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Ten tips for surviving your first year of Medicine

12th April 2022

Ten tips for surviving your first year of Medicine

Medicine is tough, really tough but you’ve made it this far so you’re tougher. First year is a whirlwind and at times can seem overwhelming, but having made it through to the other side of those first few full-on months, I can hand on heart say that everyone is telling the truth when they say college will be the best time of your life. You’ll have ups and downs, I can guarant ...

 

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Final UCAT UK 2021 Test Statistics Available!

12th October 2021

Final UCAT UK 2021 Test Statistics Available!

Final test statistics for UCAT UK 2021 are now available on the UCAT UK website - UCAT UK has a percentile calculator available for your use on their results page. This blog describes how to interpret them. Where can I find my UCAT scores? After sitting UCAT, you will have received an email from Pearson VUE confirming that your scores are ready to be viewed. You should log into your P ...

 

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Applying to Dental School Strategically Using Your UCAT Score

7th October 2021

Applying to Dental School Strategically Using Your UCAT Score

With the UCAS October 15th deadline soon approaching, narrowing down the 15 available dentistry schools to 4 can seem like a daunting task. Our advice is to use your UCAT score and GCSEs strategically to apply to dental schools where you are most likely to be offered an interview. In this blog we will focus on how your UCAT score, achieved before the October 15th UCAS deadline, should help ...

 

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Applying to Medical School Strategically: Part 1 - Using Your UCAT Score

6th October 2021

Applying to Medical School Strategically: Part 1 - Using Your UCAT Score

With the UCAS October 15th deadline soon approaching, narrowing down the 33 medical schools into 4 is a difficult decision. To improve your chances of securing a place in medical school, it is important to use your UCAT scores, predicted A-Level grades and GCSEs strategically. Depending on how you have performed, you should apply medical schools where you are most likely to be offere ...

 

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Applying to Medical School Strategically: Part 2 - Where to Apply with an Excellent UCAT Score

6th October 2021

Applying to Medical School Strategically: Part 2 - Where to Apply with an Excellent UCAT Score

In this blog series we are exploring how you should use your UCAT scores when applying for medical school, in order to maximise your chances of securing a place. In this blog we will be focusing on which universities to consider applying to with an excellent UCAT score (725+).   What does my UCAT score mean? First of all, congratulations on achieving such a fantastic UCAT score! ...

 

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Applying to Medical School Strategically: Part 3 – Where to Apply with a High UCAT Score

6th October 2021

Applying to Medical School Strategically: Part 3 – Where to Apply with a High UCAT Score

In this blog series we are exploring how you should use your UCAT scores strategically when applying to UCAS for medical school, in order to maximise your chances of securing a place. In this blog we will be focusing on which universities you should consider applying to with a high UCAT score (a UCAT score in the range of 680-725).   What does my UCAT score mean? A UCAT score of ...

 

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Applying to Medical School Strategically: Part 4 – Where to Apply with an Adequate UCAT Score

6th October 2021

Applying to Medical School Strategically: Part 4 – Where to Apply with an Adequate UCAT Score

In this blog series we are exploring how to use your UCAT scores when applying to medical school. Depending on the UCAT score that you have achieved, you should apply to universities which will maximise your chances of securing a place in medicine. In this blog we will discuss the universities that you should consider applying to if you have achieved an adequate UCAT score (655-680).   ...

 

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Applying to Medical School Strategically: Part 5 - Where to Apply with a Medium UCAT Score

6th October 2021

Applying to Medical School Strategically: Part 5 - Where to Apply with a Medium UCAT Score

In this blog series we are exploring how to use your UCAT scores when applying to medical school. Depending on the UCAT score that you have achieved, you should apply to universities which will maximise your chances of securing a place in medicine. In this blog we will discuss the universities that you should consider applying to if you have achieved a medium UCAT score (610-655).   ...

 

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Applying to Medical School Strategically: Part 6 - Where to Apply with a Low UCAT Score

6th October 2021

Applying to Medical School Strategically: Part 6 - Where to Apply with a Low UCAT Score

In this blog series we are discussing how you should use your UCAT scores strategically when applying to UCAS, in order to maximise your chances of securing a place in medical school. In this blog we will focus on which universities you should consider applying to with a low UCAT score (615 and below).   What is a low UCAT score? A UCAT score of less than 615 is slightly below av ...

 

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How to choose a medical school

1st October 2021

How to choose a medical school

Choosing a medical school is a really important decision. It is where you will study for the next 4, 5 or 6 years, and may also influence where you practice medicine in future. The decision on where to study will eventually come down to where you are offered a place and then your personal preferences. Deciding on where you wish to study is a very personal decision. However, deciding on the ...

 

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