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Can I get into medical school with bad UCAT

In the UCAT I got 2360 and band 3 STJ. I have AAA predicted. I applied to medicine at Hull York, Nottingham and Anglia Ruskin and applied to biomed at Newcastle and Northumbria. I’ve got offers for my biomed options. Do you think I’ll get offers for my medical ones? I haven’t done any interviews yet
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Original post by Spacemonkey24736
In the UCAT I got 2360 and band 3 STJ. I have AAA predicted. I applied to medicine at Hull York, Nottingham and Anglia Ruskin and applied to biomed at Newcastle and Northumbria. I’ve got offers for my biomed options. Do you think I’ll get offers for my medical ones? I haven’t done any interviews yet


I can’t comment on the UCAT score I am afraid as I don’t know anything about those particular med schools. However, I think it’s fair to say that very few people have received interview invites yet, that will extend possibly over the next few months. I only saw the first threads saying they had received invites this morning (Bristol I think).

have a look at the specific threads for your course to see what’s going on with them. index on page one of the following thread.

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7247513
(edited 1 year ago)
If you apply to bmat schools then you don’t have to worry as much about the ucat. Unfortunately I don’t know about those med skls you applied to sorry
Hiya,
Unfortunately no one here can tell you whether you are guaranteed or not to get an interview. To go university by university:

Hull York score your UCAT with 40 points out of a total of 100 for your application. They don't have a particular cut off score, but the strength of your application with them might depend on how good your GCSEs are and whether you have any contextual data to your application. They also score the SJT out of 15 too.

Nottingham again don't have a cut off for the UCAT, but score your UCAT out of 60, with VR being scored higher than the other sections. Again, they score the GCSEs as part of the shortlisting process, so the strength of your application could depend on this.

Anglia Ruskin also don't have a cut off, but anecdotally have previously had a cut off around 2300/2400 for students with contextual data

Ultimately, you have already sat the UCAT and applied to these universities. Wait to hear back from them and see what they say. If you get an interview, fantastic! (And also feel free to check out our interview resources and tutoring:biggrin:). If it happens that you don't get an interview, remember that there are still plenty of options, including a gap year and potentially graduate medicine. It's easier said than done to say don't stress at all (and personally I couldn't do it) but try not to worry at the moment and focus on yourself :smile:

I hope this helps! Please let me know if I can answer anything else for you :smile:

John C
Y5 UEA Med Student
Medic Mind
Original post by Spacemonkey24736
In the UCAT I got 2360 and band 3 STJ. I have AAA predicted. I applied to medicine at Hull York, Nottingham and Anglia Ruskin and applied to biomed at Newcastle and Northumbria. I’ve got offers for my biomed options. Do you think I’ll get offers for my medical ones? I haven’t done any interviews yet


I think ARU's UCAT cut off last year was 2640 (or the high 2500s if you lived locally) so that seems a bit of a long shot. Nottingham and HYMS don't have published cut-offs but from the TSR info for last year's intake, Nottingham only interviewed applicants with 129 points and above last year - its out of 152 and you'd lose 40 points straight away with SJ3 as they priotise SJ1 - and you'd also lose points for your UCAT score so you're going to be quite far away from 129. Thats not to say the cut-off won't be lower this year, but maybe not much. HYMS prioritise SJ1 too, 15% of their score is for the SJ banding, 40% for the UCAT score, 15% contextual and then 30% for GCSEs. Again, the info seems to be that you needed 73 points last year to be interviewed. Can you score yourself?
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Why did u only apply to 3 med schools?

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