Im looking to study medicine the year after next, and my back up is going to be Paramedic science, with a view to go into Medicine postgraduate. Does anyone know how likely this is to be successful?
Edit: possibly worth mentioning I'm interested in pre-hospital care medicine
Postgraduate medicine from paramedic science watch
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Last edited by Aleech; 14-04-2013 at 23:20.
- 14-04-2013 23:03
- 15-04-2013 03:41
You'd need to give us some idea of your grades, work experience etc before we could have a clue whether your initial application to medicine would be likely to be successful. Then worry about paramedic science/grad entry. But yes, it is perfectly possible to do medicine after a degree in paramedic science and I know a few who have done it.
It's worth mentioning to you, however, that if PHEM is your thing, it's likely to be at least 10 years (5 years med school, 2 years foundation, 3 years ACCS) before you get any significant exposure to it in medicine apart from the odd SSC if you're lucky. I wouldn't get your heart set too much on any one specialty.