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    (Original post by The Jester)
    SERIOUS?! :eek:

    deeeecceeeenttttttttttt.
    I would say that too......but I still believe its a myth.....
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    (Original post by ShinyShiny)
    Frame it
    I'm framing my Oxford one as well (but totally burning the rejection letter. :laugh:)
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    I am only framing interview letters It is always good to be hopeful!
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    (Original post by ShinyShiny)
    Frame it

    I have :p: :p:
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    (Original post by DrVas)



    I have :p: :p:
    I'm totally calling my UCL interview letter (if I get one), my precious! :laugh:
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    You will. Where else have you applied?
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    (Original post by jessie t)
    I would say that too......but I still believe its a myth.....
    *shrug*

    i'm just hoping its not. =D
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    (Original post by Mr Halpert)
    So yeah, UCL value their section 3.
    Does anyone know what section Imperial values?
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    (Original post by manmade xoxo)
    Does anyone know what section Imperial values?
    Yes. But I suppose this refers to med students only...

    Thank you for your email.

    We have not yet been able to send out confirmation emails; however, I can confirm that we have received your application.



    Please note that due to our use of the BMAT test results, Imperial College does not commence interviews for the Medicine course until January.



    I'm afraid that it is not yet possible to provide a definite cut-off point for the BMAT score, due to the potential variation from one year to the next; the cut-off point is therefore not known until we have finished processing the applications. On past experience, candidates need to obtain at least 50% in each of the three sections of BMAT in order to be amongst those selected for interview.



    Kind Regards
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    How many more people are going to email Imperial?

    They may never get around to looking at the applications if they have to keep answering the same question constantly.
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    For those that are interested, and apologies if someone has already done this on this forum, but i've had a look at the BMAT polls on TSR and NMM (New Media Medicine) forums, and made the following:

    Statistics point of view:
    Analysis of the polls:

    TSR

    Assumptions made:
    - All 31-33 values are trolls.
    - Anything below 13 is a troll.
    - All other entries are legit (probably not true).

    Due to badly designed class boundaries, I lowered the 'lower boundary' of each class to '.1', based on the assumption that people would have rounded their score up into the next class, giving this data:

    Class..............Frequency
    13.1-15..........10
    15.1-18..........38
    18.1-21..........53
    21.1-24..........35
    24.1-27..........16
    27.1-30..........3
    30.1+.............0
    (Sample size: 155)

    Mean: 19.93
    Variance: 11.329..
    Standard Deviation: 3.3659..

    Therefore, TSR Conclusion:
    The score 13.2 is 2 standard deviations below the mean.
    The score 16.6 is 1 standard deviation below the mean.
    The score 19.9 is the mean.
    The score 23.3 is 1 standard deviation above the mean.
    The score 26.7 is 2 standard deviations above the mean.
    The score 30.0 is 3 standard deviations above the mean.



    NMM

    Assumptions made:
    - All data is legit (probably not true).
    - The '< 12.0' class has a lower boundary of 10.1 (to fit in with theme of class width being 2)
    - The '26.1 +' class has an upper boundary of 28.0 (to fit in with theme of class width being 2) - i suspect this isn't true, seeing as the occasional score over 28 is heard of.

    Class................Frequency
    10.1-12.0..........1
    12.1-14.0..........0
    14.1-16.0..........3
    16.1-18.0..........8
    18.1-20.0..........11
    20.1-22.0..........14
    22.1-24.0..........7
    24.1-26.0..........4
    26.1-28.0..........5
    (Sample size: 53)

    Mean: 20.63
    Variance: 12.129..
    Standard Deviation: 3.4828..

    Therefore, NMM Conclusion:
    The score 13.7 is 2 standard deviations below the mean.
    The score 17.1 is 1 standard deviation below the mean.
    The score 20.6 is the mean.
    The score 24.1 is 1 standard deviation above the mean.
    The score 27.6 is 2 standard deviations above the mean.
    The score 31.1 is 3 standard deviations above the mean.



    It is worth saying that both of these forums are more likely to attract people who are proud of their achievements than those that aren't. Therefore it is likely that this isn't a proportional sample to a random selection of the candidates who sat it. - the sample probably is biased towards the higher scores.
    I heard that the average score was ~17-19
    Which is lower than both the forum poll means.
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    (Original post by SamWalters)
    It is worth saying that both of these forums are more likely to attract people who are proud of their achievements than those that aren't. Therefore it is likely that this isn't a proportional sample to a random selection of the candidates who sat it. - the sample probably is biased towards the higher scores.
    I heard that the average score was ~19.0
    Which is lower than both the forum poll means.

    Its fine other than the fact that 19 was not the mean


    4.4, 5.0 and 7.5 were, therfore the Mean was 16.9
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    I love people who make stats out of polls and such. There must be better things to do in life than work out standard deviation :p:
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    (Original post by DrVas)
    Its fine other than the fact that 19 was not the mean


    4.4, 5.0 and 7.5 were, therfore the Mean was 16.9

    Yes that's the thing, hence why didn't quote a source for saying it was 9.
    People just keep saying that 19 represents the approximate mean, but I will change that bit, to a range

    technically the mean should be 7.5 for the essay, but if you look at the bar chart that came with the results, 7.5 is the mode, but there is a a positive skew to the data. So i reckon the mean actually falls somewhere between 7.5 and 9.

    Also same applies for section 1. 4.4 is the mode, but not necessarily the mean, since there is a very slight positive skew. However i agree that the mean is below 5
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    (Original post by DrVas)
    Its fine other than the fact that 19 was not the mean


    4.4, 5.0 and 7.5 were, therfore the Mean was 16.9
    He was working out the mean of TSR users, as opposed to the mean of everyone who took it.

    As he explained, that TSR's mean is higher could be due to the fact that more pro-active people go on here. It could be because people with lower scores chose not to post their results. It could be because the members of TSR are naturally lucky at choosing one circle out of five.

    Who knows?

    EDIT: I now see what you were referring to, and am holding my head in my hands with the shame. Post left here for humiliation purposes (and because I quite like the theory that TSRers are more lucky :p:)
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    (Original post by jonnyofengland)
    He was working out the mean of TSR users, as opposed to the mean of everyone who took it.

    As he explained, that TSR's mean is higher could be due to the fact that more pro-active people go on here. It could be because people with lower scores chose not to post their results. It could be because the members of TSR are naturally lucky at choosing one circle out of five.

    Who knows?

    No the tsr mean was 19.9, that bit came before the bit i quoted.

    Lol
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    (Original post by DrVas)
    No the tsr mean was 19.9, that bit came before the bit i quoted.

    Lol
    See the edit.
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    (Original post by jonnyofengland)
    See the edit.

    You might be luck mate but not me.

    Hence the UKCAT score + BSMS Rejection.

    Haha.
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    (Original post by Raquel//)
    I love people who make stats out of polls and such. There must be better things to do in life than work out standard deviation :p:

    There are also better things to do than go on tsr, your point?
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    (Original post by DrVas)
    You might be luck mate but not me.

    Hence the UKCAT score + BSMS Rejection.

    Haha.
    I'm sure things will turn around for you soon enough. Have you heard back from any of your other choices yet?
 
 
 
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