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    I'm currently in my first year of studying medicine at cambridge. I'm enjoying uni life and my grades are decent - I should pass with a 2:1.

    However I'm not enjoying the course all that much and honestly believe that I no longer want to be a doctor. I've always been interested in computers and computing and I think a career in that area is something I would enjoy (I understand the Cambridge course is very mathematical and theoretical).

    Does anyone have any experience with changing course at cambridge, or with the computer science course in general?
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    I advice you this: complete Medical degree, learn programming from the Internet and do stuff like medical programming. There are very, I repeat, very few people who can do this. Why? Because you need doctor's knowledge in order to build software which is usable. My friend questioned his medical degree too but decided to complete it. Now he programs computers with the knowledge of medicine and is one out of five specialists in our country. Because of that he earns 200$/hour
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    If you decide you definitely want to switch, or probe it, you need to speak to the compsci dos to see if they're willing to let you switch.
 
 
 
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