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
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
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
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
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.
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.