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    In terms of working as an HCA, I've found a lot of hospitals ask for applicants to have an NVQ in health and social care, something I don't have - an ideas what I can do about this?
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    I think that's usually just 'desired' criteria not 'essential'. I got on as bank HCA at a hospital with nothing but volunteering experience on wards at another hospital. Give the post holders a ring and enquire as I don't know of any HCA's that needed to have NVQ's for the role.
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    (Original post by Themightylaa)
    I think that's usually just 'desired' criteria not 'essential'. I got on as bank HCA at a hospital with nothing but volunteering experience on wards at another hospital. Give the post holders a ring and enquire as I don't know of any HCA's that needed to have NVQ's for the role.
    Seconded. Never had to supply any qualifications to get my HCA job. Just some ward volunteering experience.
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    (Original post by Themightylaa)
    I think that's usually just 'desired' criteria not 'essential'. I got on as bank HCA at a hospital with nothing but volunteering experience on wards at another hospital. Give the post holders a ring and enquire as I don't know of any HCA's that needed to have NVQ's for the role.
    Great, thank you!
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    Seconded. Never had to supply any qualifications to get my HCA job. Just some ward volunteering experience.
    Great, thank you!
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    (Original post by 24242424)
    In terms of working as an HCA, I've found a lot of hospitals ask for applicants to have an NVQ in health and social care, something I don't have - an ideas what I can do about this?
    I found this too so I applied for an HCA role in mental health and that is what I'm working as currently
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    I m in my first year of biomed in cardiff university, when can i apply dor medicine. I want to medicine as i m not interested in reserach and lab work, i need guidance please
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    (Original post by Muazzama6)
    I m in my first year of biomed in cardiff university, when can i apply dor medicine. I want to medicine as i m not interested in reserach and lab work, i need guidance please
    You'll want to sit your entrance exams in the summer of 2018 (your 2nd year at uni) with the aim to start in 2019, assuming you want to go straight into medicine from your current degree. The only thing you can do in the next year or so is start building some work experience for your application.

    Get onto Google, search for graduate entry medicine and do some browsing for a good 60 minutes. It's all there in abundance.

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    People says graduate is very difficult, i really want to do it. Which test i have to do? GEMSAT


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    (Original post by Muazzama6)
    People says graduate is very difficult, i really want to do it. Which test i have to do? GEMSAT


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    GAMSAT, BMAT or UKCAT it´s really up to you.

    Have a read through this guide and try and research different universities for a bit (Google is your friend )

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/con...dicine-a-guide
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    (Original post by mamly042)
    GAMSAT, BMAT or UKCAT it´s really up to you.

    Have a read through this guide and try and research different universities for a bit (Google is your friend )

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/con...dicine-a-guide
    Thank u so very much, its very useful piece of information for me, thankx again
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    (Original post by Mr Optimist)
    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?
    I am a GEM applicant, and Exeter/Plymouth do only look at your GAMSAT results to decide whether to offer you an interview or not. I've spoken to the admission offices as well. This is a copy and paste from their FAQ (Exeter)


    On the other hand, if you have completed a degree programme or it has been more than two years since you completed your full A levels, you will be considered as a non-direct school leaver. In this instance you will be required to take the Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) in order to be considered. Your performance in GAMSAT will be the only necessary information on your application. Your performance in a prior degree or past secondary school will not be taken into consideration. Applicants who achieve less than 59 overall are unlikely to be invited to attend an interview. Threshold scores in each section will need to be met.
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    I did my initial education from pakistan, its not Alevel but i got admission in biomed on these qualifications. But some one told me that i have to do Alevel in uk as well bcuz medical school needs Alevel. I m kind of confuse what to do. I am really stressed out these days bcuz of this
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    (Original post by Muazzama6)
    I did my initial education from pakistan, its not Alevel but i got admission in biomed on these qualifications. But some one told me that i have to do Alevel in uk as well bcuz medical school needs Alevel. I m kind of confuse what to do. I am really stressed out these days bcuz of this
    Not all medical schools require a levels if you have a degree under your belt.
    The usual English and Math at GCSE level is required


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    (Original post by Chez231)
    Not all medical schools require a levels if you have a degree under your belt.
    The usual English and Math at GCSE level is required


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    Actully i already have a 4 years degree in Clinical psychology, now i m doing undergraduate degree in biomedical. Because i didnt know that i can apply to medical schools with my degree in clinical psychology. Now i cant do anything because i have to complete my degree in biomed as i spoke to cardiff uni they said u have to complete ur degree before going anyway else. Ya i studies english and maths in my school days.
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    (Original post by Muazzama6)
    Actully i already have a 4 years degree in Clinical psychology, now i m doing undergraduate degree in biomedical. Because i didnt know that i can apply to medical schools with my degree in clinical psychology. Now i cant do anything because i have to complete my degree in biomed as i spoke to cardiff uni they said u have to complete ur degree before going anyway else. Ya i studies english and maths in my school days.
    Blimey , can you not leave after this year ?
    And then apply


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    (Original post by Chez231)
    Blimey , can you not leave after this year ?
    And then apply


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    Thats what i thought, but i spoke to cardiff university school of medicine, they said that they dont accept transfer, complete ur degree first, u cant apply to medicine in cardiff university until u complete ur current course in biomedicall sciences.I hope its all the case with all the other medical school, but i dont know yet, if u know anything plz do let me know, thankx
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    (Original post by Muazzama6)
    Thats what i thought, but i spoke to cardiff university school of medicine, they said that they dont accept transfer, complete ur degree first, u cant apply to medicine in cardiff university until u complete ur current course in biomedicall sciences.I hope its all the case with all the other medical school, but i dont know yet, if u know anything plz do let me know, thankx
    I mean you already have an eligible degree under your belt, what if you quit biomed after this year and apply ?
    Then again having two degrees and a strong UKCAT/BMAT would benefit


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    (Original post by Chez231)
    I mean you already have an eligible degree under your belt, what if you quit biomed after this year and apply ?
    Then again having two degrees and a strong UKCAT/BMAT would benefit


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    Thank u very much, i am thinking the same. How should i prepare for UKCAT/BMAT? Whts the most effective way of prep
 
 
 
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