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Old 03-16-2009, 06:11 PM   #111
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Hello! I'll actually like to ask about the relative importance of the portfolio compared to the interviews and grades. I do know that after being shortlisted, grades dont really play a big role but the portfolio seems to factor in together with the interviews and essay test.

Pretty worried about this component as my cca testimonial is relatively mediocre/average - no leadership positions etc, not exactly the most active as well either ):
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:53 PM   #112
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@ ghostron, refer to my post: http://forum.brightsparks.com.sg/showthread.php?t=2735

Grades do still play a role. But yes after you are shorlisted, the main differentiating factor would be the interview and essay and portfolio. You honestly dont need a super star portfolio, but you need to want to do medicine for the rightest of reasons. You can PM me if you require more information.
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:43 PM   #113
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When will NUS inform that you're shortlisted for medicine?
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:03 PM   #114
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april. if we're lucky late march

from what i heard from seniors it'll be ASAP cos the essay test is on the 8th and the interviews are from the 1st to the 21st so yeah

*fingers crossed as i apply *
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Old 03-18-2009, 04:28 PM   #115
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Typically the shortlisting results come out somewhere middle april to late april.
No chance for march definitely - applications dont even close yet.
Anyway, you dont have much time to do your portfolio from the time the results are realeased till you are required to submit them, so you should begin work asap.
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:20 PM   #116
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just wondering

Are mild colour blind (fail common Isihara test) students denied from entering NUS medicine? or lesser chances or no impacts?
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Old 03-19-2009, 12:20 AM   #117
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No effect at all.
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Old 03-30-2009, 11:59 PM   #118
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Heys i've a friend's senior he is Red/Green color blind n is doing medicine in NUS.

so yea no worries bro
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Old 04-02-2009, 12:20 PM   #119
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Does anyone know when will the results be out?
The latest interview date I've heard of is 13th April. (I'm not certain when does the Medicine interview season end)
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:12 PM   #120
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Does anyone know when will the results be out?
The latest interview date I've heard of is 13th April. (I'm not certain when does the Medicine interview season end)
according to the NUS OAM website, the medical interviews runs 1 Apr thru 21 Apr. since the applications closed as of yesterday, i would expect additional short-listing letters to go out within the next few days.

According to past years' trend, the result are usually out sometime in mid-May. this may change for this year since the short-listing letters went out BEFORE the application closes, a change from the past.
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