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    I'm in year 11 and am pretty set on doing medicine...for now.
    I'm going to take Biology, Chemistry and Maths for A level. Economics As.
    But I was wondering what kind of extra curriculum stuff I needed to do medicine. Yh, I'm starting my work experience soon but is there anything else? I just don't want to let it get too late! Also I play the keyboard grade 4, just for fun though!
    Thanks!!
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    (Original post by mr96)
    Hey
    I'm in year 11 and am pretty set on doing medicine...for now.
    I'm going to take Biology, Chemistry and Maths for A level. Economics As.
    But I was wondering what kind of extra curriculum stuff I needed to do medicine. Yh, I'm starting my work experience soon but is there anything else? I just don't want to let it get too late! Also I play the keyboard grade 4, just for fun though!
    Thanks!!
    read around the subject if you are applying to Oxbridge
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    Like warfarin said, you should be reading around your subject, not just for Oxbridge, but for your overall application. Perhaps you could subscribe to a medical journal like the Student BMJ and pick out articles that interest you? Other than that, volunteer work would be really good to have. Medical schools like the long-term committment to a volunteer work placement. A couple of friends of mine have done placements in care homes, and I did a year long placement with a mental health charity Other than that, you could get involved in activities that show leadership or good teamworking abilities, but just make sure you don't take up so much that you start to slip on your grades. Best of luck with your future application!
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    (Original post by mr96)
    Hey
    I'm in year 11 and am pretty set on doing medicine...for now.
    I'm going to take Biology, Chemistry and Maths for A level. Economics As.
    But I was wondering what kind of extra curriculum stuff I needed to do medicine. Yh, I'm starting my work experience soon but is there anything else? I just don't want to let it get too late! Also I play the keyboard grade 4, just for fun though!
    Thanks!!
    Volunteering is extremely important. Contact local elderly homes and go there for, say, every Saturday morning. Some medical schools don't really consider you unless you have completed some volunteering work.

    The keyboard's great- universities want to know that there's more to you than just academics. Keep going with that!

    There's no must-have list of things for medicine. Perhaps do Duke of Edinburgh and pick up a sport, but otherwise you seem set to go! A levels are a challenge, but if you try your best, you'll get the grades you need.

    Good luck!
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    Lots of activities that involve helping people and dedicating to society such as work in charity shops or old people homes

    Also lots of clever and intresting personal hobbies and interests

    GOOD LUCK IN MEDICNE !!!!!
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