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    (Original post by Clareite)
    Yeah I'm swayed against Barts because of UKCAT scores :/ Yep funding is an issue for me too but I'm just putting that to one side for now as I've heard it is possible to get loans from places other than SF - its just obviously much harder. Bristol only puts a 10% weighting on UKCAT so I'm probably going to apply there, and I'm currently thinking of having a shot at Kings. I've heard UEA is easier to get into with a lower UKCAT though and also Queens Belfast, although I'm not sure I particularly want to go to either of those tbh :P
    I feel the same particularly if I have to self fund it :P I was just looking at Leicester they operate a scored based system and if you have strong GCSEs and Alevels you will stand a good chance! Plus in the past 2 years they have made about 100+ offers for graduates on the A100 course which is quite a lot!
    The course at Kings looks very appealing and with your UKCAT I think its definitely worth a shot!
    I wish you all the best with your application!!
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    That's interesting about Leicester - that's really good statistics as well!
    I wish you all the best too!!


    (Original post by Katray)
    I feel the same particularly if I have to self fund it :P I was just looking at Leicester they operate a scored based system and if you have strong GCSEs and Alevels you will stand a good chance! Plus in the past 2 years they have made about 100+ offers for graduates on the A100 course which is quite a lot!
    The course at Kings looks very appealing and with your UKCAT I think its definitely worth a shot!
    I wish you all the best with your application!!
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    what's an average i should be aiming for in the ukcat to be able to apply to a grad 4 year course?
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    Pretty much in the same boat as you. Ukcat score was really low,did a Masters of pharmacy degree . Got a Distinction 1st and gonna apply to Birmingham, Cambridge Oxford and kings for the sake of it . Feeling deflated that so many of the universities require ukcat. Gonna do the bmat and see how that goes for Oxford. Hopefully my experience will pull me through

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    Hello everybody.

    I have a question about personal statement (UKCAT can do one for now!)

    I have shadowed doctors, visited patients at home, taken blood etc., which I'm going to include on my CV...

    I also am a member of a Research Ethics Committee which has to approve research involving humans at NHS organisations. As a lay member I am an advocate for patient safety and am required to speak up when I think research protocols are unethical.

    My question is, do you think this is relevant to a medical personal statement? Is it worth including or is it taking up valuable words?

    Any opinions would be warmly received.

    Thank you.
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    (Original post by finchley_grove)
    Hello everybody.

    I have a question about personal statement (UKCAT can do one for now!)

    I have shadowed doctors, visited patients at home, taken blood etc., which I'm going to include on my CV...

    I also am a member of a Research Ethics Committee which has to approve research involving humans at NHS organisations. As a lay member I am an advocate for patient safety and am required to speak up when I think research protocols are unethical.

    My question is, do you think this is relevant to a medical personal statement? Is it worth including or is it taking up valuable words?

    Any opinions would be warmly received.

    Thank you.
    Can you maybe expand on your entire CV of work experience?


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    (Original post by Rasillon)
    Can you maybe expand on your entire CV of work experience?


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    Yes of course. Thank you for the reply.

    So I graduated in 2013 with a BSc and MSc in Neuroscience. I then gained a post as a research assistant at Manchester University where I worked alongside Ophthalmic sugeons within the division of neuroscience - we developed a novel gene therapy treatment for blindness (retinal dystrophies) which was successful and will be taken to human clinical trials soon (https://www.newscientist.com/article...cells-in-eyes/ - link to paper is in there)

    After this project I found a job as a patient-facing research practitioner (bascially a research nurse) - I deal with all the direct patient contact for clinical trials in the NHS; venepuncture (including helping out in A&E), medical history, MRI scans etc. I've also asked to sit on on consultations so have shadowed psychiatrists, neurologists, genetic specialists etc. I also recruit from clinics so every week I see around 16 patients from MS and Huntington's clinics. Plus I sit in two MDT meetings a week, with consultants, specialist nurses, CPNs etc...

    I also was a carer for a young man with moderate learning difficulties whilst at University (3 years total) which was VERY challenging, but honestly dead fulfilling.

    Like I said I'm a member of South Manchester HRA Research Ethics Commitee, so I review applications made to conduct research with the NHS and make objections based on patient safety and ethics.

    many thanks for any opinions. I'm happy to help anybody else out if I can...
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    (Original post by finchley_grove)
    Hello everybody.

