Application

 Oxford

 Christ Church

 Medicine

 2003

 rejected

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 N/A

 N/A

 Grammar School

 yes (4 A*,5 A,1 B)

A-levels

(NA at AS)

(NA at AS; predicted A; gained NA at A2)

(NA at AS; predicted A; gained NA at A2)

(NA at AS; predicted A; gained NA at A2)

(NA at AS; predicted A; gained NA at A2)

Other universities

N/A

Decisions about the application

It is seen as being on of the top universities in the world.

Oxford unversity is part of a bigger city, Cambridge university is part of a smaller town.

It has a fish pond and I keep fish!! Also it is very attractive.

Preparation

yes

mock interviews

Read about medical research. But you can’t really prepare for the problems that they give you.

Interview

yes

The BMAT. It was basically an intelligence test, science test and writing test. Since the science involved physics, which I wasn’t doing for A-level. I revised physics.

no

no

Relaxed atmosphere

Science questions on experimental approaches to medicine

Suit

Impressions

Attractive/friendly/hospitable

Large rooms, large JCR, with pool table TV and arcade games/ huge attractive meadow to roam around

Good. Rhubarb crumble was the only bad dish

Nice people

Alright

Final stage

Bit disapointed with rejection

Looking back

Yes, because its a top university so if you have the grades why not give it a go.

Read about medical research and get an early night before your interview