Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

Medical school over 40 watch

Announcements
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Ronove)
    Well I'm pretty sure you can apply to any undergraduate course with an Arts degree as long as you have the required A-levels like everyone else applying. I assumed the OP was wanting to apply to GEM.
    To be honest, at this stage I would consider 5 year if it fits geographically and if they only require A2 Chem and AS (maybe A2 but would be a pain) Bio in terms of sciences.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Ronove)
    Well I'm pretty sure you can apply to any undergraduate course with an Arts degree as long as you have the required A-levels like everyone else applying. I assumed the OP was wanting to apply to GEM.
    (Original post by TDL70)
    To be honest, at this stage I would consider 5 year if it fits geographically and if they only require A2 Chem and AS (maybe A2 but would be a pain) Bio in terms of sciences.
    When you apply as a graduate to an undergraduate course at Barts, they don't look at your A-Levels. They'll only consider your degree, they have separate requirements.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Legit)
    When you apply as a graduate to an undergraduate course at Barts, they don't look at your A-Levels. They'll only consider your degree, they have separate requirements.
    According to info on their website they need minimum B grade in both AS Chem and Biology, assuming these are taken after degree. If taken prior to degree they require full A2. No AS/A2 science is required if your degree has an acceptable science component.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by TDL70)
    According to info on their website they need minimum B grade in both AS Chem and Biology, assuming these are taken after degree. If taken prior to degree they require full A2. No AS/A2 science is required if your degree has an acceptable science component.
    Tbh I am not 100% sure on this so i wont comment, call them up and ask! They'll be glad to give you all the info.

    I know of this one girl in my year is 35 i think, and she had a Graphics degree or something, so she had to do her A levels in one year and then apply for medicine.
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    (Original post by Legit)
    Mind you, around 60-70% of our year is graduates (on the undergrad course) so your bound to meet people your age!
    Seriously? Jeez... why so many? We don't have a single one in my year. Last year, of 1468 applicants, just 19 were grads.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nexttime)
    Seriously? Jeez... why so many? We don't have a single one in my year. Last year, of 1468 applicants, just 19 were grads.
    Basically they say Graduates generally pass exams better than undergrads and have more experience and make better grads etc.

    There theory is that soon medicine will become graduate-entry only like America.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I know of someone aged 45 when she graduated from SGUL and while we are at it...she was made a wonderful Grandma on her graduation day!!! Okay now I'm just rambling nonsense- Point: Go for it!
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nexttime)
    Seriously? Jeez... why so many? We don't have a single one in my year. Last year, of 1468 applicants, just 19 were grads.
    Hi, where are you studying?
    • Community Assistant
    Offline

    21
    ReputationRep:
    Community Assistant
    (Original post by TDL70)
    Hi, where are you studying?
    At Oxford.
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    Over 40's will generally not have much to put back into the NHS/country after the government has subsidized the majority of the cost of putting that person through med school (around £250k per person). By the time you graduate and get into employment you will probably be nearing retirement age, hence them favoring younger people...
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by yorkshire.lad)
    Over 40's will generally not have much to put back into the NHS/country after the government has subsidized the majority of the cost of putting that person through med school (around £250k per person). By the time you graduate and get into employment you will probably be nearing retirement age, hence them favoring younger people...
    It's a valid point. However, we may be more likely to spend the remainder of our time before retirement (at least 15 years in my case) doing the same job that we sacrificed quite a lot to retrain for - a fair proportion of doctors do change careers and drop out of he NHS, some may emigrate, some may jack it in to have kids etc. And people are not all interchangeable - you might get a mediocre 18 year old and an excellent 42 year old.
    But you do totally have a point. On paper, a 20 year old is a better, more economical bet than a 40 year old, all other things being equal.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by nexttime)
    At Oxford.
    It doesn't matter what you study, being able to say that just sounds awesome.
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: March 26, 2013
Poll
Do you agree with the proposed ban on plastic straws and cotton buds?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.