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I've received offers of med school foundation courses from the University of Aberdeen and the University of Sussex. However, I'm not too sure about the typical percentage of foundation course students succeeding in getting into med school. It'd be great if I can know more about the likelihood, especially for those two universities.
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It’s difficult to know the exact statistics but I knew about 10 people who did the foundation med course at Aberdeen recently and everyone I knew got an offer for the medicine course for 2021 if that helps at all.
With aberdeen, you do have to resit the ucat and interview again for the medicine course but as long as you’re within the top 75% for ucat and perform well at interview you should be fine
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With all Foundation Med courses, the deal is that if you successfully complete the Foundation/Gateway year you are guaranteed a place on the 5 year course. In my long experience of University Admissions, I've only known 1 student not complete a Med Foundation and that was because of personal issues. The whole point of Foundation courses is to get you up to the '5 year standard' - and the University will ensure that you do as its not in their interests to see you fail.
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Well, I'm an international student, and in that case, is the percentage still the same? Will I face any disadvantage over local students?
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Also I've heard for the University of Aberdeen, only 15 places are reserved for foundation course students. I'm a bit worried that the competition would be incredibly fierce.
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(Original post by McGinger)
With all Foundation Med courses, the deal is that if you successfully complete the Foundation/Gateway year you are guaranteed a place on the 5 year course. In my long experience of University Admissions, I've only known 1 student not complete a Med Foundation and that was because of personal issues. The whole point of Foundation courses is to get you up to the '5 year standard' - and the University will ensure that you do as its not in their interests to see you fail.
Not all Foundation/Gateway courses for medicine have automatic progression to the standard medicine course, some are stand-alone and require a new application for an A100 wiht UCAT/interview requirements, as mentioned above
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