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How much chemistry is needed for medicine?

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    Only up to A level Chemistry is needed. You won't be doing core chemistry during your course as the basis of A level chemistry gets you through the understanding of the biology you'll be learning in the course.

    (Original post by BioChemWizard)
    A-Level Chemistry is required by almost every medical school in the UK, if not all. Most likely you'll need at least an A grade in it. Chemistry is quite important in medicine, we need the knowledge to make drugs, explain the action of drugs and how the body works on a chemical level. Pharmacology is a medical field which requires a lot of chemistry knowledge and application. Chemistry after all is able to explain almost all biology.
    Speaking as a medical student now and having gone to a medical school open day when i was applying and the admissions tutor was answering this question, I can tell you the Amount of chemistry you need for medicine is at AS level maximum. The main reason why all the medical schools want chemistry is because it's a good filter to sift out applicants. It's a hard A level and a lot of people don't end up doing well in it, sad but true. I really wouldn't stress about being amazing at chemistry to do well in medicine. A friend of mine got an A in A level chemistry and gained a Merit this year
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