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    (Original post by FutureDoctorT)
    So in order to get into a good medical school i need to do Bio,chem, and maths A levels ?
    all medical schools require chemistry at A level, and most require biology to at least AS level
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    (Original post by FutureDoctorT)
    Hi, i am currently in year 10 and doing my gcse's i am alright with that but what i wanted to know was, what i need to study in college to go to medical school? and also how many years do i study in medical school and the training to be a doctor after that and them things ?????
    Don't forget the handwriting test.

    You have to be able to write a legible prescription on an FP10 form that clearly states the drug, form, dose, strength and quantity. This is why doctors have such good handwriting.

    Oh wait, they can't write for ****.

    Please, if you do become a doctor, whilst you're learning about bones and stuff, remember how to write so I'm not forever trying to translate your heiroglyphic handwriting into something that makes sense.
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    I cant wait to finish my GCSE'S then go off to sixthform and then MedSchool !!!!!!!!!!
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    (Original post by FutureDoctorT)
    True, but i am not at that stage yet i will eventually learn what to say ... i think
    its not about 'learning what to say to impress them' its about understanding what the role of a doctor is and fully deciding if its for you. In three years youll thank me. People on here did the same to me, but im so glad they did. I started looking at other NHS options and then realised what was so special about medicine over them. The earlier you start the easier it is, trust me! I hear so many people say really silly things and then they wonder why they received a rejection. Interviewers will GRILL you if they think you dont sound genuine.
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    (Original post by FutureDoctorT)
    I cant wait to finish my GCSE'S then go off to sixthform and then MedSchool !!!!!!!!!!
    haha honestly, the years go quick. I said the same in yr 10 and now im an old year 13 :P 5 months to go! just work hard!
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    (Original post by AishaTara)
    its not about 'learning what to say to impress them' its about understanding what the role of a doctor is and fully deciding if its for you. In three years youll thank me. People on here did the same to me, but im so glad they did. I started looking at other NHS options and then realised what was so special about medicine over them. The earlier you start the easier it is, trust me! I hear so many people say really silly things and then they wonder why they received a rejection. Interviewers will GRILL you if they think you dont sound genuine.
    Thats so true !
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    (Original post by AishaTara)
    haha honestly, the years go quick. I said the same in yr 10 and now im an old year 13 :P 5 months to go! just work hard!

    Is A Levels so different and hard compared to GCSE's ?
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    have plenty of work experience and voluntary work! so important!
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    (Original post by FutureDoctorT)
    Is A Levels so different and hard compared to GCSE's ?
    haha yes! it is a step up, but I dont find them hard, just more tedious and ALOT of understanding not memorising
    Just work from day 1 and youll be fine
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    (Original post by AishaTara)
    its not about 'learning what to say to impress them' its about understanding what the role of a doctor is and fully deciding if its for you. In three years youll thank me. People on here did the same to me, but im so glad they did. I started looking at other NHS options and then realised what was so special about medicine over them. The earlier you start the easier it is, trust me! I hear so many people say really silly things and then they wonder why they received a rejection. Interviewers will GRILL you if they think you dont sound genuine.
    'Silly things'? Such as? I'm worried that if I'm lucky enough to get an interview I'll say something really stupid, even though I don't mean it and it'll ruin my chances.
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    (Original post by meilegg)
    'Silly things'? Such as? I'm worried that if I'm lucky enough to get an interview I'll say something really stupid, even though I don't mean it and it'll ruin my chances.

    well they dont prepare so when they get asked why medicine, they get grilled down to why not nursing and they cant answer
    or they accidently say things like 'doctors are respected more' a massive no no.
    or they'll just generally say something which is totally wrong! You have to be critically with every response -dont worry too much yet, but when writing your PS, think of how someone could 'attack your point'
    if im still around, id be happy to help.
    dw interviews arent that bad. Tbh, if you're a natural, you'll shine dont worry until yr 13 about interviews.
    I mucked up my last question so badly, but still got an offer (they asked talk about something youve read, and i talked about my w.e )
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    (Original post by FutureDoctorT)
    Is A Levels so different and hard compared to GCSE's ?
    Depends really, overall I actually found GCSEs harder than A levels because I had to do well in subjects which I really wasn't that good at. On the other hand, it's true that A level is a pretty major step up in terms of content but since I was studying my strongest subjects I found it easier. If you're the same then you should be fine tbh.

    As for medicine, don't have your heart set on it now honestly, be prepared to go into any other career but get some work experience in a hospital and see if it's right for you. If it really isn't right for you then don't try and force yourself to go into it because you will end up regretting it. On the other hand if you think it's the right career for you then work out why you think that is so and you'll have your answer to that standard "why medicine?" question.

