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Would anybody be able to tell me if I will have guarantee interview as a UKWPMED students if I meet entry criteria of each school? If yes would it be better to apply to UKWPMED participant university like Birmingham , Manchester, even those are highly competitive or Is it better apply non UKWPMED less competitive medical schools like Lincoln, Leicester instead of applying to high competitive partner school like Birmingham, Manchester? I really appreciate if anybody can answer my question, Thank you so much

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Reply 2
Original post by Rosh2023
Would anybody be able to tell me if I will have guarantee interview as a UKWPMED students if I meet entry criteria of each school? If yes would it be better to apply to UKWPMED participant university like Birmingham , Manchester, even those are highly competitive or Is it better apply non UKWPMED less competitive medical schools like Lincoln, Leicester instead of applying to high competitive partner school like Birmingham, Manchester? I really appreciate if anybody can answer my question, Thank you so much

I would say it's a better idea to apply to UKWPMED schools, as you are guaranteed an interview at all of those universities, given you fit the academic criteria. Once you have the interview, your application will only be based off that whereas at other universities they have to consider everything else before giving you an interview in the first place
Reply 3
Original post by gracet6
I would say it's a better idea to apply to UKWPMED schools, as you are guaranteed an interview at all of those universities, given you fit the academic criteria. Once you have the interview, your application will only be based on that whereas at other universities they have to consider everything else before giving you an interview in the first place


thank you so much for replying and the same opinion that applying to a UKWPMED participating university would be a better choice.
Reply 4
Original post by Rosh2023
thank you so much for replying and the same opinion that applying to a UKWPMED participating university would be a better choice.

Hey which UKWPMED uni did u apply to and have you got any interviews yet?
Original post by .1Sad
Hey which UKWPMED uni did u apply to and have you got any interviews yet?

i applied all ukwpmed, leicester, keele, bsms and plymouth. Got all my interviews except keele
Original post by 01_anonymous_10
i applied all ukwpmed, leicester, keele, bsms and plymouth. Got all my interviews except keele

Hi congrats on the interviews
Can i ask what university you did the ukwpmed with and what your UCAT and gcses and predicted grades are if you dont mind and did you do BMAT or just use UCAT (I'm in year 12 btw)
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Original post by lilysilly_5454
Hi congrats on the interviews
Can i ask what university you did the ukwpmed with and what your UCAT and gcses and predicted grades are if you dont mind and did you do BMAT or just use UCAT (I'm in year 12 btw)

hey, it's fine, I did brightmed at bsms and did both ucat and bmat because bsms is a bmat uni so i wouldve had to do bmat regardless (i couldve instead not done ucat but it made more sense to do both since bmat was after application deadlines). my ucat was 2770B2 and gcses were 99888888887, my predicted were A*A*A, bmat was 6.2, 5.7 and 3.5A
(edited 2 months ago)
Original post by 01_anonymous_10
hey, it's fine, I did brightmed at bsms and did both ucat and bmat because bsms is a bmat uni so i wouldve had to do bmat regardless (i couldve instead not done ucat but it made more sense to do both since bmat was after application deadlines). my ucat was 2770B2 and gcses were 99888888887, my predicted were A*A*A, bmat was 6.2, 5.7 and 3.5A

Thank you
I just wanted to know as I am on that programme now but at a different university
Original post by 01_anonymous_10
hey, it's fine, I did brightmed at bsms and did both ucat and bmat because bsms is a bmat uni so i wouldve had to do bmat regardless (i couldve instead not done ucat but it made more sense to do both since bmat was after application deadlines). my ucat was 2770B2 and gcses were 99888888887, my predicted were A*A*A, bmat was 6.2, 5.7 and 3.5A

heyy im in the same position as youu and just wanted to ask how have you been preparing for the plymouth interview?
Reply 10
Has anyone heard anything from keele yet? I've got an interview at Birmingham and Leicester but haven't heard anything from keele yet.
Original post by BA11GDR
Has anyone heard anything from keele yet? I've got an interview at Birmingham and Leicester but haven't heard anything from keele yet.

how you preparing for leicester?
Reply 12
2 days left and I hadn't done much till now. I'm trying to just read about a few hot topics like the francis report, staffing crisis and harold shipman and practice different questions.
Original post by BA11GDR
2 days left and I hadn't done much till now. I'm trying to just read about a few hot topics like the francis report, staffing crisis and harold shipman and practice different questions.

Ahh yea i feel under prepared too 😭 have u been doing anything elsee or? by the good luck for your interviews!
Reply 14
Original post by 01_anonymous_10
i applied all ukwpmed, leicester, keele, bsms and plymouth. Got all my interviews except keele

did you get contextual offers to the universities that gave you offers
Reply 15
Original post by 01_anonymous_10
i applied all ukwpmed, leicester, keele, bsms and plymouth. Got all my interviews except keele

Hi I just wanted to know due you completing the widening access programme for Brighton did you get contextual offers.
Original post by ryna123
Hi I just wanted to know due you completing the widening access programme for Brighton did you get contextual offers.

Hi, I haven't had offers yet but because I've done a UKWPMED programme, if I do get an offer it'll be contextual or lower for some. Like I know the standard contextual at BSMS is AAB (their non contextual is AAA) but mine would be ABB. its worth having a second look on the uni websites to double check for each one
Reply 17
Original post by 01_anonymous_10
Hi, I haven't had offers yet but because I've done a UKWPMED programme, if I do get an offer it'll be contextual or lower for some. Like I know the standard contextual at BSMS is AAB (their non contextual is AAA) but mine would be ABB. its worth having a second look on the uni websites to double check for each one

so if they give you a place will it definitely be the ABB or could it be the AAA because I'm in the year below doing the BSMS widening participation too so I just wanted to know how it would work?
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Original post by ryna123
so if they give you a place will it definitely be the ABB or could it be the AAA because I'm in the year below doing the BSMS widening participation too so I just wanted to know how it would work?

As long as you finish your portfolio and it's passed, all UKWPMED unis guarantee you an interview (given you meet their UKWPMED minimum requirements, so check each uni specifically) and if you get an offer post interview, it'll definitely be ABB (unless it changes in a year, which I highly doubt)
Original post by 01_anonymous_10
As long as you finish your portfolio and it's passed, all UKWPMED unis guarantee you an interview (given you meet their UKWPMED minimum requirements, so check each uni specifically) and if you get an offer post interview, it'll definitely be ABB (unless it changes in a year, which I highly doubt)

Except plymouth

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