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Which Medical University best suits my profile - Low to Medium risk taker

Hello, I require your kind assistance and advice which will help me decide which medical unis are best suited, given my profile...

GSCE - 8subjects x 9 / 2subjects x 8
Predicted Grade - A*A*A* (Chem/Bio/ Comp science)
UCAT - 2870 , Band -2
W/E - Care Home, Charity Store, Shadowed doctors for 10 days, Shadowed doctors for 3 days in a hospital. Student tutoring. Online Leadership Workshop

Current Thoughts - Manchester, Sheffield, Exeter, Aston, Southhampton, SGUL, Plymouth. Should I be looking at other which are better suited.
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Hi there! It's always tricky picking medical schools that match up well to your application; I felt the same when I was applying.

My best advice would be to apply based on the strengths of your application. Your application is really well rounded- congratulations on your UCAT score! Exeter is a great choice, as they take into account predicted grades in their interview shortlisting, so I'm glad you have them on your list. You might also want to include Leicester and East Anglia, as they assign your application points based on your GCSEs and shortlist you alongside your UCAT.

Here's our tool to compare the different aspects of the application that the medical schools look for- https://www.medicmind.co.uk/medical-school-comparison-tool/

Let me know if you have any questions!

John C
UEA Y5 Med Student
Medic Mind
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Original post by MedicMind
Hi there! It's always tricky picking medical schools that match up well to your application; I felt the same when I was applying.

My best advice would be to apply based on the strengths of your application. Your application is really well rounded- congratulations on your UCAT score! Exeter is a great choice, as they take into account predicted grades in their interview shortlisting, so I'm glad you have them on your list. You might also want to include Leicester and East Anglia, as they assign your application points based on your GCSEs and shortlist you alongside your UCAT.

Here's our tool to compare the different aspects of the application that the medical schools look for- https://www.medicmind.co.uk/medical-school-comparison-tool/

Let me know if you have any questions!

John C
UEA Y5 Med Student
Medic Mind

There is a fair bit in the information given here that is inaccurate, so do check it all carefully with med school websites @Fletch04
(edited 1 year ago)
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Original post by GANFYD
There is a fair bit in the information given here that is inaccurate, so do check it all carefully with med school websites @Fletch04

Hello GANYYD,

First and foremost thank you for all the help you offer to all. You do make a difference to us all.
I have been reading various threads for days and honestly am not sure anymore. Any sort of advice from your end would really help.

I have adjusted mu unis choices a bit, given my profile and latest UCAT scores...

GSCE - 8subjects x 9 / 2subjects x 8
Predicted Grade - A*A*A* (Chem/Bio/ Comp science)
UCAT - 2870 , Band -2
W/E - Care Home, Charity Store, Shadowed doctors for 10 days, Shadowed doctors for 3 days in a hospital. Student tutoring. Online Leadership Workshop

Current Thoughts - 1) Sheffield, 2) Manchester 3) Plymouth, 4) ARU Others being considered Southhampton, Aston, SGUL, Norwich, QUB, Exeter. In your opinion should my top four be relooked at with with others on my list. I am a non-contextual student living in surrey.
Reply 6
Original post by MedicMind
Hi there! It's always tricky picking medical schools that match up well to your application; I felt the same when I was applying.

My best advice would be to apply based on the strengths of your application. Your application is really well rounded- congratulations on your UCAT score! Exeter is a great choice, as they take into account predicted grades in their interview shortlisting, so I'm glad you have them on your list. You might also want to include Leicester and East Anglia, as they assign your application points based on your GCSEs and shortlist you alongside your UCAT.

Here's our tool to compare the different aspects of the application that the medical schools look for- https://www.medicmind.co.uk/medical-school-comparison-tool/

Let me know if you have any questions!

John C
UEA Y5 Med Student
Medic Mind


Thank You John, will consider your input as well. Much appreciated.
Reply 7
Original post by Fletch04
Hello GANYYD,

First and foremost thank you for all the help you offer to all. You do make a difference to us all.
I have been reading various threads for days and honestly am not sure anymore. Any sort of advice from your end would really help.

I have adjusted mu unis choices a bit, given my profile and latest UCAT scores...

GSCE - 8subjects x 9 / 2subjects x 8
Predicted Grade - A*A*A* (Chem/Bio/ Comp science)
UCAT - 2870 , Band -2
W/E - Care Home, Charity Store, Shadowed doctors for 10 days, Shadowed doctors for 3 days in a hospital. Student tutoring. Online Leadership Workshop

Current Thoughts - 1) Sheffield, 2) Manchester 3) Plymouth, 4) ARU Others being considered Southhampton, Aston, SGUL, Norwich, QUB, Exeter. In your opinion should my top four be relooked at with with others on my list. I am a non-contextual student living in surrey.


All of those are reasonable options. The most risky are probably Aston and Exeter, given that you do not quite make top decile. You should interview at all your top 4 choices

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