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    I am currently working towards an Extended Diploma in Computing at college, aiming for D*D*D* which could potentially provide me with 380 UCAS points.

    I did have a shot at A levels but did not achieve due to a number of distractions. I am now self teaching A level Maths with the help of a very generous tutor at my college, aiming for an A.

    I excel in computing but have always wanted to follow a career in something health related. Is there any University courses that i can do with my potential qualifications that will lead to a career in this chosen field?
    (For example Computer Science with Medicine etc?)

    Another question, do you think there is any possibility I can follow a career as a Doctor?
    I have been told this is now not possible but I have woken up and smelt the coffee and I am hoping for a chance to follow something I am very passionate about.

    thanks for any replies in advance
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    Sadly, I think you aren't going to be in a position to apply to study medicine. It is fiercely competitive (only 40% of applicants get in), and the average candidate (i.e., your competitors) will have three good A levels, taken at the same sitting (i.e., over a 2 year period). See this link for a summary of the qualifications that med schools are typically looking for... http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...l_Requirements

    I can't help you with the Computing/Medicine part of the question, I'm afraid, but a Google search with the following keywords found a few promising results... "computing medicine site:ac.uk" (the 3rd term limits search results to academic institutions in the UK)

    Good luck!
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    (Original post by garethveale)
    I am currently working towards an Extended Diploma in Computing at college, aiming for D*D*D* which could potentially provide me with 380 UCAS points.

    I did have a shot at A levels but did not achieve due to a number of distractions. I am now self teaching A level Maths with the help of a very generous tutor at my college, aiming for an A.

    I excel in computing but have always wanted to follow a career in something health related. Is there any University courses that i can do with my potential qualifications that will lead to a career in this chosen field?
    (For example Computer Science with Medicine etc?)

    Another question, do you think there is any possibility I can follow a career as a Doctor?
    I have been told this is now not possible but I have woken up and smelt the coffee and I am hoping for a chance to follow something I am very passionate about.

    thanks for any replies in advance
    Unfortunately your current qualifications won't get you into medicine. You could try getting in as a graduate, but this is extremely competitive and to maximise your chances you'd need a science degree, which without biology or chemistry qualifications you would struggle to get onto.

    You could look at Access courses, which are designed for people coming into medicine form an unconventional background, but not all of these are accepted at all medical schools.

    With either route you need to get work experience in medicine and there's lots of advice on how to put together a medical application here.

    Or you could look at other health-related careers. How about medical engineering? You clearly have an interest in maths and technology, and this would allow you to combine those interests with aspects of healthcare - though not in a patient-facing role.
 
 
 
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