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I was wondering if anyone knew the best route to take if you want to eventually get into medical school, but didn't take chemistry A level. Early in year 12 I got a job at the local hospital and saw first hand what an amazing career it was, so much so that I even volunteered in a different position there at weekends.. :cool: I just left school with straight As in Biology and Psychology (because I was always interested in the body..) and Economics (because I expected to end up in business). I can't seem to get any straight advice on whether to do a chemistry a level now (I haven't applied to university yet), apply for a foundation year or do graduate entry. :confused:
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BSc in Biomedicine and then go for graduate entry medicine.

It'll take 8 years instead of the normal 5. You'll be in a lot of debt. Also, graduate entry medicine is 3 or 4 times more competitive than undergraduate medicine (which is incredibly competitive in itself.

Can't do undergraduate Medicine without Chemistry unfortunately.
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Take a year out and do A level chemistry in a college where they do A levels in a year? Failing that, take it over two years and apply for med at the beginning of your A2 year. Will be a lot cheaper than going the GEP route :yes:
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Maybe apply for foundation courses for medicine (ones especially for people who didn't take Chemistry) and I believe UEA only requires Biology? Then you could apply for perhaps 2 biomedicine courses for the graduate route.
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Go to one of those college type places where you can just enrol to do one subject (or however many you want) in a year (can't remember what they're callled but one of my friends brothers is retaking chemistry and doing a whole economics a level at one around where I live)
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(Original post by michaelhaych)
BSc in Biomedicine and then go for graduate entry medicine.

It'll take 8 years instead of the normal 5.
Or 7 years if you do it properly.
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Or 7 years if you do it properly.
Graduates on five year programmes are not doing it "improperly" :hmmm:
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Graduates on five year programmes are not doing it "improperly" :hmmm:
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Graduates on five year programmes are not doing it "improperly" :hmmm:
Graduate entry medicine is a 4 year course at most med schools...
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Graduate entry medicine is a 4 year course at most med schools...
You don't say.

That doesn't change the fact that many graduates end up studying medicine as a 5 year degree anyway, simply because the 4 year degrees are too competitive.
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I was wondering if anyone knew the best route to take if you want to eventually get into medical school, but didn't take chemistry A level. Early in year 12 I got a job at the local hospital and saw first hand what an amazing career it was, so much so that I even volunteered in a different position there at weekends.. :cool: I just left school with straight As in Biology and Psychology (because I was always interested in the body..) and Economics (because I expected to end up in business). I can't seem to get any straight advice on whether to do a chemistry a level now (I haven't applied to university yet), apply for a foundation year or do graduate entry. :confused:
apply for a foundation year if you meet entry reuirements u will be given an offer
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do you live in the uk?
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