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    (Original post by blah_blah2345)
    I completely understand where you are coming from! I don't mind doing biomed as I am interested in the science aspect but I reaally enjoy the clinical side of medicine. However seeing as it is really competitive plus the fees, I have decided to biomed. Therefore is it naive for me to think that after first year of biomed Kings allow you to transfer to medicine if there are any drop outs from the medicine course?

    I think I quoted the wrong person I was supposed to ask stargirl63. Sorry
    Ah! I just saw this! Wow, you're lucky I'm putting off revision or else I wouldn't have seen this! haha

    I really highly doubt you would be able to transfer to medicine. At Kings, the biomed and medicine course is VERY different. Biomed is all about practicality in the labs, research etc. It's brilliant! Everything on a cellular level. Medics on the other hand learn more about the disease and patients side of science. You have to pick one or the other to be honest, in Kings, the courses are too different for that.

    You could try somewhere like Nottingham if you were considering doing something like that, because the biomed and medic course is identical for the first three years (they are all in the same lectures) and biomeds graduate, and medics continue. If you look towards other universities then you could give that a go, buttttttt not at Kings unfortunately.

    Also, what's the deal with picking biomed instead of medicine? You could have just put it as back up if you wanted to do medicine in the first place, you may as well give it a go!
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    hey guys, can someone tell me more about going into biomedical research? i'm considering it in the future but i don't know enough about it :confused:
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    anyone???
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    Just firmed biomed. :sexface: I've went from history to chemistry to forensics to biology to biomed to microbiology and now I'm back at biomed. :awesome:

    (sorry for the lack of commage )
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    http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/details...lt.aspx?Id=215

    Important changes

    As a result of Modernising Scientific Careers, a number of changes are being made to the entry and training for careers in healthcare science including those in the life sciences.

    Specifically, new routes are coming on stream to enter as a healthcare science assistant or associate; through the undergraduate (Practitioner Training Programme) - the new BSc Healthcare Science (Life Sciences) is now available at a number of universities; graduate (Scientist Training Programme) and consultant (Higher Specialist Scientific Training) levels.

    It is likely that the number of opportunities to enter the NHS with a degree in biomedical science - specifically applying for trainee biomedical scientist positions - will decrease significantly as these new routes become fully established. Biomedical science graduates with at least a 2:1 will be able to apply for the Scientist Training Programme (STP).

    That doesn't affect us does it? :awesome:
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    (Original post by badumdumtscht)
    http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/details...lt.aspx?Id=215

    Important changes

    As a result of Modernising Scientific Careers, a number of changes are being made to the entry and training for careers in healthcare science including those in the life sciences.

    Specifically, new routes are coming on stream to enter as a healthcare science assistant or associate; through the undergraduate (Practitioner Training Programme) - the new BSc Healthcare Science (Life Sciences) is now available at a number of universities; graduate (Scientist Training Programme) and consultant (Higher Specialist Scientific Training) levels.

    It is likely that the number of opportunities to enter the NHS with a degree in biomedical science - specifically applying for trainee biomedical scientist positions - will decrease significantly as these new routes become fully established. Biomedical science graduates with at least a 2:1 will be able to apply for the Scientist Training Programme (STP).

    That doesn't affect us does it? :awesome:
    Hmmmm. I think its just for those who want to train as clinical scientists...
    I'm not too sure about that new life sciences degree though.....It must be a completely different course to warrant a new degree rather than just fund more IBMS accredited BMS degrees....
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    you know what is a good feeling
    doing the last exam and finishing my degree touch wood :p:
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    (Original post by robinson999)
    you know what is a good feeling
    doing the last exam and finishing my degree touch wood :p:
    Lucky you - good luck!

    My first exam is week on Monday, Maths C3 am and Bio F215 pm - yikes . . . . where have all the revision days gone . . .
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    I'm seriously considering studying Biomedical Sciences at university and I guess you guys will know most about careers on this forum.

    I want to work in the NHS eventually and was wondering if it is possible to go straight from studying Biomedical Sciences to working as a Biomedical Scientist in the NHS or does there need to be further training? Do other exams need to be taken (even if you go to an accredited university). I've been looking around and it seems lots of jobs require NVQ levels does anyone know more about this?

    How hard is it to get a job as a biomedical scientist in the NHS? Is it very competitive?
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    In 2012 Biomed at Durham is being taught at Durham Campus to new entrants, does this mean that 2nd years by then (me) will also be moved to Durham Campus?
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    (Original post by MessyRoom)
    In 2012 Biomed at Durham is being taught at Durham Campus to new entrants, does this mean that 2nd years by then (me) will also be moved to Durham Campus?
    I asked this question at the open day and they advised that we'll stay at Queens till the end of our course. We start at Queens and finish at Queens, so apparently it will not affect us. . . . . I'm not convinced though cos the Biological Science department is at City and although its always been there and biomed at Queens, surely there will be less presence in year 2 if the same lecturers have to be at City for the new recruits? . . .

