*MEGATHREAD* - The "Which Medical School Should I Apply To?" Uberthread [part 4 of 4]

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Thank u do these unis treat re-applicants equally to first year applicants?
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Hello,
Could you tell me which medical schools are the best bets with my stats?
A-levels: A*A*A* in bio, chem and french
GCSEs: 12 9s
UCAT: 2970
VR- 790
DM- 740
QR- 730
AR- 710
SJT- Band 2
EPQ: A*
Work Experience: Vaccine Centre volunteering and virtual volunteering with a care home
Thank you so much
You will be fine almost anywhere-just avoid Edinburgh RUK, Nottingham because of the band 2. Keele and Sunderland have a Roles and Reponsibilities form which is assessed subjectively so you also do not need to take that risk
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ah thank you! does the 8% lower start put me at a rlly big disadvantage for bham?
It puts you at an 8% disadvantage??????????
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Hello GANFYD
Would a UCAT of 2680 be okay for UEA?

GCSES: 8777766666 (8 in maths, 6 in English, 777 in sciences)
UCAT: 2680 B1

Thank you
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You will be fine almost anywhere-just avoid Edinburgh RUK, Nottingham because of the band 2. Keele and Sunderland have a Roles and Reponsibilities form which is assessed subjectively so you also do not need to take that risk
Thank you!
What about Sheffield? Is it too risky at the interview stage?
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Hi! I am a gap year student applying for the 2nd time. Any help with where to apply will be appreciated!!

GCSE : 4 9s, 4 8s, 7, 6, 1 A*

A levels (Achieved) :

Biology - A*
Chemistry - A*
Maths- A*
Further maths- A

UCAT Score :

VR - 610
DM - 660
QR - 740
AR - 800
Total - 2810 SJT - Band 2

Work experience :
-1 week haematology placement
-2 years volunteering with children with disabilities
-telephone befriender
-chemo ward volunteer
-charity shop volunteer

Nothing contextual.

I am thinking of applying to Leicester, Plymouth and Keele atm. I would love any other recommendations if you have any! Would ARU be a good idea?

Thanks in advance!!!
Leicester is a good choice with your achieved A levels
Plymouth would be ok, Keele has a R&R form which is subjectively assessed so make sure you reflect well on your experiences

Consider ARU, Aston, SGUL, SOuthampton, Liverpool, Manchester, UEA

Nottingham will be risky with the band 2, and I can't calculate your Birmingham score as I don't hae your full GCSE breakdown, but score yourself looking for 7.5+ https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools...interview.aspx
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Hello GANFYD
Would a UCAT of 2680 be okay for UEA?

GCSES: 8777766666 (8 in maths, 6 in English, 777 in sciences)
UCAT: 2680 B1

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Probably
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Thank you!
What about Sheffield? Is it too risky at the interview stage?
Sheffield cutoff was 2740 last year.
You would lose 1 point post-interview https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/medicine...ine-admissions
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Thank you!
What about Sheffield? Is it too risky at the interview stage?
Sheffield are really clear how they use SJT at interview, so have a read and you can judge what you think
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GANFYD Hi, thanks for the QMUL website! - it says that 242 UCAS points can be paired with a 2580 UCAT and 260 UCAS points can be paired with 2410 UCAT:

I have 248 UCAS points and a 2530 UCAT Band 1, do you think I could apply with a chance?
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Hi,
I have posted previously and received an answer. Thank you. I'm finding it difficult to narrow down my choices and as requested my stats are re- posted below.

GCSE: RS, French and Spanish 9, English Language and Lit., Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, History all 8.

Predicted A levels: Psychology A*, Chemistry A and Biology A. EPQ?

UCAT
UCAT: Total 2870 and SJT 2
VR 740
DM 770
QR 740
AR 620


Work experience:
2 weeks in a GP practice
1 week in an Optometry practice
6 months volunteer work in a charity shop
Online medical experience day.
DOfE silver


No contextual/wp flags and I am a home applicant.

My two firm choices are Leicester and Aston. I'm considering Manchester and Liverpool but I really like Sheffield but am concerned that it may be risky with my B2. Does losing 1 point due to my B2 make a big difference? I'd be grateful for other suggestions that I could research. Thank you.
Leicester and Aston would be fine
Manchester and Liverpool would be ok as well

I don't think losing 1 point will make a big difference, but with increased competition anything is possible.
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Leicester is a good choice with your achieved A levels
Plymouth would be ok, Keele has a R&R form which is subjectively assessed so make sure you reflect well on your experiences

Consider ARU, Aston, SGUL, SOuthampton, Liverpool, Manchester, UEA

Nottingham will be risky with the band 2, and I can't calculate your Birmingham score as I don't hae your full GCSE breakdown, but score yourself looking for 7.5+ https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools...interview.aspx
Thank you!! Last year, I applied to Nottingham and Birmingham with UCAT of 2760 b2 and got rejected pre-interview.
Do you think it would be a good idea for me to avoid Plymouth? Is their admission criteria based heavily on ucat?
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GANFYD Hi, thanks for the QMUL website! - it says that 242 UCAS points can be paired with a 2580 UCAT and 260 UCAS points can be paired with 2410 UCAT:

I have 242 UCAS points and a 2530 UCAT Band 1, do you think I could apply with a chance?
I am not sure cut offs will come down from 2020, which are the current stats they have posted
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I am not sure cut offs will come down from 2020, which are the current stats they have posted
Sorry, I meant 248 UCAS points, not 242 points- Is this a big enough UCAS point increase to try to apply?
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Hi! I posted my stats a couple of days ago but have yet to receive a reply so may have got lost in all the comments! Please could anyone give me some advice as I am stuck on where to apply!

