MRCS preparation??
Hi respictive doctors.. I would ask if I wanna start preparing for MRCS exam or AMC exam, from were I should start from your experiance poin of view?? Thank You (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - October 13, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dr.mohader Tags: Surgery Source Type: forums

Graduate applying for the MBBS5 at Barts
Howd'y ! Needing some last minute advise here. Im applying for both the MBBS4 and MBBS5 programme at Barts, is this a viable option? Do they consider your application differently if you apply for both? (im aware of the graduate vs graduate scheme for the 5 yr programme) My background is: UKCAT 770, 2.1 Biomed, rubbish GCSEs and Alevels, Worked as a healthcare assistant for a year, also applying for Warwick and Newcastle 4yr. Any advise would be much appreciated! (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - October 12, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Chuckthestripper Tags: Barts and The London (QMUL) School of Medicine and Dentistry Source Type: forums

Are these abbreviations okay?
Hi Guys, The following abbreviations are in my PS. Using the full terms will really boost up my character count. I'm particularly aware of the "lay people" who review Warwick's applications however. MMSE - mini-mental state examination ACE-3 Adenbrokes cognitive examination 3 RNA - Ribonucleic acid qPCR - quantitative polymerase chain reaction UCH - university college hospital Please advise. (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - October 9, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: king117 Tags: Personal Statements and UCAS forms Source Type: forums

2013 (graduate entry) applicant. Is my UKCAT score sufficient??
Hi all, I did my UKCAT a week ago and got the following scores: VR 410; QR 760; AR 610; DA 810; SJ Band 1. With my low AR score, my average score is 647.5. Will this be sufficient to apply for the graduate entry program?? Thanks! (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - October 8, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Neris Tags: Newcastle Medical School Source Type: forums

Group interviews...
Does anyone else find the prospect of one of these utterly terrifying? I did quite well in the UKCAT and if I applied to HYMS I'd be automatically invited to interview. This year they've decided to add a group interview to their selection process. I'm a 26-year-old graduate; confident and friendly but not someone you would call 'bubbly' or 'outgoing'. I have this horror that a group interview will involve having to deal with competitive, obnoxious 17-year-olds who will just be out to sabotage me; much like something out of 'The Apprentice' (my apologies to undergraduate applicants...I know the majority of you aren't reall...
Source: New Media Medicine - October 8, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: WednesdayAddams Tags: Medical School Interviews Source Type: forums

775 UKCAT;1st Class Life sciences degree...chemistry content query...should I apply?
I'm an international student with a 1st Class Honours Degree in the Applied Biological Sciences, from a U.K University. I think my UKCAT is quite good (see signature) and I was wanting to apply to the Glasgow 5 year program. However I don't have the A level qualifications, which according to their admissions guide (the .pdf document) should be, and I quote "A relevant science degree will normally be a BSc degree and will include a sufficient amount of Biology and Chemistry modules. " I sent an e-mail to them today but I don't know if I will get a reply before the deadline given that its both late and busy. I...
Source: New Media Medicine - October 7, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Clibnarii Tags: Glasgow Medical School Source Type: forums

Where to apply as a humanities graduate?
Hi, ahhh the panic. I've been slowly plotting my application to med school. Working on making myself a well rounded (as possible) applicant. As I don't have a science background I'm doing chemistry A level evening class alongside work experience. I hadn't really thought about applying to this admission cycle as I've not completed my Chem A level. But I did way better in my UKCAT that expected so decided not to waste an admission cycle....but no idea where to apply! Although I'm a graduate I'm not that keen on grad entry as it's just so competitive...and I'm in no rush either. I'd rather get in and study for the extra ye...
Source: New Media Medicine - October 6, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Kemics Tags: Mature Students Source Type: forums

IMPERIAL GEP non-academic criteria
Hi :) I wonder if anyone has examples of what Imperial are looking for when they state you need to demonstrate: Motivation and understanding of medicine as a career Community activities Leadership and teamwork General interests Referee’s report Thanks! (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - October 6, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ol.h46 Tags: Imperial College School of Medicine Source Type: forums

