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    i am applyin for optometry. however, i only want to apply to 4 optometry unis because the others are too far. Is it advisable to put my other two choices as pharmacy.
    My personal statment is targeted at optometry and nothing about pharmacy, however i have had work experience with pharmacies.
    Has any one done this before and would the pharmacy choices be worth applyin for because personal statement only about optometry?
    need some advise what choices to put down.

    also, wanted to ask if optometry ever goes through clearing? becuase only limited uni's do optometry course.

    any help or advise most appreciated
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    unless there.... well not very good / demanded pharmacy universities I doubt they will accept you if all you PS goes on about is optometry, perhaps it would be best to use your last two choices on universities that are a little further from home, then if none of your local universities accept you but the other two do, you wont have to worry about if any optometry courses go into clearing.
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    (Original post by Steeeeevo)
    unless there.... well not very good / demanded pharmacy universities I doubt they will accept you if all you PS goes on about is optometry, perhaps it would be best to use your last two choices on universities that are a little further from home, then if none of your local universities accept you but the other two do, you wont have to worry about if any optometry courses go into clearing.
    nah, none of the pharmacy courses are particularly oversubscribed. I just got a BBB offer for med biochem with a 100% medicine PS from Birmingham, Sussex gave me an AAB offer though. Go for it, us med applicants do!
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    But at least pharmacy and medicine are more related than pharmacy and optometry.
    How far way is 'too far'?
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    i will probably go for 5 optometry and 1 pharmacy.
    by far i mean i live near london and uni in N. irland.
    does anyone know if optometry ever go through clearing?
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    loads of people applying for medicine and dentistry and stuff apply to three medicine/dentistry courses and one pharmacy or one biomedical science or something as a backup. optometry shouldnt be any different, its one of the [med, dent, vet, pharm, opt] and so surely its better than applying for optometry and for georgraphy or something.

    also, if you really dont mind doing pharmacy, you may as well apply for it - you havent got much to lose if there are no other optometry schools you like. its not like pharmacy admissions tutors arent gonne throw your application in the bin, be sure to mention your pharmacy work experience.
 
 
 

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