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I'd also like to add that I did the bmat knowing id get 3 interviews atleast. my ukcat was 665
Thanks very much for the reply, I think I’m just going to stick with UKCAT, I don’t think I want to go through the added stress for the sake of one uni 🙂
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The only uni I was thinking about out of the BMAT unis was Brighton and all the others im thinking are UKCAT so I just don’t think there is much point in me taking the BMAT for the sake of one uni, what do you think?
Well for me, I've decided to take both tests - UKCAT is more about natural ability and IQ whilst the BMAT is more revision and applying knowledge if you get what I mean. I see no harm in taking both, only that the BMAT is said to be harder than the UKCAT, and you may not want to put that extra pressure on yourself for one university. But if Brighton is up there on your list I say go for it and it may pay off, you never know.
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I'd recommend taking the UKCAT early in the cycle, latest august time. then if you have a bad score, you can sit the BMAT too to increase your chance of getting a place, and apply strategically to unis. if you have a good score and you want to go to a UKCAT university then you don't have to sit the BMAT. then you can decide this all long before the UCAS and BMAT registration deadline.

honestly, applying for medicine is all about hedging your bets to me, try to give yourself as many opportunities to get a place as you can.
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Hi guys,
Thats kinda what im planning to do. I have applied for computer science this year and depending on my results Im going to decide whether to take a gap year and apply for medicine in Sept 2019 or to stay with Computer Science. I wanted to do either Comp Sci or medicine but hesistated due to duration of the medicine course and applied for Comp Scie, but now after having some Computer science experience , im not too interested in it. Also if my grades turn out to be good then i would probably apply for medicine. Do you guys think thats a good kinda plan? Does me applying for Comp Sci this year affect my application for medicine next year?
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Hi guys,
Thats kinda what im planning to do. I have applied for computer science this year and depending on my results Im going to decide whether to take a gap year and apply for medicine in Sept 2019 or to stay with Computer Science. I wanted to do either Comp Sci or medicine but hesistated due to duration of the medicine course and applied for Comp Scie, but now after having some Computer science experience , im not too interested in it. Also if my grades turn out to be good then i would probably apply for medicine. Do you guys think thats a good kinda plan? Does me applying for Comp Sci this year affect my application for medicine next year?
no it wont affect your application if you apply for comp sci first then medicine next cycle providing you dont actually start the comp sci course
but i think you are in the wrong forum, this is for graduate entry medicine
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Oh right and thank you for your reply.
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2020? 😮

Waiting to see when the 2021 thread will crop up.
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I want to apply to Queen Mary’s in London, but
my GCSEs aren’t particularly amazing, solid 7s apart from a 6 in chemistry and a 5 in maths (I had a breakdown before, during, and after the exam) If i have a good UKCAT score, good predicted grades, and lots of work experience within medicine and biomedical science (working in labs etc) will I stand a chance of getting in? Anyone know what Queen’s looks for particular or what they view the most valuable?
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I want to apply to Queen Mary’s in London, but
my GCSEs aren’t particularly amazing, solid 7s apart from a 6 in chemistry and a 5 in maths (I had a breakdown before, during, and after the exam) If i have a good UKCAT score, good predicted grades, and lots of work experience within medicine and biomedical science (working in labs etc) will I stand a chance of getting in? Anyone know what Queen’s looks for particular or what they view the most valuable?
They require at least a grade 6 in maths as a minimum requirement, so unfortunately you do not meet that.
Info is on their website
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They require at least a grade 6 in maths as a minimum requirement, so unfortunately you do not meet that.
Info is on their website
And there is no way around it? For instance, if I prove my academic ability my a-levels, UKCAT, and have more than enough experience?
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(Original post by Millie_Rose_)
I want to apply to Queen Mary’s in London, but
my GCSEs aren’t particularly amazing, solid 7s apart from a 6 in chemistry and a 5 in maths (I had a breakdown before, during, and after the exam) If i have a good UKCAT score, good predicted grades, and lots of work experience within medicine and biomedical science (working in labs etc) will I stand a chance of getting in? Anyone know what Queen’s looks for particular or what they view the most valuable?
Yh with regards to your maths- your application would get rejected instantly because they reject applicants that do not meet the minimum entry requirements.
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And there is no way around it? For instance, if I prove my academic ability my a-levels, UKCAT, and have more than enough experience?
You could resist that maths exam- obtain high predicted grades e.g A*A*A* as Queens uses tariffs for 50% and ukcat 50%
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(Original post by Millie_Rose_)
And there is no way around it? For instance, if I prove my academic ability my a-levels, UKCAT, and have more than enough experience?
Minimum requirements are just that; the minimum they expect you to achieve, without it, they would not consider your application further.
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I'm probably going to apply to:

Oxford (BMAT)
Exeter (UKCAT)
Birmingham (UKCAT)
Imperial (BMAT)

//Also considering Bristol (UKCAT) instead of Imperial\\

So I'm planning to do both the BMAT and the UKCAT.

Do you think that will negatively impact my A-Level studies?
I'm planning to do the same since I'm applying for Imperial, UCL, King's and Queen Mary's. I'm going to do the majority of my revision and prep for them after my exams in May (I'm doing Scottish Highers) and during the summer holidays and I see no reason it should impact your A-Levels at all if you spend some time prepping during the holidays.
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Hi, did anyone hear about how international medicine students might have to pay around twice the tuition for students starting in 2020? I'm really scared and was wondering when the final government decision would be out on that one.
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Hi, did anyone hear about how international medicine students might have to pay around twice the tuition for students starting in 2020? I'm really scared and was wondering when the final government decision would be out on that one.
Oh no!!! Is there a link to where you got this info from? Thanks
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Oh no!!! Is there a link to where you got this info from? Thanks
https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho...rimary_content

Here you go!
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Hi all!

Good luck to everyone applying for medicine for 2020 entry! Here are some resources you might find useful:

- Medical Work Experience
- Choosing a Medical School
- UKCAT
- BMAT
- Medical School Interview
- Personal Statement for Medicine

Hope this helps!
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Hi everyone, Just stumbled across a great summer school programme that I thought I would share.

The Sutton Trust have 5 Medicine summer schools (at a variety of different universities - KCL, bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff and St Andrews) in summer 2019. If you go to their website you can apply.
I never knew about these schemes when I applied and I think they are a great opportunity.

(Just to add: Im in no way affiliated with the sutton trust and this is not an AD, I just stumbled across the scheme and wanted to share it because I would have loved to have attended)
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(Original post by Millie_Rose_)
I want to apply to Queen Mary’s in London, but
my GCSEs aren’t particularly amazing, solid 7s apart from a 6 in chemistry and a 5 in maths (I had a breakdown before, during, and after the exam) If i have a good UKCAT score, good predicted grades, and lots of work experience within medicine and biomedical science (working in labs etc) will I stand a chance of getting in? Anyone know what Queen’s looks for particular or what they view the most valuable?
i was in a similar position to you last year except i needed a 6 in english. Your best chance is to sort out a maths resit with your sixth form ASAP. i waited too long but eventually done it in novemeber and got my 6 last month. Im in year 13 atm but i wish i had done it last year
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