Oxbridge Admissions Tutoring Medicine- Uniadmissions, Medicmind, etc.

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We have started looking into how worthy would it be to get our son help with admission into medical university, Oxbridge included.
We have come across a company called Uniadmissions that we got rather excited about but after long conversations have started feeling confused and conflicted rather than convinced we should go ahead and spend a significant amount of money with them - we were quoted £6,500 for a course of 2 and a half years, Head start programme in Year 11 and Premium Programme in Year 12 and towards the application process.
Our son is currently in year 10, academically very able and achieving (top 5% in his year group) but we are aware that getting a place in a top medical university or even Oxbridge is difficult and would love to support him but not sure how. None of these companies is endorsed by official organisations and there is all sorts of feedback online.
Has anyone been through the whole process of choosing a medical university, deciding whether to try Oxbridge and how did you approach it?
Has anyone used an Admissions tutoring company, if yes - which one and why?
Thank you in advance!
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I’m currently doing an oxbridge application and I’d advise getting in touch with your sons schools about it - mine provided me with information about certain programs such as Uniq and Sutton trust which you can apply to to get a week at oxford or Cambridge to experience the university and talk with academics. Additionally look at the websites for both of the universities, I believe that both are currently hosting online programs and open days and this would obviously boost his application and provide him with information. I’m not applying for medicine so I cannot give any information on this but I am aware that for medicine most universities require you to have work experience in a hospital so if he hasn’t done this I’d advise to start looking into that too
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(Original post by DarinaJ)
Hi,
We have started looking into how worthy would it be to get our son help with admission into medical university, Oxbridge included.
We have come across a company called Uniadmissions that we got rather excited about but after long conversations have started feeling confused and conflicted rather than convinced we should go ahead and spend a significant amount of money with them - we were quoted £6,500 for a course of 2 and a half years, Head start programme in Year 11 and Premium Programme in Year 12 and towards the application process.
Our son is currently in year 10, academically very able and achieving (top 5% in his year group) but we are aware that getting a place in a top medical university or even Oxbridge is difficult and would love to support him but not sure how. None of these companies is endorsed by official organisations and there is all sorts of feedback online.
Has anyone been through the whole process of choosing a medical university, deciding whether to try Oxbridge and how did you approach it?
Has anyone used an Admissions tutoring company, if yes - which one and why?
Thank you in advance!
That's a lot of money - I'm clearly in the wrong business!

What are you actually getting for that? Like, how many contact hours, covering what. Are they organising work experience and voluntary work for him? Will they help with uni decision making?

Your school may or may not be able to help. Some are very good some have no experience at all and are terrible. There are indeed programs like Unique and Sutton trust that are great to attend, and the uni open days are of course free.

I can't really advise you as it just depends how much that money means to you. The reality is, a well prepared applicant will do substantially better than a poorly prepared one, and this is one way (or part of one way, depending on what they offer) of being prepared. Could you do it for vastly yes? Yes of course, as most people do. Is doing that less convenient than going on a course? Also yes. The decision is up to you.

The medicine forum is of course a wealth of knowledge either way.
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