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    Hi,
    I know its early but i got an offer in sheffield uni for biomed and clinical science in bradford so i can transfer to leeds medicine, what would be thr best option. Also, i dont know if ill be one of the 20 people out of 180 thatll transfer, i really wanna do GEM
    Sheffield uni then medicine - 7 years
    Clinical science transfer -6 years
    If i dont get the transfer in clinic sci - 8 years
    Id appreaciate if someone would respond back😀
    Also how competitive is GEM my grades are:
    Biology - A
    Maths - B
    Applied science - D*D*
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    (Original post by jahidur99)
    Hi,
    I know its early but i got an offer in sheffield uni for biomed and clinical science in bradford so i can transfer to leeds medicine, what would be thr best option. Also, i dont know if ill be one of the 20 people out of 180 thatll transfer, i really wanna do GEM
    Sheffield uni then medicine - 7 years
    Clinical science transfer -6 years
    If i dont get the transfer in clinic sci - 8 years
    Id appreaciate if someone would respond back😀
    Also how competitive is GEM my grades are:
    Biology - A
    Maths - B
    Applied science - D*D*
    Hi,
    I've just graduated from Sheffield uni biomed and have been offered a place doing medicine at HYMS.
    Sheffield offer a transfer to medicine at the end of 1st year biomed if you have AAA at A level. It's up to you how important the time frame is- an extra couple of years studying compared to 40 years in a career you love is pretty negligible. Sheffield is a fantastic uni and a degree from there will look good when you come to apply for medicine afterwards. Hope this helps. If you have any other questions just let me know 😊


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    (Original post by darioholic)
    Did you sit the same MMI we did? Graduates didn't need a pen and paper, was all spoken or acted out
    Never said you needed pen and paper! Just that they were fine with you taking them in. One guy in my group had a little notebook were he seemed to brainstorm in the interval as he was scribbling down stuff.


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    [QUOTE=medicwannabe21;69675556]Hi,
    I've just graduated from Sheffield uni biomed and have been offered a place doing medicine at HYMS.
    Sheffield offer a transfer to medicine at the end of 1st year biomed if you have AAA at A level. It's up to you how important the time frame is- an extra couple of years studying compared to 40 years in a career you love is pretty negligible. Sheffield is a fantastic uni and a degree from there will look good when you come to apply for medicine afterwards. Hope this helps. If you have any other questions just let me know 😊

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    (Original post by medicwannabe21)
    Hi,
    I've just graduated from Sheffield uni biomed and have been offered a place doing medicine at HYMS.
    Sheffield offer a transfer to medicine at the end of 1st year biomed if you have AAA at A level. It's up to you how important the time frame is- an extra couple of years studying compared to 40 years in a career you love is pretty negligible. Sheffield is a fantastic uni and a degree from there will look good when you come to apply for medicine afterwards. Hope this helps. If you have any other questions just let me know 😊

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    Just like to point out that the institute that you get your degree has next to no influence on your application to graduate medicine, so don't let ranking be a big influence on the choice


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    (Original post by jahidur99)
    Hi,
    I know its early but i got an offer in sheffield uni for biomed and clinical science in bradford so i can transfer to leeds medicine, what would be thr best option. Also, i dont know if ill be one of the 20 people out of 180 thatll transfer, i really wanna do GEM
    Sheffield uni then medicine - 7 years
    Clinical science transfer -6 years
    If i dont get the transfer in clinic sci - 8 years
    Id appreaciate if someone would respond back😀
    Also how competitive is GEM my grades are:
    Biology - A
    Maths - B
    Applied science - D*D*
    Hi to anyone reading this - last time I posted I got "censored" - aka Clinical Sciences admins managed to get it taken down but I cannot read what you are saying without sharing this with you.


    I want to be of any assistance possible here. Last year I graduated from the Clinical Sciences degree after doing the full 4 years (which included the foundation year). The course is a shambles full of lies and false promises from day 1. I, like many others, was lured onto the degree having missed the grades to be able to get directly into Medical school and was assured I would be a very strong candidate for the transfer and that there would be 50 people on the course going for the 20 transfer places of foundation year and 20 transfer places of year 1. There were over 110 students on my first day of the course and there was the evident first lie of the experience. (They are now taking on well over 200 students for the same 20 places). Suddenly prospects of having a 1 in 2.5 chance of transfer for each year became almost a 1 in 6. From day 1 it was evident that the 'widening participation' aspect of the course just wasn't the case. I was competing against students with straight A's and higher at A level and it became quickly apparent that the course was nothing more than a money making machine that was playing on people's desperation to get into Medical school.