UKCAT 2014 Glasgow
Hello, I want to go to Glasgow. Last year the cut off was 675. I got 677.5 this year, but I've heard that this years UKCAT scores are way higher than any other year. Do you think I still have a chance? Thank you! (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - October 5, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Eva_Glasgow Tags: UKCAT Source Type: forums

Degree abbreivations
Would it be ok to abbreviate my degrees to MSc or BSc etc in my personal statement? It would save a lot of letters... (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - October 5, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: junophil Tags: Personal Statements and UCAS forms Source Type: forums

Safest choices with a 775 UKCAT ( and 69 GAMSAT) ?
Please bear with me. before I ask my question let me go into a bit of my background., I am a graduate with a first degree in the life sciences , in which I scored a first class honors. My high school marks although are quite poor. I am a 3rd time applicant (2nd time re-applicant) for the current application cycle (2013-2014), in the past 2 application cycles (for 2011-12 and 2012-13. In both cycles I got one interview invitation each and my other 3 application were rejected without interview. For the 2011-12 cycle I got an interview for Keele’s 5 year course and for the 2012-13 cycle I got an interview for the Nottin...
Source: New Media Medicine - October 4, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Clibnarii Tags: UKCAT Source Type: forums

Most/ least competitive East Anglia hospitals?
Hiya! My partner and I are trying to move to East Anglia so we can live together. He's applying to CT1 Psych and I'm applying to FPAS. We can't link applications or anything so we want to aim for somewhere that's fairly low competition but also near (ish) to London. (by "nearish" i mean <2 hours 15 min). Family and friends are all in London but we don't want to risk being split up again. We don't want one of us to get into, say, Addenbrooks and the other to be tossed up to King's Lynn. We want to try to co-ordinate this properly! What is competition like for Ipswich or East Herts, does anyone have any idea? ...
Source: New Media Medicine - September 30, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: malevolent_elephant Tags: PRHO and Foundation Years (FY1 and FY2) Source Type: forums

Ireland Intership 2014
Hi all! Does anyone know or have any idea when the HSE will put out the 2014 intership application dates? I have been away from Medicine for a year now, feel out of the loop, and every time I call the HSE they say they simply cant say..."look on the website". Last year it was something around mid October if I recall.. Any help would be greatly appreciated! (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 30, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: anowotar Tags: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medical School Source Type: forums

NHS Bursaries
Hi all, I've already emailed the NHS Student Bursaries people (twice) and haven't yet managed to find anyone who knows whats going on. I'm going to keep pestering but I'm hoping someone on here might know or be able to tell me who to speak to. I found out a couple of weeks ago that I won't automatically be considered a mature student by the NHS bursaries people just for being over 25 when I start my course and that my parents/partner might be expected to contribute. I'm currently 25 and I'll be 27 if I manage to get onto the course the first time I apply, my parents are retired and have already stated that they would no...
Source: New Media Medicine - September 30, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: M150 Tags: Mature Students Source Type: forums

GEM Open Day - 5th October 2013
Heya, Is anyone else going to the Nottingham GEM open day this Saturday? I'm heading up on the Friday and staying in a hotel for the night, would be nice to get to know some people if anyone is around. (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 30, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: M150 Tags: Nottingham and Derby Medical School Source Type: forums

Quantitative reasoning section HELP!
I am having trouble in the QR section, any tips? my maths is not amazing but is there anyone who has any quick tips on how to do well? thank you for your help! (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 29, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DrWeed Tags: UKCAT Source Type: forums

GEP UCAS academic qualifications?
Hi, I am having some difficulty in understanding the UCAS process, where it says in the form to add your academic qualifications, do I post all my qualifications to date? some of my GCSE and A level grades are not amazing and the universities i am applying to do not take into account GCSE or A level grades.. do I still need to put all these in aside from my Degree qualifications. Also where i input my grades of my degree, do I also need to put in each specific score of each module i took in the 3 years? thank you for all your help! (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 29, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: DrWeed Tags: Personal Statements and UCAS forms Source Type: forums

