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    (Original post by DR_X)
    may I ask why......
    If the overriding reason why you want to do medicine is because of a family tragedy, it makes me wonder why you're really doing. Personal experiences are fine, but really, how much can you say about it?

    Not to mention, it's probably quite common in personal statements and probably doesn't stand at interview. If you think yours does stand, fair enough.
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    (Original post by sjames06)
    My Edinburgh Conditional has changed to unconditional
    are u on a gap year now? or do Scots get their results early??
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    (Original post by AppleandMangoPie)
    are u on a gap year now? or do Scots get their results early??
    Nope, no gap year just the results in Scotland come out tomorrow, but released to unis a few days earlier and i got an e-mail from my firm saying it had changed to unconditional.
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    (Original post by sjames06)
    Nope, no gap year just the results in Scotland come out tomorrow, but released to unis a few days earlier and i got an e-mail from my firm saying it had changed to unconditional.
    oh so theres hope the unis could send out emails a day in advance.

    :shock:
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    (Original post by Medicine Man)
    oh so theres hope the unis could send out emails a day in advance.

    :shock:
    All that message has done is probably made you more nervous a day before results day :p:
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    yeah i dont think it works that way for england though cos int he previous years everyone has had to log on at 7 am on results day to see and even then it hasnt necessarily updated!

    well done james must be great to know ur certainly going to uni!
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    (Original post by Toiletpaper8)
    All that message has done is probably made you more nervous a day before results day :p:
    Yes!

    :afraid:
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    (Original post by AppleandMangoPie)
    yeah i dont think it works that way for uk though cos int he previous years everyone has had to log on at 7 am on results day to see and even then it hasnt necessarily updated!

    well done james must be great to know ur certainly going to uni!
    Oh the glorious English system ey! :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by sjames06)
    My Edinburgh Conditional has changed to unconditional
    :woo: well done! how did you find out? Damn I want to know about mine!
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    (Original post by akj08)
    :woo: well done! how did you find out? Damn I want to know about mine!
    Thanks, got an e-mail from the uni through their online system. You will do fine aswell no doubt!
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    (Original post by sjames06)
    Thanks, got an e-mail from the uni through their online system. You will do fine aswell no doubt!
    Ah right. Thanks, I'm going to have to wait until tomorrow to find out I think
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    One of my friend has been offered by a leading university to transfer from Foundation Health scince to Medicine entry 2009. He says completion of Foundation being equal to GCE A/L grades AAB.

    I am confused whether this is possible. Anybody in the same same situation?
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    (Original post by sjames06)
    Thanks, got an e-mail from the uni through their online system. You will do fine aswell no doubt!

    Well done, my man.
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    (Original post by jonnyofengland)
    Year of Entry: 2009
    Deferred?: No
    GCSEs: 6.5A*, 3A, 1C
    AS Grades: aaaa in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics
    A2 Prediction/Results: AAAa in Maths, Chemistry and Physics (with AS Biology)
    UKCAT (if applicable): 720, 760, 670 750, Average 725
    BMAT (if applicable): 7.9, 5.6, 12.0, Total 25.5
    Work Experience/Volunteering: 1 week Hospital, 1 week GP, 4 months volunteering at local Hospital
    Extra Curricular: Football for a local team, variety of other sports like running, cycling etc. (mainly to stay fit for football), peer mentoring, some film reviews for a local newspaper.
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Oxford (Offer AAA)
    Imperial (Offer AAA)
    Newcastle (Offer AAA)
    Barts (Offer AAA)
    wow
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    (Original post by snail_87)
    I added about a degree in there, maybe my post will be useful for people applying to GEP courses.


    Year of Entry: 2008
    Deferred?: no
    GCSEs: 6 A's 5 B's
    AS Grades: BCD
    A2 Results: BCE
    Previous degree: Anatomy and Human Biology (2:1)
    UKCAT (if applicable): 700
    Work Experience/Volunteering: 3 weeks hospital and GP. Mixture of things, surgery, home visits, outpatient clinics etc.
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Warwick GEP - accepted with 2:1
    Barts and the London GEP - rejected although offered place on 5 year course
    Birmingham GEP - rejected
    Leicester 5 yr - rejected


    Hope that's useful x

    Edit: What a dunce, i got my UKCAT score wrong. Was 670 before abstract reasoning was taken out, after that it went up to 700.
    Hi, I heard that for GEP med, when u apply to a uni to study, and after uve gotten the offer, ur placed somewhere else to actually do the degree... is this tru?

    Wud be grateful if yew could help Thanks
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    (Original post by snail_87)
    I added about a degree in there, maybe my post will be useful for people applying to GEP courses.