    Still, did not put me off . . . I've firmed Durham cos I loved Queens!
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    (Original post by Wailinza)
    Lucky you - good luck!

    My first exam is week on Monday, Maths C3 am and Bio F215 pm - yikes . . . . where have all the revision days gone . . .
    A-levels, good luck as long as you work for it you should be fine

    A-levels its all about memory dumping
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    I'm a neuroscientist, but I'm joining in anyway.
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    (Original post by Swoosh)
    I'm seriously considering studying Biomedical Sciences at university and I guess you guys will know most about careers on this forum.

    I want to work in the NHS eventually and was wondering if it is possible to go straight from studying Biomedical Sciences to working as a Biomedical Scientist in the NHS or does there need to be further training? Do other exams need to be taken (even if you go to an accredited university). I've been looking around and it seems lots of jobs require NVQ levels does anyone know more about this?

    How hard is it to get a job as a biomedical scientist in the NHS? Is it very competitive?
    it is very competitive area to get into, 200+ people going for 1 job easy, but saying that if you go to a uni that has a placement year, very important if you want to work in that area you get a year on the job training, some uni do it in months or the whole year


    its 2 years training if you go out of year, but a placement year will count toward that, abd you build up links if you are good enough its no unheard of for people to be given a job because of that year

    NVQs i'n not too sure about, but I know to move up to the higher band pays in the NHS you will need to a masters, you will get stuck at BMS 1 without a masters
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    Hey guys hows biomedicine. I was thinking about doing the three year course and then joining graduate entry medicine, not going straight to medicine. Is it fun, you guys enjoying it???? )
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    Had my last exam of the year last Wednesday. feels good man :P
    Job interview today for laboratory work over summer
    Starting clinical placement in September and hoping to get into biochem, cant wait!!!
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    (Original post by Jack7Richards)
    Had my last exam of the year last Wednesday. feels good man :P
    Job interview today for laboratory work over summer
    Starting clinical placement in September and hoping to get into biochem, cant wait!!!
    Just finished my first year, think I may have to resit my anatomy and physiology exam .

    Was wondering though how do I go about getting summer work until i'm back at uni in october (hopefully passing all my exams). Do I have to do lab work or can I do something related to nutrition or something like that?

    One last thing, you wanna do biochem! After this year I hope I dont have to look at that stuff again lol
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    (Original post by OneBeanLescott)
    Just finished my first year, think I may have to resit my anatomy and physiology exam .

    Was wondering though how do I go about getting summer work until i'm back at uni in october (hopefully passing all my exams). Do I have to do lab work or can I do something related to nutrition or something like that?

    One last thing, you wanna do biochem! After this year I hope I dont have to look at that stuff again lol
    Im quite lucky as my girlfriend works at the lab I applied to. Their summer placement last year graduated and didnt want to return this year, so I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity.

    Summer lab work is not a requirement, I'm only doing it for the money and thought lab work would work in my favour for future job applications. I.e. if a job as a cleaner came along I would have taken that...

    Yeah I want to specialise in biochem in the NHS, i find it really interesting, medical biochemistry is just awesome

    Good luck with your course and hopefully you wont have to resit that last exam
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    (Original post by Wailinza)
    I asked this question at the open day and they advised that we'll stay at Queens till the end of our course. We start at Queens and finish at Queens, so apparently it will not affect us. . . . . I'm not convinced though cos the Biological Science department is at City and although its always been there and biomed at Queens, surely there will be less presence in year 2 if the same lecturers have to be at City for the new recruits? . . .

    Still, did not put me off . . . I've firmed Durham cos I loved Queens!
    That's what I was thinking, surely if the department is moved and the staff are moved we'd move too?

    If anything moving to City would be a good thing, I visited for a long weekend once and the place is stunning. Full of Rahs but that's to be expected when over 40% of the student body is privately schooled eh?
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    (Original post by MessyRoom)
    That's what I was thinking, surely if the department is moved and the staff are moved we'd move too?

    If anything moving to City would be a good thing, I visited for a long weekend once and the place is stunning. Full of Rahs but that's to be expected when over 40% of the student body is privately schooled eh?
    They definately confirmed that we will finish at Queens. . . . I went to the open day for Stevo . . .and cant say I saw many Rahs! You think thats just at city?

    I'm from a state school . . .how about you?
 
 
 
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