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    What's it like to study medicine and what advice would you give to med applicants? Also, how did you go about the whole application process? Thanks
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    (Original post by ahlaladolly)
    What's it like to study medicine and what advice would you give to med applicants? Also, how did you go about the whole application process? Thanks
    That's such a good question and I am interested to hear what people say as I am also hoping to apply for medicine
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    (Original post by evalilyXOX)
    That's such a good question and I am interested to hear what people say as I am also hoping to apply for medicine
    Thank you I'm hoping we get replies, as I'm really interested in applying too
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    Depends on what you are applying to? I applied for graduate entry medicine. Research each university and their requirements, get plenty of work experience, read up on some interview books.

    I am due to start this September but was able to secure all my offers. I think the biggest strength of my application was that I was able to self reflect on all my work experiences (ability for introspection is very important during interview) and I had a great understanding on why I wanted to medicine and the realities of medicine. You need to show that you are mature and understand that a medical profession is not easy, and there will be very tough periods.
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    (Original post by ahlaladolly)
    What's it like to study medicine and what advice would you give to med applicants? Also, how did you go about the whole application process? Thanks
    Hi there!

    You can read all about the whole process on our Step-by-Step Guide to Medicine.

    To hear from current medical students on what it's like to study medicine, you can read a range of our medical student case studies - and we also have a range of case studies for almost every medical school in the UK, which you can visit here. These include the best parts of studying medicine plus advice to potential applicants!

    You might also like to look at our blogs too.

    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by ahlaladolly)
    ... what advice would you give to med applicants? Also, how did you go about the whole application process?
    Take a look at this wiki, it's super useful.

    (Original post by Osiris Wintereisse)
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    I remember you from the Exeter thread - out of curiosity, did you end up firming them or some other uni?
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    (Original post by Osiris Wintereisse)
    Depends on what you are applying to? I applied for graduate entry medicine. Research each university and their requirements, get plenty of work experience, read up on some interview books.

    I am due to start this September but was able to secure all my offers. I think the biggest strength of my application was that I was able to self reflect on all my work experiences (ability for introspection is very important during interview) and I had a great understanding on why I wanted to medicine and the realities of medicine. You need to show that you are mature and understand that a medical profession is not easy, and there will be very tough periods.
    Hey, I'm applying for Undergraduate next year and I think I'm set. I have my work experience this month, which I think will be an eye opener. Did you attend any open days and thank you for replying. Also, did you sit any entrance exams?
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    Thank you so much I'll be sure to check it out
    (Original post by The Medic Portal)
    Hi there!

    You can read all about the whole process on our Step-by-Step Guide to Medicine.

    To hear from current medical students on what it's like to study medicine, you can read a range of our medical student case studies - and we also have a range of case studies for almost every medical school in the UK, which you can visit here. These include the best parts of studying medicine plus advice to potential applicants!

    You might also like to look at our blogs too.

    Hope this helps!
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    Take a look at this wiki, it's super useful.



    I remember you from the Exeter thread - out of curiosity, did you end up firming them or some other uni?
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    (Original post by ahlaladolly)
    Hey, I'm applying for Undergraduate next year and I think I'm set. I have my work experience this month, which I think will be an eye opener. Did you attend any open days and thank you for replying. Also, did you sit any entrance exams?
    I did the GAMSAT and I did attend all the open days just to get a good vibe of all the potential places.

    I would recommend that you keep a journal during your work experience and try and self reflect as much as possible - this really makes you shine during interviews. Most students rattle off about what they saw and experienced, but to be able to truly reflect on the experiences and personal shortcomings is a hallmark of a great medical professional.

    I was told that a lot of medical students end up staying in the same area after graduation so it's worth placing some weight on the area that you will be studying at.

    Best of luck with everything!
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    (Original post by StationToStation)
    Take a look at this wiki, it's super useful.



