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    Has anyone ever entered med school after getting an Accounting & Finance or Business related degree? Or is it even possible given that business and health science are totally unrelated?!

    What degrees did u all have before enrolling into med school and how old were you by then? Do share!
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    My first degree is in philosophy and I currently work as an NHS finance manager. I have an offer from SGUL I will be 31 when I start the course
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    (Original post by nearlybled2death)
    My first degree is in philosophy and I currently work as an NHS finance manager. I have an offer from SGUL I will be 31 when I start the course
    Wow, a fellow Philosopher! I've got a degree in Philosophy too, and I've just firmed an offer from Kings, I'll be 22 by the time I start the course
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    (Original post by nearlybled2death)
    My first degree is in philosophy and I currently work as an NHS finance manager. I have an offer from SGUL I will be 31 when I start the course
    This is comforting. I'm looking at doing medicine after I graduate in languages but what with the fees situation I may have to work more than a year or two to save up. I want to just get stuck in already!
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    I have a psychology degree, will be 24 when I start in September
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    (Original post by DexterM)
    I have a psychology degree, will be 24 when I start in September
    Freud squad in the house.
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    Another psych degree here
    Offer at KCL (5yr) this year - when i'll be *gasp* 27!
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    for all those people who got offers for medicine...well done.....did you all do some work experience
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    (Original post by name42)
    for all those people who got offers for medicine...well done.....did you all do some work experience
    I'd say it's pretty much essential for graduate entry medicine, although there are some people out there with none.

    I graduated last July and have been working full-time as an HCA ever since.
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    (Original post by LaRoar)
    I'd say it's pretty much essential for graduate entry medicine, although there are some people out there with none.

    I graduated last July and have been working full-time as an HCA ever since.
    Could I be so rude as to ask how much you'll have managed to put aside from this year of work by the time you start?
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    (Original post by nearlybled2death)
    My first degree is in philosophy and I currently work as an NHS finance manager. I have an offer from SGUL I will be 31 when I start the course
    Where did you get your accounting qualification?
    Where did you study philosophy?
    What were your GCSE's and A levels like?

    Thank you and well done
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    (Original post by Ronove)
    Could I be so rude as to ask how much you'll have managed to put aside from this year of work by the time you start?
    You can indeed - I should point out that I'm a very spoiled brat though. I've moved back in with my parents who don't charge me any rent, and feed me etc. I pay for my car (tax, fuel, insurance) and any clothes, socialising, books, films etc. And considering I'm an HCA I don't have much of a social life to speak of. I take home ~£1k a month, and I've saved about £4k since September. I aim to put away at least half my wages a month.

    I realise that I'm in a very cushy position, though, and as much as I loathe being dependent on my parents, they're the only way I'm able to do this.
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    (Original post by agolati)
    Where did you get your accounting qualification?
    Where did you study philosophy?
    What were your GCSE's and A levels like?

    Thank you and well done
    I got a 2:2 from the University of Glasgow.
    I completed the NHS national graduate training scheme for finance and completed my CIMA qualification with them via BPP.
    I have 5As and 4Bs at GCSE and A Levels are Sociology A, Politics B, Maths B, Philosophy C.
    I did about 3 mtgs clinical work experience qt the start of the grad scheme and have 5 yrs NHS experience.

    Hope this helps
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    seriously... no business grads here?
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    When I (hopefully) apply for 2013 entry, I'll have a degree in literature.


    ...Obviously a science related degree would be better, but it really isn't a massive setback if you have a degree that's non-science related - just apply to the uni's that accept any degree. Anyone who's spent 3/4 years working through a previous degree to the standard of a 1st or a 2:1 is committed enough to a degree programme, and at least you've done the degree in a subject you're good at to ensure the best results - that's better than dropping out of biomed because you prefer an arts subject, in my opinion.


    Although I haven't actually applied/sat UKCAT/been interviewed or rejected yet, so don't take my word for it
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    (Original post by BigBang09)
    When I (hopefully) apply for 2013 entry, I'll have a degree in literature.


    ...Obviously a science related degree would be better, but it really isn't a massive setback if you have a degree that's non-science related - just apply to the uni's that accept any degree. Anyone who's spent 3/4 years working through a previous degree to the standard of a 1st or a 2:1 is committed enough to a degree programme, and at least you've done the degree in a subject you're good at to ensure the best results - that's better than dropping out of biomed because you prefer an arts subject, in my opinion.


    Although I haven't actually applied/sat UKCAT/been interviewed or rejected yet, so don't take my word for it
    i agree. But i'm actually doing my bsc program which is accredited by University of London International Programs and it is actually only going to be 2 years long as I've gained direct entry to the 2nd year of the degree due to my diploma being related to my current major. Assuming i get a 1st class honors will i still be able to apply since i don't have a 3/4 years bsc education?
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    (Original post by blinkofaneye)
    i agree. But i'm actually doing my bsc program which is accredited by University of London International Programs and it is actually only going to be 2 years long as I've gained direct entry to the 2nd year of the degree due to my diploma being related to my current major. Assuming i get a 1st class honors will i still be able to apply since i don't have a 3/4 years bsc education?
    I assume so... if you graduate with the same degree, then I don't see why not. Try emailing the different unis and asking, that's what I did when I had queries and it helped a lot
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    I will have an Applied Psychology degree and will be 22 when I start in Sept.
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    (Original post by blinkofaneye)
    Has anyone ever entered med school after getting an Accounting & Finance or Business related degree? Or is it even possible given that business and health science are totally unrelated?!

    What degrees did u all have before enrolling into med school and how old were you by then? Do share!
    There's a guy called 'Martigan' who posts a lot on New Media Medicine who is in his late 30s and has an accounting degree, and who worked as an accountant since graduating, and who has got two or three offers so far for medicine (Kings and Barts (5 yr) I think).

    There are a several people on the accelerated course at Newcastle with arts and humanities degrees.
 
 
 
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