Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by ForestCat)
    I'm not entirely sure that doing nursing would open many more doors in Medicine. The only one would be Kings. And TBH its all likely to have changed by the time you got there anyways.

    Moonkatt has already offered some excellent advice. Mine would be that you sound more interested in nursing than medicine. Pursuing nursing would be far easier than medicine. But really you need to decide which you're actually interested in doing (they are vastly different careers, trust me) and pursue that one.
    Thank you soo much MoonKatt and ForestCat you've both been very helpful. I am very much interested in medicine if i'm honest. Nursing would have been a stepping stone for me to get onto the medicine course however, I feel just as bad to apply for nursing knowing that it isn't the career that I want, but of a medicine one and that the place could go to someone else who does want to become a nurse. I may just go and do another undergraduate, such as biomedical science and then use that to apply for medicine. However, the financial bit comes as to whether I can afford to take the degree or not
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by paris19)
    Thank you soo much MoonKatt and ForestCat you've both been very helpful. I am very much interested in medicine if i'm honest. Nursing would have been a stepping stone for me to get onto the medicine course however, I feel just as bad to apply for nursing knowing that it isn't the career that I want, but of a medicine one and that the place could go to someone else who does want to become a nurse. I may just go and do another undergraduate, such as biomedical science and then use that to apply for medicine. However, the financial bit comes as to whether I can afford to take the degree or not
    Studying for the GAMSAT requires a lot less effort and time than studying for another Bachelor's degree. I can't see any reason for you to do any of the routes you're suggesting, they're madness.
    • TSR Support Team
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    TSR Support Team
    (Original post by paris19)
    Thank you soo much MoonKatt and ForestCat you've both been very helpful. I am very much interested in medicine if i'm honest. Nursing would have been a stepping stone for me to get onto the medicine course however, I feel just as bad to apply for nursing knowing that it isn't the career that I want, but of a medicine one and that the place could go to someone else who does want to become a nurse. I may just go and do another undergraduate, such as biomedical science and then use that to apply for medicine. However, the financial bit comes as to whether I can afford to take the degree or not
    I have to agree with Ronove. Although the gamsat is a nasty exam it is far preferable to trying to do another degree. People with arts backgrounds regularly take and do well on the gamsat, there is no reason you can't. Plus there is a strong possibility grad entry medicine won't be around in a few years.

    P.s. you're right, nursing is not and should not be a stepping stone to medicine for various reasons.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Lpo)
    If you finished your degree and wanted to continue in to study in Scotland it is very feasible.I start in Sept as a someone with a previous degree.All medicine courses in Scotland for those with a degree are 5 years and all require a 2.1.The fee situation in Scotland is actually really good.For the 5 year course it is £1820 for 1st to 4th year so roughly £7k and the nhs pays 5th year.You will also have access to student loan for living costs.If it is what you want to do then go for it!It has taken me 15 years due to illness affecting my schooling and standard grades and higher results which gave me no choice but to do a degree first.If anything it made me more determined and being a wee bit older and wiser is a good thing!




    Posted from TSR Mobile
    This comment is the most hope I’ve had... I have awful highers sitting at all C or one or two B with n science. I’m doing a BN nursing and really want to do medicine but every uni I speak to tells me without the honours I’ve no chance...
 
 
 
Poll
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?

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.