Italian student applying to medicine in UK
Ok, I'm getting mad. I got 685 average in my ukcat ( VR 590 AR 600 QR 690 DA 860) 2740 overall STJ band 3, I still don't know where to apply I need some help. I was thinking about KCL St. Andrews and Manchester. Do you think it's sensible to apply to these unis? thank you in advance (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 29, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: lulib Tags: International Medical Students Source Type: forums

Lefty Medic Student
Hi everyone, I'm from Malaysia, currently studying in PUGSOM school of medicine. I am a lefty and i find using my right hand to do everything feels awkward. I could not produce a proper heart compression when i use my left hand on top of my left hand which is what normally happens. Instead i got it correctly immediate after i switch hands. I wanted to know if there are any lefty medical students or doctor who feels the same. And how you overcome it. (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 28, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Amy Nai Tags: International Medical Students Source Type: forums

Student loan for Graduates entering 5 year Med courses??
Hi, I have a question about Student loan for Graduates entering 5 year courses. I saw on the student load website that they do not normally provide student loan for graduates, does that include Medicine courses? Anyone have experience in that or have a friend who do? Thanks a lot! :) (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 28, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ern Tags: Mature Students Source Type: forums

medify
Hi guys, Just a quick question...what is everyones thoughts on medify in terms of accuracy to the real test? I am finding the QR pretty easy but i find the 600 book really difficult. Just wondered how much I should pay attention to the medify questions on all of the sections...but in particular QR. thanksss x (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 27, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Francescauk Tags: UKCAT Source Type: forums

When do we need reference from academic referee by?
Hi! Stupid question here... I am applying for 2014 entry and I am wondering if I need to get the reference from my referee by 15 Oct, or do I only need to get my referee to accept my invitation as my referee by 15 Oct? Thanks a lot! :D (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 26, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Ern Tags: Personal Statements and UCAS forms Source Type: forums

UKCAT for non UK citizen
Top of the day to you, ladies and gents. My name is David and, unfortunately, I live in Lithuania. Although Lithuania is in the EU, I decided that it would truly be amazing to study over the border in the UK. I am finishing school next year. Only recently have I started looking for info about the enrollment and, as far as I can see, almost all free medical universities are in Scotland. In fact, I'd love to get into the University of Dundee or Glasgow, but, apparently, both of them need me to sit the UKCAT. Now the thing is, I am not a native speaker. What that means is that, although my English is not that bad, i guess I ...
Source: New Media Medicine - September 26, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ZeroSugar Tags: UKCAT Source Type: forums

Best way to do the DA section?
Do you write down the whole code or do you just pick out key codes? i was writing them all out and getting a most of them right but never finishing the full section (2 or 3 questions short) my girlfriend comes along picks out key bit and get's nearly full marks in half the time...? i was under the impression all the material emphasised write out the full code.... Which way did you all do DA? (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 26, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: croman Tags: UKCAT Source Type: forums

FPAS points for extracurricular?
Hello friends, I am a medical student currently doing my intercalated Bsc degree. During this year, I believe I will have the most free time than any other year, so I want to use this free time purposefully and to start immediately. One of ways I can use such time to great effect is to do things that can help me gain points for my FPAS application and/or help improve my application and interview prospects. My questions are: 1) Does teaching/ lecturing medical students in the lower years count for much? Even if you've only lectured a couple of times? I don't expect any points but can it be something you mention in the a...
Source: New Media Medicine - September 26, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: eczy_37 Tags: PRHO and Foundation Years (FY1 and FY2) Source Type: forums

Section 2 GAMSAT TUTOR
PRIVATE GAMSAT SEC 2 TUITION Having previous scored 66 and 75 in section 2 I have strategies and suggestions for improving your general knowledge, critical thinking, lay out and ability to answer any question they may throw your way. I am happy to do SKYPE lessons or meet in person. Travel arrangements can be made. (CURRENTLY BASED IN NOTTINGHAM). I will provide you with some sample essays I have written, encourage you to write your own whereby we will discuss what ways it could have been improved and I will provide you with a sample of my response to the same title. Furthermore, we will discuss quotes and useful ideas ...
Source: New Media Medicine - September 26, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: biancadh09 Tags: GAMSAT Source Type: forums

