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what would you say is the easiest russell group university to get into studying medicine
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To be honest people who get in think it easy, so have a think about that. Those who fail with 4A* A-level think it is hard. Who is right? All I know is Medicine is highly competitive for some but not for others. Some supported by their parents go to do Medicine in India, Caribbean, Europe and even America, because they can't get accepted in this country for one reason or another.

My students are desperate to get in, further down the road exhausted junior doctors are striking, wanting to go into the private sector or leave Medicine altogether and become an entrepreneur. Work on getting good grades and being an interesting person. In addition it is important for you can to visit the University you are interested in and get a feel for the city. Also read the prospectus and the websites. Medical Schools look for people who will past the degree and can cope under pressure. Check if your School or College is a member/knows of the partnership scheme.

Do you think of the criteria
https://russellgroup.ac.uk/policy/case-studies/partners-programme-supports-disadvantaged-students/
Apprentice Scheme it started in 2023 to widen participation
"The Medical Doctor Degree Apprenticeship is available to people with the required entry qualifications to become a medical doctor, including those currently working in other healthcare roles. Apprenticeships are jobs which are advertised by local employers on the basis of local workforce needs. After graduation Medical Doctor Degree Apprentices will be able to apply for a Foundation Programme to continue their path towards becoming a more experienced doctor in any field of medicine they wish.

The ability to employ trainee doctors in this way takes away some of the financial burden from the individual, creating a means for those who are unable to meet the cost of traditional medical training. This approach will also give healthcare provider organisations the space to employ those from currently underrepresented groups, helping them to create a workforce which mirrors more closely the population they serve, and fill posts in currently under doctored areas."

https://www.sanctuarypersonnel.com/blog/2022/12/trainee-doctor-apprenticeship?source=google.com
Show social awareness
Do something that stands out perhaps learn Sign language upto level 3 so you are able to converse with a deaf patient
Perhaps create software/ apt that that can that can text and convert it into Braille for university students.
Maybe pick-up a level teaching qualification, try for 4 and assist students who are struggling with their subjects.
Maybe consider doing that here you can discuss it in an interview and what you do in your life that points o your interest in medicine.
I am sure you can think of things... like Duke of Edinburgh, St John Ambulance and Red Cross , TA Army Medic.
Say you are interested in being a Plastic Surgeon perhaps help out in the Skin camouflage service If you self-fund or your parents/care giver you will stand out.More so than if you did this https://www.biograd.co.uk/diploma-courses-biograd.php
Skin Camourflage
https://www.finishingtouchesgroup.com/pages/skin-camouflage-needling?gclid=Cj0KCQiAz9ieBhCIARIsACB0oGLPPLiVT2JEErCuCFScXX5lZqyX-Qj8BrOSM59FwZZh70yRvFyQDIUaAlu_EALw_wcB
or...
https://skin-camouflage.net/scwp/index.php/training-with-us/

I hope that helps...Good Luck
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Original post by youaresoloved
what would you say is the easiest russell group university to get into studying medicine


If you have amazing academics, high admission test scores and interview exceptionally well, they are all easy. If you don't, none of them are.

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