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    I'm currently in year 13 and would have liked to apply to a medicine course in September of 2017 however there is an exam, the UKMAT, which I didn't know about that must be carried out on the summer prior to applying (Summer of 2016).

    Now that the registration for the UKMAT has closed I can't apply to any a100, a104 or a108 courses and was wondering if anybody knew of any course at uni that eventually could lead to a job as a doctor.

    I've been looking at the UCAS website with it's search tool but can't find any specific course that could let you join a medicine course with it's qualification.

    Any and all help is appreciated, thank you.

    Edit - I've just looked at a course called Biomedical Science (B990) and apparently there's some sort of path there, further information on it would also be helpful.

    Medicine is the only course that will lead to you becoming a doctor. There is also Medicine with a foundation year (for people who don't have the right A-level combination for Medicine A100) and graduate-entry programmes (slightly shorter courses for people who already have degrees).*

    All Biomedical Science would enable you to do would be to apply for one of those graduate-entry degrees. However, there aren't that many places on those courses and they're extremely competitive, so it doesn't make a huge amount of sense to do BMS with a view to applying for GEM further down the line.

    If I were you, and if I was determined to study Medicine, I'd take a gap year and reapply for the next cycle (2018 entry).*

    You could apply to Bristol as it doesn't use UKCAT. You could also apply to BMAT unis as then you could have a chance. Otherwise you would have to take a gap year and reapply
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