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    Hi, apologies for the long post;

    I'm in my last year of A-levels and I am studying chemistry, maths and physics, predicted AA*A* and I also have an A in history at AS-level.

    I briefly considered going into medicine a while back, but was not entirely sure, and thought that my range of choices for as-level were fairly varied. However the thought of medicine has been lingering in the back of my mind for some time, and I now believe that medicine would be the only career I would truly be happy in.

    What should I do? Would any medical school admit me? And has anyone had any similar experiences? Should I self-teach myself biology and to what level (preferably next year)?

    Thanks for reading, and any advice would be much appreciated.
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    An AS level in biology would certainly increase the number of places you could apply to, but with Chem + Maths/Phys there are still places that would take you.

    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...l_Requirements

    The main thing would be organising some work experience, to see if you'd really like medicine, getting a decent PS together and sitting any necessary UKCAT/BMAT exams...to be honest, you'd probably need to take a gap year after you finish your A levels, but that shouldn't be a problem.
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    It's too late to apply for 2010 entry if that was that you were thinking. This gives you plenty of time to find work experience, do your bio A level if you want to and generally work yourself up like a dog. Good luck!
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    What Democracy said.
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    (Original post by akickinthebutt)
    Hi, apologies for the long post;

    I'm in my last year of A-levels and I am studying chemistry, maths and physics, predicted AA*A* and I also have an A in history at AS-level.

    I briefly considered going into medicine a while back, but was not entirely sure, and thought that my range of choices for as-level were fairly varied. However the thought of medicine has been lingering in the back of my mind for some time, and I now believe that medicine would be the only career I would truly be happy in.

    What should I do? Would any medical school admit me? And has anyone had any similar experiences? Should I self-teach myself biology and to what level (preferably next year)?

    Thanks for reading, and any advice would be much appreciated.
    Could you spend another year at college doing A level Biology after you finish your current A-levels?

    You would have to apply this September for 2011 entry so now would be the time to get some work experience.
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    Thank you guys
    I'll probably self-study biology, and do a tonne of work experience.
    thanks again for taking your time! x
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    A lot of medicine courses do not specify biology on their requirements, but just ask for two sciences (including maths) at A level. In fact I think most care more about whether or not you have chemistry then whether you have biology.
    I'm at Bristol, and if you're thinking of applying here then don't worry about not having biology. They accept a lot of applicants that haven't done it (as long as you've done chemistry and one other science) and put on special crash course classes so people can catch up.
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    I'm not sure if self study biology will put you out of the 2 year period for A levels?
 
 
 
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