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    (Original post by Ama2007)
    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....
    Oh really! thts a bit extreme to get rejected on a 4 year course and getting an interview for the five year one? what was ur UKCAT/BMAT score?
    good luck
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    (Original post by Mr Optimist)
    Oh I see. Did they tell you why you were rejected?


    Undergraduate entry is a no no for my due to me GCSE/A-level issues. However I am not sure if they can still offer me a 5 year course even if I apply to a GEM.

    I will be applying to the GEM. It's more competitive but it's the only way I can get in.

    Out of interest, did you do much extra work experience? such as Health care assistant etc?
    Was a while ago now but I think it was mainly a lack of confidence and my interviews were terrible compared to the ones I've had this year! I worked for a year as a care assistant at a care home, volunteered as a ward helper at a hospice and now I've got all my pharmacy stuff so I have more experience as well!
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    (Original post by phoebe_912)
    Oh really! thts a bit extreme to get rejected on a 4 year course and getting an interview for the five year one? what was ur UKCAT/BMAT score?
    good luck
    what do you mean extreme lol?

    I cannot actually remember what i got for BMAT,
    I never done UKCAT this year
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    (Original post by james282)
    Was a while ago now but I think it was mainly a lack of confidence and my interviews were terrible compared to the ones I've had this year! I worked for a year as a care assistant at a care home, volunteered as a ward helper at a hospice and now I've got all my pharmacy stuff so I have more experience as well!
    I see. Well you have good experiences, I think all you have left now is to just ace your interviews. I am a while away yet. I am going to have to get experience in a HCA etc, as I have not managed to get any yet. Pharmacy eats up so much of our time!

    I wish you all the best.
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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 am a pharmacist and have a current application in for medicine. Not for graduate entry though. Have you applied or waiting to apply
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    (Original post by Window16)
    I am a pharmacist and have a current application in for medicine. Not for graduate entry though. Have you applied or waiting to apply
    Hi

    I am currently in my final year of MPharm. I am hoping to apply 2019. After I finished my pre reg and done some work experience as HCA etc/.

    Can I ask why you're thinking of the 5 year course and not the GEM? due to less competition? You obviously must have really good GCSE/A-level. Something which I can't say for myself.
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    (Original post by Mr Optimist)
    Hi

    I am currently in my final year of MPharm. I am hoping to apply 2019. After I finished my pre reg and done some work experience as HCA etc/.

    Can I ask why you're thinking of the 5 year course and not the GEM? due to less competition? You obviously must have really good GCSE/A-level. Something which I can't say for myself.
    I'm in the same boat as you and looking to apply 2017/18 (3rd year PharmSci student) but as far as I know some universities will treat it exactly the same as if you had applied to the A101. So even if you had bad A-levels/GCSE's they would only consider your degree for your academic qualifier.

    If you can afford it then I think it might be better to apply for both since you have more of a chance with A100.

    My parents live quite close to Newcastle University so I'm planning to live with them and just use my maintenance loan and money from my part time job to pay off tuition fees, If I go A100 route.

    EDIT: I Would contact every university though, since some do weight your GCSEs/A-levels and some don't.
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    (Original post by high)
    I'm in the same boat as you and looking to apply 2017/18 (3rd year PharmSci student) but as far as I know some universities will treat it exactly the same as if you had applied to the A101. So even if you had bad A-levels/GCSE's they would only consider your degree for your academic qualifier.

    If you can afford it then I think it might be better to apply for both since you have more of a chance with A100.

    My parents live quite close to Newcastle University so I'm planning to live with them and just use my maintenance loan and money from my part time job to pay off tuition fees, If I go A100 route.

    EDIT: I Would contact every university though, since some do weight your GCSEs/A-levels and some don't.
    Which universities are you referring to? I am aware of some unis that reduce their A-level requirements i.e Manchester, but still require the high GCSE's. I am not aware of other university that treat the A100 and A101 the same for someone holding a degree.

    I am limited to which unis I can apply to. I have to apply to GEM course in universities that do not look at A-levels and GCSE's. The list is very limited sadly. If they offer me an A100 i'd would not be able to afford because all these universities I will be applying to are far from Manchester (where I live) so I'd have to move out, this along tuition fees would make it highly unlikely that I could afford it. Unless I took out a loan or something.
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    5yr less comp, more unis, GEM far too competitive, plus not a fan of GAMSAT, gcse/a-levels nothing massively impressive
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    My GCSE's were BBBB and D in English, which I resat in college and got an A. This resit may give them a reason to reject me.
    My A-level were really bad due to some serious situation I had going in college, I got BCD in Chem, Maths and physics.
    I did an access course 1 year after A-levels called access to dentistry, pharmacy and medical science in which I got distinction in all modules.

    If they were not so picky, I would have been willing to resit some of these courses and get better results, the problem is these damned results stick with us for the rest of our lives and we have to declare them on UCAS etc. So even if I resat and got A star in everything, they would still see old results and reject anyway. It's so upsetting we have to face so much hardship due to situation I had little control over in the past.

