Quick Questions Thread: 2018

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  1. Yamster

    Yamster Dental Student Moderator

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    Thanks, I wasn't aware that there were seperate pools for both rural/non-rural students. I didn't mean disadvantage in the terms of socio-economical factors, etc. Just in terms of a comparative if they were to compete with rural students into getting into the course. I am actually more confused about what I am writing now then before so think I will stop lol.
     
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    Yeah, the rural application pathway is completely seperate to general applications for all non-standard Universities that I've applied to previously (JMP, WSU, UNSW, and UTAS). It has involved completion of additional paperwork for all four of those (ranging from short answer questions to statutory declarations to requiring references). I'm not sure if that still stands for Curtin and JCU as I've not applied to them. At UTAS in particular, the written application for rural students appears extremely important and a large factor in determining offer status once you've reached the UMAT and ATAR/GPA hurdles.
     
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    JMP Lova Chronic liar

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    Howdy ya’ll,

    I have a question regarding preferencing, specifically where to place CSU’s BDentSc in my UAC preference list. Is it true that one will be denied an interview, if this degree isn’t a first preference?

    I vaguely recall reading this, while trudging through prehistoric MSO posts; I apologise for not linking it.
     
  4. A1

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    Afaik preferences have absolutely no effect on interview invites.
     
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    Thanks for the clarification.
     
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    Ditto
     
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    Hi everyone, I am in my first year of a 3 year undergraduate degree and planning on applying for postgraduate medicine in 2020 for 2021 entry. I know that GAMSAT results are valid for two years. Therefore, the following results will be valid: 2019 September, 2020 March and 2020 September. However, I am unsure that if I sit the GAMSAT in march, 2019 if this result will also be valid for entry to medicine for 2021.
     
  8. Yamster

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    Hey Gemsik,

    Well, there's only one set of applications processed a year. So if you're sitting the 2019 March GAMSAT, you can apply during the 2019 applications (for 2020 entry) or 2020 application (for 2021). Your results would have then expired afterwards. However, your 2020 September sitting of the GAMSAT would not be valid for 2021 entry (as applications for the year are based on the March sitting), you would have to wait for to apply the following year in 2021 for 2022 entry. That's my understanding at least.

    All the best with your academic goals.

    - Yamster
     
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    For 2020 applying 2021 entry, March 2019 GAMSAT can be used but not the Sept 2020 as its results come out too late for consideration in Sept-Oct.
     
  10. Yamster

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    A1, why is it that you always manage to type the entire content of my paragraphs into 1 sentence? Haha. I need to learn these skills.
     
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  11. A1

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    The answer is: you 326 posts, me 1550. You've got only 1200 to catch up :p
     
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    Thanks Yamster & A1 :)
     
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    Hey guys im a first year and currently study adv sci/engineering (6 years) at unsw. I have heard a lot of talk that u cant apply for med after u finish the units for one of them since its a double degree so i can only apply after the 6 years. Hence would i have to drop to a single course because i dont want to be waiting 6 years. can anyone knowledgeable confirm if this is true. Thanks guys :)
     
  14. A1

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    You can apply in any year to the undergrad med schools that accept non-standard applicants. For graduate schools please see this reply
    > Quick Questions Thread: 2018
     
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    Hey folks,
    Been a while. I was talking to a fellow med hopeful friend at uni and they mentioned wanting to get a perfect GPA so that they could apply for Usyd med. I figured they meant as a graduate student after finishing their current degree, but turns out they reckon a 7 gpa makes u eligible to apply for the undergraduate pathway the same way a 99.95 atar would. I had a look on the site for the course and came across this: "Admission to the BSc/MD is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification...or equivalent." It doesn't seem to be mentioned in the table under the non-standard applicants section. I quickly checked the collated offers threads for the past 2 years and found no reports of offers given based on gpa. Is there something I'm missing, is it just an error on the site or was my friend right? Any insight would be appreciated. Sorry about the wall of text :)
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  16. Logic

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    I haven't ever heard of this pathway and I do not believe it exists. Simply due to the fact that there are probably more people who get 7.0s than those who get 99.95. Any use of GPA is only possible through graduate entry at USYD. In regards to it saying "ATAR (or equivalent)" I believe it means the measures of rank that other states use for their high school students that would translate to being a 99.95. E.g. A very high OP1 in QLD might be a 99.95 in terms of ATAR when converted.
     
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    hmmm, i guess that does make sense. Thanks for clarifying!
     
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    Hey guys, I am currently a 1st year Physiotherapy student studying at WSU. I am looking to get into Medicine and was looking at various entry requirements and was confused if they count both ATAR+GPA or just ATAR or just GPA for students who are currently doing a degree. I got an ATAR of 95.05 and should have a GPA of 6.5-7 by the end of 1st year and am looking to get into WSU med but would probably go anywhere.
     
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    I am GWS! Is there a difference between GWS and non GWS UMAT (s1+s2) cut offs for WSU? If so what are they normally?
     
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