(Original post by ABeatrice)
Hi, I'm attending sixth form at the moment and I'm really stressing out about getting into medicine. I'm going crazy about this and have no clue what to do so I would really love if I could get some advice on what to do.
First some background information about me:
-I'm a 17 year old girl from Romania (came from Romania and entered year 10 a couple months late - not that much).
-Had trouble with GCSEs because of english issue (learned english once I came here, knew basic english from cartoons and stuff haha).
-My GCSE results are 2 A*’s in Math and English literature. 6 A’s in History, Double Science, French, English language and Statistics. However, I had to re-take some of the exams.
-I am doing AS levels at the moment, subjects being Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math.
Expecting A in all of them at the end of year 12. No classes will be dropped for A2.
-Doing Duke of Edinborough – silver award, will finish right before I send off UCAS form in 2012. For Duke of Edinborough I am doing:
o Volunteering At British Heart Foundation.
o Jogging – will be doing this for a very long time, not just for duke of Edinborough as I enjoy it.
o I am learning guitar for it as well but I have started guitar 4 years ago self-learning.
-I am trying to currently get work experience but it is a big pain and haven’t got anything in the last year because I depended too much on my school. Just called 30+ GPs that are near enough to my house and farther and 3 said to send in a letter so hopefully I can get something. Anyone know the chances of getting it if they said to send in a letter? One of them specifically said they do work experience every year.
-I called another volunteering place with disabled people who work and I will possibly be able to start this in my next school holiday if I don't get any work experience. If I do get the work experience then I will be able to do this volunteering near summer time once a week
-Summer of 2011 I was a volunteering as a co-organizer at a summer camp in Romania for 2 weeks
-I swim regularly and play field tennis as a hobby when I get the chance (no fields around here). I used to play competitively in volley ball (school) but this was the year before I came to England for 1 year, would this count?
Please give me some advice on what I should do to raise my chances of going into medicine. From what I have now, what do you think my chances are to get into medicine if I will apply to the right universities. Thanks so much for your help