Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

If you have one offer for medicine, will you not get another one? watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I have no idea wether there's any truth in this but my GP who sometimes interviews for Liverpool said to me that as soon as a candidate receives one offer, they're unlikely to receive another unless they are truly the most exceptional, you know top 1% of everyone ever. I just wanted to know if anyone has heard anything similar and wether it is complete rubbish or not??
    • Peer Support Volunteers
    • Study Helper
    Offline

    19
    Peer Support Volunteers
    Study Helper
    (Original post by robertsmith89)
    I have no idea wether there's any truth in this but my GP who sometimes interviews for Liverpool said to me that as soon as a candidate receives one offer, they're unlikely to receive another unless they are truly the most exceptional, you know top 1% of everyone ever. I just wanted to know if anyone has heard anything similar and wether it is complete rubbish or not??
    In terms of the general stats, it's unlikely for people to get an offer at all, sadly. It's not impossible for people to get more than one offer though. I'm not sure of what the exact stats are although I highly doubt it's just the top 1% tbh.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Universities do not know where else you have applied or how you have done in other application processes, so there is no "system" for ensuring people only get one offer. Because medicine is so competitive, over half of people will get no offers, and I imagine a significant proportion of the rest will only get one, but there's no conspiracy behind the scenes!
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    i applied twice and only got one offer
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    If you get 4 interviews and ace them all then it is possible to get 4 offers, but you have to tailor your interview to each school as they vary in teaching style and ethos. E.g. Oxford might not look for the same qualities as SGUL but if you're exceptionally well rounded it's doable.

    You can't accept an offer with anything pending so if people get an early offer from their first choice they might withdraw leaving them not knowing if they were successful elsewhere. Med school admissions don't know where else you apply or what offers/rejections you hold.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by robertsmith89)
    I have no idea wether there's any truth in this but my GP who sometimes interviews for Liverpool said to me that as soon as a candidate receives one offer, they're unlikely to receive another unless they are truly the most exceptional, you know top 1% of everyone ever. I just wanted to know if anyone has heard anything similar and wether it is complete rubbish or not??
    Yeah, that's complete rubbish, lol.
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    Medicine is very competitive but quite a few people get 2/3/4 offers. I've managed to get three offers so far and there are many on here with at least 2. Your other unis won't even know if you got an offer from the others so it wouldn't affect decisions.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by kdizzle97)
    Medicine is very competitive but quite a few people get 2/3/4 offers. I've managed to get three offers so far and there are many on here with at least 2. Your other unis won't even know if you got an offer from the others so it wouldn't affect decisions.
    Where are ur offers from?
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Jonnyss)
    Where are ur offers from?
    Kings, UEA and Hull-York
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    You might not know them irl but on TSR, many people get 4 offers
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: February 21, 2016
Poll
Do I go to The Streets tomorrow night?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.