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    So I’m a potential mature student (37 eek) and am looking to apply to medicine for 2018 entry.

    I’m aware of the GEM 4 year courses but think I will need to apply for some standard 5 year courses too, in order to broaden my options.

    I sat the Gamsat in March (65,56,49) and it wasn’t quite good enough. I’ve sat it again but haven’t yet got results.

    I’ve also sat the UKCAT and didn’t do great- 2530 and band 1 in situational judgement.

    I have a 2:1 BSc Hons and an MSc but am let down by my lack of A levels (D in physics).

    So what are my best options? I was thinking:

    - Notts GEM (hoping Gamsat is good enough)
    - Another Gamsat GEM not requiring a levels (Cardiff or Swansea perhaps?)
    - Leicester 5 yr (don’t require a levels but do score you on them)
    - Warwick GEM in the very unlikely hope they lower their min UKCAT score (usually 2700+)

    Does anyone know of any other med courses (graduate or 5yr) that don’t require good A levels?!

    Many thanks :-)
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    (Original post by Potentialmedic?!)
    Hi

    So I’m a potential mature student (37 eek) and am looking to apply to medicine for 2018 entry.

    I’m aware of the GEM 4 year courses but think I will need to apply for some standard 5 year courses too, in order to broaden my options.

    I sat the Gamsat in March (65,56,49) and it wasn’t quite good enough. I’ve sat it again but haven’t yet got results.

    I’ve also sat the UKCAT and didn’t do great- 2530 and band 1 in situational judgement.

    I have a 2:1 BSc Hons and an MSc but am let down by my lack of A levels (D in physics).

    So what are my best options? I was thinking:

    - Notts GEM (hoping Gamsat is good enough)
    - Another Gamsat GEM not requiring a levels (Cardiff or Swansea perhaps?)
    - Leicester 5 yr (don’t require a levels but do score you on them)
    - Warwick GEM in the very unlikely hope they lower their min UKCAT score (usually 2700+)

    Does anyone know of any other med courses (graduate or 5yr) that don’t require good A levels?!

    Many thanks :-)
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    Thanks, fancy sharing info or is it a brown envelope stuffed with used 20’s in the usual place? :-)
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    (Original post by Tomas Darcy)
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    Ignore this silly goose. i'd wait for your results and see what happens. u can do whatever you want, you're gonna be the very best. What A levels did you get? usually you need quite a few A*s to get anywhere if you're planning to do anything with medicine
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    (Original post by Potentialmedic?!)
    Thanks, fancy sharing info or is it a brown envelope stuffed with used 20’s in the usual place? :-)
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    (Original post by Tomas Darcy)
    i dont understand
    Sorry, can you give me some advice on where to apply?
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    (Original post by Tomas Darcy)
    no, sorry mum.
    Shut up.
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    (Original post by Michael Spearing)
    Ignore this silly goose. i'd wait for your results and see what happens. u can do whatever you want, you're gonna be the very best. What A levels did you get? usually you need quite a few A*s to get anywhere if you're planning to do anything with medicine
    Thanks :-))
    I did badly in my A levels (a long time ago) (a single D in physics) so I did a foundation year , then my BSc Hons, then an MSc.

    Most unis lower their A level requirements for grads a little but a few are happy with degrees and entrance exams instead. I’m just struggling to work out a short list! Working full time in my current career (and having 2 small kids) means I don’t think redoing my A levels is an option unfortunately.

    I’m really hoping my Gamsat result is good enough. I didn’t really apply myself properly to the UKCAT (I don’t think most people try to do them at the same time what with work etc too).
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    (Original post by Michael Spearing)
    Ignore this silly goose. i'd wait for your results and see what happens. u can do whatever you want, you're gonna be the very best. What A levels did you get? usually you need quite a few A*s to get anywhere if you're planning to do anything with medicine
    Sorry - meant to add that I need to finalise my choices by the weekend and won’t get Gamsat results until after that unfortunately :-/
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    Sorry - meant to add that I need to finalise my choices by the weekend and won’t get Gamsat results until after that unfortunately :-/
    i'm sure you'll achieve anything u put ur mind to. sorry i cant be of much help but i hope you get where u want to!
 
 
 
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