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really frustrated as to where to apply to, kings college or queen mary for medicine? PLease advice and some good reasons

cheers :smile:
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Original post by Peanut_Butter
really frustrated as to where to apply to, kings college or queen mary for medicine? PLease advice and some good reasons

cheers :smile:


First sit the ucat and see your score as this will determine A LOT before you even apply such as unis which won't even consider low scores/low SJT.

then work out whether you want a BMAT/UCAT mix or just bmat/ucat unis as it may be worth only doing one exam (which I did) rather than 2 which is extra work to combine in top of A level revision.

then sort which unis use different learning styles as you may like PBL over traditional and vice versa *with some using integrated. as well as which unis do early placement/dissection etc.

basically first look at the most realistic options, then use your stats to apply strategically after you at least recieve your ucat score, then maybe have 1 aspirational one.

hope this makes sense if not feel free to question anything I said to clarify!!
hey, my friend is a final year med student at barts and she was in this exact position 6 years ago. when I asked her how she chose, she said that barts was better suited for her because it is PBL, whereas kcl is not. she also said barts is known for their student life and that also convinced her, although everyone has different preferences for how they wish to spend their free time. finally, she said barts has clinical interaction early on compared to kcl. obvs your UCAT score is the most important deciding factor, and barts operates on a 50:50 with grades and UCAT, whereas kcl is more holistic but still require a high UCAT. hope this helps!!
Original post by Peanut_Butter
really frustrated as to where to apply to, kings college or queen mary for medicine? PLease advice and some good reasons

cheers :smile:

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