So, I am in Year 11 at a comprehensive school in England, and next year I will be going to college to study A-Level Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and History. My mock exam grades (GCSE) were:
Business Studies: A*
English Language: 9
English Literature: 6
Religious Education: 8
Science (Double Award): 7/7
-I am going to improve on these grades by working hard, but that is just a rough idea of how I am doing at the moment. I will be doing a month of voluntary work in Africa this summer, and I will be starting to volunteer for 3 hours every week at a local hospice very soon. I have also applied for work experience at a hospital. However, I don't have any sports/musical instruments etc. that will help me to stand out from other medicine applicants. Does anyone have any tips, perhaps from a successful applicant?I know it's early to be thinking about this, but I don't want to be unprepared at all.
Thanks in advance
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- Thread Starter
- 03-03-2018 14:50
- 03-03-2018 16:24
Sounds like you're on the right track. Don't worry about not having a musical instrument/sport, in all honesty med schools don't care so much about those things as long as you're able to give at least some examples of e.g. times when you've worked well in a team or hobbies that will help you unwind during med school. Applying is more of a tick-box thing than trying to stand out.
This wiki is super useful: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Medicine
It's hard and time-consuming to give super general advice so I'd recommend reading through the wiki and asking on the forum again if you have some specific questions. Good luck!Last edited by StationToStation; 03-03-2018 at 16:25.
- Thread Starter
- 03-03-2018 16:38