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If you got into Graduate Entry Medicine- what did you study at undergrad?

How many applications did it take for you to get a place? What did you get in UCAT/BMAT/GAMSAT? What did you get in A levels and which ones did you take? How much work experience do you have and where did you get it from?

You don't need to answer all my questions. I am just interested. I also understand that it's up to each university's admissions team and I need to do my own research to accurately know how the application process works.
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Original post by academicsnew
How many applications did it take for you to get a place? What did you get in UCAT/BMAT/GAMSAT? What did you get in A levels and which ones did you take? How much work experience do you have and where did you get it from?

You don't need to answer all my questions. I am just interested. I also understand that it's up to each university's admissions team and I need to do my own research to accurately know how the application process works.


Many years ago I did BSc biomedical sciences. I got into GEM on the first attempt with 2790 in my UKCAT (which was top decile that year, iirc).

Work experience - this is going back even further but consisted of 1x week in CCU, 1x week in immunology/HIV, and 1x week in audiology/ENT. I did a summer's worth of volunteering at a centre for adults with traumatic brain injury - making tea, collecting sandwiches, and teaching very basic computing.
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I'm in my first year of GEM. It was my first application. My first degree was in a humanities subject, and I also have an MSc and PhD in social sciences. (I got no points for these on the application, as the requirement was simply for an undergraduate degree at 2:i or better, but the PhD in particular gave me useful things to talk about at interview.) I worked as a special school teacher for over a decade, was a university lecturer for a while, and spent a year as a healthcare assistant in A&E to confirm that medicine really was for me, as my previous career had only really exposed me to psychiatry. A-levels weren't considered at the university I applied to, and selection for interview was based on UCAT. My score was 3150, and I think the lowest score to get an interview that year was around 3050.
Original post by TheMedicOwl
I'm in my first year of GEM. It was my first application. My first degree was in a humanities subject, and I also have an MSc and PhD in social sciences. (I got no points for these on the application, as the requirement was simply for an undergraduate degree at 2:i or better, but the PhD in particular gave me useful things to talk about at interview.) I worked as a special school teacher for over a decade, was a university lecturer for a while, and spent a year as a healthcare assistant in A&E to confirm that medicine really was for me, as my previous career had only really exposed me to psychiatry. A-levels weren't considered at the university I applied to, and selection for interview was based on UCAT. My score was 3150, and I think the lowest score to get an interview that year was around 3050.


This may sound like an impersonal question but were you expected to do personal care (eg help with going to the bathroom, bathing, etc) when you worked as a healthcare assistant?
Original post by academicsnew
This may sound like an impersonal question but were you expected to do personal care (eg help with going to the bathroom, bathing, etc) when you worked as a healthcare assistant?


Yes. Personal care is the bulk of a HCA's job.
Original post by academicsnew
This may sound like an impersonal question but were you expected to do personal care (eg help with going to the bathroom, bathing, etc) when you worked as a healthcare assistant?


Personal Care and Manual Handling are what HCAs do - different people require different levels of care

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