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How does Cambridge use BMAT score?

How much of an emphasis does Cambridge put on BMAT score compared to other components like your PS and interview? Would a high BMAT score potentially make up for an average/subpar interview performance (considering your GCSEs and references are strong)?

Also how important is the PS for Cambridge medicine? Would you be at a disadvantage if you didn't do much extra reading or an EPQ?

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Original post by Buddy564
How much of an emphasis does Cambridge put on BMAT score compared to other components like your PS and interview? Would a high BMAT score potentially make up for an average/subpar interview performance (considering your GCSEs and references are strong)?

Also how important is the PS for Cambridge medicine? Would you be at a disadvantage if you didn't do much extra reading or an EPQ?

Thanks


Hi,
I’m a medical student at Cambridge, feel free to dm me.
Original post by benzene2718
Hi,
I’m a medical student at Cambridge, feel free to dm me.

Perhaps you can start by actually answering the OP's question?
Original post by itsbrainsurgery
Perhaps you can start by actually answering the OP's question?

You can see the statistics online - the overall trend is the higher the BMAT the higher the acceptance rate, but variance is relatively high…

Average BMAT score is not a deal-breaker, but other parts of the application would have to make up for it.

Reading around the subject: essential, but doesn’t have to be in the form of an EPQ
I was asked 1 short question about my PS, but I cannot speak for other colleges.
Original post by username5508464
How much of an emphasis does Cambridge put on BMAT score compared to other components like your PS and interview? Would a high BMAT score potentially make up for an average/subpar interview performance (considering your GCSEs and references are strong)?

Also how important is the PS for Cambridge medicine? Would you be at a disadvantage if you didn't do much extra reading or an EPQ?

Thanks


don't bother you'll just get rejected anyways :smile:

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