Application

 Oxford

 Jesus

 Medicine

 2000

 rejected

Applicant

 A-levels

 pre-qualification

 N/A

 N/A

 FE College

 yes (5 A*,4 A)

A-levels

(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)

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

Other universities

N/A

Decisions about the application

Tutorial and collegiate system
course
BECAUSE IT IS OBVIOUSLY A GOOD UNIVERSITY OF HIGH REPUTE AND CLASS, WHICH THERE IS NO POINT LYING ABOUT, AND IT WOULD LOOK SLIGHTLY GOOD ON A CV

Location
Differences in Course Structure
The better city
College environment

Good Environment
Lots of activites/extra curricular on offer
Excellant Orchestra
Size of college and location was good

Preparation

yes

Interview

no

no

yes

1 exam
Half was comprehension
Half was answering quesions about a chemical experiment

1 X general interview
1 X chemistry interview
3 X logic, general knowledege, problem solving interviews

Too many to remember, most were pointless and had nothing to do if I was suited to be doctor and were like “If there is a fridge in a room and you open the door, what happens to the temperature of the romm?” I know you have to use your brain and logic, but it still is pointless.

Suit I felt comfortable, presentable and confident in it

Impressions

Impressive in a tourist sense, but the candidates themselves made the experiance enjoyable, and seeing most got rejected I wouldn’t have looked forward to going

Size is not a problems
BUT (boys) the communal showers is a bit off putting.
Meals are a bit like school (on long bench eating together)

Good

They weren’t too good on conversation

Tried to be really “cool” and said stuff like “yeah, Oxford, dead cool, get drunk, yeah, we’re not snobs, yeah, there are some, yeah”

Final stage

Was not surprised, as i knew he competition was very large for Medicine

Looking back

Yes, because i met some really cool people there (candidates who also were rejected) and some have stayed friends, I think I love Vic Beasley 🙂

For interview: Bring your brain with you, and don’t be put off by stupid questions. Be yourself, if they don’t want you, it is their loss.
Don’t try learing about the NHS, doctors, work experiance, related news items BECAUSE I HAD FIVE INTERVIEWS AND NOT ONE OF THE ABOVE WERE RAISED!
Generally: *Be Yourself, stay calm, be confidant
*Prepare with some background knowledge of course, subject, college and Oxford.
*Make sure that you are completely up to dat e with requirements for your subject.
*RELAX AND ENJOY THE BREAK TO OXFORD