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    Guys, we all know we would jump to the chance of studying medicine right now if we were offered it and we were told to work for 4 years in the NHS. Who wouldn't? At the end if the day, you've achieved your dream, so forget hunt and forget all the plans. At the end., its medicine afterall
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    (Original post by Tsar101)
    Hey guys ,

    I am considering applying to KCL A100(5yrs) course as my last choice. Is it a wise choice since I only managed 670 in the UKCAT

    On the other hand, I am predicted to achieve a first in my degree.
    Will this be high enough? Im not questioning or anything just wondering..seeing as Kings is very heavy UKCAT even for the 5 year? They also do not care if u are 2:1 or 1st so that doesn't add to advantages...

    what are ur a LEVEL?
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    (Original post by GavinJR)
    I've been told after getting into medicine, in hindsight, the applications process seems like a very small thing. I hope i get to realise that feeling!
    Lol same here. I may whinge a bit every now and then as a doctor but I'd probably still not want to change it for anything else if faced with the option.
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    Hey guys, I'm considering applying for the 4 year course at KCL.

    I have achieved a 2:1 in Biomedical Sciences and got a UKCAT of 750. I've done 6 months of volunteering on a hospital ward, but apart from that I haven't done any relevant work experience or volunteering. I'm also applying for the 5 year course at KCL.

    What are my chances like?
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    I have a first in my degree (graduated this year) but UKCAT was average 675 so not sure how I will get on with getting an interview. Hoping that I've achieved my degree already helps me out a bit!
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    Does anyone know whether Barts or Southampton look at personal statement? As I don't think Warwick or Nottingham do so not sure whether I need to worry in making it great
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    (Original post by RosieHE)
    Does anyone know whether Barts or Southampton look at personal statement? As I don't think Warwick or Nottingham do so not sure whether I need to worry in making it great
    Yes, Barts and Southampton do. From what I have heard Nottingham do too. only Warwick doesn't*.
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    (Original post by paniking_and_not_revising)
    I try to focus on the fact that I tend to do better in exams that I feel went badly.

    Oh god. I know. A day is going to feel like eternity.

    What does everyone think about Jeremy Hunt's plans to introduce more places for med students? I mean he says it's to tackle GP shortages but aren't we just going to end up with more people running around after surgiery and more people not wanting to do primary care?

    I really hope it results in more places for grad entry medicine though.
    I was hoping the same, hope places for 2018 GEM increases.
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    I was after some sort of advice for 1 undergrad uni to apply to.
    I've got a 2:1 degree in BMedSci and I'm looking to apply to an undergrad choice as my 4th option.

    My ukcat average is 743, so maybe a ukcat heavy university.

    A-levels: AABbb
    GCSE: 4 A*s, 8As etc

    I've got all the relevant work experience. Anyone with any ideas on where would be best to apply as my 4th option?


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    (Original post by Rosser1994)
    I was after some sort of advice for 1 undergrad uni to apply to.
    I've got a 2:1 degree in BMedSci and I'm looking to apply to an undergrad choice as my 4th option.

    My ukcat average is 743, so maybe a ukcat heavy university.

    A-levels: AABbb
    GCSE: 4 A*s, 8As etc

    I've got all the relevant work experience. Anyone with any ideas on where would be best to apply as my 4th option?


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    Unless you have won the lottery, or have a very wealthy family,. I don't know why you would apply for the 5 year course with a UKCAT of 743!
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    (Original post by NHSFan)
    Unless you have won the lottery, or have a very wealthy family,. I don't know why you would apply for the 5 year course with a UKCAT of 743!
    I'd imagine with a 2:1 I'd only realistically be able to get to the interview stage at 3 interviews, can't imagine it would be worth applying to Newcastle with the few amount of spaces available.
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    Thoughts on 723.3 SJT Band 1 anyone??
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    For Barts and the London: "For the first time, this year Graduate candidates were ranked on a 50/50 weighting of UKCAT scores
    and Academic Points, which mirrors the system used for school leavers. As graduate qualificationsare not included in the UCAS Tariff, we developed our own system where we assigned AcademicPoints for different graduate qualifications."