    Many people met the grades (70% average in foundation year and 60% in first year) which ultimately meant people who had done nothing but work in order to transfer into Leeds didn't. You are treated with less respect, less fairness and less professionalism than you are in primary school throughout the degree, particularly in years 2 and 3 when you haven't transferred and are effectively trapped in their system. The teaching quality is often appalling, exam standards are shocking and the culture of bullying stems from the top down.


    I cannot strongly enough express how awful this degree was. Where those who work for the faculty would say that those who didn't transfer are just bitter (this was indeed used against us by the course director when we politely asked for a meeting to discuss our concerns), that is simply not the case.


    Please do not do this degree. I, having graduated with a 2.1 and moved on with my life, feel that it is my duty to warn others and inform others who are considering this path what an awful lie the whole things is. There is a thread from as long as 10 years ago stating the exact same feelings as I write here today so please believe me when I say that the way I feel is a general consensus and not just the thoughts of one individual. I will include the links to other threads at the end of mine. If you want to private message me at all or have more questions please do not hesitate to ask. If you feel that this course is the best way to get into Medicine please just explore all other options. I would tell my 18 year old self to do a degree I would enjoy, perhaps nursing/physiotherapy/midwifery/biomedical sciences then apply to graduate Medicine afterwards. I do not want anyone to go through what I and so many of my peers have.


    Feel free to ask me more and stay clear of Clinical Sciences!

    A quick look on the course page (scroll to the bottom) will show the student satisfaction score was just 36% - this is NOT normal!!
    http://www.bradford.ac.uk/study/cour...es-bsc-3-years

    Here is the link to the thread stating the same problems from 10 years ago: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...=266482&page=2
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    **** man, that is rough. Hope you are okay. It's awful how these higher education institutions exploit the dreams of young people.
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    (Original post by GalaxyBlue22)
    Hi to anyone reading this - last time I posted I got "censored" - aka Clinical Sciences admins managed to get it taken down but I cannot read what you are saying without sharing this with you.


    I want to be of any assistance possible here. Last year I graduated from the Clinical Sciences degree after doing the full 4 years (which included the foundation year). The course is a shambles full of lies and false promises from day 1. I, like many others, was lured onto the degree having missed the grades to be able to get directly into Medical school and was assured I would be a very strong candidate for the transfer and that there would be 50 people on the course going for the 20 transfer places of foundation year and 20 transfer places of year 1. There were over 110 students on my first day of the course and there was the evident first lie of the experience. (They are now taking on well over 200 students for the same 20 places). Suddenly prospects of having a 1 in 2.5 chance of transfer for each year became almost a 1 in 6. From day 1 it was evident that the 'widening participation' aspect of the course just wasn't the case. I was competing against students with straight A's and higher at A level and it became quickly apparent that the course was nothing more than a money making machine that was playing on people's desperation to get into Medical school.

    Many people met the grades (70% average in foundation year and 60% in first year) which ultimately meant people who had done nothing but work in order to transfer into Leeds didn't. You are treated with less respect, less fairness and less professionalism than you are in primary school throughout the degree, particularly in years 2 and 3 when you haven't transferred and are effectively trapped in their system. The teaching quality is often appalling, exam standards are shocking and the culture of bullying stems from the top down.


    I cannot strongly enough express how awful this degree was. Where those who work for the faculty would say that those who didn't transfer are just bitter (this was indeed used against us by the course director when we politely asked for a meeting to discuss our concerns), that is simply not the case.


    Please do not do this degree. I, having graduated with a 2.1 and moved on with my life, feel that it is my duty to warn others and inform others who are considering this path what an awful lie the whole things is. There is a thread from as long as 10 years ago stating the exact same feelings as I write here today so please believe me when I say that the way I feel is a general consensus and not just the thoughts of one individual. I will include the links to other threads at the end of mine. If you want to private message me at all or have more questions please do not hesitate to ask. If you feel that this course is the best way to get into Medicine please just explore all other options. I would tell my 18 year old self to do a degree I would enjoy, perhaps nursing/physiotherapy/midwifery/biomedical sciences then apply to graduate Medicine afterwards. I do not want anyone to go through what I and so many of my peers have.


    Feel free to ask me more and stay clear of Clinical Sciences!

