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Medical school offers students places through clearing

St George’s Medical School will offer clearing places for the second year

Ingrid Torjesen

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

A-grade students who missed out on a medical school place will be able to apply to a top medical school in London through clearing.

For the second year running, St George’s, University of London, will offer a small number of medical school places through clearing.

Tens of thousands of students use UCAS Clearing and Adjustment each year to find a university place, either because they got better or worse grades than expected, or because they changed their plans.

St George’s undergraduate entry Medicine MBBS course went into Clearing & Adjustment for the first time last year and the university received than 8,000 calls from would-be students.

Professor Jenny Higham, Principal of St George’s, University of London, said: “We were delighted with the interest shown by potential students who applied through the Clearing process last year.

“St George’s shares a site with a major teaching hospital, offering our students unique experiences to work alongside patients and healthcare professionals. Following Clearing and Adjustment last year, many outstanding students, who could not gain a place elsewhere, are now on the road to fulfilling their dreams of becoming a doctor or pursuing another specialism. We are enormously keen to open our doors to students with the same drive and ambition this year.”

Ameera Cajucom is a medical student who gained her place at St George’s through clearing last year. Despite achieving three As at A level, she failed to achieve entry to medicine elsewhere and had considered travelling for a gap year.

“I think that going through Clearing for St George's was life changing, practically a miracle. I didn't realise how much it was the university for me, the life and the culture is perfect,” she said.

The undergraduate medicine course starts this September and the exam entry requirement is three As at A level including Biology and Chemistry. There are other entry requirements as well.

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