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Griffith VS UQ

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Best Uni to apply for given my results?
University of Queensland
 20%  [ 1 ]
Griffith University
 80%  [ 4 ]
Total Votes : 5

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Joined: 03 Aug 2010
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:12 pm    Post subject: Griffith VS UQ Reply with quote

I did the Gamsat last year and my scores were
SII= 55
SIII= 62
overall =59
i haven't actually finished my degree yet so i haven't applied for medicine this year, but intend to apply next year (i also hope to do the GAMSAT again next year and try and improve my score).
My GPA currently stands at i think it is 6.7
So i have 2 questions to anyone out there willing to offer an opinion:

1. What do you think my chances are of getting into medicine and where would be the best place to apply? (I would like to study medicin in SE QLD ie. UQ or Griffith uni but honestly i'm really willing to move anywhere that will take me).

2. I would like to improve my GAMSAT score, i study a BSc, so i have a pretty good idea of science, and am hoping that SIII will improve now that i have an idea of what the test is like, but what i'm asking is does anyone have any tips how to improve the essay section? and what really is the best way to write an essay (considering that they don't give you much information)?

thanks everyone for your help
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Joined: 14 May 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:52 pm    Post subject: hey Reply with quote

Hi there,

UQ relies solely on your GAMSAT (with GPA of 5.5 only as a hurdle). Reason being that UQ doesn't have interviews so everybody who is worried abt an interview and/or have a high gamsat score all apply there. The gamsat cutoffs are (from last year):

64 for BMP
67 for CSP

- i know ridiculously high right! So id say Griffith instead of UQ (cutoff for griffith interview is 59-60) BUT remember, you've got a really good GPA and you don't wanna waste it so apply to uni's that take GPA into consideration when they are sending out offers. I have a GPA of 6.5 and theres no way id apply to either UQ or Griffith. I'm looking into ANU or UWA (both weigh GPA quite highly, as high as 50%).

Good on you for wanting to do GAMSAT again! i'm doing it again as well. Its a good idea to do it again :) and well done on ur GPA. If i were you, id defn consider using that to my advantage :)

Neways hope that helps?

Good luck
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