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04-09-2018, 17:30   #16
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I've been getting estimated scores of 54 in the last 2 full practice GAMSAT exams I've done (using fear the cow.com to estimate). What are the chances I'll get into GEM in any of the colleges in Ireland..?
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Hi just wondering could someone help me out. i have been considering medicine for some time but at the moment I am finding it difficult to get proper information on what path I should take. First of all i have a 2.2 bachelors degree. The Majority of Irish univiersities have informed me that they will not take me as they require a 2.1 degree, even though I have a First Class Honours Masters Degree. As I cant do medicine in ireland, i am not sure what other options i have whether in the UK or elsewhere.

Secondly, I have no science background whatsoever. I am finding the preparation material for the GAMSAT to be extremely difficult to understand and as a result feel i need to put it on hold until i improve my science. Could someone advise me of where I could find a course that could bring me up to speed on all things science? It would help me out a lot.
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Hi just wondering could someone help me out. i have been considering medicine for some time but at the moment I am finding it difficult to get proper information on what path I should take. First of all i have a 2.2 bachelors degree. The Majority of Irish univiersities have informed me that they will not take me as they require a 2.1 degree, even though I have a First Class Honours Masters Degree. As I cant do medicine in ireland, i am not sure what other options i have whether in the UK or elsewhere.
It's very important you realise that the UK is going to be a lot more competitive to get into than Ireland. The latter really only requires you to have a 2.1 and a GAMSAT score of approximately 55+. However, the UK may be a little more understanding of your 2.2. Do you have much work experience in the medical field?

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Secondly, I have no science background whatsoever. I am finding the preparation material for the GAMSAT to be extremely difficult to understand and as a result feel i need to put it on hold until i improve my science. Could someone advise me of where I could find a course that could bring me up to speed on all things science? It would help me out a lot.
The science courses that I've researched and found are far too expensive and not very relevant. Khan Academy and YouTube are amazing for understanding the basics. One doesn't need to have an advanced background in science to be able to do well on the GAMSAT. Instead, it's how you apply that knowledge that will give you the top marks. My suggestion would be to watch videos on Khan Academy and understand the basics of Biology, Chemistry (including Organic Chemistry) and Physics. When I mean basics, don't worry too much about the details but instead get an overall idea of what each topic is about. Within a few weeks, you'll be more or less set and can start doing past papers.
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