How many grad medicine courses can I apply for on UCAS in one year?
Can I only apply for four medical schools when doing the grad medicine route? Or does this not apply to grad medicine? (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 25, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: alext147 Tags: Access to Medicine Source Type: forums

Medicine applicant .. Help and advice please
Hey guys I'm a 3rd year nursing student who has always aspired to be a doctor but never quite hit the A*s, so I took another route. Anyways, I had applied to take my UKCAT test for this year, I had external work experience, went on master classes, basically prepped myself for med school. I decided to take the UKCAT rather than the GAMSAT because in the past when I attempted to take UKCAT I scored a competitive score, so a few years later concluded it was the right way to go, especially after consulting qualified doctors who took the same route. In my current course, I was working towards a 2:1 so all was going to plan. Un...
Source: New Media Medicine - September 25, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Chocolate92 Tags: Access to Medicine Source Type: forums

MSc student requires assistance with pilot study
Hi, I'm new to the forum. I'm an MSc student entering final year, studying Assistive Technology (tele health, tele care, tele monitoring). I'm interested in doing a pilot study for a (later) survey of GPs and med students attitudes/knowledge/practise regarding the role of new types of healthcare data that are emerging, particularly from remote monitoring of patients (rather than data captured in the clinic/surgery). For example, new types of smart fabric, smart watches, smart phones, smart tattoos are part of a huge development in sensor and monitoring technologies currently underway, that offer an opportunity for rea...
Source: New Media Medicine - September 25, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: GazzaPax Tags: Health Informatics Source Type: forums

GEM funding on UCAS
I am applying for 3 grad entry courses and 1 5 year course at the moment. However on UCAS I am not sure what student support fee code to put, because I'd have to privately fund tuition (5 year course) but would also be applying for student finance (maintenance loan etc.) and would be getting an NHS bursary. The choices are 01. Private Funding, 02. Student finance, 03. dhss/regional health. Obviously my entitlement to bursaries and student finance will be different depending on whether I do a 4 or 5 year course, which confuses things even more! Also what do unis need as proof of ability to privately fund the course? (Sourc...
Source: New Media Medicine - September 25, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dann Tags: Personal Statements and UCAS forms Source Type: forums

References for UCAS form
Hi, I was wondering if anyone could answer this query for me? When filling the UCAS form, is it an academic reference or a work reference that is used? I ask as i am applying to 4 unis and they both require specific ones For example SGUL require an academic one and Notts prefer a work one.... (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 24, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: mesoldsan85 Tags: St George's, University of London Source Type: forums

advice on where to apply?
Hi :) I'm really, really stuck on where to apply for Graduate Medicine (2014 entry) and I'd love advice if anyone has any? I'm thinking of Soton and Barts for definite, but I'm not sure about the 3rd or 4th...maybe Kings, maybe Imperial, maybe Warwick? Ideally I'd like to stay in the South as my partner will be living in London. I've got a 1st class degree (biomed), the relevant work ex (a lot less voluntary than paid though), and 780+ ukcat? Thanks :) (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 24, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: ol.h46 Tags: Mature Students Source Type: forums

Hospital work experience in London woes
Hi everyone, I have been hanging around as a viewer and now finally participating! I am going to apply for GEPs in 2014 for 2015 entry. This way I can build up a solid year of hospital volunteering and try and get some needed shadowing/work experience. The trouble is that in the hospitals in London their protocols for work placement are only for school leavers or in rare cases for those that live very near the hospital. As a very mature wannabe med student (I am 32) I have been rejected (nicely) by all the hospitals I applied to. Any suggestions about how to get a hospital shadowing placement and the honest answer if I...
Source: New Media Medicine - September 24, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Dreamlola Tags: Mature Students Source Type: forums

GCSE resits and medicine?
Hi, I was thinking about applying to Edinburgh but I read that they do not accept GCSE resits. I resat two english modules in year 11. Is this the same story for the other medical schools, specifically Kings and imperial. Is it true that its fine if its within year 11 before your grade gets cashed out the universities have no way of knowing about module resits? Many thanks Mo (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 23, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Mohaimen Tags: Personal Statements and UCAS forms Source Type: forums

