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    (Original post by Antonylav)
    It's no problem at all.
    I didn't have to provide an academic reference. I provided one from work instead. The interview did throw me a little i really thought I had messed it up. I spent a lot of time on my personal statement. like months ! That's about it really.


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    well done to you and e.one that got an offer! You mentioned that the interview threw you a little..Where there any surprise/trick questions? did you attend any formal interview training?

    Thanks for taking your time to post!
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    Thanks! 😊

    The interview was nice, not too stressful. Nothing threw me really. Dress code is what you would expect of a doctor really. I didn't do any formal interview training.

    No trick questions.

    Any more questions just ask?
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    Hey.
    I got a little thrown by the interview as they didn't ask "why medicine ?" Which I really expected.
    They asked me what I knew about the course.
    I didn't even know you could have training for interviews haha
    It was a nice relaxed interview and wore smart/casual attire.
    Anything else feel free to ask :-).


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    There were no trick questions but I can't really say what the questions were as it's unfair on other applicants, sorry!
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    (Original post by SophieG101)
    There were no trick questions but I can't really say what the questions were as it's unfair on other applicants, sorry!
    Ah good point! Maybe I've said too much 🤐they will change the questions every year anyway.


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    I have emailed admissions about this course about my qualifications and situation but haven't really gotten a straight answer. I am 19 but will be 21 at the start of the course with A-levels but with quite a lot of health/NHS experience under my belt. I am really passionate about medicine and am quickly running put of options... Would I still be eligible for the year 0 course?
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    (Original post by NatsP29)
    I have emailed admissions about this course about my qualifications and situation but haven't really gotten a straight answer. I am 19 but will be 21 at the start of the course with A-levels but with quite a lot of health/NHS experience under my belt. I am really passionate about medicine and am quickly running put of options... Would I still be eligible for the year 0 course?
    Have you tried calling Carmel college and speaking to Carmen? She knows the course better than anyone. Generally they don't take people who have studied recently which it sounds like you have. They also don't take people who have biology or chemistry a level. Hope that helps
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    (Original post by Amberooney)
    Have you tried calling Carmel college and speaking to Carmen? She knows the course better than anyone. Generally they don't take people who have studied recently which it sounds like you have. They also don't take people who have biology or chemistry a level. Hope that helps
    They don't take bio and chem A levels surely that's wrong it's a med application staple
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    (Original post by vickie89uk)
    They don't take bio and chem A levels surely that's wrong it's a med application staple
    This is medicine/dentistry/veterinary with a foundation year. The foundation year teaches biology and chemistry so no need to have the A Level.

    If you want to apply I'd recommend reading the entry requirements which are readily available online and also contacting Carmel College to discuss your application. They may consider you if you studied those A levels a long time ago.
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    (Original post by Amberooney)
    This is medicine/dentistry/veterinary with a foundation year. The foundation year teaches biology and chemistry so no need to have the A Level.

    If you want to apply I'd recommend reading the entry requirements which are readily available online and also contacting Carmel College to discuss your application. They may consider you if you studied those A levels a long time ago.
    Ok so my sister is looking at Liverpool but has not done A levels yet Are you saying you don't need any A levels at all. We are trying to scope the best options and look at the general trend of academic requirements before she goes any further.

    Thanks
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    (Original post by vickie89uk)
    Ok so my sister is looking at Liverpool but has not done A levels yet Are you saying you don't need any A levels at all. We are trying to scope the best options and look at the general trend of academic requirements before she goes any further.

    Thanks
    If she is a school leaver they won't consider her for this course. You don't need A Levels for this although some people may have A Levels or degree. All the entry requirements can be found at the link below.

    https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/un...-requirements/

    For standard entry medicine then biology and chemistry a levels are essential.
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    (Original post by Amberooney)
    If she is a school leaver they won't consider her for this course. You don't need A Levels for this although some people may have A Levels or degree. All the entry requirements can be found at the link below.

    https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/study/un...-requirements/

    For standard entry medicine then biology and chemistry a levels are essential.
    Thank you she is 25
    She took her IGCSES in maths and sciences (self taught due to local college not offering higher tiers or any sciences) and English language

    I assume she still has to sit the UKCAT
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    (Original post by vickie89uk)
    Thank you she is 25
    She took her IGCSES in maths and sciences (self taught due to local college not offering higher tiers or any sciences) and English language

    I assume she still has to sit the UKCAT
    No, unless it's changed. You just need 5 B grade GCSEs including maths English science and a good personal statement/reference. Then just got to get through the interview. The foundation year is designed to thoroughly prepare you for joining the other students in year 1.
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    It says 5 C grades on the website will she finish that year and automatically transfer onto medical degree for the further 5 years?! So even though she did her GCSEs and IGCSES this year but self taught with distance learning centre she might still be considered as technically wasn't in education... thank you
    (Original post by Amberooney)
    No, unless it's changed. You just need 5 B grade GCSEs including maths English science and a good personal statement/reference. Then just got to get through the interview. The foundation year is designed to thoroughly prepare you for joining the other students in year 1.
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    (Original post by vickie89uk)
    It says 5 C grades on the website will she finish that year and automatically transfer onto medical degree for the further 5 years?! So even though she did her GCSEs and IGCSES this year but self taught with distance learning centre she might still be considered as technically wasn't in education... thank you
    For medicine it is 5 B grades. The allied health professionals go to a different college and need 5 C grades. As long as she passes the foundation year then she will join the first year medicine students like if she had applied the standard route automatically. Best person to speak to about eligibility or any other questions is Carmen Nunez at Carmel college. There were people who had recently done GCSEs or iGCSEs in my class.
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    (Original post by Amberooney)
    For medicine it is 5 B grades. The allied health professionals go to a different college and need 5 C grades. As long as she passes the foundation year then she will join the first year medicine students like if she had applied the standard route automatically. Best person to speak to about eligibility or any other questions is Carmen Nunez at Carmel college. There were people who had recently done GCSEs or iGCSEs in my class.

    Can you give me contact details if possible to pass on... thank you

    I've got it now
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    (Original post by vickie89uk)
    Can you give me contact details if possible to pass on... thank you

    I've got it now
    http://www.carmel.ac.uk/contact-us

    The degree email address on that page goes to the people you need. They are probably on summer holiday now as it's a 6th form college.
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    (Original post by Amberooney)
    http://www.carmel.ac.uk/contact-us

    The degree email address on that page goes to the people you need. They are probably on summer holiday now as it's a 6th form college.
    So she wouldn't be able to get student accommodation as she lives in London... thanks
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    (Original post by vickie89uk)
    So she wouldn't be able to get student accommodation as she lives in London... thanks
    Student accommodation is available for students enrolled at Carmel College undertaking a Foundation year degree (year 0). The course is in partnership with the University of Liverpool
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    (Original post by vickie89uk)
    So she wouldn't be able to get student accommodation as she lives in London... thanks
    She can live on student accommodation if she wants. You are treated like a university of Liverpool student even in foundation year and can get a student loan for that year as well. It's just like doing a 6 year uni course but the first is ran at a different campus. The foundation course will only get her into Liverpool medical school anyway so if she wants to stay in London it's not the right course for her.
 
 
 
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