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    (Original post by Penguinsaysquack)
    If you also notice greenford says he was interviewed for southampton.. my guess is he applied to foundation year courses :dontknow:
    Yet he rejected it - i assumed this was because that offer came after he had recieved his KCL london offer. Maybe some dates, and the conditions of his offer would be of some help?
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    (Original post by ameelia22)
    Yet he rejected it - i assumed this was because that offer came after he had recieved his KCL london offer. Maybe some dates, and the conditions of his offer would be of some help?
    You'll have to ask him that then

    And I read it as he was interviewed then rejected, not that he withdrew his application for that choice.. guess we'll hope he/she clarifies this for us then
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    (Original post by Hygeia)
    Year of Entry: 2006
    Deferred?: nope
    GCSEs: 7A*s and 2As (double science, maths, english lang and lit, french, german and As in history and music)
    AS: 4As (biology, chemistry, maths, physics)
    A2s: AAA (biology, chemistry, maths)
    UKCAT/BMAT: N/A
    Extra Curricular: st john ambulance - full first aid certificate + manual handling + medical gases certification + NCO, grade 8 violin, working on grade 8 piano, various orchestras (including leading school orchestra), school council, school listening service, student librarian at school etc.
    Work Experience / finding out more about medicine: Medlink, Medsim, 1 year work exp at a vets, 1 week on a ward, 1 week work observation placements (including time in theatres and GPland), 2 trips to Romania working in various institutions and orphanages voluntarily, st john duties
    Universities
    Nottingham: interviewed 2/12/05, rejected officially 11/04/06, apparently I'm not empathetic...
    St George's: interviewed 6/12/05, rejected 15/12/05 no extra feedback given
    Edinburgh: rejected 13/03/06, not enough A*s at GCSE, too many applicants and apparently only average extracurricular activities
    UEA: interviewed 10/04/06, AAB offer 11/04/06... CONDITIONAL FIRM
    Charles University Prague, Offer: conditional on completing a levels
    Hello congrats on your results! One thing that particularly got my interest is that you applied abroad for one university (Prague). Im guessing you heard about this in Medlink! So did i- How do you apply abroad because i might want to use this option as a back up plan if all else fails! Hope to hear soon! Hope your having an excellent time at UEA too- you medics deserve it!:P
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    (Original post by ADREAM)
    Year of Entry: 2009

    Deferred: No

    GCSE's: 10A*, 2A (+2 top fives in Eng Lit + Bio)

    AS Grades: 7A's (Bio, Chem, Maths, English, Hist, Critical Thinking + GS)

    A2: Predicted AAAAAAA

    UKCAT: ~625

    BMAT: 19.6

    Work Experience/Volunteering: 1 month volunteering as an assistant nurse in a Kenyan hospital, . 2 weeks at a local GP, 2 years at Cancer Research UK (shop + lab), 6 months at a nursing home, week placement in radiology, academic year at a specialist disabled primary school

    Extra Curricular: 1 month volunteering as a general assistant at an orphanage in Nairobi, 4week Raleigh trip to Costa Rica/Nicaragua (volunteering in the local community, working on small projects/ providing clean water, etc), School hockey captain, school senior prefect, badminton/tennis clubs, written a book :awesome:

    Uni's Applied to and Decisions:

    Oxford: Interview/Rejection
    Imperial: Rejection
    KCL: Interview/Offer AAA
    SGUL: Interview/Offer AAA/Withdrew

    *Remember it's not all about grades prospective medics*


    7 As for A2! thats amazingly crazy! congrats! I have no chance when im up against people like you!
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    (Original post by Honey:))
    Hello congrats on your results! One thing that particularly got my interest is that you applied abroad for one university (Prague). Im guessing you heard about this in Medlink! So did i- How do you apply abroad because i might want to use this option as a back up plan if all else fails! Hope to hear soon! Hope your having an excellent time at UEA too- you medics deserve it!:P
    I heard about this at Medlink too. They make a really big deal about it, saying you can get in with 3 Cs, same with St. George's in the Caribbean. I made the mistake of displaying an interest in the St. George's uni and they've not stopped hassling me since.