    Year of Entry: 2008
    Deferred?: no
    GCSEs: 6 A's 5 B's
    AS Grades: BCD
    A2 Results: BCE
    Previous degree: Anatomy and Human Biology (2:1)
    UKCAT (if applicable): 700
    Work Experience/Volunteering: 3 weeks hospital and GP. Mixture of things, surgery, home visits, outpatient clinics etc.
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Warwick GEP - accepted with 2:1
    Barts and the London GEP - rejected although offered place on 5 year course
    Birmingham GEP - rejected
    Leicester 5 yr - rejected


    Hope that's useful x

    Edit: What a dunce, i got my UKCAT score wrong. Was 670 before abstract reasoning was taken out, after that it went up to 700.
    this may sound really bad; but how did you get into medical school with them grades? :o: :eek:
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    (Original post by dances_with_lamposts)
    Year of Entry: 2009
    Deferred?:No
    GCSEs:2 B's, 2 D's and a bucket load of C's
    AS Grades: n/a
    A2 Prediction/Results:DDe (Biology, Chemistry, physics)
    Previous Degree (if applicable): 2.2 Biomedical science (University of Wales, Bangor)
    UKCAT (if applicable):n/a
    BMAT (if applicable):n/a
    GAMSAT: 56,64,55 - 58 overall
    Work Experience/Volunteering:
    - A few years as a voluntary sailing instructor to sea cadets,
    - A few years part time as a first aider at a motor racing circuit (no, not st john's ambulance- a private company!),
    - 1 year placement in a pathology lab as a trainee biomedical scientist (part of my degree),
    - couple of years part time as a nerve conduction technician/physio assistant (electrical testing of patients with ?carpal tunnel/cubital tunnel syndrome),
    - 1 year full time as an mla/traceability officer in haematology/blood bank (alongside the part time nerve conduction job).

    Extra Curricular: 1st kyu shotokan karate, appointed first aider for karate club, level 5 sailing and sailing instructor.
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Nottingham (4yr) - Offer :woo:
    St Georges (4yr) - Offer :woo:
    Peninsula - Rejection (i didnt meet their gamsat cutoff)
    Swansea - Withdrawn

    Could i ask how you found your interview with St George's? Was it hard? what type of things did they ask?
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    (Original post by annaroberts20)
    Could i ask how you found your interview with St George's? Was it hard? what type of things did they ask?
    to be honest - i didnt really enjoy my SGUL interview. it wasnt bad, i just knew i didnt want to go there so i didnt put much effort into it. i was being filmed aswell which was wierd.

    the questions were the typical ones (i.e. why medicine, what would you do in x situation, think of a situation where you changed your opinion of something, when was the last time you were angry). the only really awkward one was (one that i posted about a few days ago) where one of the interviewers asked what i'd do if a patient complained about the 'black' nurse because they couldnt understand the accent. (the interviewer was black and i couldnt understand his accent very well so i kept having to ask him to repeat his questions :o: ) i kinda just waffled my way through the answer.

    like i said, it wasnt bad. i just didnt get a good vibe from the place. im glad i got an offer, but im glad i was able to turn it down.

    another thing they did was say 'is that all? after every question. it was sooooo offputting. i kept thinking that they wanted something else from my answer. but apparently they did that for everyone.


    My Nottingham interview was much nicer (even though they gave me sparkly water and it was horrible). it just seemed a lot more organised and friendly.
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    (Original post by Ubiquitous Resource)
    Year of Entry: 2009
    Deferred?: Nope
    GCSEs: 9.5A* AB
    AS Grades: aaaaab
    A2 Prediction/Results: AAA/AA
    UKCAT (if applicable): 643
    BMAT (if applicable): 22.3
    Work Experience/Volunteering: 7 weeks at a GP + a part time job that followed after for 6 months once a week, 1 week in a hospital, 2 weeks helping disabled children, Pupil mentoring 2 years, 1x week for a year at a primary school and boring stuff eg prefect...
    Extra Curricular: Cricket + Badminton competitively, 5 years Army Cadets - with full first aid certificate from St John's and other awards, Recreational sports like football
    Universities applied to and decisions:
    Cambridge - Offer AA in Bio Chem (A in maths already achieved)
    Imperial - Offer AAAC (C in geography)
    Kings AAAC ( C in geo/maths)
    Southampton rejected (didn't fulfil their criteria)
    what criteria didnt you fulfill for Soton?
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    (Original post by Sparkzz)
    this may sound really bad; but how did you get into medical school with them grades? :o: :eek:
    Several GEPs do not take GCSEs and A levels into account, they only ask for a 2:1 in your degree. GEPs which do this are:
    - Imperial
    - Kings
    - Keele
    - Leicester
    - Newcastle
    - Nottingham
    - St Georges
    - Swansea
    - Warwick

    I had CDE at A level as well and got 2 GEP offers and a 5 year offer.

    (Original post by Sniper-Squeak)
    Hi, I heard that for GEP med, when u apply to a uni to study, and after uve gotten the offer, ur placed somewhere else to actually do the degree... is this tru?

    Wud be grateful if yew could help Thanks
    I can't speak for all unis but generally no, you won't be away from the uni, where on earth did you hear that?
    GEP med students usually live in standard uni accommodation and are taught at the medical school where the 5 years are taught.
 
 
 
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