    I have a question about personal statement (UKCAT can do one for now!)

    I have shadowed doctors, visited patients at home, taken blood etc., which I'm going to include on my CV...

    I also am a member of a Research Ethics Committee which has to approve research involving humans at NHS organisations. As a lay member I am an advocate for patient safety and am required to speak up when I think research protocols are unethical.

    My question is, do you think this is relevant to a medical personal statement? Is it worth including or is it taking up valuable words?

    Any opinions would be warmly received.

    Thank you.
    I'd say it depends on where you are applying. If your applying more heavily to universities that are more research centred then I would make more of a song and dance about it, especially if it is something your interested in. Otherwise I feel like what you have posted "I also am a member [...] protocols are unethical" would be fine.
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    (Original post by Marathi)
    I'd say it depends on where you are applying. If your applying more heavily to universities that are more research centred then I would make more of a song and dance about it, especially if it is something your interested in. Otherwise I feel like what you have posted "I also am a member [...] protocols are unethical" would be fine.
    Thank you.
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    Where do we enter details of our undergrad degrees on UCAS? The education tab only includes schools and colleges. There's a drop down box that asks for what level my highest qualifications are (I've selected honours degree level) but no where to put actual degree details in?


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    (Original post by Themightylaa)
    Where do we enter details of our undergrad degrees on UCAS? The education tab only includes schools and colleges. There's a drop down box that asks for what level my highest qualifications are (I've selected honours degree level) but no where to put actual degree details in?


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    Add college/centre - select your uni then select degree with grade as 1:1, 2:1 etc
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    What would I need to be able to get into Oxford GEM?
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    Does anyone know if Cambridge definitely want an A grade for Alevel chemistry because I only managed a B grade. Is it still worth applying even though I got a distinction for my Masters of pharmacy degree and I have 6 months working in hospital and 6 months working in community. Plus I've shadowed doctors and worked in care homes.

    Thanks
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    687 in the UKCAT. Gutted to say the least. I understand Warwick, Kings and such places are out, but anybody know of any 4 year courses that this score would be acceptable for? Many thanks guys
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    (Original post by Peace4life)
    Does anyone know if Cambridge definitely want an A grade for Alevel chemistry because I only managed a B grade. Is it still worth applying even though I got a distinction for my Masters of pharmacy degree and I have 6 months working in hospital and 6 months working in community. Plus I've shadowed doctors and worked in care homes.

    Thanks
    There are quite a few Cambridge colleges on here that are more than happy to answer questions, for example, Lucy Cavendish. Drop them a PM/ VM
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    (Original post by MedSchoolHope4)
    687 in the UKCAT. Gutted to say the least. I understand Warwick, Kings and such places are out, but anybody know of any 4 year courses that this score would be acceptable for? Many thanks guys
    possibly barts?
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    Hi guys, just a quick question, need some advice.


    I am a grad with 2.1 in MPharm and good experience, but I have missed the UKCAT deadline, so now only able to apply to the non ukcat universities *(which I did in 2015) I am thinking of applying to Cambridge, Birmingham, Imperial*

    Is there any other universities for BMAT, looking for 4-year course preferably.

    Basically any non- admission test uni or BMAT *
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    (Original post by Ama2007)
    Hi guys, just a quick question, need some advice.


    I am a grad with 2.1 in MPharm and good experience, but I have missed the UKCAT deadline, so now only able to apply to the non ukcat universities *(which I did in 2015) I am thinking of applying to Cambridge, Birmingham, Imperial*

    Is there any other universities for BMAT, looking for 4-year course preferably.

    Basically any non- admission test uni or BMAT *
    Oxford (BMAT)
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    (Original post by carbon_)
    Oxford (BMAT) and Bristol (no admission test)
    Bristol?

    I thought they stopped doing the GEM course? and now for the standard one you need UKCAT (5-year course)*
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    (Original post by Ama2007)
    Bristol?

    I thought they stopped doing the GEM course? and now for the standard one you need UKCAT (5-year course)*
    Oh wow, you are right. I am sorry, I was just going by this website (http://www.medschools.ac.uk/) but I checked Bristol's website and indeed it is!
 
 
 
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