    Thinking 'it's a bit weird that a med school chase me' rather than vice versa, I looked into it. They have a massive intake for first year, collect some hefty international fees, then have very difficult first year exams where they'll then drum people out. If you really want to go, go, but there are a lot of other less publicised foreign med schools that might be more amenable to you if you look into them and you're willing to go abroad.
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    (Original post by Blorcyn)
    I heard about this at Medlink too. They make a really big deal about it, saying you can get in with 3 Cs, same with St. George's in the Caribbean. I made the mistake of displaying an interest in the St. George's uni and they've not stopped hassling me since.

    Thinking 'it's a bit weird that a med school chase me' rather than vice versa, I looked into it. They have a massive intake for first year, collect some hefty international fees, then have very difficult first year exams where they'll then drum people out. If you really want to go, go, but there are a lot of other less publicised foreign med schools that might be more amenable to you if you look into them and you're willing to go abroad.
    Yeah i understand what you mean! But the Caribbean does sound nice:P Yeah i am willing to go abroad, but then again it will probably cost 3x more then studying here and i really cant afford to make mistakes really!
    Also, is it true that if you get a medical degree from abroad you wont be able to practise in london as a doctor? Cause if thats the case- studying abroad is out of the question! Do you apply through UCAS? If so, does it count as one of your 4 options?
    thanks for the reply back-
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    (Original post by Honey:))
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    Applying abroad doesn't take up any UCAS slots, so you can apply to as many as you like.

    The medical degree part, well that depends on the university. Prague is an internationally renowned med school. I imagine you can practice in the UK, in fact EU state, I'm practically sure.

    If I remember rightly, St. George's allows you to work in the USA without sitting the exam a normal UK graduate would need to. I think it enables you to work in the UK too.

    If you have a medical degree from outside the EU you can practice in the UK if you sit an equivalence test.
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    (Original post by ryan118244)
    Medicine Re-Applicant 2011
    PM me for any questions or help

    Im a successful reapplicant!!! It just goes to show if you really want it you can get it!! Just dont ever give up!
    Below is a link to my 2010 application profile which I massively improved on.

    Link to 2010 Medicine Application Profile

    Year of Entry: 2011

    Deferred: No

    GCSE's: A*A*A*a*AAABBDD (ICT, History, Additional Science, RE, Science, English Lit, English Lang, French, Maths, Applied Business Studies Double Award)

    UKCAT: 670 Average
    VR - 610
    QR - 680
    DA - 690
    AR - 700

    AS-Levels Achieved:
    A - 96% (Psychology)
    A - 94% (Biology)
    A - 88% (Chemistry)
    A - 100% (Sociology)
    B - 75% (General Studies)

    A-Levels Achieved:
    A* - 93% (Psychology)
    A* - 90% (Biology)
    A - 85 % (Chemistry)
    A* - AQA Baccalaureate
    A* - Extended Project

    Work Experience/ Volunteering:
    1 week GP,
    2 weeks Care Home,
    1 week helping at Vitalise charity for disable adults,
    Summer in north africa teaching english and helping at orphanages with 'Original Volunteers',
    Week observership programme at hospital; radiology, labs, ENT surgeon, clinical audits,
    1 week shadowing vascular surgeon,
    2 years volunteering on geriatric ward at hospital,
    1 year volunteering on childrens ward, pathology and orthodontic surgeon,
    1 year volunteering at psychiatric hospital,
    1 year volunteering at hospice,
    3 months St Johns Ambulance (gained first aid certificate),
    Part time job in coffee shop.

    Extra Curricular:
    Swimming and running at county level competitions,
    School House official,
    On student council at college,
    Won best student award for 25th aniversary of college,
    Piano grade 5 - 8
    Pre-med course at Imperial College London,
    Aikido - dark blue belt.

    Universities Applied to:
    Medicine

    Manchester - Interviewed 13/12/10 - OFFER [Conditional on health check] - 21/03/11 - FIRM
    Peninsula - Interviewed 29/11/10 - OFFER [Conditional on health check] - 24/01/11 - INSURANCE
    St Andrews - Interviewed 16/02/11 - Rejected (High interview score but low academic score due to GCSEs, but overall application just below recieving an offer, they then later on said I might be put on a waitling list to recieve an offer in May-June/ September :dontknow: ) - 16/03/11
    BSMS - Interviewed 27/11/10 - Rejected (One of the interviewers gave me a really high score the other 2 didnt, just below the offer boarderline) - 23/12/10
    Biochemistry
    UCL - OFFER [UC] - Declined


    Hi, I am about to start my first year at College (in the Uk), so first year of A levels. And since my GCSE's aren;t great ( 2A's- Bio and Dutch, 5B's- Maths, Literature, Stats, Chem and Physics, and 3 C's- English Lang, R.E and GEography - stupid teacher made me do Foundation, could have gotten higher, But I might resit Maths and English lang, to get a higher level, and I got GCSE Equivbalent- 3A*'s- 2for ICT and one for P.E, and 3A's- 2 for ICT and one for media and 1B- The other one for media.)

