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Old 03-20-2008, 11:15 AM   #11
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How come you didnt get shortlisted last year? Or you didnt apply last year? I think you have a good chance of getting shortlisted. No I dont think you will be discriminated. Its not your fault that you took the old syllabus. You will know that you get shortlisted around end of april. Courses that are very competitive and requires tests and interviews will usually send out their letters of interviews/acceptance much later than the other courses.

So when you see all your friends getting their acceptance letters and you haven't got yours, its a good sign that you are still being considered for medicine. In this case, no news is good news. If you have been rejected by medicine, then you will be automatically considered for your next course of choice, and if it happens to be one that doesnt require tests or interviews, then you will get your acceptance letter early like everyone else.
If we went to the interview and got rejected, will we stand a chance for the next course of choice? Because we come after everyone else got their letter of acceptance, the next course of choice may not have anymore places for us? Then we are left with nothing
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If we went to the interview and got rejected, will we stand a chance for the next course of choice? Because we come after everyone else got their letter of acceptance, the next course of choice may not have anymore places for us? Then we are left with nothing
You will still be considered fairly for your next course of choice.
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yep, i got rejected by medicine and got into law.

but i did hear some very disturbing stories of how the profs doing the selection can see the all your choices and how you rank them... and that med profs don't really appreciate people like me who put med 1st and law 2nd =/
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44564651: if you got rejected once, you're not eligible to apply to medicine again unless you have something new to offer or you apply under discretionary admissions.
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:40 PM   #15
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44564651: if you got rejected once, you're not eligible to apply to medicine again unless you have something new to offer or you apply under discretionary admissions.
Nope I am a poly student and I have to apply through Eexceptional Individual Scheme (EIS), no choice...I haven't got rejected, this my first time applying to university. I was just thinking if I got rejected for Medicine (1st choice), will my chances for Pharmacy (2nd choice) and Life Sciences (3rd choice) be lower than those who put for example Life Science as 1st choice.
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hmm, did you get the medal in poly? how's your GPA and what's your current course? it's admittedly very hard for poly peeps to get in medicine, but there an encouraging trend has emerged in recent years.
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:29 AM   #17
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hmm, did you get the medal in poly? how's your GPA and what's your current course? it's admittedly very hard for poly peeps to get in medicine, but there an encouraging trend has emerged in recent years.
What medal? I don't have any medal I graduated with a diploma with distinction in biomedical sciences, GPA 3.84. Many friends I know from my poly batch are applying for medicine too.
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yep, i got rejected by medicine and got into law.

but i did hear some very disturbing stories of how the profs doing the selection can see the all your choices and how you rank them... and that med profs don't really appreciate people like me who put med 1st and law 2nd =/
hi lock, you mean that NUS has already sent you an official request for law interview? I, too, applied for med and law as 1st and 2nd respectively.

Those are disturbing stories indeed but i think they should come to realise that some people has a plan B..

Btw, i have not attended any from of volunteering that is related with the health industry. It might be a disadvantage when i comes down to the interview where they ask me for an indication of my interest. Any suggestions? I was thinking of joining Ren Ci hospital for a while. The submission of the portfolio is on the 24th anyway.....

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How come you didnt get shortlisted last year? Or you didnt apply last year? I think you have a good chance of getting shortlisted. No I dont think you will be discriminated. Its not your fault that you took the old syllabus. You will know that you get shortlisted around end of april. Courses that are very competitive and requires tests and interviews will usually send out their letters of interviews/acceptance much later than the other courses.

So when you see all your friends getting their acceptance letters and you haven't got yours, its a good sign that you are still being considered for medicine. In this case, no news is good news. If you have been rejected by medicine, then you will be automatically considered for your next course of choice, and if it happens to be one that doesnt require tests or interviews, then you will get your acceptance letter early like everyone else.
Thanks for the reply. I did not apply last year so this is my first time applying. My second choice is dentistry though. I consider dentistry a part of the medical field and to me dentistry is just one of the specialisation of medicine. But regarding the admission process, will the medicine selection and dentistry selection run concurrent for people who applied for both courses?

I understand that one is considered for his 1st choice course for selection. And in the event of unsuccessful admission, he will automatically flows down to his 2nd choice course for consideration. In this sense, does it mean that if I receive shortlisting notification for medicine interview, I will not be considered for dentistry at the same time? During the outcome of my application in mid-May, if I am rejected by medicine, does it mean that I will be rejected automatically by dentistry since I should have already missed their selection period in April?



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hi lock, you mean that NUS has already sent you an official request for law interview? I, too, applied for med and law as 1st and 2nd respectively.

Those are disturbing stories indeed but i think they should come to realise that some people has a plan B..

Btw, i have not attended any from of volunteering that is related with the health industry. It might be a disadvantage when i comes down to the interview where they ask me for an indication of my interest. Any suggestions? I was thinking of joining Ren Ci hospital for a while. The submission of the portfolio is on the 24th anyway.....
I hope I don't sound rude in saying this and I am not refering to anybody. But I think volunteering should come from sincerity and genuine concern for those needys. A person would do volunteering in hospital, nursing home, rehab centres if he is concern and wish to understand the plight of the sick. Not because he needs something to impress the interviewers. We need doctors who are compassionate and not hypocritical
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Thanks for the reply. I did not apply last year so this is my first time applying. My second choice is dentistry though. I consider dentistry a part of the medical field and to me dentistry is just one of the specialisation of medicine. But regarding the admission process, will the medicine selection and dentistry selection run concurrent for people who applied for both courses?

I understand that one is considered for his 1st choice course for selection. And in the event of unsuccessful admission, he will automatically flows down to his 2nd choice course for consideration. In this sense, does it mean that if I receive shortlisting notification for medicine interview, I will not be considered for dentistry at the same time? During the outcome of my application in mid-May, if I am rejected by medicine, does it mean that I will be rejected automatically by dentistry since I should have already missed their selection period in April?





I hope I don't sound rude in saying this and I am not refering to anybody. But I think volunteering should come from sincerity and genuine concern for those needys. A person would do volunteering in hospital, nursing home, rehab centres if he is concern and wish to understand the plight of the sick. Not because he needs something to impress the interviewers. We need doctors who are compassionate and not hypocritical

NUS looks at your 1st and 2nd choices etc respectively, but if you need to be interviewed and you make the cut for the interview list, then you will get called up for interviews/tests required for the respective courses concurrently. So if you make the cut for both medicine and dentistry grades-wise, you get to go for both interviews/tests/essays.
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