    (Original post by meilegg)
    'Silly things'? Such as? I'm worried that if I'm lucky enough to get an interview I'll say something really stupid, even though I don't mean it and it'll ruin my chances.
    Don't worry too much about the interviews, they're usually laid back. The interviewers understand how nervous everyone will be so they're not going to be your enemy. If your reasons for wanting to go into medicine are genuine then you'll be fine. Everyone has said some stupid things anyway
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    exactly ^^ supporting the point made above.
    Be honest and genuineness. when I went for my interview, the guy doing a tour said that its best to be yourself. if you put on an act, they'll suss it out and grill you. Also, if they reject you they might be doing you a favour, as you may not be suited (just yet or at all) for their course, or for the Uni itself.
    Give it your best and see where it takes you
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    I have a sort of similar dilemma, I'm not doing so well in school and I want to become a Doctor/Nurse, but my test grades suggest that I won't even get to do AS Levels, so I have to start working hard, even my parents have asked me to think of a new career path, but anyways I'm just focusing on my GCSE. My school don't offer out work experience so what should I do, it does unrealistic however that I will be able to do it, but my father has suggested tuiton, but I don't want to waste his money, and plus it's far to expensive, £30 an hour :confused:, so I'm going to start putting in the effort at home. I've picked, History , IT Computer Science, Resistant Material (Might drop it for Sociology) and Urdu (maybe drop it for french).
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    (Original post by Pendulum3)
    I have a sort of similar dilemma, I'm not doing so well in school and I want to become a Doctor/Nurse, but my test grades suggest that I won't even get to do AS Levels, so I have to start working hard, even my parents have asked me to think of a new career path, but anyways I'm just focusing on my GCSE. My school don't offer out work experience so what should I do, it does unrealistic however that I will be able to do it, but my father has suggested tuiton, but I don't want to waste his money, and plus it's far to expensive, £30 an hour :confused:, so I'm going to start putting in the effort at home. I've picked, History , IT Computer Science, Resistant Material (Might drop it for Sociology) and Urdu (maybe drop it for french).
    You won't get into med school with those AS choices. Sorry.
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    (Original post by cbrand493)
    You won't get into med school with those AS choices. Sorry.

    This is what I thought, no need for apologies, I haven't been picked for triple science which is the biggest drop for me, maybe if I paid attention in school more.
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    (Original post by Pendulum3)
    I have a sort of similar dilemma, I'm not doing so well in school and I want to become a Doctor/Nurse, but my test grades suggest that I won't even get to do AS Levels, so I have to start working hard, even my parents have asked me to think of a new career path, but anyways I'm just focusing on my GCSE. My school don't offer out work experience so what should I do, it does unrealistic however that I will be able to do it, but my father has suggested tuiton, but I don't want to waste his money, and plus it's far to expensive, £30 an hour :confused:, so I'm going to start putting in the effort at home. I've picked, History , IT Computer Science, Resistant Material (Might drop it for Sociology) and Urdu (maybe drop it for french).
    for medicine you need Bio, Chem (most med schools want them) and two others. If its your native language, it probs wont count, do psychology/sociology,
    Alot of people do maths/physics - but dont do it if you dont like them
    as long as u have bio/chem youre fine
    you need AAA at A2
    Also as high possible GCSEs
    For nursing, your Alevel options are fine- a friend did health and social care, photography and business over 3 years and got into bucks new
    if you dont get into sixthform, Medicine isn't an option unless you do btec sciences and then do an access course.

    What are you predicted in your GCSEs subjects? if youre in year 9 still you have PLENTY of time to get them up to an A-A* grades!!!
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    (Original post by AishaTara)
    for medicine you need Bio, Chem (most med schools want them) and two others. If its your native language, it probs wont count, do psychology/sociology,
    Alot of people do maths/physics - but dont do it if you dont like them
    as long as u have bio/chem youre fine
    you need AAA at A2
    Also as high possible GCSEs
    For nursing, your Alevel options are fine- a friend did health and social care, photography and business over 3 years and got into bucks new
    if you dont get into sixthform, Medicine isn't an option unless you do btec sciences and then do an access course.

    What are you predicted in your GCSEs subjects? if youre in year 9 still you have PLENTY of time to get them up to an A-A* grades!!!
    I'm pretty sure you need Biology to do nursing. My sister expressed a desire to do midwifery and it appears you need it for that, so I presume it's the same for nursing.

    PS 'Old Year 13' - :rofl2:
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    (Original post by sweetcheeks2809)
    So 5/6 years at medical school/university.

    2 years working as a Foundation doctor ... you're thinking about specializing at this point.
    After foundation years you're working to specialise to become a GP or consultant. To become a GP, you spend about 4 years specialising.
    Do you get to specialise in a certain subject? Like oncology etc


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    (Original post by RemiMarcelle)
    Do you get to specialise in a certain subject? Like oncology etc


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    Yes. Where the poster you replied to said 'GP or consultant', what they should have said was GP or a hospital doctor in a certain specialty. Consultant is just the highest rank of doctor in hospital and has nothing to do with which specialty they're in. Specialties include (for example) paediatrics, psychiatry, surgery.
 
 
 
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