    However I am goign to work my butt off for A level, BMAT AND UKCAT and do loads of work expierence, if I get can find any.

    Anyway what I was goign to ask, if I don;t get itno any of my uni choices, can I take a gap year and resit my GCSE's, but then the things is, if I do resit most of my GCSE's, I would get my end results in August, which then the Uni would know that I resat my GCSE's. Do the Uni's mind at all if I resat my GCSE's, or will they jusr reject me again. BTW I am willing to apply to ( In order of favourites)- Kings College, Barts and London, UCL, and The other one I don;t know, still figuring it out, depends which uni's don;t look storngly at GCSE;s I guess. I really want to study medicine, becasue I really love to be a pedeatrician, since I love kids and I always wanted to do something with medicine. Please help me.
    I appreciate it.
    Thanks a lot.
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    hi!omg!im in the same situation!well my gcses are mostly Bs including maths and both english's..and other unis want Bs and Cs rather than As...if i get As in alevel and have great work experiences aswell as doctor notes because i was in hospital during my GCSE studies...will i have a chance??i really want to be a medic like my sister.. thnx
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    (Original post by Hygeia)
    Ok, we seem to be getting a lot of people discussing others profiles and commenting on them in the profiles thread so from now on any discussion will be moved here to keep the profiles clutter free.

    Please use this thread to ask people about their profiles, comment on them and any other discussion to do with profiles.
    hi!omg!im in the same situation!well my gcses are mostly Bs including maths and both english's..and other unis want Bs and Cs rather than As...if i get As in alevel and have great work experiences aswell as doctor notes because i was in hospital during my GCSE studies...will i have a chance??i really want to be a medic like my sister.. thnx
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    (Original post by xxx1ezzie1xxx)
    Hi, I am about to start my first year at College (in the Uk), so first year of A levels. And since my GCSE's aren;t great ( 2A's- Bio and Dutch, 5B's- Maths, Literature, Stats, Chem and Physics, and 3 C's- English Lang, R.E and GEography - stupid teacher made me do Foundation, could have gotten higher, But I might resit Maths and English lang, to get a higher level, and I got GCSE Equivbalent- 3A*'s- 2for ICT and one for P.E, and 3A's- 2 for ICT and one for media and 1B- The other one for media.)

    However I am goign to work my butt off for A level, BMAT AND UKCAT and do loads of work expierence, if I get can find any.

    Anyway what I was goign to ask, if I don;t get itno any of my uni choices, can I take a gap year and resit my GCSE's, but then the things is, if I do resit most of my GCSE's, I would get my end results in August, which then the Uni would know that I resat my GCSE's. Do the Uni's mind at all if I resat my GCSE's, or will they jusr reject me again. BTW I am willing to apply to ( In order of favourites)- Kings College, Barts and London, UCL, and The other one I don;t know, still figuring it out, depends which uni's don;t look storngly at GCSE;s I guess. I really want to study medicine, becasue I really love to be a pedeatrician, since I love kids and I always wanted to do something with medicine. Please help me.
    I appreciate it.
    Thanks a lot.
    hi!omg!im in the same situation!well my gcses are mostly Bs including maths and both english's..and other unis want Bs and Cs rather than As...if i get As in alevel and have great work experiences aswell as doctor notes because i was in hospital during my GCSE studies...will i have a chance??i really want to be a medic like my sister.. thnx
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    (Original post by periwinkle304)
    Year of Entry: 2011
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs: 10A*s and 1.5 As
    AS Grades: AAAAB
    A2 Results: 3A*s and 1A
    UKCAT: 730

