June 5 Anisa had applied for medicine in her junior year and she wanted to give it another shot in 2015. She finished her A-Level examinations at Concord College, moved back to Singapore and found us!
A-Level Results and School List
July 8 Anisa got her final A-Level results (A*A*A*A) in early July so we started making a preliminary school list based on results – Anisa took AS Biology, which not all schools accept.
Internships and Trips
July 10 Anisa finalized her plans for a gap year (research assistant in the anesthesiology department at KKH) and planned some short service trips to Vietnam; we also outlined her personal statement.
UKCAT Test Preparation
September 2 For the next couple of weeks, Anisa studied intensively for the UKCAT. On September 2nd she took the UKCAT and score 2900 (90th percentile).
Locking in the School List
September 5 We finalized the school list based on UKCAT results and BMAT practice test scores (Imperial, Glasgow, King’s, Queen’s Belfast). Next, we did a final revision of Anisa’s personal statement and added in the last section about her recent Vietnam trip.
October 4 We submitted the UCAS application on October 4th and then Anisa started preparing for the BMAT. November 5th: BMAT date. For the rest of November, Anisa was busily occupied with the KKH job, where she works full-time.
December 1 We did interview preparation all through December — beginning with personal questions and working our way through various medical topics and other skills. Since Anisa’s school choices reflect both MMI and panel-style interviews, we were preparing for both.
Accepted by Imperial College London
February 11 Imperial was Anisa’s top choice and after getting accepted, she withdrew pending applications in other universities.
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