    Does anyone know how academic points are assigned for graduate qualifications? I don't understand why this is being kept so cryptic - the UCAS tariff point system is calculated and described so well by the school, but for graduates it's a mystery.

    2:1, 1st, Masters, PHD? How are these ranked, and how are masters viewed? Any idea about CGPAs / non-UK degrees apart from min. 3.6?

    Just nervous because I don't know if I should even apply to Barts - I've a decent 700+ UKCAT but a 3.6 + CGPA from New York (assuming it's a 2:1), and a 3.4 GPA from my Masters.

    Again from many discussions and posts, it seems like having a 2:1 but with a high UKCAT meant very little chance of even getting an interview, but people with mid 600s and a 1st have gotten interview from Barts this past year!

    If anyone can shed some light - that'd be great. I tried calling to ask but no one answered.
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    (Original post by Rosser1994)
    I'd imagine with a 2:1 I'd only realistically be able to get to the interview stage at 3 interviews, can't imagine it would be worth applying to Newcastle with the few amount of spaces available.
    Where are you applying out of interest?
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    (Original post by Rosser1994)
    I'd imagine with a 2:1 I'd only realistically be able to get to the interview stage at 3 interviews, can't imagine it would be worth applying to Newcastle with the few amount of spaces available.
    Warwick, King's and Southampton?

    Was just wondering, as GEM is a big enough financial undertaking, let alone a 5 year course.
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    (Original post by NHSFan)
    Unless you have won the lottery, or have a very wealthy family,. I don't know why you would apply for the 5 year course with a UKCAT of 743!
    I'm applying for majority undergrad courses with 750. Even with high UKCAT scores the GEM is crazy competitive...
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    (Original post by Hormonal)
    Hey guys, I'm considering applying for the 4 year course at KCL.

    I have achieved a 2:1 in Biomedical Sciences and got a UKCAT of 750. I've done 6 months of volunteering on a hospital ward, but apart from that I haven't done any relevant work experience or volunteering. I'm also applying for the 5 year course at KCL.

    What are my chances like?
    you have a very high ukcat

    why apply for the 5 year?

    you stand a good chance at warwick for the 4 year. less money and shorter time.

    just curious?
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    (Original post by rayrk)
    For Barts and the London: "For the first time, this year Graduate candidates were ranked on a 50/50 weighting of UKCAT scores
    and Academic Points, which mirrors the system used for school leavers. As graduate qualificationsare not included in the UCAS Tariff, we developed our own system where we assigned AcademicPoints for different graduate qualifications."

    Does anyone know how academic points are assigned for graduate qualifications? I don't understand why this is being kept so cryptic - the UCAS tariff point system is calculated and described so well by the school, but for graduates it's a mystery.

    2:1, 1st, Masters, PHD? How are these ranked, and how are masters viewed? Any idea about CGPAs / non-UK degrees apart from min. 3.6?

    Just nervous because I don't know if I should even apply to Barts - I've a decent 700+ UKCAT but a 3.6 + CGPA from New York (assuming it's a 2:1), and a 3.4 GPA from my Masters.

    Again from many discussions and posts, it seems like having a 2:1 but with a high UKCAT meant very little chance of even getting an interview, but people with mid 600s and a 1st have gotten interview from Barts this past year!

    If anyone can shed some light - that'd be great. I tried calling to ask but no one answered.
    it seems they wanted 1st classes last year
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    (Original post by Lostperson)
    you have a very high ukcat

    why apply for the 5 year?

    you stand a good chance at warwick for the 4 year. less money and shorter time.

    just curious?
    I don't have 70 hours work experience within the past two years.
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    (Original post by NHSFan)
    Warwick, King's and Southampton?

    Was just wondering, as GEM is a big enough financial undertaking, let alone a 5 year course.
    Spot on. Just trying to decide on the last, don't have a first so Barts is out. Potentially Newcastle, but yeah I know a 5 year course is ridiculous for funding.. it would mean taking out a pretty huge loan to cover it all. So may not be worth it from that angle, if I were to though.. where would you consider?


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