    Work Experience/Volunteering:
    1 week renal - shadowed various doctors as well as nurses, physios, dieticians, watcher procedures, helped out on the wards.
    1 weel cardiology - fairly similar, but smaller local hospital.
    4 weeks volunteering in a stroke support unit
    Extra Curricular:
    Silver DofE
    Flute - Grade 7, bands + orchestras etc
    Amnesty International Group
    Clinical Group at school
    Head Girl

    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Nottingham - offer AAA
    Sheffield - offer AAB
    Birmingham - offer AAA
    King's - offer AAAC

    best of luck everyone yet to apply, happy to help with anything if you need it
    hi!first of all congrats!and i hope you get the A2 grades you need! well my gcses aren't very impressve..mostly Bs..i have hospital notes because i was in hospital alot during my GCSEs...buh if my alevels become A's and i show my letters with tons of volunteering work and work experience...will i have a chance at medicine?thank you
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    I'm not sure if anyone will take any notice of this but could i suggest that when people write "volunteering at hospital" it's too unspecific, this could be on the ward, very useful, or in the gift shop and then the fact it's in a hospital is irrelevant. So if people could say what they actually did that would be helpful.
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    (Original post by Orinincandenza)
    I'm not sure if anyone will take any notice of this but could i suggest that when people write "volunteering at hospital" it's too unspecific, this could be on the ward, very useful, or in the gift shop and then the fact it's in a hospital is irrelevant. So if people could say what they actually did that would be helpful.
    This is usually for privacy issues, I'd guess. I would assume that if somebody says "hospital" they mean in a clinical-ish environment.
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    (Original post by hassanakhtaruk)
    hi!first of all congrats!and i hope you get the A2 grades you need! well my gcses are very impressve..mostly Bs..i have hospital notes because i was in hospital alot during my GCSEs...buh if my alevels become A's and i show my letters with tons of volunteering work and work experience...will i have a chance at medicine?thank you
    hey , think this thread is meant to be no discussion, so look out for a pm
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    (Original post by ctenses)
    Year of Entry: 2011
    Deferred?: no
    GCSEs: 4A*s 5As
    AS Grades: AAAA
    A2 Prediction- A*A*A* outcome A*A*A
    UKCAT (if applicable):662
    BMAT (if applicable): 5.2 4.6 4A
    Work Experience/Volunteering: 1 week shadowing consultant radiology, 1 week GP surgery, Age concern volunteering and charity shop
    Extra Curricular: Rowing Captain, Trombone grade 7
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Oxford: rejected without interview
    UCL: rejected without interview
    Kings: rejected without interview
    Newcastle: rejected without interview

    This is all true? What was with the neg rep?
    How come u got no interviews?!?!?
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    (Original post by gunner4lyf44)
    How come u got no interviews?!?!?
    For Oxford, the GCSEs were not strong enough to give a realistic chance. For the others, it is less clear although only average BMAT/UKCAT probably had something to do with it.
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    How come u got no interviews?!?!?
    because my BMAT?UKCAT wasnt high enough to reach the interview cut offs
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    I'm confused why you did the foundation year if you got 3A's. If that's the level required to get into Leeds, I won't be going.
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    (Original post by laurenl93)
    Year of Entry: 2012
    Deferred?:reapplicant
    GCSEs: 5A* 6A
    AS Grades: aaaa
    A2 Prediction/Results: A*AA (attained)
    UKCAT (if applicable): 620ish
    Work Experience/Volunteering: work as an auxiliary nurse on an orthopaedic ward, worked as a pharmacy dispenser for 1 year, work exp in 1 private hospital for 1 week in diff departments and sitting in on private consultations, work exp in 4 GP practices, volunteered in a hospital in lourdes, volunteered as a ward helper in a hospice for a year and a bit... cant remember but probably more. i pestered a lot of doctors.
    Extra Curricular: ex county synchronised swimmer, ex county swimmer, running, oil painting... mmh mostly sports stuff i guess :/
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Leeds: Rejection no interview
    Liverpool: Rejection post interview
    QUB: Unconditional <- FIRMED
    Lancaster: Unconditional
    Congratulations on the offers Im gonna reapply to medicine this year because I just got rejected from all my choices :/ I was thinking of applying to be a ward helper...could u please tell me what its like being a ward helper? And how did u apply for one? Im quite interested in becoming one. Thanks
 
 
 
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