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You should be fine - are you a Home student? Once you meet the academic thresholds it is just UCAT ranking so you will be right at the top!
I’m ROK- idk if that’s home or not- ? Thank you
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I’m ROK- idk if that’s home or not- ? Thank you
top marks my dude you're guaranteed an interview if you meet entry requirements I'm pretty sure
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Idk about St Andrews. I’m not on about stats wise tbh, just the place and course. It’s in the middle of nowhere and idk if I’d be willing to go that far out and rankings wise it’s not spectacular to say the least. Also looking at Glasgow and Aberdeen for Scottish unis. Any current students or anyone at all at any of these 3 have any feedback/advice ?
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WARNING TO INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

It appears that there may no longer be any places for international applicants. Check with Admissions before you apply. See this from the Scottish Funding Council:

http://www.sfc.ac.uk/web/FILES/annou...AY_2019-20.pdf
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WARNING TO INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

It appears that there may no longer be any places for international applicants. Check with Admissions before you apply. See this from the Scottish Funding Council:

http://www.sfc.ac.uk/web/FILES/annou...AY_2019-20.pdf
"The Scottish Government recognises that international students make an
important contribution to medical education in Scotland, however their
expectation is that the number of international students should not increase
beyond their current level."

That means around 25 like the last few years right?
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"The Scottish Government recognises that international students make an
important contribution to medical education in Scotland, however their
expectation is that the number of international students should not increase
beyond their current level."

That means around 25 like the last few years right?
But none at St Andrew's according to that document. It may not be correct, but it looks like there are no international places at St Andrew's. One strange thing is that St Andrew's quote a fee rate for Internationals, but that may be for the ones who started before 2019. I have extracted the data from their table:

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Is it worth eking careful with applying to England route vs Scottish route- is rather go Scotland but would it be stiffer competition if I’m rok
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Is it worth eking careful with applying to England route vs Scottish route- is rather go Scotland but would it be stiffer competition if I’m rok
They told me that you maximise your chance of success if you go the "no preference" route. I think the Scottish route is most competitive as it is free for the scots.
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I can’t find any stats on how many places v applicants there are for each route- I’d rather do Scottish but I don’t wanna make that choice if it’s gonna stop me getting an offer- I’ve got good stats on paper if it matters-(3050 ucat and 9A* at gcse) can anyone like shed some light here —- would I be reckless to apply Scottish route as a ROK applicant
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Worth applying with a 630 avg UKCAT? As a graduate applicant btw
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Worth applying with a 630 avg UKCAT? As a graduate applicant btw
This FOI response is due by next Monday - should help. It would be worth checking their policy for grads.
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...coming-1421583
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Hey everyone
Im a BOTC student an I just did my UCAT and these are my scores
UCAT: 2800 (700 average)
Predicted Alevel grades: A*A*AA
GCSEs: 9 A*s and 1 A

Work experience: 1 week in surgery ward, 1 week in neuro medicine/surgery and 4 weeks at pediatric clinic
Other things in my PS: winning science fair twice, international junior achievement award, duke of Edinburgh silver award, etc

Do you think I'm competitive enough?

Thanks!
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Hey everyone
Im a BOTC student an I just did my UCAT and these are my scores
UCAT: 2800 (700 average)
Predicted Alevel grades: A*A*AA
GCSEs: 9 A*s and 1 A

Work experience: 1 week in surgery ward, 1 week in neuro medicine/surgery and 4 weeks at pediatric clinic
Other things in my PS: winning science fair twice, international junior achievement award, duke of Edinburgh silver award, etc

Do you think I'm competitive enough?

Thanks!
I would say yes if you were a Home student. Don't know about BOTC. What was your SJT score? It is a virtual MMI station at St Andrews.
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I would say yes if you were a Home student. Don't know about BOTC. What was your SJT score? It is a virtual MMI station at St Andrews.
Got Band 1. Could you expand on 'virtual' MMI
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Got Band 1. Could you expand on 'virtual' MMI
Some medical schools, including Sheffield and St Andrews, score your interview on the basis of performance in a number of mini interviews but for one of them, instead of an actual interview, they score your SJT. So good news for you as you have the best possible score for that one.
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This FOI response is due by next Monday - should help. It would be worth checking their policy for grads.
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque...coming-1421583
Thank you very much
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The FOI on scores is out. Internationals be careful - the Scottish Funding Council document implies no international spaces at St Andrew's this year.

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See https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/reque..._passthrough=1
Seems to contradict what Admissions told me. Will ask at open day.
Huh that’s interesting - I’m gonna go ahead and apply Scottish route bc I want to and I’ve got a good a Ucat
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They told me that you maximise your chance of success if you go the "no preference" route. I think the Scottish route is most competitive as it is free for the scots.
Do you still get free tuition if you go England route
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