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Offline Cabmax

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Any mature students doing medicine in UK?
« on: July 08, 2009, 01:40:09 AM »
Hello

Are there any mature students doing medicine in the UK? I wanted to know how hard or easy it is to get a place in medical school.




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Re: Any mature students doing medicine in UK?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009, 02:50:21 AM »
Cabmax, depends on your circumstances... are you graduate or not? if you're graduate and have achieved 2:1 in your science degree then you can apply to graduate entry to medicine which is 4-year programme. Many universities require you to sit the tests like GAMSAT, UKCAT etc. On top of that you do need work experience of more than 6 months in health care or similar.

If you are not graduate then you have to do the access to medicine course at some colleges and then apply to universities for the 5-year programme. some universities don't require tests like GAMSAT and UKCAT, while others do. check with individual institutions.

I hope that was help to you.

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Re: Any mature students doing medicine in UK?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2009, 02:49:58 AM »
Cabmax, Garaad has practically answered your q'n mashalah.

Id just like to add that if you are a graduate with a BSc degree thinking of applying, then you stand a better chance of getting into the 5year course, not graduate entry. Simply because, the 4 year course is highly competitive, they have much fewer places available, and students with MSc's and phD's apply for it, so realistically unless your application highly stands out there's few chances of getting in. I think some uni's have only 44 places for their graduate entry scheme. But also bear in mind that some uni's (very few) do not accept graduates on the 5 year course, for e..g. St. Georges uni of London.

It is competitive, but not impossible insshaAllah if you meet their minimum entry requirements.

Hope it helps.

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Re: Any mature students doing medicine in UK?
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2009, 06:54:34 AM »
Graduate medicine is more competitive than Undergraduate medicine.

wow, just realised this is quite an old thread!

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Re: Any mature students doing medicine in UK?
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2011, 12:08:50 AM »
Assalamu aleikum all

I'm studying paediatric nursing in Uk and going into my final year next year inshallah. However i want to apply for  post-graduate medical course as soon as i finish and i was told i need to do GAMSAT exam but have no idea how to prepare for it. so i was wondering if anyone can give advise on what i should be doing or know anything about this exam.

Any advise will be much appreciated


 

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