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    (Original post by Mr Optimist)
    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.
    I'm not sure where you got the exeter information from. I searched on google and found a FAQ from Exeter medical school (it's a word document). It says:
    "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"

    and the more relevant part "Your performance in a prior degree or past secondary school will not be taken into consideration",
    So it sounds like they only consider GAMSAT which seems a bit ridiculous if true.

    This is why we need to contact every university directly since information is not always reliable or obvious.
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    (Original post by high)
    I'm not sure where you got the exeter information from. I searched on google and found a FAQ from Exeter medical school (it's a word document). It says:
    "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"

    and the more relevant part "Your performance in a prior degree or past secondary school will not be taken into consideration",
    So it sounds like they only consider GAMSAT which seems a bit ridiculous if true.

    This is why we need to contact every university directly since information is not always reliable or obvious.
    Well I would certainly contact them to confirm. That seems very strange. I think perhaps what they're trying to say is that if you had a previous degree, they may not take that into account and only take the most current one into consideration. So lets say before my current Mpharm degree I have done pharmacology, they would not take my pharmacology degree into consideration but only look at my Mpharm one.
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    (Original post by Mr Optimist)
    Well I would certainly contact them to confirm. That seems very strange. I think perhaps what they're trying to say is that if you had a previous degree, they may not take that into account and only take the most current one into consideration. So lets say before my current Mpharm degree I have done pharmacology, they would not take my pharmacology degree into consideration but only look at my Mpharm one.
    Yeah but Gamsat takes you into direct competition with A-level students since it covers a lot of the main areas so you can compare the results. So I can seem them not taking into account prior degree if the student had a good/bad gamsat since it's essentially good/bad a-levels.
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    (Original post by high)
    Yeah but Gamsat takes you into direct competition with A-level students since it covers a lot of the main areas so you can compare the results. So I can seem them not taking into account prior degree if the student had a good/bad gamsat since it's essentially good/bad a-levels.
    I agree with you, if anything GAMSAT are more difficult to be honest as in the chemistry and biology part, they are similar to first year degree level topics.
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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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    (Original post by Marathi)
    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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