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BM5 Southampton Medical Applicants 2017 entry

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    Does anyone happen to know whether the situational judgement bit of the UKCAT is considered by Southampton?
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    (Original post by karima95)
    Does anyone happen to know whether the situational judgement bit of the UKCAT is considered by Southampton?
    Nope.
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    So just an update on the 2016 application stats:

    Each group applying to BM5 is considered separately. Find the group you belong to to find your stats:

    School Leavers (A levels)
    No. of places: 126
    No. of applicants: 636
    Lowest UKCAT interviewed: 2560 (total)
    No. of interviews: 432
    No. of offers: 250
    Applicants per offer: 2.5

    Graduates applying to the 5 year course
    No. of places: 20
    No. of applicants: 363
    Lowest UKCAT interviewed: 2770 (total)
    No. of interviews: 48
    No. of offers: 20
    Applicants per offer: 18

    Mature non-graduates
    No. of places: 5
    No. of applicants: 40
    Lowest UKCAT interviewed: 2400 (total)
    No. of interviews: 24
    No. of offers: 14
    Applicants per offer: 3

    Overseas applicants
    No. of places: 12
    No. of applicants: 153
    Lowest UKCAT interviewed: 2120 (total)
    No. of interviews: 72
    No. of offers: 19
    Applicants per offer: 8



    TO COMPARE UKCAT SCORES - DIVIDE BY 4 + TIMES BY 3
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    680 avg in my ukcat, do i have a chance of getting in?
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    (Original post by agahaga)
    680 avg in my ukcat, do i have a chance of getting in?
    You would have had an interview this year and we expect the UKCAT to drop even further for applicants for 2017 entry so I would think you'd be okay.
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    (Original post by Neostigmine)
    So just an update on the 2016 application stats:

    Each group applying to BM5 is considered separately. Find the group you belong to to find your stats:

    School Leavers (A levels)
    No. of places: 126
    No. of applicants: 636
    Lowest UKCAT interviewed: 2560 (total)No. of interviews: 432
    No. of offers: 250
    Applicants per offer: 2.5

    Graduates applying to the 5 year course
    No. of places: 20
    No. of applicants: 363
    Lowest UKCAT interviewed: 2770 (total)
    No. of interviews: 48
    No. of offers: 20
    Applicants per offer: 18

    Mature non-graduates
    No. of places: 5
    No. of applicants: 40
    Lowest UKCAT interviewed: 2400 (total)
    No. of interviews: 24
    No. of offers: 14
    Applicants per offer: 3

    Overseas applicants
    No. of places: 12
    No. of applicants: 153
    Lowest UKCAT interviewed: 2120 (total)
    No. of interviews: 72
    No. of offers: 19
    Applicants per offer: 8
    I spoke to their representative who told me that the no of international places was 16.
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    (Original post by rekhagm)
    I spoke to their representative who told me that the no of international places was 16.
    These are absolutely the statistics for the 2015/16 application cycle.

    The representative was either wrong, or the number has changed for this year.
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    Is 723 avg. enough for a graduate to apply for BM4/BM5?
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    (Original post by Neostigmine)
    So just an update on the 2016 application stats:

    Each group applying to BM5 is considered separately. Find the group you belong to to find your stats:

    School Leavers (A levels)
    No. of places: 126
    No. of applicants: 636
    Lowest UKCAT interviewed: 2560 (total)No. of interviews: 432
    No. of offers: 250
    Applicants per offer: 2.5

    Graduates applying to the 5 year course
    No. of places: 20
    No. of applicants: 363
    Lowest UKCAT interviewed: 2770 (total)
    No. of interviews: 48
    No. of offers: 20
    Applicants per offer: 18

    Mature non-graduates
    No. of places: 5
    No. of applicants: 40
    Lowest UKCAT interviewed: 2400 (total)
    No. of interviews: 24
    No. of offers: 14
    Applicants per offer: 3

    Overseas applicants
    No. of places: 12
    No. of applicants: 153
    Lowest UKCAT interviewed: 2120 (total)
    No. of interviews: 72
    No. of offers: 19
    Applicants per offer: 8
    I got one of 5 places...wow!
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    Hi again Alan. Just a quick one.
    Would you say your UKCAT score made a big difference with your application. I got 650 average. Do you think that will be ok?
    Cheers. Your white watch mucker.
    (Original post by Alan1980)
    I got one of 5 places...wow!
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    (Original post by Maw1979)
    Hi again Alan. Just a quick one.
    Would you say your UKCAT score made a big difference with your application. I got 650 average. Do you think that will be ok?
    Cheers. Your white watch mucker.
    In all honestly I've no idea. My gut feeling is it didn't. I got 2900 (as did one of the other guys of the 5 who I'm actually house sharing with now!) but they interviewed a 2400. I think PS is much more important in our situations along with any recent academic achievements. I'd say your score would make you competitive within the bracket you'll be applying under.

    How's it all going?
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    (Original post by Neostigmine)
    These are absolutely the statistics for the 2015/16 application cycle.

    The representative was either wrong, or the number has changed for this year.
    May I ask where you got these statistics? Are these available on their website?
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    (Original post by rekhagm)
    May I ask where you got these statistics? Are these available on their website?
    From admissions at the open days in July. They were the same at the open days in September. They had a print of all their statistics. I took a photo of it
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    (Original post by Maw1979)
    Hi again Alan. Just a quick one.
    Would you say your UKCAT score made a big difference with your application. I got 650 average. Do you think that will be ok?
    Cheers. Your white watch mucker.
    Hello,

    Just to say we use the UKCAT to interview and that's all. So it matters as it will decide if you get an interview or not, but it doesn't matter beyond that.

    (Original post by Alan1980)
    In all honestly I've no idea. My gut feeling is it didn't. I got 2900 (as did one of the other guys of the 5 who I'm actually house sharing with now!) but they interviewed a 2400. I think PS is much more important in our situations along with any recent academic achievements. I'd say your score would make you competitive within the bracket you'll be applying under.

    How's it all going?
    We only really use the PS to shape the one to one interview. We don't judge or mark the ps, or even look at it until interviews. Offers are based on interview. :yes:
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    (Original post by Neostigmine)
    You would have had an interview this year and we expect the UKCAT to drop even further for applicants for 2017 entry so I would think you'd be okay.
    Why do you expect it to drop more?
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    I know I'd get an interview here with my UKCAT, just the group task concept scares me
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    (Original post by AcidBase)
    Why do you expect it to drop more?
    Admissions said partly because it has dropped every year since we started using it, and partly because of the changes to the UKCAT mean they're expecting lower averages.

    It might not change or it might go up. No way to know really and we've not been doing it long enough to know for sure. But that is what admissions were saying at the open days.
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    (Original post by AcidBase)
    I know I'd get an interview here with my UKCAT, just the group task concept scares me
    Having recently done it can I assure you it's very chilled out. I felt very relaxed through the entire process. Current students were there to settle you in and the staff/interviewers were very calm and reassuring. The very opposite of some of the pressure cookers others unis try and create.
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    (Original post by Alan1980)
    Having recently done it can I assure you it's very chilled out. I felt very relaxed through the entire process. Current students were there to settle you in and the staff/interviewers were very calm and reassuring. The very opposite of some of the pressure cookers others unis try and create.
    Thank you. But thinking of loads to say about a topic in 2 minutes, feels like I'd be less prepared than say an MMI which I can prepare for. I can't decide.
 
 
 
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