Distance A levels?
I'm looking at doing 4 AS then 3 A2 levels over 2 years via distance learning. I'm a mature(ish) student and I'll be working as well. I'm eventually hoping to apply for medicine. Has anyone here done or doing distance a levels? From the look of it there are a few providers. I'd be taking Biology, Chemistry and Maths to A2 and AS Psychology. Any opinions on which are best? Oxford College Uk Open College Open Study College Uk Learning College Anyone had any experience of these? Thanks (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 22, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jelder Tags: Mature Students Source Type: forums

Personal Statements and working as a Nursing Assistant
Aaaaaaargh! It's so difficult writing about myself. Writing this personal statement must be the hardest thing I've done all year. I can't wait to get it over and done with the get my UCAS application sorted. Any other mature applicants currently working as a Nursing Assistant? The experience is great, although I finding myself resisting the temptation to stalk/ask doctors too many annoying questions and I get over excited whenever medical students appear on elective. I better stop procrastinating and get back to writing. :D (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 22, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Armadillo Tags: Mature Students Source Type: forums

A question
Hello! I ve just finished medical school and i am new to the forum.i am having difficulties to find the right section to post a question about Rheumatology. Any help please? (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 21, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: auiu Tags: Site News Source Type: forums

GAMSAT IRELAND: Saturday 22nd March 2014
Who is planning on sitting GAMSAT Ireland in March 2014? Let's use this thread to discuss out prep. I plan to choose London as the test centre. (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 20, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: surgery. Tags: GAMSAT Source Type: forums

GEM application, UKCAT score low, still a chance?
Sorry of this is just another one of those threads, but I think some re-applicants might be able to comfort me with some advice over my dire situation, particularly those from grad applicants. Just back from my UKCAT. In complete disorientation and disbelief over the score I've got. VR 550 VR 600 AR 630 DA 680 Band 1 Av - 615 I'm a grad student, and this pretty much puts an end to my application for this 2014 entry. This is my first attempt. I found the exam fairly difficult - a lot more so than what people here were reporting. Especially the QR section, it seems it was a watered down version of the 600Q book. I end...
Source: New Media Medicine - September 20, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Jam Man Tags: UKCAT Source Type: forums

Peter Anjos Maine On Medicine
I'm Peter Anjone Maine newbie in the community.. Kind Regards: Peter Anjos Maine (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 20, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: anjospeter Tags: Royal Society of Medicine Source Type: forums

Channel 4 Project - Looking for Participants in Psychological Experiments
We are looking for people just like you to take part in a ground breaking psychological study. Renowned psychologist and author of ‘The Wisdom of Psychopaths’, Professor Kevin Dutton is running a day of fun experiments and challenges, which are to be filmed for a major new primetime programme on Channel 4. Filming will take place on Saturday October 5th in London Working with a wide range of members of the public, Professor Dutton aims to prove his theory that by channelling some positive personality traits, which are also surprisingly found in psychopathy – fearlessness, confidence, charisma, ruthlessness and foc...
Source: New Media Medicine - September 19, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Kelly_TV Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums

From accountant to doctor
Hi there, newbie here, I hope some of you may be able to share some thoughts with my current situation. I'm a recently qualified chartered accountant but have only discovered in the past year that I really want to pursue a career in medicine. I graduated 4 years ago with a 2:2 (due to serious illness in my last semester) in a non-science degree. The furthest I've got to with my sciences was taking chemistry A-level and even that wasn't a brilliant grade either (C). My question is- to all you successful applicants or current medical students out there, would medical schools prefer me to re-sit my Chemistry A-Level to a g...
Source: New Media Medicine - September 18, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: donewithaca Tags: Mature Students Source Type: forums

