Universities in different countries value different types of candidates. In my home country, you're admitted 100% on the basis of your academics, without even an interview. In the UK, where I'm applying, they also take into account work experience, motivation, references, volunteering, etc, and also interview candidates.(Original post by buraddo)
Current Scarfie here. Always curious when I hear people who haven't managed in one jurisdiction figure that by changing their location/programme, suddenly the gates will fly open. So you did OLY1 in Auckland or HSFY at Otago and screwed your UMAT. Unless you got under 20th percentile your grades can't have been that great or you'd still have gotten in. Do you think they take a lesser caliber of candidate in the UK? If so, why would you want to study there?
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Last edited by prospectivemed56; 06-08-2017 at 13:53.
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- 05-03-2016 09:07
I got pretty low in all three sections, didnt expect my mark to be so low considering i really did study for it :\
(Original post by buraddo)
Well, as you know, in NZ we don't apply for direct entry into med from college, so your current UMAT score is not relevant to your med application. If your academic results are very strong, do your first year at Auckland or Otago and try sitting the UMAT again. You'll have an advantage over your own previous sitting in that you know what to expect and there is an anecdotally strong reason to believe in a practice effect. You'll also have an advantage over most of the first years who didn't sit the UMAT in college. Which section of your UMAT let you down?
- 06-08-2017 11:36
Hey guys,I'm an international student who's in my final year of UK med school. I can 100% tell you for a fact that if you graduate from a UK uni, irrespective of your passport, you're in the exact same position as British citizens. And this applies for both foundation training as well as any other specialty training years. You're of absolutely no disadvantage at all (at least according to current laws). Cheers x