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Congrats! I got an invite as well I googled MMI prep and there are so many resources it's difficult to know where to begin! Hopefully the webinar on Monday will point us in the right direction.
Congratulations! I can’t make the webinar due to work commitments so I hope they’re prompt with emailing to me!
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To those rejected, myself included (61 gamsat 57/63/63; with a 2.1 in biomedical sciences and an MSc) i had another look and wonder if not meeting their general entry requirements has anything to do with it??

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/study/entrance-requirements

I applied believing it was graduate entry and wont be taking a-levels into account, mine certainly dont meet the general requirements but this is also not made clear on the course page :/ I will email and ask after my brain stops spinning because if that is the case its a wasted application

To those selected for interview congratulations!! i wish you the very best of luck and i hope it goes your way ❤️
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To those rejected, myself included (61 gamsat 57/63/63; with a 2.1 in biomedical sciences and an MSc) i had another look and wonder if not meeting their general entry requirements has anything to do with it??

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/study/entrance-requirements

I applied believing it was graduate entry and wont be taking a-levels into account, mine certainly dont meet the general requirements but this is also not made clear on the course page :/ I will email and ask after my brain stops spinning because if that is the case its a wasted application

To those selected for interview congratulations!! i wish you the very best of luck and i hope it goes your way ❤️
I meet the general entry requirements and was still rejected.
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I meet the general entry requirements and was still rejected.
Really sorry about this :/ out of curiosity was your GAMSAT less than 60?
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Out of curiosity was your GAMSAT less than 60?
I got 60.
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This is quite confusing, especially for those who I would have thought would have got an interview no problem (I was more unsure for myself as my GAMSAT overall is 57 (54/59/57)) but I’m so surprised they’ve rejected people with GAMSATs around 60 because I really would have thought that was a safe score for Ulster?
I’m sure there’s an explanation (or hopefully a mess up on their side?😬) and hopefully we’ll get some answers when they get back to people’s emails. In the mean time, keeping my fingers crossed everyone🥺🤞🏽

Massive congrats and good luck to everyone that got an interview, proud of you, and I’m sure you’re over the moon too😁🎉 go and smash it!
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I was offered an interview.

I’m from England, but I wouldn’t be surprised if UoU have introduced a system to have a lower GAMSAT cut-off score for Northern Irish applicants. The course website does emphasise that one of the goals is for the uni to produce Drs for NI and rural areas in particular.

My stats:
2:1 integrated MEng in Medical Engineering

GAMSAT: 66/60/63 - 63 overall regardless of whether s3 is given double or single weighting.

A levels: BBB in Maths, Physics, Economics.
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Rejection with 61 GAMSAT, 1st class biomed and distinction masters in biosciences. Quite surprised at this given the other applicants on here who received interviews 😕 good luck everyone who got them, however
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Hi guys, I think NI residents likely have preference for shortlisting? I'm from NI and got an interview with 59, I have a 1st in my nursing degree and a PhD.
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I was offered an interview.

I’m from England, but I wouldn’t be surprised if UoU have introduced a system to have a lower GAMSAT cut-off score for Northern Irish applicants. The course website does emphasise that one of the goals is for the uni to produce Drs for NI and rural areas in particular.

My stats:
2:1 integrated MEng in Medical Engineering

GAMSAT: 66/60/63 - 63 overall regardless of whether s3 is given double or single weighting.

A levels: BBB in Maths, Physics, Economics.
This is a great score, how did you revise for s3?
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I put a lot of time into S3. I hadn’t done biology since double award GCSE in 2009. My last experience of chemistry was my failed AS level in 2010.

My physics had stayed stayed sharp because of my engineering degree and career, but the exam is only ~20% physics. The thing about engineering is that the university theory exams are gruelling and problem solving/ graph reading/ numeracy based questions which transfer well to GAMSAT S3. My problem was my baseline knowledge, not the problem solving skills I think many candidates struggle with

Try to maximise marks with good exam technique. In the exam, work on the questions you’re comfortable with, skip the ones you don’t know. Guess every answer you don’t know. Don’t panic in the exam, it is a odd exam because a 50% raw score could give a good final score

I slammed all the theory with the Khan Academy college level courses. I chose which modules to cover using the unofficial GAMSAT s3 syllabus in the Griffiths Review.

