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idk what to do again lol

im on a gap year right now, i reapplied to med with an awful ucat (i revised a lot but i guess with bad methods) got 3 pre interview rejections and one post. im on a “waitlist” but i think it might be a rejection list or a REALLY big waitlist so my chances seem close to none.

im really upset lmao i studied 2 weeks nonstop for the interview, I blew it cause I got hella nervous/i think i over prepared so my answers were robotic
and 2 months crazily for ucat and none of these payed off, but i cant do anything to change it now so it is what it is


i dont know what to do now, I dont know if i can increase my ucat score atp alongside alevel resits. i have a biomed offer at a uni i like. I was contemplating doing the ucat in june and seeing what i can do from that

Ive been working as a HCA, and its really stressful ngl, sometimes im constantly behind work or running aroumd for like 11 hrs. No matter how hard I try theres always like 50 new things to do after one thing is done

Some of the doctors ive seen look like theyre so stressed, and burntout, ive even had i think a doctor saying dont do med. ive seen posts of people having a great passion for it and then hating it in the long run and feeling trapped

For the longest time because of personal reasons and my love for science all I’ve wanted to be is a doctor. ive looked at other things like cs but ultimately i dont think id want to sit at a desk 247/not science related

But now idk if im 100% on it, bc of how awful the admission for medical schools is, getting my ucat, rejections, seeing my hca job (although its not what a doctors role is) its confused me/ scared me off i guess and idk how to feel or what to do

ive looked at things like bioengineering, would be really cool although i dont really like maths that much, or smt in research but i dont think the salary is too great

i feel like if i did go into smt else, medicine would be in my mind

ik this is crazy long, would appreciate any advice at all🤞🙁
Original post by hihihihihuhh
im on a gap year right now, i reapplied to med with an awful ucat (i revised a lot but i guess with bad methods) got 3 pre interview rejections and one post. im on a “waitlist” but i think it might be a rejection list or a REALLY big waitlist so my chances seem close to none.
im really upset lmao i studied 2 weeks nonstop for the interview, I blew it cause I got hella nervous/i think i over prepared so my answers were robotic
and 2 months crazily for ucat and none of these payed off, but i cant do anything to change it now so it is what it is
i dont know what to do now, I dont know if i can increase my ucat score atp alongside alevel resits. i have a biomed offer at a uni i like. I was contemplating doing the ucat in june and seeing what i can do from that
Ive been working as a HCA, and its really stressful ngl, sometimes im constantly behind work or running aroumd for like 11 hrs. No matter how hard I try theres always like 50 new things to do after one thing is done
Some of the doctors ive seen look like theyre so stressed, and burntout, ive even had i think a doctor saying dont do med. ive seen posts of people having a great passion for it and then hating it in the long run and feeling trapped
For the longest time because of personal reasons and my love for science all I’ve wanted to be is a doctor. ive looked at other things like cs but ultimately i dont think id want to sit at a desk 247/not science related
But now idk if im 100% on it, bc of how awful the admission for medical schools is, getting my ucat, rejections, seeing my hca job (although its not what a doctors role is) its confused me/ scared me off i guess and idk how to feel or what to do
ive looked at things like bioengineering, would be really cool although i dont really like maths that much, or smt in research but i dont think the salary is too great
i feel like if i did go into smt else, medicine would be in my mind
ik this is crazy long, would appreciate any advice at all🤞🙁
I think if uv tried this hard to get into medicine then that shows you really want it. Obviously have a go at looking at other options etc and if med is for you then have a look at what you did wrong with interview prep/ucat revision. Be very strict with yourself and try to remember exactly what went wrong and what you can do to improve it.

For example, if you found you are struggling with nerves in interviews, try and build up your confidence by doing a talk at your local religious centre, or find a part time job that is very people focused (imo HCA would be great for this). Also remember HCAs and doctors have different jobs and are not all the same.

Also there are plenty of workshops and online mock interviews (especially for the london unis) that I used this year to prepare for my interviews. I think most should be free(ish) if you have widening participation.

But like yeah don’t worry, just focus on what the next step is, whether it’s a level resists or taking some time to think about what career you want to do, and take it one step at a time and u’ll get there!!
Original post by Adamkkkkkkkkkkkk
I think if uv tried this hard to get into medicine then that shows you really want it. Obviously have a go at looking at other options etc and if med is for you then have a look at what you did wrong with interview prep/ucat revision. Be very strict with yourself and try to remember exactly what went wrong and what you can do to improve it.
For example, if you found you are struggling with nerves in interviews, try and build up your confidence by doing a talk at your local religious centre, or find a part time job that is very people focused (imo HCA would be great for this). Also remember HCAs and doctors have different jobs and are not all the same.
Also there are plenty of workshops and online mock interviews (especially for the london unis) that I used this year to prepare for my interviews. I think most should be free(ish) if you have widening participation.
But like yeah don’t worry, just focus on what the next step is, whether it’s a level resists or taking some time to think about what career you want to do, and take it one step at a time and u’ll get there!!


thank you very much for this (: ur right ill j try take it a step at a time & figure it out

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