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    I've been looking at all the medical schools websites and selection procedure very carefully.

    I noticed that the majority of applicants who apply with AAA, which is the minimum, get rejected straight away...
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    I’m applying to vet med but there’s a large group of med applicants at my 6th form and almost all of them are predicted 3 As and all have had interviews and a few already have offers. The majority of applicants will have predictions of 3 As
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    (Original post by LORD_LFC_5)
    I've been looking at all the medical schools websites and selection procedure very carefully.

    I noticed that the majority of applicants who apply with AAA, which is the minimum, get rejected straight away...
    I don't think that's true. Getting to interview is a tick box exercise - for the grades, you just need to hit their minimum requirements. If that's AAA, then having A*A*A* isn't an advantage. To ease your mind you can call the universities and ask them.
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    (Original post by LORD_LFC_5)
    I've been looking at all the medical schools websites and selection procedure very carefully.

    I noticed that the majority of applicants who apply with AAA, which is the minimum, get rejected straight away...
    There are lots of reasons why applicants get rejected. I suspect one signicant reason is that some applicants don't apply strategically e.g. applying to a medical school which only selects students with very high UKCAT scores for interview with an average score because they were unswervingly determined to get into that med school. In this scenario, being predicted AAA will not make up for the average UKCAT score.

    Med school interviews are difficult. I think applicants who sound vague or generic or haven't reflected properly on their work experience/volunteering will find it difficult to get an offer.

    You're right though, a lot of students will apply to medical school with the right predicted grades, decent work experience and volunteering and interview to a reasonable standard and still get no offers - it's just a very competitive process unfortunately. Applying strategically and not getting too hung up on location and "prestige" are other important ways to maximise your chances of getting in imho.
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    (Original post by emilywhitee13)
    I’m applying to vet med but there’s a large group of med applicants at my 6th form and almost all of them are predicted 3 As and all have had interviews and a few already have offers. The majority of applicants will have predictions of 3 As
    yeah i guess I shouldn't get too hung up then! I guess it's all bout applying strategically... and really doesn't matter which med school you go to... lol i am answering my own question now, thanks g
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    They would've been rejected for other reasons, most med schools don't care about predictions as long as they meet their minimum, apart from Exeter. E.g. for a university like Sheffield, as long as you get above their UKCAT cut-off, you'll get an interview, regardless of whether you're predicted 3A*s or 3As
 
 
 
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