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    (Original post by lostphotobooth)
    [Year of Entry]
    2009 entry
    [1st Institution]
    Kings College London
    [2nd Institution]
    Imperial College, London
    [3rd Institution]
    UCL
    [4th Institution]
    Between Newcastle, Nottingham or another city-ish uni. Undecided as of now.
    [5th Choice if you are applying for a 5th]
    Not applying for a fifth.
    [GCSE Reults]
    A*A*A*A*A*AAAAAAB
    [AS Results]
    Chemistry- A
    Biology - A
    Maths - A
    Religious Studies - A
    General Studies - A
    [A2 Results/Predictions]
    Predicted AAAA for
    chemistry, biology, maths and general studies. Possibly also taking up physics AS level next year.
    [Work Experience/Voluntary]
    Volunteer at a charity shop
    Volunteering in a hospital tea bar
    Few weeks shadowing obs/gynae consultant (soon)
    Care home stuff starting soon
    The Samaritans starting in September
    [UKCAT]
    610 average.
    Good start with VR and QR, went downhill with AR and DA. I cannot do Abstract and Decision to save my life. Guessed them all, and finished my UKCAT in an hour! Good going, eh?
    UKCAT score is a bit weak IMO, so urm, my decision to do medicine is a bit dodgy at the moment.
    [BMAT]
    Booked it, November 5th. (I think.)
    [Any other comments]
    Have a lot of extra curricular activities which show some things, such as team work, communication, leadership and responsibility.
    I do a lot outside of school, so hopefully, this will be reflected on my PS, but not to such an extent where it looks like I do too much.

    That's all folks :]
    However, after the UKCAT, still not sure I still want to do medicine. Thing is, have no idea what I'd do if I didn't apply for medicine...so...
    Anyone who has gone through this dark (!) phase, let me know haha, as I feel like medicine is just so much hassle, whatwith all this work experience and volunteering and all these tests, i.e. the UKCAT, BMAT and so much pressure and all that jazz.
    welcome to medicine my friend...one of the most competitive courses and even when you get in the workload does not ease up!

    If you are having doubts about medicine then as my teacher said, maybe you need to REALLY think about why you are doing it! Or you are going through what everyone does after realising (espically on this website) that medicine is going to be tricky to get in and still after doing work experience galore that B in chemistry might be the only reason you didn't get an offer :no:

    As i said before...welcome to medicine!
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    welcome to medicine my friend...one of the most competitive courses and even when you get in the workload does not ease up!

    If you are having doubts about medicine then as my teacher said, maybe you need to REALLY think about why you are doing it! Or you are going through what everyone does after realising (espically on this website) that medicine is going to be tricky to get in and still after doing work experience galore that B in chemistry might be the only reason you didn't get an offer :no:

    As i said before...welcome to medicine!
    I've thought about it, had sleepness nights about it, gah, it sounds like a midlife crisis!

    I'd love to do medicine. I love making a difference...but don't particularly want my shoe puked on. I love the fact that the career is so varied, in that there are so many areas to specialise in. I love how the degree is universal, as I want to move back to Hong Kong after finishing all training yada yada.

    But, there's so much pressure. I've done so much, yet it doesn't feel like enough. I do so much outside school, got my 5As at AS Level with minimal work (not proud of this, not boasting about it, and when I say minimal, I mean minimal, such as no revision for exams and stuff like that. ) It's so much hassle, yet at the end of the day, more than half of the applicants are rejected.

    My mum's a nurse midwife and she comes home late every night or so, never has time to eat her dinner or whatever... and it just annoys me how the NHS doesn't employ more nurses and doctors...but they can't. Funding is spent on the war in Iraq and other stupid things. (Don't know much about politics, so don't shoot me haha).

