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    So what i would like to know is :
    What are the best uni's to study medicine:
    - inc. entry requirements (what gcses if any, a levels needed tests BMAT,UKCAT?)
    -camous or city based uni
    -facilities
    -what the course is like (mostly tutorials? Mostly lectures? Mixture?
    -any other information that is relevant
    Thank you
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    (Original post by RiahDawson)
    So what i would like to know is :
    What are the best uni's to study medicine:
    - inc. entry requirements (what gcses if any, a levels needed tests BMAT,UKAT?)
    -camous or city based uni
    -facilities
    -what the course is like (mostly tutorials? Mostly lectures? Mixture?
    -any other information that is relevant
    Thank you
    The one that you get in to.

    The thing with medicine is you have to apply strategically. Sadly its less about where you want a go and more about where you are most likely to get in.
    You can get the starting points here
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Medicine its a bit up to date, so you'll have to do some research on top.

    Oh, and no medical school is better than another.
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    -any other information that is relevant
    Consider
    - Accomodation costs
    - Size of course (low is always better imo)
    - University student support available
    - Re-take / failure policy
    - UNI Student satisfaction survey (only look at negative comments)
    - Use of Information technology
    - Social societies / Student Union
    - Distance from med school to accomodation to centre of things (city/student union)
    - Travelling costs

    You should consider that its really all about you being at a med school where you progress at the rate the med school needs you to progress at.
    Remember that every med school student gets the same qualification (more or less), so if you can, go for the place that
    A) you have the best chance of getting in
    B) you feel you will be happiest at.

    Consider that in addition to the perceived kudos of a particular med school, you should be enjoying the "med school" experience as positively as possible - e.g. What options are available for you to participate in the social side of UNI life - taster days etc. In general, large campus unis are best for this (ease of access during the day)
    When you get to the later stages of your training, consider how far the hospitals are and the traveling required to get there (bus or you need a car?). Some med schools arrange for hospital accomodation, which is a big plus IMO. But be prepared for the reality of what working in the NHS is like -(you may not like what you see!)......Living in a tiny room with little money and slow internet access is never fun....
 
 
 
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