    I remember you from the Exeter thread - out of curiosity, did you end up firming them or some other uni?
    I ended up firming Exeter although it was my third choice at the beginning, I realised liked the area the most out of the other unis.
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    (Original post by Osiris Wintereisse)
    I ended up firming Exeter although it was my third choice at the beginning, I realised liked the area the most out of the other unis.
    Ah ok. It does seem like such a fantastic med school and Devon is super lovely. I'm sure you'll have a great time.
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    (Original post by StationToStation)
    Ah ok. It does seem like such a fantastic med school and Devon is super lovely. I'm sure you'll have a great time.
    you are off to oxford right? Best of luck to you as well. I am sure we will cross paths at some point or another!
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    (Original post by Osiris Wintereisse)
    you are off to oxford right? Best of luck to you as well. I am sure we will cross paths at some point or another!
    Lol I wish, they rejected me post-interview! Maybe some day for grad studies - in September I'm heading to King's.

    Quite possibly! All the best
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    (Original post by StationToStation)
    Lol I wish, they rejected me post-interview! Maybe some day for grad studies - in September I'm heading to King's.

    Quite possibly! All the best
    London is much more exciting anyway haha.
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    (Original post by Osiris Wintereisse)
    I did the GAMSAT and I did attend all the open days just to get a good vibe of all the potential places.

    I would recommend that you keep a journal during your work experience and try and self reflect as much as possible - this really makes you shine during interviews. Most students rattle off about what they saw and experienced, but to be able to truly reflect on the experiences and personal shortcomings is a hallmark of a great medical professional.

    I was told that a lot of medical students end up staying in the same area after graduation so it's worth placing some weight on the area that you will be studying at.

    Best of luck with everything!
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    (Original post by ahlaladolly)
    What's it like to study medicine and what advice would you give to med applicants? Also, how did you go about the whole application process? Thanks

    Medicine is great, you'll lose your hair but it's quite rewarding.

    In terms of applying, make sure you apply to your strengths firstly. See how many A*s you have at GCSE, your UKCAT score and BMAT (if applicable) and apply to where your strengths (for example, if you have great GCSE's) would maximise your chance of getting an interview. Work experience (the length doesn't matter) helps to add bulk to your personal statement, along with any E.Cs you may have done.

    As mentioned above the wiki is pretty useful, also have a read around latest University requirements.
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    Thank you for the reply. When do you suggest doing the UKCAT and BMAT?
    And also did you find open days helpful?

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    Medicine is great, you'll lose your hair but it's quite rewarding.

    In terms of applying, make sure you apply to your strengths firstly. See how many A*s you have at GCSE, your UKCAT score and BMAT (if applicable) and apply to where your strengths (for example, if you have great GCSE's) would maximise your chance of getting an interview. Work experience (the length doesn't matter) helps to add bulk to your personal statement, along with any E.Cs you may have done.

    As mentioned above the wiki is pretty useful, also have a read around latest University requirements.
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    (Original post by BlindingLight)
    Medicine is great, you'll lose your hair but it's quite rewarding.

    In terms of applying, make sure you apply to your strengths firstly. See how many A*s you have at GCSE, your UKCAT score and BMAT (if applicable) and apply to where your strengths (for example, if you have great GCSE's) would maximise your chance of getting an interview. Work experience (the length doesn't matter) helps to add bulk to your personal statement, along with any E.Cs you may have done.

    As mentioned above the wiki is pretty useful, also have a read around latest University requirements.
    Have you completed the full course?
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    (Original post by ahlaladolly)
    Thank you for the reply. When do you suggest doing the UKCAT and BMAT?
    And also did you find open days helpful?

    UKCAT can be done anytime from July to September (but double check, I did mine 7 years ago in August). Doesn't take longer than 3 weeks to prepare. The BMAT itself has a set date with everyone sitting it at the same time.

    I have never gone to an open day..

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    Have you completed the full course?
    I've passed my finals and currently in final year.
 
 
 
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