Medicine A100 2019 Entry

Roedd y cais yn rhannol lwyddiannus.

Dear University of Leeds,

For the 2019 entry to Medicine, please can you confirm the following where possible:

1) How many applicants are invited to interview?

2) How many applicants will receive an offer?

3) Are graduate applicants marked separately in the interview? Do graduates compete against only each other or every applicant?

4) What scoring system is used in the interview process? If this cannot be answered then please confirm whether a score of 1-5 is used or something similar?

5) What is the average score for applicants in the interview process for the following cycles: 2018 entry, 2017 entry, 2016 entry?

6) What is the lowest score required for an offer in the following cycles: 2018 entry, 2017 entry, 2016 entry?

Yours faithfully,

Jasmine Manning

Tracey Crombie,

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Jenny Foggin,


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Tracey Crombie,

Dear Ms Manning

I can confirm receipt of the request below, dated 24 December 2018. 

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Kind regards

Tracey Crombie
PA to the Legal Adviser
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
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Tracey Crombie,

Dear Jasmine

 

Further to your FOI request please see below:-

 

For the 2019 entry to Medicine, please can you confirm the following where
possible:

 

1) How many applicants are invited to interview?

 

We are inviting approximately 1,000 applicants for interview which will
take place in January and February 2019.  This is an increase on previous
years when we have interviewed between 600 - 650.

 

2) How many applicants will receive an offer?

 

We have not determined at this stage how many offers we will be making
during this cycle.

 

3) Are graduate applicants marked separately in the interview? Do
graduates compete against only each other or every applicant?

 

All applicants are asked the same questions in the 8 station MMIs (Mini
Multiple Interviews) and will compete against each other. Graduates are
not treated as a separate group and the interviewers are blinded to the
background of all candidates.

 

4) What scoring system is used in the interview process? If this cannot be
answered then please confirm whether a score of 1-5 is used or something
similar?

 

For each of the 8 stations there are 3 attributes marked.  A score of 1 -
4 is used for each attribute with 1 for poor to 4 for excellent.

 

5) What is the average score for applicants in the interview process for
the following cycles: 2018 entry, 2017 entry, 2016 entry?

 

We have a ranking system and therefore the score required to be made an
offer varies from year to year.  The average score is therefore not
calculated as it is not relevant.

 

6) What is the lowest score required for an offer in the following cycles:
2018 entry, 2017 entry, 2016 entry?

 

As for 5, we do not work on a lowest score or cut off score system we work
instead on a ranking system. In addition, we make further offers during
the cycle depending on our conversion rate and also we operate a reserve
list where candidates, who were just below those in ranking who were made
an offer, not holding an offer elsewhere are informed that they should
contact us on results day if there are any places on offer at this stage.
Whether or not the reserve list is used varies year by year and therefore
the lowest score which resulted in an offer will vary dependent on this.

 

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Best wishes,

 

 

Tracey Crombie
PA to the Legal Adviser
University of Leeds
LS2 9JT
Tel:  0113 343 4078 (NB 8am-4pm)
Fax:  0113 343 3925

This communication is intended solely for the addressee, is strictly
confidential and may also be legally privileged.  If you are not the
addressee please do not read, print, re-transmit, store or act in reliance
on it or any attachments.  Instead, please contact Tracey Crombie on the
above telephone number.

Any liability (in negligence or otherwise) arising from any third party
acting, or refraining from acting, on any information contained in this
email is excluded.

It is the responsibility of the receiver of this email to ensure that any
onward transmission or use of this email (including attachments) will not
adversely affect their systems or data contained on their systems. 
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