    Unless they themselves offer me the A100 then sadly there is no way I can see getting in via the 5 year course. I would have loved to apply to even Liverpool but can't due to A-levels.

    I am really motivated to get into medicine, so even an A100 would be great if they offered me it, so I guess I better start saving up from now!
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    (Original post by Mr Optimist)
    Which universities are you referring to? I am aware of some unis that reduce their A-level requirements i.e Manchester, but still require the high GCSE's. I am not aware of other university that treat the A100 and A101 the same for someone holding a degree.

    I am limited to which unis I can apply to. I have to apply to GEM course in universities that do not look at A-levels and GCSE's. The list is very limited sadly. If they offer me an A100 i'd would not be able to afford because all these universities I will be applying to are far from Manchester (where I live) so I'd have to move out, this along tuition fees would make it highly unlikely that I could afford it. Unless I took out a loan or something.
    Essentially I think it's ones that accept a GAMSAT since it's essentially designed for graduates and covers knowledge learnt at A-level.

    I think you would have to email each university your interested in but the ones I know of are Newcastle, Exeter and Plymouth that accept graduates for A100 with no A-level requirements.

    There was a girl on YouTube that talked about her experience of getting into med school and she did experimental psychology and got a 2:2 and got into exeter's A100 course, but she had to do the gamsat. She had difficulty funding it too but I think she had savings and parents just in case also she eventually got funding from a charity.
    This is the video if your interested:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_YOcDk7Ohs

    I am going to call newcastle up probably after they've finished their busy season for admissions and ask them specifically but on their website for A100 it says:
    "Graduate applicants to A100 Applicants must have achieved, or expect to achieve, an honours degree in any discipline to at least an upper second class or first class Honours or Integrated Master's degree." and with 315 places you do have a better chance.
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    (Original post by Mr Optimist)
    My GCSE's were BBBB and D in English, which I resat in college and got an A. This resit may give them a reason to reject me.
    My A-level were really bad due to some serious situation I had going in college, I got BCD in Chem, Maths and physics.
    I did an access course 1 year after A-levels called access to dentistry, pharmacy and medical science in which I got distinction in all modules.

    If they were not so picky, I would have been willing to resit some of these courses and get better results, the problem is these damned results stick with us for the rest of our lives and we have to declare them on UCAS etc. So even if I resat and got A star in everything, they would still see old results and reject anyway. It's so upsetting we have to face so much hardship due to situation I had little control over in the past.

    Unless they themselves offer me the A100 then sadly there is no way I can see getting in via the 5 year course. I would have loved to apply to even Liverpool but can't due to A-levels.

    I am really motivated to get into medicine, so even an A100 would be great if they offered me it, so I guess I better start saving up from now!
    I had below average A-levels and only sat the Ukcat, so I made sure to apply to unis that don't consider those. I was still able to apply to 3 GEM courses (Newcastle, Warwick, Southampton, could have been 4 but really wanted to apply to Glasgow as that is where I am now) and got interview offers for all of them.

    It is definitely not impossible however you need to make sure to get s great score in the admission test.

    Good luck!




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    (Original post by high)
    Essentially I think it's ones that accept a GAMSAT since it's essentially designed for graduates and covers knowledge learnt at A-level.

    I think you would have to email each university your interested in but the ones I know of are Newcastle, Exeter and Plymouth that accept graduates for A100 with no A-level requirements.

    There was a girl on YouTube that talked about her experience of getting into med school and she did experimental psychology and got a 2:2 and got into exeter's A100 course, but she had to do the gamsat. She had difficulty funding it too but I think she had savings and parents just in case also she eventually got funding from a charity.
    This is the video if your interested:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_YOcDk7Ohs

    I am going to call newcastle up probably after they've finished their busy season for admissions and ask them specifically but on their website for A100 it says:
    "Graduate applicants to A100 Applicants must have achieved, or expect to achieve, an honours degree in any discipline to at least an upper second class or first class Honours or Integrated Master's degree." and with 315 places you do have a better chance.
    I had a look at the Plymouth and Exeter yesterday and from my understanding they say they look at your degree alongside everything else from your UCAS application, i.e they consider your A-level and GCSE's too? I am not sure.
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    (Original post by mamly042)
    I had below average A-levels and only sat the Ukcat, so I made sure to apply to unis that don't consider those. I was still able to apply to 3 GEM courses (Newcastle, Warwick, Southampton, could have been 4 but really wanted to apply to Glasgow as that is where I am now) and got interview offers for all of them.

    It is definitely not impossible however you need to make sure to get s great score in the admission test.

    Good luck!




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    Thank you
    I will certainly be applying to the GEM, as those seem to be my only option. I am thinking of going with Warwick, Swansea, Nottingham and maybe SGUL.
 
 
 
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