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    Hi All,
    Following on from my previous post, My objective is to get on to the Dentistry course next year (2016). I will be starting college this September studying the level 3 access course below (this is the course of action that has been recommended). So by the time of my application I will have completed this course alongside gaining English/Maths GCSE A's and get the highest possible score on my UKCAT test. Also hoping to do 1-2 Months work experience in a dental practice and learn a musical instrument to show dexterity.

    http://www.themanchestercollege.ac.u...ical-science-2

    I understand just how hard it is to get on to a dentistry course due to so much top class students out there My question is with the above completed I will be applying at the age of 23, I know nobody can say for sure but how likely is it that I will even get interviewed when I haven't got the perfect background ? I've worked since 17 and have worked as a recruitment consultant for the last couple of years helping young people get into apprenticeships with large corporate companies so don't know if that could go in my favour ?

    I have my heart set on my goal and I know I have the determination but just don't want to be unrealistic. Thanks for any guidance !
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    Oh btw I plan to apply for Manchester , Leeds and Liverpool
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    I have also seen that there is a 6 year course, with a foundation year would I be better suited to that if its more lenient on what candidates they accept ?
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    Universities have widened participation a lot recently, so it's definitely achievable if you work hard! Foundation years are generally more suitable for those who have a less traditional educational background, so I would recommend applying for those! (But check with individual uni websites first)
    Learning a musical instrument specifically for your application won't really help much (the early grades don't really utilise it that much anyway!), and there are other ways you can show this. I don't think any dentistry applicants at my college play an instrument, and several have had interviews! If you have another extra-curricular to put down then do that, but otherwise they're not the be all and end all so I'd focus on your exams if I were you
 
 
 
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