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    Ah! The much needed customary thread for those interested in pursuing Medicine at UCL!
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    I'm applying ucl too!
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    Same here !
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    Awesome guys! Nice to meet you! If you all are interested in posting your stats, here is the template

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    I wish all the best to everyone joining this thread! Hope we all can make it this year!
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    Yay finally a thread for this!

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    BMAT (if applicable): not yet:s
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    1 week in hospital
    1 year voluntary work in a care home
    various other voluntary work eg. maths tutoring, reading scheme with younger student
    planned for oct half term: 3 days with a consultant cardiologist
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    I need honest advice and I want someone to be totally brutal if I should apply to UCL

    GCSEs: 1A* 3 As 4 Bs
    Alevel predictions A*A*A
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    - cardiothoracics -1 week
    Shadowed a pharmacist
    Shadowed a surgeon

    St. George's summer school

    Do I forget the dream of medicine !???
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    (Original post by chris2791)
    I need honest advice and I want someone to be totally brutal if I should apply to UCL

    GCSEs: 1A* 3 As 4 Bs
    Alevel predictions A*A*A
    BMAT - not yet
    Work expirence
    - cardiothoracics -1 week
    Shadowed a pharmacist
    Shadowed a surgeon

    St. George's summer school

    Do I forget the dream of medicine !???
    Hey there! By the looks of your stats...awesome A level predictions you got there! But the GCSEs might be an hindrance because the level of competition at UCL is sky high. But if you do believe you can ace the BMAT, I'm sure UCL would be interested in interviewing you. And don't ever lose the dream for medicine! I'm sure you will make it somewhere! All the best!
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    Pre-med summer schools
    Photography
    Essay competition for medicine
    languages - I speak 3 fluently and am working on my 4th one (they're a great way to break barriers between doctors and patients in my opinion)
    An EPQ (sort of) on a method to decrease the cost of medication synthesis
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    Home applicant for 2018 entry (currently on a gap year)
    GCSEs: 10A*s and 1A
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    GCSEs:11 A* 2A 1B
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    Work Experience/Volunteering: 1 year volunteering nursing home, 2 weeks at biomed labs, 2 weeks at various hospitals, 2 weeks at nursing centre
    Extra Curricular: Taekwondo competitive, mentor gcse students, speak 3 languages (GCSEs done for them with 2 A*), have read a few books on med.
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    Work Experience/Volunteering: Handling goods in a hospital e.g syringes and surgical equipment and shadowing junior doctors.
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    What aspect of UCL attracted you the most? Let's have a discussion...
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    (Original post by AspiringSword)
    What aspect of UCL attracted you the most? Let's have a discussion...
    For me it must be the intercalated degree during 3rd year - I really want to do in-depth in a particular area which UCL would allow me to do. Imperial has their intercalated degree in the 4th year which isn't my cup of tea to be fair.

    They have an amazing medical faculty and research centre, plus it's in London where I'd like to work later on. Part of me enjoys the rather large size of the med school, there's a sense of anonymity I miss at my school :P

    ... plus two of my friends are at UCL already and love most of it, apart from student welfare.
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    GCSEs: 11 A*s 1 A (in English Language)
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    GP Practice (2 weeks)
    Cardiology Department (4 days)
    Private Hospital in South Asia (1 week)
    Care Home (3 months)
    Extra Curricular:
    DofE Bronze (lol)
    Badminton
    Online Course on Futurelearn
    Attended an 'insight day' at Oxford
    Read 'Complications' and planning to read another before any interviews hopefully.
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    International Baccalaureate Grades (Achieved/Predicted) or Score: since my school's policy does not allow teachers to tell the students their predicted grades, I am not sure about them, but they should be 40-42 (6 6/7 7 HL (English B, Biology, Chemistry))
    BMAT (if applicable): N/A
    Work Experience/Volunteering:
    1 month at National Cancer Institute (included shadowing surgeons, oncologists and helping the nurses)
    Volunteering at Red Cross Society, Save the Children, Food Bank etc.
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    Tennis (6 years)
    Ballroom dances (8 years)
    Tutoring for math a group of children
    Participating in Chemistry Olympiads
    Read "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" and "When Breath Becomes Air"
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    (Original post by dontplayyourself)
    Hi guys,

    When I was applying last year, I found Oxford Medical Case Reports a good resource for short medical cases. Plus the interviewers liked the fact that I was aware of a few real life cases. I've attached the links to the facebook page below.

    Hope it helps!

    https://www.facebook.com/OxfordMedicalCaseReports/
    Thank you soo very much!! Where are you doing Medicine now?
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    Anyone else had trouble making a password for the portal?
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    (Original post by chelseafc141)
    Anyone else had trouble making a password for the portal?
    I think they send you one if i'm not mistaken?
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    (Original post by chelseafc141)
    Anyone else had trouble making a password for the portal?
    I had trouble when making one. I resorted to using a huge mix of numbers, upper and lower case, and special characters (e.g. !). I believe it has to be exactly 8 characters long as well?
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    Hey guys!! Do you think I have a competitive chance as UCL?? ITS MY ABSOLUTE dream school I would love to go there What would I need on my BMAT?

    Home/International: International
    Deferred?: nope
    IGCSEs: 9A*s and 2 As
    International Baccalaureate Grades (Predicted) or Score: 45/45
    BMAT (if applicable):...
    Work Experience/Volunteering: shadowed both a public and private doctor and some volunteering experience at an elderly care home
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    head girl, student council, sports teams, etc...
 
 
 
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