Join TSR now and get answers to all your questions about uniSign up now

Where to study medicine 2018 entry Watch

    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Hi everyone,

    I am a prospective medical student (2018 entry). I know definitely that I want to apply to Birmingham and Newcastle as I have visited them both (loved them) and have heard great things. However, I am unsure about which unis to put as my 3rd and 4th choices.

    My GCSE grades were 5A*s & 5As, I am taking biology, chemistry, maths and epq for a level. I am taking my UKCAT next month so I can't use the UKCAT to determine where I should study.

    I don't want to study a traditional course and I want early clinical exposure and that's about all I know that I want.

    I am not too fussed about location but definitely NOT in London!

    Current options include: Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Keele, Liverpool, Manc, UAE, Peninsula, Nottingham and Southampton.

    Please give me thoughts about these unis in general (not just medicine) so I can decipher which ones to put on my UCAS.
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    • Reporter Team
    • Welcome Squad
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by uglyalien223)
    Hi everyone,

    I am a prospective medical student (2018 entry). I know definitely that I want to apply to Birmingham and Newcastle as I have visited them both (loved them) and have heard great things. However, I am unsure about which unis to put as my 3rd and 4th choices.

    My GCSE grades were 5A*s & 5As, I am taking biology, chemistry, maths and epq for a level. I am taking my UKCAT next month so I can't use the UKCAT to determine where I should study.

    I don't want to study a traditional course and I want early clinical exposure and that's about all I know that I want.

    I am not too fussed about location but definitely NOT in London!

    Current options include: Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Keele, Liverpool, Manc, UAE, Peninsula, Nottingham and Southampton.

    Please give me thoughts about these unis in general (not just medicine) so I can decipher which ones to put on my UCAS.
    :wavey:
    Have you had a look at our Medicine Wiki? There's a lot of information there which will help you make your decision.
    • TSR Support Team
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by uglyalien223)
    Hi everyone,

    I am a prospective medical student (2018 entry). I know definitely that I want to apply to Birmingham and Newcastle as I have visited them both (loved them) and have heard great things. However, I am unsure about which unis to put as my 3rd and 4th choices.

    My GCSE grades were 5A*s & 5As, I am taking biology, chemistry, maths and epq for a level. I am taking my UKCAT next month so I can't use the UKCAT to determine where I should study.

    I don't want to study a traditional course and I want early clinical exposure and that's about all I know that I want.

    I am not too fussed about location but definitely NOT in London!

    Current options include: Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter, Keele, Liverpool, Manc, UAE, Peninsula, Nottingham and Southampton.

    Please give me thoughts about these unis in general (not just medicine) so I can decipher which ones to put on my UCAS.
    I'm afraid you will have to use the UKCAT to decide where to study. Newcastle is very UKCAT heavy and it would be a wasted application if you don't do well on UKCAT.

    With medicine it is pretty important to apply to your strengths. Your GCSEs are good, but you might have to look if they are going to be competitive enough for Birmingham. Don't just look at minimum requirements, look at how they actually select for interview and then look back at previous threads on here so see what kind of profiles applicants had, who scored interviews at each university.
 
 
 
Poll
How are you feeling about Results Day?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.