    Also read Trust Me, I'm A Junior Doctor recently, and well, I didn't like what I read. It sounded tougher than I had imagined (and I had already thought it would've been tough enough as it is). After so much hassle to get these grades and work experience and all the graft of doing all these extra curricular things, and still, the toughness doesn't end after graduation!
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    Got a question as I'm Canadian and we don't have "GCSE" or really go by letter grades. What is the percentage for an A? 86%+ or 80%+. Thanks!
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    80%+
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    (Original post by magichearts)
    Got a question as I'm Canadian and we don't have "GCSE" or really go by letter grades. What is the percentage for an A? 86%+ or 80%+. Thanks!
    for an A it's usually 70% +- 5%. for an A* it's 80% +- 5% (though for english and english literature it's about 90% for an A* and 80% for an A).
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    Oh wow it's completely different from us over here. Thanks for letting me know.
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    [Year of Entry]

    2009

    [1st Institution]

    UCL

    [2nd Institution]

    Oxbridge (really not sure which yet)

    [3rd Institution]

    Imperial

    [4th Institution]

    Nottingham/Birmingham(7*s tho )/Newcastle/Bristol/Kings College London

    [5th Choice if you are applying for a 5th]

    It would probably be one of the uni's in my 4th institution section for something like medical physics

    [GCSE Reults]

    6A*s 6As 1C

    [AS Results]

    Maths - 278 A
    Biology - 278 A
    Chemistry - 265 A
    Physics - 249 A
    Further Maths - 258 A

    [A2 Results/Predictions]

    AAAAA

    [Work Experience/Voluntary]

    Voluntary work, charity work, college contributions i.e. prefect etc etc.
    hospital in india work
    worked on a stoke unit in a large hospital ward
    worked in the radiology and a&e departments of a hospital in belfast
    also done a nuffield science bursary as well as lots of other random **** lol
    lots of extra-cirriculars - basketball = played, coached and managed a team

    [UKCAT]

    not sat yet, a bit worried...

    [BMAT]

    ****tin it

    [Any other comments]

    i have an improving personal statement and that side of things looks good now, UMS marks were relatively low but im hoping i can ace the UKCAT and BMAT.
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    (Original post by witness the sickness)
    [Year of Entry]

    2009

    [1st Institution]

    UCL

    [2nd Institution]

    Oxbridge (really not sure which yet)

    [3rd Institution]

    Imperial

    [4th Institution]

    Nottingham/Birmingham(7*s tho )/Newcastle/Bristol/Kings College London

    [5th Choice if you are applying for a 5th]

    It would probably be one of the uni's in my 4th institution section for something like medical physics

    [GCSE Reults]

    6A*s 6As 1C

    [AS Results]

    Maths - 278 A
    Biology - 278 A
    Chemistry - 265 A
    Physics - 249 A
    Further Maths - 258 A

    [A2 Results/Predictions]

    AAAAA

    [Work Experience/Voluntary]

    Voluntary work, charity work, college contributions i.e. prefect etc etc.
    hospital in india work
    worked on a stoke unit in a large hospital ward
    worked in the radiology and a&e departments of a hospital in belfast
    also done a nuffield science bursary as well as lots of other random **** lol
    lots of extra-cirriculars - basketball = played, coached and managed a team

    [UKCAT]

    not sat yet, a bit worried...

    [BMAT]

    ****tin it

    [Any other comments]

    i have an improving personal statement and that side of things looks good now, UMS marks were relatively low but im hoping i can ace the UKCAT and BMAT.
    oh my...another nuffield student!! I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE!
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    oh my...another nuffield student!! I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE!
    lmfao. im not sure how relevant it is for medicine but im gonna talk about it anyway. tbh my nuffield was such a waste of time and i still need to do the written report for my pay check lmao .
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    (Original post by witness the sickness)
    lmfao. im not sure how relevant it is for medicine but im gonna talk about it anyway. tbh my nuffield was such a waste of time and i still need to do the written report for my pay check lmao .
    what! Mine was brilliant! I absolutely loved where i worked and what i did, the money was just another part of it...my real incentive was the actual doing bit!

    Hehehe we finish our report tomorrow and do the poster (sounds so damn annoying)

    Can i ask what did you do? I heard it was physics related
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    mine was physics yeah. it was shocking we were testing sensors to be used in the LHC particle accelerator at CERN. it wasnt as good as it sounds [if it sounds remotely good] lmfao. what did u do?
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    (Original post by DrDomDom)
    Anyone know what the UKCAT cut off for UCL is?

