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    Hi there, I was hoping to get some advice/thoughts from people also interesting in/already attending medical school. I am currently taking an undergraduate degree in mathematics at Swansea University, finishing 2012. I am hoping/expecting to get a upper second/first class degree. I am thinking about medical school after this. However the problem with this is my A-levels. I will put it bluntly, while studying my A-levels particularly at AS level I did not study as well as I could have and should have, which is reflected in my grades. At AS I obtained an E in Biology, an E in mathematics, a D in Physical Education and a B in History...shocking, i know. Eventually I came out with a C in mathematics, a C in physical education and an A in history(mainly because I had a great teacher). I realise not taking chemistry at A-level is a big issue as well. I was wondering how medical schools would see these qualifications once I obtain the degree?:confused:
    Thanks in advance
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    I'm not a medical applicant.. But I'm presuming it's a little similar to dentistry & I've looked into graduate entry in case I need to apply for a different course..

    For dental schools who do graduate entry, they look for a first class degree or at least a 2:1 degree and it has to be in a medical-related course.. But I'm not sure if it's the same for medical schools, but I'm presuming it's quite similar..
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    Have a look at the GEM page on the wiki. It answers most of the questions you've asked.
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    Thanks a lot for the advice. The GEM page was very helpful!
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    (Original post by xPixie)
    But I'm not sure if it's the same for medical schools, but I'm presuming it's quite similar..
    It usually doesn't have to be a medicine/science degree.
 
 
 
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