02-05-2011, 11:07 PM #1
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A graduate applying to Irish MedSchools as well as the UK ones to boost the chances
Basically, I've read that, apparently, some Irish medical schools don't interview graduate candidates and offer places based on the GAMSAT score alone and of course the degree classification. That was sort of good news for me as I'm not very good at the interviews.
The question is twifold:
1.Technically, is it possible to do it? (CAO + UCAS) in one go
2. Is it wise?
3. Would you do it?
Cheers to all prospective medical graduate students,
27-06-2012, 08:24 PM #2
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are you still able to get student finance through student finance england to go to an irish school or does it have to be self funded?
18-11-2012, 06:43 PM #3
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I can't see why it wouldnt be possible to do UCAS & the Irish applications at the same time, they are two different countries and I cant see why they would even need to know about your applications in the other country.
As to whether it's wise I would say definitely as long as there are no financial problems. An Irish medical degree is well respected and gives you the right to apply for foundation training in the UK after. Also gamsat scores asked for in Ireland tend to be lower than in the UK so its a good insurance option in my opinion.
18-11-2012, 08:45 PM #4
I'm applying to Irish unis too as an insurance. If I don't get into any UK medical schools this year then I'm off to Ireland, I'm not going to waste another year applying again next year!
As the original poster asks, is it a wise move? Would you do it? I can secure the funds (to pay for tuition fees/living expenses) and I'm willing to relocate although I'd like to practise in the UK.
PS: It's usually the Irish students that come to the UK to study not the other way round.
18-11-2012, 11:34 PM #5
I would apply but they don't have any funding in place for non-Irish EU students. :/ There's no way I can afford like 100,000 euros for fees + living costs for 4 years. I know Limerick do a scholarship for socio-economically disadvantaged students, which I guess is me because I'm the first in the family to go to university, and I'm from a working-class background, parents have no money etc., so I guess I'll just have to see...
19-11-2012, 04:05 PM #6
BTW I think this might be in the wrong forum as this is the St George's forum...
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