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    So I just got my results today and I've got 4A's(Human biology, Maths, computing and English) and a B in Chemistry. I wanted to apply to medicine but I don't have good enough grades. I am thinking of applying to Dundee, Aberdeen and maybe St andrews aswell. So I was wondering if it's worth it or I'll be just wasting their time?
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    If you meet the entry requirements go for it. If not then you may have to re-think.
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    If you meet the entry requirements go for it. If not then you may have to re-think.
    I think I do for Aberdeen and Dundee but the thing is most people will have 5A's some will even have 6 higher A's
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    Well competition is tough and you have to stand out. If your grades aren't the best then make sure the rest of your application is also stellar.
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    (Original post by alleycat393)
    Well competition is tough and you have to stand out. If your grades aren't the best then make sure the rest of your application is also stellar.
    Yeah okay. Thank you
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    Avoid Glasgow(entry requirement: 4As+2Bs or 5As)
    You can apply to the rest medical school(assuming scottish)
    Get an excellent UKCAT score and you will be fine(kinda, securing interviews is the most important thing atm
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    extracurricular? work placement?? how is ur ps looking?
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    (Original post by Junioh)
    extracurricular? work placement?? how is ur ps looking?
    Not good
    Done 6 hospital placements+ medic insight(including 2 placements) + volunteer every week in a hospital + been on a couple of lectures(plastic surgery)
    Like gym + basketball + been on a leadership trip + volunteered at a charity shop
    Thanks for your time mate btw
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    Done 6 hospital placements+ medic insight(including 2 placements) + volunteer every week in a hospital + been on a couple of lectures(plastic surgery)
    Like gym + basketball + been on a leadership trip + volunteered at a charity shop
    thats plenty.
    Seriously
    remember quantity<quality
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    (Original post by Junioh)
    thats plenty.
    Seriously
    remember quantity<quality
    Thanks mate. Forgot to mention done a week with additional need kids summer camp
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    (Original post by Potatoo)
    Thanks mate. Forgot to mention done a week with additional need kids summer camp
    no prob
    yeah you've got lots to talk about
    seems like you've done your research, so if med is what you wanna do, then don't let the B in chem stop you.
    having said that, B in chem can be a problem since chem is quite important.
    plus you're absolutely right, a lot of people who apply to medicine have straight As and often more than 5 highers.
    if in doubt, contact the medical schools directly.
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    (Original post by Potatoo)
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    Done 6 hospital placements+ medic insight(including 2 placements) + volunteer every week in a hospital + been on a couple of lectures(plastic surgery)
    Like gym + basketball + been on a leadership trip + volunteered at a charity shop
    Thanks for your time mate btw
    That's bloody loads! As long as you clearly show what you learnt and give specific examples, you've got a great ps

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    That's bloody loads! As long as you clearly show what you learnt and give specific examples, you've got a great ps

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    Okay. Thank you mate.I was feeling kinda hopeless but now am back in the game
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    (Original post by Potatoo)
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    Done 6 hospital placements+ medic insight(including 2 placements) + volunteer every week in a hospital + been on a couple of lectures(plastic surgery)
    Like gym + basketball + been on a leadership trip + volunteered at a charity shop
    Thanks for your time mate btw
    Hi Potatoo

    As others have said, that is lots of experience, especially if you bear in mind that what is important is what you have gained from each experience. Universities are looking for you to be able to reflect in a mature way on the things you have learned, viewpoints you have gained etc.

    Make sure you really prepare well for your UKCAT to get the best score that you can. Set aside a few hours each day in the weeks leading up to your test date to give yourself the best chance possible.

    Do let me know if you want any tips on UKCAT prep... Always happy to help.

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    Hi Potatoo

    As others have said, that is lots of experience, especially if you bear in mind that what is important is what you have gained from each experience. Universities are looking for you to be able to reflect in a mature way on the things you have learned, viewpoints you have gained etc.

    Make sure you really prepare well for your UKCAT to get the best score that you can. Set aside a few hours each day in the weeks leading up to your test date to give yourself the best chance possible.

    Do let me know if you want any tips on UKCAT prep... Always happy to help.

    UniAdmissions
    Yes, thank you
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    Yes, thank you
    You're very welcome.

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