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    Hi everyone,

    I am really stuck as to where to apply for undergraduate medicine this year, I am a gap year student and about to take another year out due to several reasons. the breakdown of my application is as of the following:

    GCSE: 5A* (maths, triple science) 5A (English) 2B triple Distinction
    went to underachieving school, less than national average
    AS: AAAA (chem, bio, maths, history)
    A2: AAA (chem, bio, maths)work experience / volunteering:
    - charity shop (BHF)
    - restaurant (both years of college, offered management position)
    - teaching / volunteering in year 6 for 6months
    - W/E on wards, A&E, with Physiotherapist / occupational therapists
    - currently work as HCA in a hospital on cardiac ward (helped and learnt lots here i.e patient care and pathway from start to end, emergency situations, infection prevention, policy and procedures, role of Dr's, junior doctor roles etc) for roughly 1 year
    - also currently work as support worker for adults with learning disabilities for roughly 1 year

    - basketball team in secondary school
    - recreational badminton in college
    - used to organise events in community / seminars at temple
    - involved in community quite a lot, attend temple, groups etc
    - care for 2 family members atm who are very ill (one is terminal & degenerative)

    I will be sitting both the UKCAT and BMAT (for first time this year). In the past haven't done so great on UKCAT got 2510 last year. My personal statement is quite good and reflective, finding it hard to incorporate all of family events that have happened suddenly this year

    Last year applied to: Bristol, Liverpool, Lancaster, Exeter... got an interview for Bristol early on but no offer. they said they very much liked my personal statement

    year before last applied: Southampton (access), brighton and sussex, Liverpool and got interview for brighton and sussex but no offer.

    Any help or advice would be great please and also alternative courses to medicine???

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