    UCL use BMAT not the stupid UKCAT!
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    Its just Smacked Me in the face, and i realised the ammount of **** im gonna have to learn in the next 6 years to become a doctor.

    Its actually a joke we have to learn soooooooooo much stuff and then rember it all and be able to use it on the spot.

    OMZ the next 20 years are gonna be hard core!!!
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    (Original post by jjkkll)
    Its just Smacked Me in the face, and i realised the ammount of **** im gonna have to learn in the next 6 years to become a doctor.

    Its actually a joke we have to learn soooooooooo much stuff and then rember it all and be able to use it on the spot.

    OMZ the next 20 years are gonna be hard core!!!
    It's going to be brilliant, that's what it's going to be! I absolutely cannot wait to gain all that knowledge if I get the opportunity to
    All those new big long words :love:


    But, you know what they say, the real learning starts when you're out there in the big scary world of foundation years...
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    It's going to be brilliant, that's what it's going to be! I absolutely cannot wait to gain all that knowledge if I get the opportunity to
    All those new big long words :love:


    But, you know what they say, the real learning starts when you're out there in the big scary world of foundation years...

    wow, im glad you love long words i really am


    ill be happy enough to get to the end of medical school and then take it from there!!

    (if i get any offers and Pass my A Levels that is)
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    (Original post by jjkkll)
    wow, im glad you love long words i really am


    ill be happy enough to get to the end of medical school and then take it from there!!

    (if i get any offers and Pass my A Levels that is)
    Yeah, I think we're getting a little bit ahead of ourselves here :rolleyes:


    Fingers crossed though
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    (Original post by scaryhair)
    Yeah, I think we're getting a little bit ahead of ourselves here :rolleyes:


    Fingers crossed though

    For Sure.! Im sure well get there though.
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    [Year of Entry]
    2009
    [1st Institution]
    Edinburgh
    [2nd Institution]
    Dundee
    [3rd Institution]
    St Andrews
    [4th Institution]
    Aberdeen
    [B][5th Choice if you are applying for a 5th]
    Not sure maybe pharmacology
    [GCSE Results]
    (Standard Grades) seven 1s, 2As
    [AS Results] (highers) 5As (English, maths, chem, physics, geography)
    [A2 Results/Predictions](Adv. Higher) chemistry, physics, geography + higher human bio: not sure of predictions yet
    [Work Experience/Voluntary]
    Summer in nursing home
    1 week in pharmacy
    1 week in various hospital specialities this September
    helping with additional support needs class, working with special needs children in school
    1 year volunteering in charity shop (DofE)
    [UKCAT] not sat yet
    [BMAT] N/A
    [Any other comments]
    Worried about work experience
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    (Original post by akj08)
    [Year of Entry]
    2009
    [1st Institution]
    Edinburgh
    [2nd Institution]
    Dundee
    [3rd Institution]
    St Andrews
    [4th Institution]
    Aberdeen
    [B][5th Choice if you are applying for a 5th]
    Not sure maybe pharmacology
    [GCSE Results]
    (Standard Grades) seven 1s, 2As
    [AS Results] (highers) 5As (English, maths, chem, physics, geography)
    [A2 Results/Predictions](Adv. Higher) chemistry, physics, geography + higher human bio: not sure of predictions yet
    [Work Experience/Voluntary]
    Summer in nursing home
    1 week in pharmacy
    1 week in various hospital specialities this September
    helping with additional support needs class, working with special needs children in school
    1 year volunteering in charity shop (DofE)
    [UKCAT] not sat yet
    [BMAT] N/A
    [Any other comments]
    Worried about work experience
    Not a problem with the amount you have done
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    Not a problem with the amount you have done
    I always thought it was not the amount you had done, but what you learn from it

    Correct me if I'm wrong though. After all, this is what my Head of Sixth Form said, and she has, what, over 25 years of experience in appyling for uni and medicine in particular.
 
 
 

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