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    I had an offer from both cambridge and ucl, ucl was my dream medical school but because i got into cambridge this ruined it for me. I dont even know why i applied to cambridge in the first place but when I got in, I was pressured by my teachers and family to firm cambridge and insurance ucl.They told me if I turned down cambridge I'd miss a chance to gain a world class degree etc. Flash forward im starting my 3rd year doing an intercalated degree but after getting my BA i want to finish my clinical years in london. I really miss being in a big city, whilst cambridge is amazing academically, socially I don't feel like I fit in. This is not the place for me, I'm a city person.
    Is this possible and do I have a chance?
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    (Original post by amanahlee23)
    I had an offer from both cambridge and ucl, ucl was my dream medical school but because i got into cambridge this ruined it for me. I dont even know why i applied to cambridge in the first place but when I got in, I was pressured by my teachers and family to firm cambridge and insurance ucl.They told me if I turned down cambridge I'd miss a chance to gain a world class degree etc. Flash forward im starting my 3rd year doing an intercalated degree but after getting my BA i want to finish my clinical years in london. I really miss being in a big city, whilst cambridge is amazing academically, socially I don't feel like I fit in. This is not the place for me, I'm a city person.
    Is this possible and do I have a chance?
    Email/Ring UCL & ask
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    Maybe actually? It wasn't so long ago they sent half their cohort to London so that may give you an 'in'. They will probably be interested in your academic results - contact UCL and try to sell yourself. You have nothing to lose.

    Its of note that clinical years are very, very different to preclinical years. You will almost certainly enjoy it far more wherever you go.
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    It can't hurt to ask - as nexttime said, until about 3 years ago lots of Cambridge students went to UCL after 3rd year. I'd start with your DoS and/or making tentative enquiries with UCL admissions.

    Clinical years are very different though, and it's worth noting that even if you go to London you may be sent out to places like Stevenage for placements, and my impression has been that the London unis aren't as helpful with travel costs/accommodation as Cambridge is.
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    Yeah I think i'm just gonna email them and see what they say, fingers crossed.
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    I'm pretty sure this is possible since I've met someone who transferred from Oxford/Cambridge (can't remember which whoops) to UCL for her clinical years since she preferred the placements in London.
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    (Original post by sei17)
    I'm pretty sure this is possible since I've met someone who transferred from Oxford/Cambridge (can't remember which whoops) to UCL for her clinical years since she preferred the placements in London.
    It used to be not only possible but common - until ~3 years ago about half of Cambridge's students left after 3rd year, and around 30 or so would go to UCL. But with the recent course changes, that has now stopped so would only be an exceptional circumstances thing.
 
 
 
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