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Do you need a good UKCAT to go to a good Uni?

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    Do you need a good UKCAT to go to a good Uni?
    Really want to do medicine.
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    (Original post by zak7399)
    Do you need a good UKCAT to go to a good Uni?
    Really want to do medicine.
    Why what did you get?
    Also no you can do the BMAT too.
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    (Original post by WhoDaresWins)
    Why what did you get?
    Also no you can do the BMAT too.
    Not very good Messed up on timing so guessed many q's.
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    (Original post by zak7399)
    Not very good Messed up on timing so guessed many q's.
    If it makes you feel any better, a lot of would-be doctors get less-than ideal scores on the UKCAT. I had mine today and I also messed up on my timing and scored the lowest VR I've ever had (550!) - in mocks and on Medify it was by far my best section. I came out with 640 altogether with my best section being QR (usually my worst!).

    The Medic Portal have a post up about where to apply with lower than expected scores:

    https://www.themedicportal.com/medic...w-ukcat-score/

    They also have a post on where to apply with a score between 6-650. Hope this helps and you could also sit the BMAT to open up more unis.
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    (Original post by zak7399)
    Do you need a good UKCAT to go to a good Uni?
    Really want to do medicine.
    Hey there. Different universities use the UKCAT in a various ways, meaning that it is wise to apply to your strengths. Should you achieve a good UKCAT, it may be a good idea to apply to medical schools that put emphasis on it during interview selection. If not, there are a other universities where additional criteria are weighted (such as GCSEs, personal statement).

    Oh, and you've probably heard this many times, but all medical schools are accredited to a standard, and hence a Medicine degree is a Medicine degree in the UK
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    (Original post by thtgreeneyedgirl)
    If it makes you feel any better, a lot of would-be doctors get less-than ideal scores on the UKCAT. I had mine today and I also messed up on my timing and scored the lowest VR I've ever had (550!) - in mocks and on Medify it was by far my best section. I came out with 640 altogether with my best section being QR (usually my worst!).

    The Medic Portal have a post up about where to apply with lower than expected scores:

    https://www.themedicportal.com/medic...w-ukcat-score/

    They also have a post on where to apply with a score between 6-650. Hope this helps and you could also sit the BMAT to open up more unis.
    Thank you
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    (Original post by Amedic)
    Hey there. Different universities use the UKCAT in a various ways, meaning that it is wise to apply to your strengths. Should you achieve a good UKCAT, it may be a good idea to apply to medical schools that put emphasis on it during interview selection. If not, there are a other universities where additional criteria are weighted (such as GCSEs, personal statement).

    Oh, and you've probably heard this many times, but all medical schools are accredited to a standard, and hence a Medicine degree is a Medicine degree in the UK
    Thank you And yeah that's true.
 
 
 
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