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Is UCL a good first choice?

Discussion in 'Royal Free and University College Medical School' started by zzj166, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. zzj166

    zzj166 New Member

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    Is UCL a good first choice? I am thinking of putting it down as my highest choice on my reapplication to medical school...I got rejected everywhere this admissions cycle but I really want to get into a medical school!!!

    How strict are they on the BMAT and are there any particular stuff they are looking for from the application? I got 5.4, 6.9, 6.0 (rejected from Imperial due to BMAT but I guess that's got to do with the overall quality of my last application as well...anyways I have done quite a lot of work on my reapplication this year and with my A-Level results (hopefully not too bad) I hope I can be in a stronger position).

    Thanks for your help!!! :)
     
  2. Muddy28

    Muddy28 New Member

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    Post this at any high ranking university other than UCL they will say they are better. Post this at UCL thay say theu are better, post this at any low ranking university they say that it doesn't make any difference where you go as you are all equally qualified. This is the sad truth of subjectivity.
    Practically, If I am you I would really think about your real potential in achieving a good bmat score, you achieved acceptable scores in the first two sections but your section three is a major let down, if you think you can improve your section 3 score to a 9 you will be selected for interview and there is a good chance in getting an offer. UCL is one of the easier unis to get in through good BMAT scores. Asprationally, you can actually go higher with your choices, you have amazing grades thats competitive to other student, why don't you try cambridge as a choice, i know as a fact that they will interview OK bmat scorers (as I was one of them), and they like more of a sciency type rather than the arty type.
     
  5. Muddy28

    Muddy28 New Member

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    Absolute Bollocks.

    There are 4 BMAT Unis. Imperials cut off this year was certainly lower than UCLs, and people routinely get into cambridge with scores lower than 5 5 9. A significant majority of people ive met at UCL had scores higher than 5 5 9, aswell. Please use actual statistics, rather than going off 'hearsay'. Oxford is the only one where you can actually say its harder to get into BMAT wise...
     
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    sxtbzhi New Member

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    No, you have misunderstood me muddy, my point is that having 5 5 9 gives you a bigger competitive advantage as they guarantee you an interview, and while cambridge will interview lots of people that doesn't have this result, and this will mean bmat plays a less significant part in the admission process.
    I am coming from the point where you are capable of having good bmat results but weaker in other aspects. So when you said oxford has a higher cut off point, then I would say it is an university that is easier to get into with good bmat results.
     
  7. Bendy

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    UCL is a great first choice because it has one of the best (and most rigorous) preclinical courses (and one of the remaining few with full cadaveric dissection). Its clinical course is without doubt second to none. This is based both on quality of teaching, course structure and the incredibly facilities UCL has to offer that other universities do not (such as specialist hospitals etc). Dare I say it, the clinical course here is so attractive, it even pinches most oxbridge students once they've finished preclinics!

    That and the fact that it's a totally awesome place to be a student. ;)
     
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    Don't apply here - I'm a second year and it's really hard!!! No seriously, the course is very good. But also think about whether you want to be in London and if you like the idea of belonging to such an enormous university. It's a bit impersonal.
    Good luck with your interviews.
     
  9. wantstobeadoctor!

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    UCL have given me an offer for 2012 entry when i applied for 2011...!
    Is the prestige of UCL and London's career prospects worth next years huge fee rise (£9000 per year)?
    because i also have an offer from Leeds and that is for 2011 entry (would be at the lower fees)
    dont know what to do!
     
  10. wantstobeadoctor!

    wantstobeadoctor! New Member

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    p.s. i got 4.7, 5.7 and 4A(3rd section scoring must have changed) on the BMAT so you dont have to get that high to get an interview/offer everyone!
     
  11. m.u.s

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    Do they emphasize a lot on good BMAT scores?
     

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