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I just want to check but can you apply to bichemistry for oxford and apply medicine for the rest of the universities? Since oxbridge looks at the personal statement greatly, would you get rejected if the personal statment is all about medicine? Or if you write about medicine and biochemistry on the personal statment would that be okay? I need some advice please: would it be better to apply medicine to oxford or apply all non-medicine courses instead?
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(Original post by chatsmilady)
I just want to check but can you apply to bichemistry for oxford and apply medicine for the rest of the universities? Since oxbridge looks at the personal statement greatly, would you get rejected if the personal statment is all about medicine? Or if you write about medicine and biochemistry on the personal statment would that be okay? I need some advice please: would it be better to apply medicine to oxford or apply all non-medicine courses instead?
I applied for medicine and biomedicine and was told that a personal statement centered on medicine would suit both. I think this is because it is generally believed that those who apply for biomed as their fifth course intend to go into medicine through a graduate fast-track course, in any case. They will understand. I applied to Royal Holloway for biomed with my medical ps and got an offer. Tbh, Oxford will look at your personal statement more closely if they invite you to interview. Write a good personal statement, but bear in mind that they will be looking at your GCSEs and BMAT result and inviting you to interview on the basis of that. You should be aiming for a 7 or above in BMAT. Good luck!
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I applied for medicine and biomedicine and was told that a personal statement centered on medicine would suit both. I think this is because it is generally believed that those who apply for biomed as their fifth course intend to go into medicine through a graduate fast-track course, in any case. They will understand. I applied to Royal Holloway for biomed with my medical ps and got an offer. Tbh, Oxford will look at your personal statement more closely if they invite you to interview. Write a good personal statement, but bear in mind that they will be looking at your GCSEs and BMAT result and inviting you to interview on the basis of that. You should be aiming for a 7 or above in BMAT. Good luck!
I am aware that other unis will understand but usually fifth course is used as backup so I thought no one would apply the fifth course to oxford. Hence, I was wondering whether oxford would think negatively if the course applied is biochemistry but the personal statement was about medicine. However, if like you said, they consider more of the grade of BMAT and GCSEs then I guess it would okay to apply this way.
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I am aware that other unis will understand but usually fifth course is used as backup so I thought no one would apply the fifth course to oxford. Hence, I was wondering whether oxford would think negatively if the course applied is biochemistry but the personal statement was about medicine. However, if like you said, they consider more of the grade of BMAT and GCSEs then I guess it would okay to apply this way.
Why don't you ask them.
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I am aware that other unis will understand but usually fifth course is used as backup so I thought no one would apply the fifth course to oxford. Hence, I was wondering whether oxford would think negatively if the course applied is biochemistry but the personal statement was about medicine. However, if like you said, they consider more of the grade of BMAT and GCSEs then I guess it would okay to apply this way.
Ask them. I wouldn't be surprised if they would not accept that though - I asked UCL if I could apply for Human Biology there as my 5th and they said no, as it was so competitive that they would only want applicants for whom that course was their first choice. I'd imagine Oxford is more competitive!
Also, if they would accept you, you should ask if you can submit an alternative PS, rather than weakening yours for med by trying to write about two courses.
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okay thank you I will!
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