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    So I'm 16 and I'm looking to go into a career in medicine, currently finishing off my GCSE's and and just picked my preferred A-Levels being Chemistry, Biology & History, (haven't fully decided on the other one yet? :confused:). I've read a couple of threads about becoming a GP but the answers seem quite vague on the details, I just want to know, like fully, the steps, if anyone's been through/or going through it? Like university course wise, as well because they seem quite confusing as I've seen more than one? (Idk, looking to go Queen Mary uni hopefully) and also what the course may entail. Thank you!
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    Do Physics for the fourth A-Levels. You would have to get above an B for your A-Levels but even A* Students get rejected by Med Schools like QMU, Leicester, KCL, UCL, UoB etc
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    Do Bio, Chem, Maths and something else

    Do Medicine

    Become a Doctor

    Then train as a GP

    Buy a big house and flash car

    Then Die after earning lots of money sitting on a chair diagnosing colds.
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    4, 5 or 6 years Medical School
    2 years foundation program
    3-4 years GP Specialist training

    That's the current shortest route assuming you get everything you need done first time.
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    (Original post by Type 052D)
    Do Physics for the fourth A-Levels. You would have to get above an B for your A-Levels but even A* Students get rejected by Med Schools like QMU, Leicester, KCL, UCL, UoB etc
    Why should she do Physics?

    (Original post by advice_guru)
    Do Bio, Chem, Maths and something else

    Do Medicine

    Become a Doctor

    Then train as a GP

    Buy a big house and flash car

    Then Die after earning lots of money sitting on a chair diagnosing colds.
    Why should she do Maths?
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    (Original post by justforthelols)
    So I'm 16 and I'm looking to go into a career in medicine, currently finishing off my GCSE's and and just picked my preferred A-Levels being Chemistry, Biology & History, (haven't fully decided on the other one yet? :confused:). I've read a couple of threads about becoming a GP but the answers seem quite vague on the details, I just want to know, like fully, the steps, if anyone's been through/or going through it? Like university course wise, as well because they seem quite confusing as I've seen more than one? (Idk, looking to go Queen Mary uni hopefully) and also what the course may entail. Thank you!
    Pick your fourth subject (perhaps Maths or Physics?)
    Get onto a 5/6 year medicine degree programme.
    Graduate from med school, get provisional registration with the GMC and get a place on the foundation training programme which lasts 2 years.
    Undergo various rotations during F1 (1st year of the foundation programme) and with satisfactory performance you can become fully-registered with the GMC.
    Complete further rotations during F2 and apply for GP training programme.
    Once accepted onto the GP training programme, you train for 3 years. After this 3 year programme, you are added to the GMC GP register and can practice as a GP.
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    (Original post by Ronove)
    Why should she do Physics?


    Why should she do Maths?
    She does not have to, your right. I know plenty of people who did Bio-Chem and an Humanities subject. I mentioned Physics because it's an lot simpler than pure maths and has an opitional module about Medical Physics. I gonna do A-Level Sciences next, I'm so Happy :sogood:
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    (Original post by justforthelols)
    So I'm 16 and I'm looking to go into a career in medicine, currently finishing off my GCSE's and and just picked my preferred A-Levels being Chemistry, Biology & History, (haven't fully decided on the other one yet? :confused:). I've read a couple of threads about becoming a GP but the answers seem quite vague on the details, I just want to know, like fully, the steps, if anyone's been through/or going through it? Like university course wise, as well because they seem quite confusing as I've seen more than one? (Idk, looking to go Queen Mary uni hopefully) and also what the course may entail. Thank you!

    (Original post by Type 052D)
    She does not have to, your right. I know plenty of people who did Bio-Chem and an Humanities subject. I mentioned Physics because it's an lot simpler than pure maths and has an opitional module about Medical Physics. I gonna do A-Level Sciences next, I'm so Happy :sogood:
    Exactly. OP, do whatever your heart desires for the two subjects that aren't Biology and Chemistry.
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    (Original post by justforthelols)
    So I'm 16 and I'm looking to go into a career in medicine, currently finishing off my GCSE's and and just picked my preferred A-Levels being Chemistry, Biology & History, (haven't fully decided on the other one yet? :confused:). I've read a couple of threads about becoming a GP but the answers seem quite vague on the details, I just want to know, like fully, the steps, if anyone's been through/or going through it? Like university course wise, as well because they seem quite confusing as I've seen more than one? (Idk, looking to go Queen Mary uni hopefully) and also what the course may entail. Thank you!
    Hi, there are some good resources in the top right corner of this page. These will take you through Sixth Forms things (what to study, what grades you need, choosing med schools, aptitude tests, volunteering, work experience, personal statements), life in medical school, and career paths beyond med school. There is a lot to read - no way round it.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki...Guide_and_FAQs

    Chemistry and Biology will get you into many med schools. With the exception of a few Cambridge colleges, they don't seem to care about your 3rd/4th AS subjects, so choose something you enjoy and are good at. Read the wiki article of 'A level requirements' to see what each med schools expects.

    Good luck with the GCSEs and the rest of your medical career !
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    (Original post by justforthelols)
    So I'm 16 and I'm looking to go into a career in medicine, currently finishing off my GCSE's and and just picked my preferred A-Levels being Chemistry, Biology & History, (haven't fully decided on the other one yet? :confused:). I've read a couple of threads about becoming a GP but the answers seem quite vague on the details, I just want to know, like fully, the steps, if anyone's been through/or going through it? Like university course wise, as well because they seem quite confusing as I've seen more than one? (Idk, looking to go Queen Mary uni hopefully) and also what the course may entail. Thank you!
    Course wise, as a school leaver with science A levels, you'd be looking at A100 5 year courses. Btw, Medicine at QMUL is done at Barts & The London medical school, QMUL is the other part of the uni that does all the non-medical courses.
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    iirc GP training is being increased from 3 years to 5 years.

    For QMUL they currently use ucas points when choosing interviewees and who to give offers to, an average score is about 600 and the cutoff for interviews has been in the low to mid 500s so you will need to take 4 a levels to A2. This may be especially difficult if you take any essay subjects as they require much more work outside school than the sciences and will impact on your other subjects which are more important for medicine.
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    (Original post by Helloworld_95)
    iirc GP training is being increased from 3 years to 5 years.

    For QMUL they currently use ucas points when choosing interviewees and who to give offers to, an average score is about 600 and the cutoff for interviews has been in the low to mid 500s so you will need to take 4 a levels to A2. This may be especially difficult if you take any essay subjects as they require much more work outside school than the sciences and will impact on your other subjects which are more important for medicine.
    There's some talk of it being increased to 4 years. Might or might not happen, there is technically an under-supply of GPs ATM.
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    In lots of deaneries there are already a number of 4yr VTS programmes. Hey definitely offer them in Wales - I'm currently on one. In addition to these there are also academic VTS programmes a cross the country where you can extend to 4 years. If you manage to do both of these you can do a 5 year VTS already (This is vey much not be norm.

    The RCGP has put forward proposals to extend to 4 years as others have said. It remains to be seen when these will filter down in to actual rotations.

    More info

    http://www.rcgp.org.uk/policy/rcgp-p...-practice.aspx
 
 
 
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