    A quick look on the course page (scroll to the bottom) will show the student satisfaction score was just 36% - this is NOT normal!!
    http://www.bradford.ac.uk/study/cour...es-bsc-3-years

    Here is the link to the thread stating the same problems from 10 years ago: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...=266482&page=2

    That's so awful. I've always had my heart set on medicine and I considered doing a foundation year at Bradford but I'm so glad I just did Biomed elsewhere. Hope you've managed to move on from it but if you feel passionate about speaking out against it, consider taking it further officially or with newspapers. No university should be a cash cow.
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    (Original post by jahidur99)
    Hi,
    I know its early but i got an offer in sheffield uni for biomed and clinical science in bradford so i can transfer to leeds medicine, what would be thr best option. Also, i dont know if ill be one of the 20 people out of 180 thatll transfer, i really wanna do GEM
    Sheffield uni then medicine - 7 years
    Clinical science transfer -6 years
    If i dont get the transfer in clinic sci - 8 years
    Id appreaciate if someone would respond back😀
    Also how competitive is GEM my grades are:
    Biology - A
    Maths - B
    Applied science - D*D*
    I also did Biomed at Sheffield and now have 1 grad-entry Medicine offer and waiting on 2 more interviews

    I'd definitely recommend Sheffield! The course is certainly demanding but I feel I learned heaps (really do feel prepared for the challenges and content of GEM) plus in second year you do a year-long cadaveric dissection module
    The city is also stellar! I volunteer at the Children's Hospital there (right next to the Biomed buildings) which has been so useful for understanding the NHS and getting meaningful work experience I can talk about at interview
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    Hiya! saw this thread and thought it would be a good place to shamlessly offer my materials! I'm willing to sell at a good price and i have a BUNCH of GAMSAT materials: - Gold standard Gamsat most recent edition - Gradmed- bio, physics, chem study guides. Including the big fat practice papers for each. Basically everything that is given for the gradmed course for section 3 - MCAT Book -Verbal reasoning Kaplan book with passages etc I don't have a specific price in mind, so i'm willing to give a reasonable price- i'd just love to get them off my hands and hand it to someone who needs it! Message me if interested! Thanks
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    I am a current first year student on the 4 year med course at Oxford. Shoot me any questions if you have them Good luck to you all!!
    Hey! I have an offer for Oxford 4-year, but was just wondering when you started your first term; there's only info for the 6-year clinical students online at the minute so I'd be really grateful for an idea of when we start
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    (Original post by Themightylaa)
    Does anyone who's interviewed previously at SGUL know if it's usually a single question per station? Been practising and my interview books recommend a maximum of 2.5-3 mins per answer but I don't want overrun trying to use the 5 minutes appropriately, especially if unbeknownst to me they are planning asking a second question that I don't leave time for.

    Anyone any experience with this? I know each station is essentially 'themed' but unsure if it's a single question/task or multiple.

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    If I remember correctly there was 6-7 minutes per station. The set-up was you start at one station (there were 7 of them....I think), enter, introduce yourself, read the question and have a think (which is where I tripped up, blasted nerves) before answering. I have mine next Friday, I really hope they have separate rooms for the stations as last year it was set-up with office cubicle barriers which meant you heard the other candidates while you were answering, not very helpful when you need to concentrate but maybe that was the point. Good luck! Also IMHO the books made my interviews worse as you get caught up in trying to remember, my tip is to have an open mind when considering your response that way it will sound genuine
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    How did SGUL interviews go for those that have had them?

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    How did SGUL interviews go for those that have had them?

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    Not too terrible. Definitely felt more confident on some stations than others but I think everything was answered at least reasonably...
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    (Original post by Sapje321)
    Not too terrible. Definitely felt more confident on some stations than others but I think everything was answered at least reasonably...
    I know you can't discuss about the interview itself, but how was everything else? Did you get a tour of the university and how was the room you did the interview in, was it little cubicles in a large room or just desks around the perimeter etc? Sorry to be a pain, I'm the kind of person that likes to have a mental image of the situation beforehand in my planning haha! Hope you get what you want!

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    (Original post by Themightylaa)
    I know you can't discuss about the interview itself, but how was everything else? Did you get a tour of the university and how was the room you did the interview in, was it little cubicles in a large room or just desks around the perimeter etc? Sorry to be a pain, I'm the kind of person that likes to have a mental image of the situation beforehand in my planning haha! Hope you get what you want!

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    I don't know about the morning but for the afternoon, there are three interview groups. 2, 3 and 4 pm. The 2pm group does interviews first and then the tour of the facilities and the others do their tour at 2pm and then their interviews.

    Each station is walled off and the room has plenty of space for all the stations.
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    So I need some advice.. I've recieved offers for both Warwick and Southampton.

    I'm trying to basically eat up the pros and cons of both, has anyone got any information about either university that they'd like to share?
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    (Original post by Sapje321)
    I don't know about the morning but for the afternoon, there are three interview groups. 2, 3 and 4 pm. The 2pm group does interviews first and then the tour of the facilities and the others do their tour at 2pm and then their interviews.

    Each station is walled off and the room has plenty of space for all the stations.
    Are you allowed to reveal the stations? As in, what the themes were as opposed to the exact scenarios or questions?


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    Are you allowed to reveal the stations? As in, what the themes were as opposed to the exact scenarios or questions?


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    Nope, that would definitely offer advantages to those yet to interview. We aren't allowed to say anything.

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