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    Hey! Too put it simply I'm a medicine applicant who has probably failed getting into a uni. I expect one more answer from Notts but I'm not confident.. I don't wonna do a gap year for some reasons and since I come from the EU another course could help me get ready to re apply for med since this is really what I want to do. Anyway I have 2 offers from these two unis and I've already read everything in their websites. However I want your views. Any help appreciated xx
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    Did you apply to 3 medicine courses?
    Also, can I ask why you wouldn't particularly want to do a gap year? I'm sure you know but there are many many applicants who get in second time around and you are more likely to get an offer after taking a gap year than going down the graduate entry route.
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    (Original post by GrandMedic)
    Did you apply to 3 medicine courses?
    Also, can I ask why you wouldn't particularly want to do a gap year? I'm sure you know but there are many many applicants who get in second time around and you are more likely to get an offer after taking a gap year than going down the graduate entry route.
    Tbh I believe that a gap year would put too much pressure on my parents even if i find a job. And I don't know but it doesnt feel right to just pause every study even if I could somehow gain more experience. I even went to two different schools in order to get into a uk med school.. I believe that if I had something significantly negative as an applicant is my communication skills and my confidence at the interview only because I havent really practised the language as much. Another course could benefit me when I re apply.
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    (Original post by Hero_Lou)
    Tbh I believe that a gap year would put too much pressure on my parents even if i find a job. And I don't know but it doesnt feel right to just pause every study even if I could somehow gain more experience. I even went to two different schools in order to get into a uk med school.. I believe that if I had something significantly negative as an applicant is my communication skills and my confidence at the interview only because I havent really practised the language as much. Another course could benefit me when I re apply.
    If you feel strongly about not taking a gap year, then sure go through the biomed route I guess. But I would like to point out that a gap year only delays you 1 year before you have the chance to get into medicine whereas a separate degree will add an additional 3 years before you apply for an EVEN MORE competitive entry into medicine. So wouldn't that put more pressure on your parents? You can use the gap year to get a job if that helps and work on your english (by talking to customers on a regular basis). I'm sure that the break from studies is also perfect in helping you refine your interview technique too.

    This is just what I and many others would recommend. The final decision is completely up to yo.
 
 
 
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