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Choosing Between Universities and Offers

dotwingz

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You will find enough friends in Adelaide to move in with, although going to UQ because it’s easier on your social life is definitely a valid reason

It’s quite common for people to reapply nonstandard or graduate entry from UQ to other schools (particularly NSW ones) to be closer to home. If that’s something you want to do then the UQ program has the obvious benefit... the 1 year difference isnt that much
 

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A1

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(today), Adelaide university sent me a CSP offer for their medical program, giving me only two days to accept.
Can someone please explain how Adelaide makes this pretty late top-up offer unbonded - i.e. it leapfrogs ~40 BMP places?

Given my situation, would you recommend that I proceed with my current plans, or should I cancel my UQ enrolment and sign up to Adelaide?
As already mentioned Adelaide is one year shorter. But given you're hoping to branch into a NSW school I would do UQ if I were you since Adelaide would shut out this avenue. (Btw I'm not mad keen on locking myself to a busy worklife a year earlier :) )
 
Can someone please explain how Adelaide makes this pretty late top-up offer unbonded - i.e. it leapfrogs ~40 BMP places?


As already mentioned Adelaide is one year shorter. But given you're hoping to branch into a NSW school I would do UQ if I were you since Adelaide would shut out this avenue. (Btw I'm not mad keen on locking myself to a busy worklife a year earlier :) )
It seems pretty bizarre, but the course code given to me was 314552, for unbonded entry. Thank you A1, ALT and dotwingz for the advice and reassurance!
 
Can someone please explain how Adelaide makes this pretty late top-up offer unbonded - i.e. it leapfrogs ~40 BMP places?


As already mentioned Adelaide is one year shorter. But given you're hoping to branch into a NSW school I would do UQ if I were you since Adelaide would shut out this avenue. (Btw I'm not mad keen on locking myself to a busy worklife a year earlier :) )
The only reason I didn't get a bonded offer was because I didn't list bonded in my preferences on SATAC - meaning I only got an offer once my ranking reached the CSP position.

 

A1

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The only reason I didn't get a bonded offer was because I didn't list bonded in my preferences on SATAC - meaning I only got an offer once my ranking reached the CSP position.
That makes sense. I'm not sure whether parmesan_12345 only applied for unbonded though.
 

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jayson

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(I originally sent this question to A1, but I realised that this would be a better place to post it).

I'm in a bit of a pickle right now in regards to choosing a medical school. I received a CSP offer to the University of Queensland's provisional medicine program, which I enrolled in. Two days after I moved to Queensland (today), Adelaide university sent me a CSP offer for their medical program, giving me only two days to accept. Adelaide is ostensibly the better choice, given the integrated nature of the degree and its shorter length, but a few issues are giving me pause.

1. Due to the provisional nature of UQ's program, I have a three year window in which to reapply to NSW universities via the UCAT or GAMSAT. I would prefer to study in my home state as I love my neighbourhood and greatly value my family and friends here.

2. Several of my friends are also going to study at Queensland University. Aside from the company they would provide, we will likely organise shared living, reducing the costs of moving interstate.

3. I am settling into Brisbane quite well, enjoy the city and university, and have become acquainted with a few students who are doing provisional medicine/ are looking to take the GAMSAT.

Given my situation, would you recommend that I proceed with my current plans, or should I cancel my UQ enrolment and sign up to Adelaide?
For your information,this year there are 5 students got offer from UNSW,1 student got offer from WSU 1 student got offer from University of Newcastle .These 7 students are all from Uq provisional medicine.
 

moufou

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Can I cancel the first offer if I accepted an offer from the university
and later got an offer from the university I would like to go to?
 

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moufou

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The only part I can chip in on: CSP at Griffith requires a close to 7.00 GPA at the end of the undergrad component. ~6.60-70 got BMP.
How difficulty to get 7.00 GPA? I know it depends on my efforts but would like to know how many percentage of provisional students make it successfully
 

A1

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How difficulty to get 7.00 GPA? I know it depends on my efforts but would like to know how many percentage of provisional students make it successfully
LMG!'s comment was based on the info posted on MSO that a Griffith provisional student got bonded with GPA 6.60-6.70. Bonded means bottom 28.5% of the cohort, also means 71.5% of the cohort achieved better & got unbonded.
 

moufou

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LMG!'s comment was based on the info posted on MSO that a Griffith provisional student got bonded with GPA 6.60-6.70. Bonded means bottom 28.5% of the cohort, also means 71.5% of the cohort achieved better & got unbonded.
Sorry, my bad. A1
I was supposed to ask how many percentage of provisional entry students successfully get into the Doctor of Medicine every year.

Provisional entry into the Griffith Doctor of Medicine program​

Completion of the Bachelor of Medical Science program with a GPA of at least 5.0 will see graduates gain seamless entry into the Doctor of Medicine (5099).
 

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Crow

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I was supposed to ask how many percentage of provisional entry students successfully get into the Doctor of Medicine every year.
Pretty much 100%. I’ve never heard of a student failing to progress to the MD when they had provisional entry aside from them choosing to change career paths.
 

moufou

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Pretty much 100%. I’ve never heard of a student failing to progress to the MD when they had provisional entry aside from them choosing to change career paths.
Does it apply to other universities for the provisional entry as well? Just wondering how stressfull if going through the provisional one
 

Person

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Does it apply to other universities for the provisional entry as well? Just wondering how stressful if going through the provisional one
I haven't heard of anyone that missed out at UQ. A gpa 5 (which is the hurdle at most of the provisional places) is generally considered very achievable. I think if you've gotten the results in school to get a provisional offer, keeping a 5.0 shouldn't be an issue, assuming you don't start slacking off in uni. So i would probably say 99% of all provisional students regardless of the uni make it through to the MD.
 
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