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hello all, I'm currently in Year 12 studying Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Further Maths and hoping to study medicine when I leave sixth form.
Exeter Uni is at the top of my list but I was wondering if anyone has any opinions on the uni- anything would be helpful!
thanks :smile:
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Original post by esme2006
hello all, I'm currently in Year 12 studying Chemistry, Biology, Maths and Further Maths and hoping to study medicine when I leave sixth form.
Exeter Uni is at the top of my list but I was wondering if anyone has any opinions on the uni- anything would be helpful!
thanks :smile:

May be of interest.

https://lifeofamedic.com/2020/07/27/whats-it-really-like-to-study-medicine-at-exeter-medical-school/2/

One of the slightly disappointing facts about applying to medicine is that it’s best to apply to the most strategic location for you. This isn’t always where you have dreamed of going, and can be quite upsetting. To a certain extent it’s not worth getting too attached until after you have your UCAT etc, just in case it isn’t to be.

Clearly, if you have local connections or completed access courses etc then you stand a better chance, so look those up. For Exeter have a look at their contextual tool, it will give you some pointers.

You can however narrow your choices down a bit by setting up a spreadsheet for each med school and check out the A level subject requirements and GCSE requirements for all of them. It will soon start to narrow them down a bit.

Also, be proactive and plan your summer holidays next year now. Try and plan out when your exams finish, when you think would be a good time to do your UCAT (earlier is better as you can then have more time to research the strategic options with your UCAT score and whether you need to do BMAT). If you leave it later in the summer you can’t.

Sorry for the lecture, not what you asked, but planning your summer holidays and work experience now and UCAT/BMAT prep will really help longer term. Looking at the threads now people only seem to be thinking about it now, give yourself time.

PS. Exeter is lovely, but you will note that a significant proportion of people do their med school in Truro from year 2 onwards. Not a problem just something to know.
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Original post by George&Mary44!
May be of interest.

https://lifeofamedic.com/2020/07/27/whats-it-really-like-to-study-medicine-at-exeter-medical-school/2/

One of the slightly disappointing facts about applying to medicine is that it’s best to apply to the most strategic location for you. This isn’t always where you have dreamed of going, and can be quite upsetting. To a certain extent it’s not worth getting too attached until after you have your UCAT etc, just in case it isn’t to be.

Clearly, if you have local connections or completed access courses etc then you stand a better chance, so look those up. For Exeter have a look at their contextual tool, it will give you some pointers.

You can however narrow your choices down a bit by setting up a spreadsheet for each med school and check out the A level subject requirements and GCSE requirements for all of them. It will soon start to narrow them down a bit.

Also, be proactive and plan your summer holidays next year now. Try and plan out when your exams finish, when you think would be a good time to do your UCAT (earlier is better as you can then have more time to research the strategic options with your UCAT score and whether you need to do BMAT). If you leave it later in the summer you can’t.

Sorry for the lecture, not what you asked, but planning your summer holidays and work experience now and UCAT/BMAT prep will really help longer term. Looking at the threads now people only seem to be thinking about it now, give yourself time.

PS. Exeter is lovely, but you will note that a significant proportion of people do their med school in Truro from year 2 onwards. Not a problem just something to know.


Wow this is an amazing reply, thank you so much!

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