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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    No, I'm British. :3 And no, I don't think it's fair to be absolute about it. One could have dropped out/failed for any number of reasons out of one's control.
    Thats the way it works for A-levels in failing or not achieving so dont see the difference although yes dropping out is a little more circumstantial
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    A lot of UK medical schools have that policy for reasons that I don't quite know. :dontknow: And it's not just a medicine course -- they won't take you if you've dropped out/failed any university course. It does seem a bit absolutist and cruel. :moon:
    Yep :/ it was different in the past ! I have a friend (he is 27 right now tho ) who failed med in Paris like me and was admitted to King's College. He told me to apply, which I did. They found me interesting etc, then I had to tell them were I come from lol, and they were like "errrrm"

    (Original post by Hydeman)
    No, I'm British. :3 And no, I don't think it's fair to be absolute about it. One could have dropped out/failed for any number of reasons out of one's control.
    True. And I know what I'm talking about lol !
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    (Original post by trustmeimlying1)
    Thats the way it works for A-levels in failing or not achieving so dont see the difference although yes dropping out is a little more circumstantial
    Most medical schools do allow for extenuating circumstances, though. Obviously, it has to be something more serious than, 'I overslept and they didn't give me extra time at the end', but the provision exists, whereas it doesn't exist for dropouts for any reason whatever.
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    (Original post by FrenchUnicorn)
    Yep :/ it was different in the past ! I have a friend (he is 27 right now tho ) who failed med in Paris like me and was admitted to King's College. He told me to apply, which I did. They found me interesting etc, then I had to tell them were I come from lol, and they were like "errrrm"
    Did your friend tell the people at King's that he'd failed? These things can be easy to hide for international students...
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Did your friend tell the people at King's that he'd failed? These things can be easy to hide for international students...
    He did !
    And I didn't know I could lie about it LOL ! Whatever it's okay because it would have been for 2017 , and I don't wanna wait :3
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    (Original post by FrenchUnicorn)
    He did !
    And I didn't know I could lie about it LOL ! Whatever it's okay because it would have been for 2017 , and I don't wanna wait :3
    You're not supposed to, but it's supposedly harder for international students to get caught because, unlike British students, there doesn't exist a national database somewhere with all their academic records against which applications can be checked. Still, one shouldn't do it because medicine is one of those professions that, even if you eventually became a big-shot in the international doctors' community, they could still, after all those years, revoke your licence for one little lie you told at the start. :O

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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    You're not supposed to, but it's supposedly harder for international students to get caught because, unlike British students, there doesn't exist a national database somewhere with all their academic records against which applications can be checked.

    Impatient unicorn.
    Evil Hydeman :eek3: ! You know it's good to know, because I have a friend who wants to apply to UK. - she failed med as well - I'll tell her to hyde her failure :innocent:

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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Still, one shouldn't do it because medicine is one of those professions that, even if you eventually became a big-shot in the international doctors' community, they could still, after all those years, revoke your licence for one little lie you told at the start. :O
    Hahahahaha ! I replied before I could see your edit :' )
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    (Original post by FrenchUnicorn)
    Evil Hydeman :eek3: ! You know it's good to know, because I have a friend who wants to apply to UK. - she failed med as well - I'll tell her to hyde her failure :innocent:
    Don't. See my edit.

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    I'm happily uncool.

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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Don't. See my edit.



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    Probably playing hide and seek.
    You're not uncool :console:
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    playing Hyde you mean ? :innocent:
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    (Original post by FrenchUnicorn)
    You're not uncool :console:
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    playing Hyde you mean ? :innocent:
    Oh, yes I am. :moon:

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    You've gotta stop this. :rofl:
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Oh, yes I am. :moon:
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    You've gotta stop this. :rofl:
    Awww I didn't know you were Jekyll tonight !
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    okay :mmm:
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    (Original post by FrenchUnicorn)
    Awww I didn't know you were Jekyll tonight !
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    okay :mmm:
    Hydes can be boring, too. :lol:
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Hydes can be boring, too. :lol:
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    (Original post by Andy98)
    Wow
    Such a detailed comment.
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    (Original post by Andy98)
    Wow
    From you I know it's a compliment, thanks :lovehug:

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    Such a detailed comment.
    Was about to say it haha
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    (Original post by FrenchUnicorn)
    Was about to say it haha
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    You know what they say about great minds.

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    Vide, peu de licorne! :teeth:
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    You know what they say about great minds.
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    Vide, peu de licorne! :teeth:
    Indeed, indeed
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    whyyyy why why so much emptiness :cry2: t'as parlé françaaaais :ahee:
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    (Original post by Hydeman)
    Such a detailed comment.
    Of course

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    From you I know it's a compliment, thanks :lovehug:
    It's OK
 
 
 
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