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    umat/ medicine at Newcastle

    i would like to know if anyone here made it into medicine at newcastle uni. i really want to pursue this course and would appreciate any help on ways to go about the umat exam and how to tackle the interviews.


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    i didnt, but i have a friend who said it was really hard, you ahve to be a people person apparently
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    thnx for the reply
    ill try n work out whether or not i fit under that category
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    my friend made it, dont ask me how, i never want him doing it, if he can make it than any1 can
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    Im going for it to, my cuz got in bout 6 yrs ago or sumthing. Shes coming up these hols to help me with it, so ill post up some stuff later.
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    thnx, it would be appreciated.
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    I'm going for the UMAT thing too. Don't know why, i don't even want to do medicine (dad's making me - "to keep my choices open"). I'm thinking of doing something med related tho, like pharmacy. Then again, maybe i shouldn't. There's too many chances of killing someone and i'm not that much of a ppl person.
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    Anyone know how long and when the interviews are?

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    I applied last year, and would be in now if not for my UAI.

    The interview was actually quite pleasant, it's the train ride there and back that got to me. There was one member from BoS last year who got in, Chudymaster, but he's probably drifted due to being a busy med student.
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    i'm applying this yr and have 2 friends that made it and are in 2nd yr med now.
    tina: dont do pharmacy!!!!!! i've worked in a pharmacy for last 2 years to explore my interest in health care and pharmacy is a dead boring job. all they do in retail pharmacy is put stickers on boxes and get to make the occasional recommendation which usually is "you'll have to see your doctor about that". It'd be a great course cause u learn heaps, but as a job it sucks. maybe industrial work for pharmacy might be a bit betetr though.
    za: as far as umat.. well its next month! supposedly u "cant study for it" but bah! just do prac questions.
    rachster: interviews are nov/dec if u look at the newy website. i am not sure about length, but am told around 30-40 mins depending on answers u give and how much they love u

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    i really want to go to newcastle for med. really really really. i need to look into it more. but yeh. is the uai lower than unsw? coz thats what i heard... and i think im a people person
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    i heard at newcastle all u need is 95
    if u get it ure in the same position as evryone else
    i.e. someone who got 95 is the same as sum1 who got 99.95

    its not like that at unsw
    they look at umat interview and UAI equally, each makin up a third
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    It's 92 actually. And yes, once you're over that mark you're ranked by your interview and UMAT.
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    Originally posted by jessum
    i really want to go to newcastle for med. really really really.
    noone can blame ya for that

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    92, well thats even better. even more doable
    heaps of ppl seem to tutor for maths and science and stuff.. but does anyone tutor for society and culture??? coz i heaps heaps suck! i got my pip back today.. and man it just feels like im going to be pushing it to even get a 92 UAI.. grr to teachers.. grrr to crap marks thati always seem to get
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    well good luck to all of you who have a go at it!!!! i hope you do well!!

    and if not, theres always teaching!! where they dont raise the HECS fees!!! lol
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    you need a kickass umat score to get an interview at UNCLE as well
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    and then you gotta cane the interview as you're up against a few hundred( say 350-400) for 59 places. Woohoo
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    wat is a "kickass umat score" ?
    i.e. approx in wat region

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    well in 2002 i had a percentile score about 210-215
    didnt get an interview
    last year had like 250 and got one, knew someone who got 240 and got an interview
    so im guessing you need about 230 to get an interview... borderline interview
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    so uv made it into medicine?

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    nope
    hence i'm trying it again this year
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    I'm absolutely DESPERATE to get into medicine... especially at Newie. I adore it. I'm currently in Yr 11, but I have been a visitor in operating theatres and doctor's surgeries since i was 14 - and luckily, i guess, i'm a "people person". Does this mean empathetic and compassionate?? What are the kind of questions they ask in the interview? Also, I live on the north coast and am considered to be in a "rural zone", i was told that would give my an extra 4 points towards my uai to get into medicine - is that true? In a strange way, the current Aust. health crisis should benefit us, because the uai should continue to b driven down... welll i'l keep my fingers crossed on that one!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by m111
    Also, I live on the north coast and am considered to be in a "rural zone", i was told that would give my an extra 4 points towards my uai to get into medicine - is that true?
    yeh you are considered rural, but so is everyone from taree to the central coast so dont count on that getting you in.. also i dunno if youre allowed to use those points towards medicine or other high uai degrees

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    Quote Originally Posted by m111
    i was told that would give my an extra 4 points towards my uai to get into medicine - is that true?
    Nope, it doesn't count towards double degrees, law, or medicine.

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