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    If you can imagine yourself doing anything else.
    Do that thing.
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    Unfortunately I don't think I can give you a proper answer on what to do since you're quite on the fence. However I can tell you that some medical students choose to intercalate in humanities/arts subjects.
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    (Original post by millieprime)
    I don't know really, it was for me because I had 3 rejections and got my offer last, was so convinced I wasn't going to get to be able to do what I wanted to. But it was a nice relief to finally get the offer. It's just sad when all your friends who have worse grades than you are getting offers for other things and you're left with none, you just have to keep reminding yourself how competitive medicine is and how much it will pay off in the long run. if you really want to do it that is
    I guess so, that's sort of where I'm stuck at... It takes SO long! I know I'm capable of doing well enough to go into medicine but it's deciding wether that's my dream anymore👍🏼
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    (Original post by Littleone2000)
    What about picking up government and politics at AS next year? At least then, even if you do go to medical school, you have a relevant qualification to fall back on so you at least have an idea of the subject, so later in life you have more options regarding politics. You could even switch degrees?
    I guess that is an option I could ask about when I go back to college, definitely need to speak to a careers advisor
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    (Original post by melanin101)
    Unfortunately I don't think I can give you a proper answer on what to do since you're quite on the fence. However I can tell you that some medical students choose to intercalate in humanities/arts subjects.
    In terms of intercalation, do you know if there are only certain degrees you can intercalate with?
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    (Original post by mollyjoy1998)
    In terms of intercalation, do you know if there are only certain degrees you can intercalate with?
    There are a lot of intercalated degrees available for medical students both in the UK and abroad. They can range from very research focused science degrees to art and social science degrees. I did my intercalated degree in Medicine and Literature.
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    Pretty much same

    In y12 doing bio chem maths and RS

    Doing new spec for bio and chem

    Hate the way my school's teaching bio, hate my teacher (so does the rest of my year acc)
    Used to love at GCSE (got an A*)

    Want to do medicine or something like that

    Does everyone do bio chem maths A2? I'd hate to drop RS, would love to drop bio next year.
    Any med school success stories without bio A2? Prob unheard of tbh, prepared for the lectures "why even bother thinking about a medical career if you hate biology" NO I don't hate bio itself I hate the way I'm being examined (OCR Biology A new spec 2015) and my teacher can't teach A Level for ****
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    If anyone says they're 100% set on medicine then they're naive. I doubt any sane medical student has never questioned their decision at some point.

    How do you know that you want to study dermatology if you probably can't even name the layers of the skin? You're at school, calm down
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    Just because you're a Doctor, doesn't mean that you have to devote 100% of your time to medicine and medicinal research only. It's even preferable to have different passions outside of work/study

    Unless you 100% want to be a member of cabinet, go for medicine

    (Or, if you don't like medicine at all, then I'd look into other options.)
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    (Original post by Pennyarcade)
    If anyone says they're 100% set on medicine then they're naive. I doubt any sane medical student has never questioned their decision at some point.

    How do you know that you want to study dermatology if you probably can't even name the layers of the skin? You're at school, calm down
    Well I watch dermatology videos online which genuinely interest me. Despite me not having knowledge I know what I find interesting, but obviously it is all set to change if I end up going into medicine anyway. I'm not set on where I would want to specialise because I would have 7+ years to decide. It was just a thought
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    (Original post by amalick1029)
    Pretty much same

    In y12 doing bio chem maths and RS

    Doing new spec for bio and chem

    Hate the way my school's teaching bio, hate my teacher (so does the rest of my year acc)
    Used to love at GCSE (got an A*)

    Want to do medicine or something like that

    Does everyone do bio chem maths A2? I'd hate to drop RS, would love to drop bio next year.
    Any med school success stories without bio A2? Prob unheard of tbh, prepared for the lectures "why even bother thinking about a medical career if you hate biology" NO I don't hate bio itself I hate the way I'm being examined (OCR Biology A new spec 2015) and my teacher can't teach A Level for ****
    I'm pretty sure a lot of universities will give offers to people who don't have biology. From what my teachers have said, if you're going to be a good doctor you should be able to learn the biology as you go on so it shouldn't affect your application. But I guess you'll have to speak to a teacher for some advice with that
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    Honestly, I think you would be mad to apply for medicine in this country given what is currently going on.
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    (Original post by Etomidate)
    Honestly, I think you would be mad to apply for medicine in this country given what is currently going on.
    then apply for what?
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    (Original post by trustmeimlying1)
    then apply for what?
    Maths/Finance/Economics/Statistics then go into front office investment banking.
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    (Original post by Etomidate)
    Maths/Finance/Economics/Statistics then go into front office investment banking.
    I think you'd be mad to devote 12 hours a day to number crunching just for a big pay packet
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    (Original post by Etomidate)
    Maths/Finance/Economics/Statistics then go into front office investment banking.
    its always IB. its the holy grail to everything. I have my doubts.
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    (Original post by Pennyarcade)
    I think you'd be mad to devote 12 hours a day to number crunching just for a big pay packet
    You'd be mad devoting 12 hours a day to a hospital that sees you as nothing but a name on a rota and a government that despises you for a small pay packet.

    But that's just me.
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    (Original post by Etomidate)
    Honestly, I think you would be mad to apply for medicine in this country given what is currently going on.
    True but what other options do we have? A lot of people are stuck here (thankfully I may not be)..... you could always go abroad, GMC has thousands of foreign med schools they recognise (a lot of people I know did their mbbs in like the caribbean or somewhere in Europe, or they go to their home country where you have high chances as someone with british qualifications)
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    (Original post by Etomidate)
    Maths/Finance/Economics/Statistics then go into front office investment banking.
    You changing careers then?
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    I'm in the same position. I really want to go into medicine but I love politics as well, so i'm hoping I can still stay involved even when i go off to med school. Also its good to have a real job before going into politics; you don't want to be one of those pesky career politicians lol
 
 
 
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