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Graduate Entry Medicine to Exeter and/or Plymouth

I was wondering if anyone has any experience or knows of another person who has gained entry into either of these medical schools as a graduate/mature student, as they have a rather unconventional selection process for these applicants.

There are no minimum academic requirements whatsoever; no GCSE, A-level, or degree prerequisites.

Applications are ranked solely on GAMSAT scores, which is rather normal, but usually there are minimum academic requirements to achieve first. This would lead me to believe the cut-offs are quite high as, essentially, anyone can apply with whatever qualifications - even if they had absolutely nothing, not even a single GCSE, but the GAMSAT.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am looking to apply as one of these applicants for 2024 entry.
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Original post by user_255601
I was wondering if anyone has any experience or knows of another person who has gained entry into either of these medical schools as a graduate/mature student, as they have a rather unconventional selection process for these applicants.

There are no minimum academic requirements whatsoever; no GCSE, A-level, or degree prerequisites.

Applications are ranked solely on GAMSAT scores, which is rather normal, but usually there are minimum academic requirements to achieve first. This would lead me to believe the cut-offs are quite high as, essentially, anyone can apply with whatever qualifications - even if they had absolutely nothing, not even a single GCSE, but the GAMSAT.

Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am looking to apply as one of these applicants for 2024 entry.

Plymouth publish their past GAMSAT cut offson their website
https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/bmbs-bachelor-of-medicine-bachelor-of-surgery/entry-requirements

Exeter use a scoring system, converting GAMSAT to an Exeter score.
https://www.exeter.ac.uk/v8media/recruitmentsites/documents/BMBS_admissions_policy_2022-23v5.pdf

I am not sure if they have a different cut off for grads, althought their admissions document suggests not, but you needed 96/98 for an interview this year as a school leaver
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Original post by GANFYD
Plymouth publish their past GAMSAT cut offson their website
https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/bmbs-bachelor-of-medicine-bachelor-of-surgery/entry-requirements

Exeter use a scoring system, converting GAMSAT to an Exeter score.
https://www.exeter.ac.uk/v8media/recruitmentsites/documents/BMBS_admissions_policy_2022-23v5.pdf

I am not sure if they have a different cut off for grads, althought their admissions document suggests not, but you needed 96/98 for an interview this year as a school leaver

Wait you needed an Exeter score of 96? That means you needed as an absolute minimum of achieved/predicted A*A*A* AND a UCAT score in the top 20% of test takers? That seems unbelievably high. Even A*A*A with a top 1% UCAT score would not have got you an interview.
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Original post by user_255601
Wait you needed an Exeter score of 96? That means you needed as an absolute minimum of achieved/predicted A*A*A* AND a UCAT score in the top 20% of test takers? That seems unbelievably high. Even A*A*A with a top 1% UCAT score would not have got you an interview.


That is correct (unless contextual). A couple of years ago it was A*A*A* predicted and a 3040 UCAT. Made even more ridiculous by the fact you only need to achieve AAA as a school leaver.....
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Original post by GANFYD
That is correct (unless contextual). A couple of years ago it was A*A*A* predicted and a 3040 UCAT. Made even more ridiculous by the fact you only need to achieve AAA as a school leaver.....

That’s crazy. Do you know much about the offers to interview ratio? Would have thought it would be quite high as a lot of applicants will not qualify for an Exeter score of 96
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Original post by user_255601
That’s crazy. Do you know much about the offers to interview ratio? Would have thought it would be quite high as a lot of applicants will not qualify for an Exeter score of 96


It has historically been quite low, at about 50%, but has been higher the last few years, I believe.
Exeter are significantly oversubscribed, like every other med school, so their cut off is competitively set to give them the number of people they want to interview
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