Is medicine right for me?
After getting my A2 results this August my thoughts have been at war with eachother. To do medicine or to do something else like optometry? A2 grades: Biology - a* Chemistry - a German - b (off an a by 1 mark, which i'm trying to get remarked but i've been waiting for 4 weeks and am still waiting to hear the outcome. I strongly feel I could get more marks in the essay section.. isn't essay marking subjective?) AS: History - a I have my UKCAT booked for the 3rd October. But I feel stupid for wanting to apply. I would only be able to apply to Keele with the grades I have now. What chance do I have. Time is ticking away...
Source: New Media Medicine - September 17, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: purplesky123 Tags: A-Levels Source Type: forums

Struggling to qualify for 4 UCAS choices
Hey all, hopefully someone has some advice for me from a graduate point of view. Based on my previous academics and poor UKCAT, I'm struggling to find 4 choices where I'd have little or any chance. I appreciate this is a bit of an essay :P So, I took the UKCAT a few weeks, had a bit of a mare except for DA. Was expecting better in the others compared to how I found it. Scored: VR - 550 QR - 570 AR - 510 DA - 860 SJ - band 1 2490 - 622.5 av So far I've found the most likely options are: Leicester A100/A101 - looking at their scoring, I would score 49/60 for the 5 year course, but 11/25 for the 4 year course, would these b...
Source: New Media Medicine - September 16, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Slsam Tags: Mature Students Source Type: forums

UCAS application number and GAMSAT
The GAMSAT ask for a UCAS application number so they can pass on the result of the test to each uni, is that number the same as the Personal ID UCAS give you? Or do I get my application number after sending off my UCAS form then I send that number to GAMSAT? Or is the personal ID number the one they want Thank you (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 16, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: robin12 Tags: GAMSAT Source Type: forums

Phase II at Durham
Hey, I was wondering if anyone could give me any insight on how things work after the second year. I understand that you're registered as a Newcastle student but do you end up spending all your time up at Newcastle? Where are your placements based? Do you receive lectures etc at Newcastle from then on and have no more affiliation with Durham? Thanks. (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 16, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: unknownone Tags: Durham Medical School Source Type: forums

Medical school interview course - graduates go together?
Hi Graduate applicants, I attended the two day Kaplan course this year. It certainly wasn't worth what I had to shell out for it. Although my score improved. I'm pretty sure a week off work to practice intensively (the price of the course in my wages) would have improved my score more if not equally so. One thing that made the course of limited benefit was the lack of graduates in my group (5 of 20). As grads / experienced workers there were areas, such as QR, where we needed to spend more time than the A-level students and areas where the opposite was true, such as VR and SJT. I probably will shell out for the ISC cour...
Source: New Media Medicine - September 16, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: king117 Tags: Mature Students Source Type: forums

November exam
I am looking for a study partner for November exam for PLAB 2 on phone/skype. Must be UK based. send me a msg if you are interested. (Source: New Media Medicine)
Source: New Media Medicine - September 16, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: harshald Tags: PLAB Forum Source Type: forums

UKCAT 697.5 but where to apply!?
Hi guys! So I am a graduate applicant (Graduated in 2010) with a 2:1 in Biochem and I took my UKCAT last week and got a 697.5 average. I don't want to sound ungrateful because I've taken the UKCAT before (got 660 average) and know how sad I felt when people didn't seem that impressed with higher marks. BUT I want to apply to Graduate courses and had my heart set on Barts (for personal reasons, staying in London would be best for me) but their cut off last year was 705 average :o should I risk it? Thinking about it is driving me crazy! Also I took my A-levels in 3 years (so this crosses a lot of uni's out) but I have pl...
Source: New Media Medicine - September 15, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: thisismytime Tags: Mature Students Source Type: forums

Listing
Hi all, Thanks for thinking my thread title is worth of your time :) As most of us are writing our personal statements, I'd hope this part of the forum would be more busy. Anyway, like many of you (I'm sure), I've been lucky to volunteer for various organisations, with experiences that overlap. I will omit place names and timings, however is anybody considering omitting general details about the organisation? Sorry, so instead of "I volunteered at a hospital, hospice and charity shop", I will make generalisations about the patients I've met without any mention of where. Is my approach appropriate? Or inappro...
Source: New Media Medicine - September 15, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Bedsheets Tags: Personal Statements and UCAS forms Source Type: forums