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GAMSAT For Dummies

Discussion in 'GAMSAT' started by ganjamozart, May 19, 2016.

  1. coolrunnings

    coolrunnings New Member

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    Super helpful, thank you! Let us know how you get on.

    Where did you apply? Did you take the UKCAT? How did you score?
     
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    Where did you find your gradmed materials? I can't find any on eBay or gumtree !
     
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    Sorry, one more thing: when you used the khan academy videos, did you use the MCAT ones with passages or the general science class ones?

    Thanks !
     
  4. ganjamozart

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    Hi,

    I got the gradmed stuff off ebay. I try to steer clear of gumtree, I was ripped off there, by a medical student SMH...

    The Khan academy, I remember using the general videos, and MCAT videos for the organic chemistry, especially stereo chemistry.

    I was at blackstone pe.

    I only applied to the GAMSAT unis, I like Georges and Notts, also applied to Exeter and Plymouth, as plymouth also have one of the best underwater diving facilities :D
     
  5. Martigan

    Martigan Super Moderator

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    I started with the human biology one, but switched to the general one, as the GAMSAT is not human biology specific.
     
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    Martigan Super Moderator

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    Like ganja says, becareful about paying too much.
    I was lucky to get loaned the biology and chem Collins books. I had bought the human bio one myself, which in hindsight was a waste...
     
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    Thanks all.

    Roughly how long are all of the GradMed materials? They vary so much online !
     
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    Hey guys, thanks so much for all the tips, I'm so glad I landed on this thread!

    I was wondering whether it matters which edition you get for the Collins Advanced Science textbooks? There's quite a big price difference between the 2nd and 3rd editions so if I don't have to I won't spend top dollar for the latest ed. I have a limited science background (I studied Biology A-Level and Chemistry AS 6 years ago) and I'm going to be self-studying for the exam so I do want to give myself every chance... what do you guys suggest? I'll be investing in the Griffith's Review and Acer books too.

    Thanks!
     
  9. ganjamozart

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    I really don't think it matters which edition you get. I used the 2nd edition. Only used it briefly for some info, everything else can be found online especially through youtube and khan academy.
     
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    Awesome, thank you that's super helpful!
     
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    Right, so now that I have all three Collins Advanced Science (2nd Ed) textbooks and the Organic Chem for Dummies book.. but where do I start!? I'm looking for a guide to the content of the exam because these books are enormous, but I can't find any that are recommended - the gold standard has very mixed reviews and is very expensive, the Griffiths review sounds like it's more useful for section 2.. where do guys recommend I go for a list of topics for section 3? Any help here would be so great :)
     
  12. ganjamozart

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    I used the syllabus list here
    http://www.gamsat.ie/ - this is rather exhaustive

    For a less in depth 'syllabus' the griffith gamsat review covers most of the topics that come up frequently. Gold Standard is really very poor, other than the high quality mock paper within.
     
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    Thanks ganjamozart - that is super helpful!
     
  14. ganjamozart

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    I have a previous thread on here called Gamsat for dummies highlighting my experience of the GAMSAT. I sold my books to a friend who sat the March 2017 exam and he has just got his results back :D and as he is still working requested that I sell the material (these were originally my books) on his behalf.

    I am looking to sell them at a fair price and in bulk as the postage fees will add up. I will offer a good discount if you are based in London, and I am happy to meet up around the Notting Hill area. I was also able to secure four offers for graduate entry, so I am happy to help and advise regarding interview prep and application.

    I have the Des o'neill, Gradmed, Gold standard, Collins advanced science books, Medprep, Ozimed, Guru Method, Griffith review. I come from a non science background and not from an essay background, but with these material you will have more than sufficient practice to hone your abilities for S1, S2 and S3.

    I am currently abroad but should be back in London on the 24th.
     

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