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Haha. I know I can’t wait for it to be over and done with so I can finally have a break from this UCAS application. I feel like it never ends 😂😂.
Honestlyyyy!! There’s so much stuff to do for it 😂 UCAT was bad enough
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Does anyone know the standard offer Imperial give for medical students? I have been hearing the standard offer is A* A* A.
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Does anyone know the standard offer Imperial give for medical students? I have been hearing the standard offer is A* A* A.
85% of offers are A*AA. Have never heard of A*A*A being given.
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85% of offers are A*AA. Have never heard of A*A*A being given.
So the other 15% is AAA right? And this is for people on the contextual list ?
And where did you get this information from?
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So the other 15% is AAA right? And this is for people on the contextual list ?
And where did you get this information from?
It says on their website
Yes pretty sure the rest are AAA
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Have u done your bmat ? I haven’t received and I sent in a week ago
nope I haven't done my BMAT yet, doing it on the 30th
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When did you send in your application??
I sent my UCAS application on the 10th of October
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Honestlyyyy!! There’s so much stuff to do for it 😂 UCAT was bad enough
Yeah exactly! Tbh for some weird reason, I prefer the BMAT to the UCAT (eww).

Also: quick question; on the webpage for medicine- under selection process: it says:

Selection panel
The selection panel comprises of teachers in undergraduate education with experience in the admissions process, who will decide whether to offer the candidate an interview. These decisions are ratified by one of the admissions tutors. The following criteria may be considered when assessing applications:

A-level or equivalent predicted (or achieved) grades
BMAT scores
Evidence of commitment to the values of the NHS Constitution
Motivation and understanding of medicine as a career
Community activities
Leadership and teamwork
Extracurricular interests
Referee’s report

It says BMAT scores. I'm assuming it's only used for a cut off and past that it should be okay - or is it used to offer interviews as well?
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(Original post by Meduser)
Honestlyyyy!! There’s so much stuff to do for it 😂 UCAT was bad enough
Yeah exactly! Tbh for some weird reason, I prefer the BMAT to the UCAT (eww).

Also: quick question; on the webpage for medicine- under selection process: it says:

Selection panel
The selection panel comprises of teachers in undergraduate education with experience in the admissions process, who will decide whether to offer the candidate an interview. These decisions are ratified by one of the admissions tutors. The following criteria may be considered when assessing applications:

A-level or equivalent predicted (or achieved) grades
BMAT scores
Evidence of commitment to the values of the NHS Constitution
Motivation and understanding of medicine as a career
Community activities
Leadership and teamwork
Extracurricular interests
Referee’s report

It says BMAT scores. I'm assuming it's only used for a cut off and past that it should be okay - or is it used to offer interviews as well?
They said post-interview, they only thing they use on the offer making process is interview performance
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They said post-interview, they only thing they use on the offer making process is interview performance
Sorry, I meant it as in selection for interview.
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Sorry, I meant it as in selection for interview.
Tbh they say they have a look for other things on the UCAS form but other than checking you meet minimum academic criteria and maybe scanning PS for red flags they don’t really use it to select for interview. I emailed them and they said they only used the BMAT to select for interview
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Sorry, I meant it as in selection for interview.
In supplement to my last post- the reason there is a second cut off as well as the minimum one (3.5,3,5,2.5C) is because the BMAT is what is used to select for interview. That’s the whole point of a cut off- they set the cut off by looking at how many they want to interview and then work down the list of BMAT scores to invite for interview (sorry idk if I’m explaining this well)
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In supplement to my last post- the reason there is a second cut off as well as the minimum one (3.5,3,5,2.5C) is because the BMAT is what is used to select for interview. That’s the whole point of a cut off- they set the cut off by looking at how many they want to interview and then work down the list of BMAT scores to invite for interview (sorry idk if I’m explaining this well)
Thanks so much, I was just a bit confused why it said that on the website lol - but what you've said makes complete sense. Thanks again
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Thanks so much, I was just a bit confused why it said that on the website lol - but what you've said makes complete sense. Thanks again
No problem
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Guys, if you’re thinking of imperial you need to check out the changes to anatomy teaching. They have cut the time spent on anatomy severely and are no longer doing dissection. I’m a first year and I am so angry as this was a priority for me.
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Guys, if you’re thinking of imperial you need to check out the changes to anatomy teaching. They have cut the time spent on anatomy severely and are no longer doing dissection. I’m a first year and I am so angry as this was a priority for me.
Hi thanks for letting us know. Is that only major change or are there others. (Except for the curriculum restructure). I’m sure at the open day they mentioned dissection?
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Hi thanks for letting us know. Is that only major change or are there others. (Except for the curriculum restructure). I’m sure at the open day they mentioned dissection?
We were told before starting that they were keeping dissection. It’s hard to say what the other major changes are as i don’t know loads of detail about the curriculum before - I was applying to several med schools along with doing - ya know - A levels at the time! I do know that the changes mean that imperial spend about the lowest time on anatomy of any medicine course in the country which I wish I’d known when I was considering which of my offers to firm
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We were told before starting that they were keeping dissection. It’s hard to say what the other major changes are as i don’t know loads of detail about the curriculum before - I was applying to several med schools along with doing - ya know - A levels at the time! I do know that the changes mean that imperial spend about the lowest time on anatomy of any medicine course in the country which I wish I’d known when I was considering which of my offers to firm
really? im reading an article about it and apparently as of march 2019 imperial said that they were still doing full body dissections. must be a recent change then
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Yup. We were literally told in anatomy class this week. I’m a first year, three weeks in, and this was a shock to us. We were told at the offer day that curriculum changes were under way but we would still be doing dissection. Many unhappy students, most of whom had other offers elsewhere that some of us would have taken up if we had known this.

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really? im reading an article about it and apparently as of march 2019 imperial said that they were still doing full body dissections. must be a recent change then
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Yup. We were literally told in anatomy class this week. I’m a first year, three weeks in, and this was a shock to us. We were told at the offer day that curriculum changes were under way but we would still be doing dissection. Many unhappy students, most of whom had other offers elsewhere that some of us would have taken up if we had known this.
Hey guys, I’m another med student here. I can totally back what this guy is saying, a lot of people feel misled, so please keep it in mind. Imperial is still an amazing place I feel, but for anyone who cares for anatomy (like me), understand that Imperial is from now on deficient in this area.
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