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    Hi there

    I was wondering whether there are any maths-related medicine careers?
    I've tried googling it, but medical statistician is the only thing that came up - just wondered if there are any others?

    I'm a year 12 student, passionate about both maths and medicine; I want to go to uni to study medicine. However, I have been involved with various maths stuff recently - I was wondering whether there would be some point in life I would be able to connect the two together?

    Also, how important would you say maths is in studying medicine?


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    You can get away with doing very little maths if you pick your course and then career carefully. Most of what you will do is statistics. Public health, depending on how you approach it, could potentially be quite mathsy but tbh I'm not sure there's that much overlap between the two subjects.
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    Surely you mean medical related maths careers? :shifty:
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    Haha, I guess that too

    I want to focus more on the medicine bit though
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    If you really want to do medicine, do medicine. You will get more exposure to, more experience of and more knowledge about the various career options whilst doing it. You can then decide if you want to leave clinical medicine to do something with maths. If you don't really want to do medicine, do something else.

    Medicine doesn't involve a lot of maths routinely, it involves being good with figures and being able to do simple calculations quickly but very little of the maths past GCSE level. There are some specialities where a reasonable grasp of statistics would come in handy, public health and some research fields spring to mind otherwise you need little more than the basics to understand evidence.
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    Thanks

    Medicine is what I really want to do, so I'm definitely going for that

    I guess there really is no place that could contain both maths and medicine....
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    (Original post by motherewok10)
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    Medicine is what I really want to do, so I'm definitely going for that

    I guess there really is no place that could contain both maths and medicine....
    Maybe medical physics?
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    Ohhh good point...

    Although, I'm planning on dropping physics after AS-level... wouldn't I need a whole a-level for that?
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    (Original post by gozatron)
    Maybe medical physics?
    Are there any doctors (excluding radiologists) who specialise in medical physics?
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    (Original post by Renal)
    Are there any doctors (excluding radiologists) who specialise in medical physics?
    Whichever of the oncologies (clinical?) does radiotherapy does quite a bit, I think.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Whichever of the oncologies (clinical?) does radiotherapy does quite a bit, I think.
    Yer, clin.
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    (Original post by Renal)
    Are there any doctors (excluding radiologists) who specialise in medical physics?
    It's a sound option if the OP wants to intercalate. I would say medical physics or something such as bioengineering at UCL/Edinburgh would allow OP to head down the medical route and have a bit of mathematics alongside it. I'm sure there must be a few research posts that study medical physics.
 
 
 
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