GCSE's:
9999999997A*A* (7 in English Language)

A-Levels Achieved:
Biology A*, Chemistry A* Geography A*

UCAT: 2840 Band 2
VR: 630, DM: 730, QR: 740, AR: 740

WEX/Volunteering:
6 months volunteering as GP receptionist (continuing in gap year)
3 months volunteering at children's hospice
sports coach at a children's sports camp
2 weeks work experience at a GP surgery
Healthcare assistant at a nursing home in gap year

No contextual/WP

I am a re-applicant after getting 4 pre-interview rejections last year - don't think I applied very strategically. Last year I had a UCAT of 2640 B1 and applied to Kings, Cardiff, Nottingham and Exeter (as I had 3A*s predicted).

This year, I am thinking of applying to:
Kings - probably quite on the risky side??!
Cardiff - rejected last year but think I had 26/27 last year, should have 27/27 this year
St Georges - feel safe
QULM - feel safe considering they use UCAT and UCAS tariff (should be high with my achieved a levels and graded music exams and music diploma)
Manchester - feel like I’m likely to get an interview based on previous stats
Newcastle - ik this is risky with their high UCAT cut off last year (2820) but really like the course and uni. Do you think it could go up?
leicester - guaranteed interview?
Liverpool - how do they select for interview?

Any advice would be hugely appreciated!! Thank you!
I think you will be fine for KCL, you get full points for GCSEs and your UCAT is likely to be ok

Cardiff has rejected people with 27/27 in the past, make sure you tailor your PS to their requirements
SGUL is ok, cutoff was 2620 last year. QMUL has admission stats https://www.qmul.ac.uk/smd/undergrad...ne--dentistry/

Manchester would be ok.
Newcastle is risky, cutoff was 2820 last year

Leicester is a guaranteed interview
Liverpool ranks based on UCAT as long as you meet minimum GCSE requirements, should be fine. https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/media/li...supplement.pdf
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For My Friends, Any help appreciated

UCAT: B2
2500
VR-570
DM- 610
AR- 670
QR- 650

GCSE: 1 8s, 5 7s , 2 6s, 2 5s

He has volunteered at a charity shop, He is thinking of applying UEA, ARU and Sunderland? Any other universities that would be right?
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Hi, I would love some advice on which med schools to apply to :

13 GCSEs, 4 7s, 6 8s, 2 9s, 1 A*
Biology-7
Chemistry-7
Maths-8
Physics-7
English language-8
English literature-8
History-8
French-9
Geography -7
Latin-9
Greek-8
Italian-A*
Music-8

A-levels predicted: A*AAA

Biology: A
Chemistry: A
Maths: A
French: A*

UCAT
Verbal Reasoning: 570
Decision Making: 640
Quantitative Reasoning: 700
Abstract Reasoning: 620
SJT band: 1
OVERALL: 2530 Band 1 SJT

Brief work experience

BSMS and Observe GP virtual work experience
A variety of online courses, articles and lectures watched, some research done in 2-3 topics, I run 2 science clubs
Volunteering in Covid-19 vaccination centre
2 weeks work experience in a gynaecology department
Kissing It Better volunteer, talking to elderly in homes online
Many extracurricular activities, including music (went to a music college for 6 years, diploma in piano and grade 8 clarinet) and languages (bilingual as well, not sure if I should mention that?)
King's College Hospital Volunteer for a few months in neuro ward

Any contextual info: none

What unis should I realistically consider, and what unis could I go for that may be possible- is Queen Mary's a good first choice if I have available space on my UCAS application considering I have 248 UCAS points? Are King's and Edinburgh out of reach?

Thanks so much!
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Sorry, I meant 248 UCAS points, not 242 points- Is this a big enough UCAS point increase to try to apply?
Depends how much oyu like Barts and how safe oyur other choiced are.
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Depends how much oyu like Barts and how safe oyur other choiced are.
I think my final choices are:
Barts
HYMS/Exeter
Liverpool
Queen's Belfast

Again, apologies for the overload in questions- do you think these are OK? Thank you so much for your help
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Could you tell me what unis are the best choices for me to apply with my stats?
Predictions: 4 A*s
GCSEs: 9999999988
UCAT: 2920 Band 3
Vr- 510
Ar- 860
Qr- 860
Dm- 690
I am also planning on taking the BMAT
Work experience: volunteering at the hospital, virtual gp placement, virtual clinic placement, and volunteering at the charity shop
I have also attended super curricular courses for medicine at different
unis
I am thinking of applying at -
- University of Glasgow
- Dundee University
- Kings
- Birmingham
- Newcastle

Thank you!
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