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    I've had 4 rejections for Medicine and I want to use my fifth choice for another degree. I have thought about biomedicine and biochemistry but can anyone else think of any other degrees which are useful and preferrable to unis for medical applicants?

    Any help at all will be really helpful as this is a completely new field I'm going into - I've only ever thought about Medicine up to now...


    I am going to apply for grad entry Medicine afterwards though so any degrees medically related will be useful to know about.


    Thanks
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    When I look on UCAS all of the course I click on say application deadline date 15th January 2011... so does that mean I cannot apply to any course anymore? :confused:
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    no you can't apply to any more courses this year. If you have rejections for everything you applied for then you'll have to wait until next year.
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    Didn't you apply for 5 universities already, the fifth being for another course? If you didn't then well, I guess there's next year.
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    If you're a first time applicant:

    If you want to be a doctor -> take a gap year and reapply.

    If you want another profession -> do another degree.

    GEM is insanely competitive and should NOT be seen as a second choice or "back up plan"
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    Dentistry, veterinary medicine, opthalmology, the list goes on...
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    (Original post by Beska)
    If you're a first time applicant:

    If you want to be a doctor -> take a gap year and reapply.

    If you want another profession -> do another degree.

    GEM is insanely competitive and should NOT be seen as a second choice or "back up plan"
    Thanks Beska that's what I thought... I just didn't want to waste another choice. I guess I will have to reapply after a Gap year though. Thank you
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    (Original post by kibbles)
    Thanks Beska that's what I thought... I just didn't want to waste another choice. I guess I will have to reapply after a Gap year though. Thank you
    I highly recommend it.
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    You honestly thought you could apply this late? Next year, put 5th choice neuroscience...pretty damn respectable and good basis for the neurology part of the degree!
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    What about UCAS Extra and Clearing?
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    (Original post by GdotL)
    You honestly thought you could apply this late? Next year, put 5th choice neuroscience...pretty damn respectable and good basis for the neurology part of the degree!
    To be honest, yes. This time last year I had offers coming out of my eyeballs via Extra, it isn't difficult to find a course at university if you're a capable candidate.

    (I had offers from Nottingham, Sheffield, Birmingham, Impy etc. to study things ranging from Biochem to Psychology.)
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    (Original post by GdotL)
    You honestly thought you could apply this late? Next year, put 5th choice neuroscience...pretty damn respectable and good basis for the neurology part of the degree!
    Biochemistry... pretty damn respectable and good for the biochemical part of the degree.
    Genetics... pretty damn respectable and good for the genetics part of the degree.
    Physiology... pretty damn respectable and good for the vast majority of the degree.
    Anatomy... pretty respectable and good for a large part of the degree.
    Pharmacology... pretty damn respectable and good for a large part of the degree.
    Cell biology... pretty damn respectable and good for the cellular parts of the degree.

    Just to make a point.

    (What ever 'respectable' actually means.)
 
 
 
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