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    I have offers for medicine at Cardiff and Birmingham. I had interviews at ucl and imperial, but have got post interview rejection . I really wanted to go to London. I think by taking a gap year I can improve my interview skills and be successful. Should I risk it?
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    bad idea, it doesn't matter at all where you go for medicine and you may end up with 4 rejections next year.
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    (Original post by BULL14)
    I have offers for medicine at Cardiff and Birmingham. I had interviews at ucl and imperial, but have got post interview rejection . I really wanted to go to London. I think by taking a gap year I can improve my interview skills and be successful. Should I risk it?
    Unless you have a really good reason for needing to go to London, that would be a bit mad. So yeah, what's the really good reason?
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    literally in the same position. really want to take a gap year, got an offer from kcl for medicine but my dream is imperial. but what if i get all 4 rejections next year??/
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    (Original post by BULL14)
    I have offers for medicine at Cardiff and Birmingham. I had interviews at ucl and imperial, but have got post interview rejection . I really wanted to go to London. I think by taking a gap year I can improve my interview skills and be successful. Should I risk it?
    Wouldn't bother risking it. Plus Cardiff and Birmingham are way better student cities than London imo.
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    (Original post by sparklydiamonds1)
    literally in the same position. really want to take a gap year, got an offer from kcl for medicine but my dream is imperial. but what if i get all 4 rejections next year??/
    I think too many people on this forum are getting very fixated on needing to achieve their ideal dream life at the age of 18, no matter what.

    Whilst I sympathise, it's not a particularly realistic or workable state of mind to adopt in a competitive, centralised, impersonal field like medicine. Or in life generally, but especially not as a doctor.

    Out of curiosity, what's everyone planning to do if your final year SJT score lands you in DGHland in Arsend-on-Sea instead of the big city centre teaching hospital you'd originally planned for? Are you going to simply refuse to go to work?

    I have noticed that the happiest and most successful colleagues and seniors I have worked with have also been the most adaptable and flexible ones. This is medicine - you might as well get used to how the system works from now.
 
 
 
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