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    (Original post by human_13)
    For medicine. These are the highest for medicine. Oxford and Cambridge do not offer MBBS which is bachelors in medicine and surgery. They only offer medicine alone at undergraduate.
    Imperial, Ucl, kcl, queen Mary do offer MBBS. I should also add Birmingham. These are well known for MBBS.

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    I think you might need to do a little bit more research.
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    Neurology....
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    (Original post by GracelovesNeuro)
    Neurology....
    Then step one is to get into medical school: it doesn't matter which. Your performance and extracurricular activity at medical school is all that counts, and when you apply for FY1/2 rotations your school is anonymised.
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    (Original post by Ronove)
    Do you want to study Neuroscience, or do you want to be a doctor and specialise in Neurology?
    Neurology- more diagnosing symptoms
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    (Original post by MJK91)
    Then step one is to get into medical school: it doesn't matter which. Your performance and extracurricular activity at medical school is all that counts, and when you apply for FY1/2 rotations your school is anonymised.
    Oh ok... so firstly i need to get into medical school and study medicine but it wont be Neuroscience straight away?
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    (Original post by GracelovesNeuro)
    Oh ok... so firstly i need to get into medical school and study medicine but it wont be Neuroscience straight away?
    No :no:. Usually 5 years to become a junior doctor then you need to do more training Fy1, fy2 etc.... and eventually specialise in neurology. There may be modules you can select here and there during medschool and inevitably you'll cover neuro in the course but yeah, you have to do everything else as well to be a neurologist in the sense of a medical doctor.

    If you find somewhere where you can intercalate you could stop in the middle of your medical degree and do a year of neuroscience and then rejoin medicine, finishing with an extra degree at the end if you wanted to lots of neuro...
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    (Original post by GracelovesNeuro)
    Neurology- more diagnosing symptoms
    Luckily that's all you'll ever do as a neurologist

    (Original post by GracelovesNeuro)
    Oh ok... so firstly i need to get into medical school and study medicine but it wont be Neuroscience straight away?
    It won't be neuroscience at all, unless you want to never see patients and spend all your time in the lab as an academic.

    Neuroscience = non clinical, scientific field of research.

    Neurology = clinical specialty practiced by medically qualified doctors.
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    (Original post by Neostigmine)
    No :no:. Usually 5 years to become a junior doctor then you need to do more training Fy1, fy2 etc.... and eventually specialise in neurology. There may be modules you can select here and there during medschool and inevitably you'll cover neuro in the course but yeah, you have to do everything else as well to be a neurologist in the sense of a medical doctor.

    If you find somewhere where you can intercalate you could stop in the middle of your medical degree and do a year of neuroscience and then rejoin medicine, finishing with an extra degree at the end if you wanted to lots of neuro...
    Oh okayy thanks.

    What GCSE's would have been good? or is that not too important and A-Levels?
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Luckily that's all you'll ever do as a neurologist



    It won't be neuroscience at all, unless you want to never see patients and spend all your time in the lab as an academic.

    Neuroscience = non clinical, scientific field of research.

    Neurology = clinical specialty practiced by medically qualified doctors.
    Thats good cause thats what i really want to do diagnose ect...

    Also whats your opinions pn the right GCSE's and A- Level // Want as many perspectives I can get
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Luckily that's all you'll ever do as a neurologist



    It won't be neuroscience at all, unless you want to never see patients and spend all your time in the lab as an academic.

    Neuroscience = non clinical, scientific field of research.

    Neurology = clinical specialty practiced by medically qualified doctors.
    Well... a third of our second year is neuroscience, and neuroscience was one of the five options we have for intercalation, so that could be an entire year of the stuff if you chose it.

    OP: the degree of neuroscience involved in medical school will vary depending on the school and your own activity, but you've got at least 9 years before you become a trainee neurologist and only a small proportion of that will be either neuroscience or neurology (and as said, long term you're looking at neurology not neuroscience).
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    (Original post by GracelovesNeuro)
    Oh okayy thanks.

    What GCSE's would have been good? or is that not too important and A-Levels?
    Its a bit of both:

    Medical School GCSE Requirements
    Medical School A level requirements

    There is usually a way into medicine, you just have to find yours but also remember that it is competitive.
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    (Original post by nexttime)
    Well... a third of our second year is neuroscience, and neuroscience was one of the five options we have for intercalation, so that could be an entire year of the stuff if you chose it.

    OP: the degree of neuroscience involved in medical school will vary depending on the school and your own activity, but you've got at least 9 years before you become a trainee neurologist and only a small proportion of that will be either neuroscience or neurology (and as said, long term you're looking at neurology not neuroscience).

    So its a very long path...It's worth it hopefully

    and thanks
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    (Original post by GracelovesNeuro)
    Thats good cause thats what i really want to do diagnose ect...

    Also whats your opinions pn the right GCSE's and A- Level // Want as many perspectives I can get
    The GCSEs you've taken are fine. For A level, take biology, chemistry and two other subjects.

    Refer to the list Neostigmine posted above so you can apply to the med schools which best suit your application profile.
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    (Original post by Neostigmine)
    Its a bit of both:

    Medical School GCSE Requirements
    Medical School A level requirements

    There is usually a way into medicine, you just have to find yours but also remember that it is competitive.
    Seems Alright as at the moment in GCSE im at a A*- French /A* on my last 2 science tests-bio/chem-/A English /B-Maths /Distinction- Business studies/ C - History

    Do you think If I get a C in history it will affect my chances?
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    The GCSEs you've taken are fine. For A level, take biology, chemistry and two other subjects.

    Refer to the list Neostigmine posted above so you can apply to the med schools which best suit your application profile.

    Will do
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    (Original post by GracelovesNeuro)
    Seems Alright as at the moment in GCSE im at a A*- French /A* on my last 2 science tests-bio/chem-/A English /B-Maths /Distinction- Business studies/ C - History

    Do you think If I get a C in history it will affect my chances?
    It might affect where you apply but it shouldn't rule you out
 
 
 
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