General Interview Discussion 2018

Discussion in 'Interviews' started by GottaGo, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. letmedomedicine

    letmedomedicine New Member

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    Tell me about it!

    Thanks! The email itself just said UMAT 60 so I'm assuming percentile? Not too sure.
     
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    letmedomedicine New Member

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    Oh that makes sense.
     
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  3. mickeymoose

    mickeymoose New Member

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    Hi letmedomedicine, I am wondering if you have any special considerations like GWS or SEAS or rural?
     
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  4. letmedomedicine

    letmedomedicine New Member

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    Hi mickeymoose! I have no special considerations!!
     
  5. Crow

    Crow Moderator (Griffith MD) Most Active 2018

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    A1 can do the calculations, but UNSW are actually looking out for everyone’s best interests with that email - if one already has an offer interstate that they’re likely to accept then it is not worth the financial investment from the applicant, nor the time investment from the interviewers (who are almost certainly volunteers) to proceed with an interview.

    I’d only be attending the interview if you don’t already have a place offer from a higher interstate preference, given the financial and time investment involved relative to the chances of offer.
     
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  6. Mana

    Mana Resident Medical Officer Administrar

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    If this is your only interview for this year then I would strongly recommend that you take it, because a small chance is better than no chance and the cost is much less than doing a whole year of something you would prefer less.
     
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  7. A1

    A1 Admissions Speculator Moderator

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    The cutoffs for UNSW round 2 interviews are based on the lowest round 1 *successful* scores. That means since that applicant succeeded you can too, although considering both your ATAR and UMAT are towards the low end you will need a stellar interview.

    Can confirm UNSW never likes to use UMAT percentile, whenever they mention a score it's the average of the three sections.
     
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  8. 1234med

    1234med Regular Member

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    letmedomedicine Could you post a screenshot of where it said UMAT 60 please? Sorry for the hassle
     
  9. mickeymoose

    mickeymoose New Member

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    I'd say our marks are pretty similar, but the thing is that UNSW send me a rejection email this morning. "I regret to inform you that you have not been selected for the interviews which are being conducted in January 2019."
    ATAR: 98.8 (IB 41) UMAT: 91 percentile (58,60,62).
    I also did not receive an invite from Curtin. I don't know what's going on. Sigh. I am just sad now.
     
  10. lillysayse

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    Sorry to hear that mickeymoose. It sounds strange. Unfortunately their e-mail address is just sending generic emails now too, so it's difficult to contact them :(
     
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    kanepupu New Member

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    This is the interview offer from UNSW.
     
  12. letmedomedicine

    letmedomedicine New Member

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    Truer words have never been spoken. Thanks for that!

    Yikes... thanks. As long as I have a chance, I'm up for it. :lol:

    Nah don't apologise! Here's a screenshot

    Damn that sucks. Our marks are pretty similar. Are you also from NSW?
     
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  13. Medtastic

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    Do we reckon the 98.2 Atar cutoff UNSW refers to in the interview offer email for interstate applicants is the unadjusted ATAR or the selection rank when adjustment factors are applied? If it’s just the Atar, is it possible that the nsw applicant with this Atar also had adjustment factors applied that led to them being offered a place in the jan 1st offer round? Not sure if that makes sense sorry
     
  14. goodluck

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    Hey, I got an interview offer for Curtin university but I just have some doubts about it. I think my UMAT and ATAR are both under what they require for interviews (98.40, 174 umat) so I'm confused on how I got a place. It will be somewhat financially draining to go there and I sound pessimistic but is there a point in going if I'm below the cutoff, since all the places I have found have been to 99+ stars? I got rejected from my only other offer of JMP, so that might be influencing my mood somewhat, so I apologise for that.

    Since I'm not from WA, would it be hard to come back to my home state if I do get an offer?
     
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  15. NG

    NG New Member

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    oh my gosh nooooo do not reject an inteview to curtin!! The mean atar last year was 98.5 with the upper 25th percentile being 99.25 and above. So you are very much still competitive for curtin. I can imagine this year the cut offs rising a little however, receiving an interview invite gives you a rough 1 in 3 chance of ACTUALLY get an offer, because uwa and curtin both dont interview a whole lot! so please DON'T count yourself out soo soon without atleast trying! GOODLUCK!!

    Edit by mod - changed "offer" to interview invite
     
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  16. Gav10

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    I just got an interview invite for Curtin, and I'm just curious to know whether they have/have had in the past a cut-off like this- in particular for UMAT. I'm asking because I'm not from WA, and I don't want to get my hopes up falsely if there's already a cut-off score set up and it's only gonna be a waste of time and money to go to the interview.
     
  17. lillysayse

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    There's no cut-off. It's weighted 40% interview 40% ATAR and 20% umat.
     
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  18. betty crocker

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    You just need 50/50/50 to be eligible, that's it. Also based off what I saw with a few of my friends in 2018 and 2017, I'm pretty sure that the cutoff for interview invites has gone up, which is probably expected after the school's first couple years.
    It would be a good idea to attend the interview (in my opinion), 40% of a place offer is a lot of weighting so a good interview could land you a spot.
     
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  19. Lone Cheng

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    Hi all, just a general question - if you already got a rejection email from UoN for interview back in Oct, would they re-consider offering you a 2nd round interview in later day ? Thanks.
     
  20. Mana

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    It's highly unlikely the S1 cutoff for JMP would drop to 56 even if this were to happen - there are just too many more applicants to interview.
     
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