I did all of the official ACER questions at least twice, first time to identify my weaknesses and areas to focus on. Second time to recap, check knowledge and build confidence. You can find worked answers to all the S3 practice questions on YouTube which helps. I also did a few of the Des O’Neil questions, but no more than an evening or two.

It was about 3 months of revision, but I didn’t really focus until there was 7 weeks to go. At the point of 7 weeks to go, I took a week off work and had 9 uninterrupted days (week+2xweekends) to really nail it down.
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Has anyone not heard anything?
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I put a lot of time into S3. I hadn’t done biology since double award GCSE in 2009. My last experience of chemistry was my failed AS level in 2010.

My physics had stayed stayed sharp because of my engineering degree and career, but the exam is only ~20% physics. The thing about engineering is that the university theory exams are gruelling and problem solving/ graph reading/ numeracy based questions which transfer well to GAMSAT S3. My problem was my baseline knowledge, not the problem solving skills I think many candidates struggle with

Try to maximise marks with good exam technique. In the exam, work on the questions you’re comfortable with, skip the ones you don’t know. Guess every answer you don’t know. Don’t panic in the exam, it is a odd exam because a 50% raw score could give a good final score

I slammed all the theory with the Khan Academy college level courses. I chose which modules to cover using the unofficial GAMSAT s3 syllabus in the Griffiths Review.

I did all of the official ACER questions at least twice, first time to identify my weaknesses and areas to focus on. Second time to recap, check knowledge and build confidence. You can find worked answers to all the S3 practice questions on YouTube which helps. I also did a few of the Des O’Neil questions, but no more than an evening or two.

It was about 3 months of revision, but I didn’t really focus until there was 7 weeks to go. At the point of 7 weeks to go, I took a week off work and had 9 uninterrupted days (week+2xweekends) to really nail it down.
Thanks for that just doing research into this process
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Thanks for that just doing research into this process
If you have the money I found gradmed really good, esspecially for s3. I got 63/58//68 and they were amazing for the science section

I have a 2:1 in genetics and A*BC at a level but I’m a English grad and was offered a interview with a gamsat of 64 overall. It does seem like the cutoff for English grads is higher overall this year
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I got an interview and have 62 in gamsat (62,65,60) plus 2.1 biomed. Currently working in England so applied with that address but am an NI student but they don’t know that
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If you have the money I found gradmed really good, esspecially for s3. I got 63/58//68 and they were amazing for the science section

I have a 2:1 in genetics and A*BC at a level but I’m a English grad and was offered a interview with a gamsat of 64 overall. It does seem like the cutoff for English grads is higher overall this year
I’ll look into it, congratulations with your score absolute beast of an exam.
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I’ll look into it, congratulations with your score absolute beast of an exam.
Beast of an exam is exactly what it is. Honestly, s3 killed me. I'm super academic but still struggled. I sat in 2014 and failed, then again March 2021, marginal fail of s3 and finally my Sept 2021 I got 62/77/50. I had covid so had to sit remotely, so I'm shocked I finally passed and got an interview.
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Rejection with 61 GAMSAT, 1st class biomed and distinction masters in biosciences. Quite surprised at this given the other applicants on here who received interviews 😕 good luck everyone who got them, however
Hi there, just wondering, did you actually get a rejection email? Or just didn’t receive an invite? Did you email them to inquire?
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Do we know for sure that Ulster only take degrees and GAMSAT into consideration?

I only say that because some unis like KCL are holistic so they don't set cut-off's, they look at each applicant individually.
When you say holistically, does that mean they have also already read the personal statements and reference yes? Thanks!
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When you say holistically, does that mean they have also already read the personal statements and reference yes? Thanks!
Depends on the uni, but generally yes. They would look at each applicant individually rather than setting cut-off’s for exams like UCAT or GAMSAT.
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