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    from my understanding the graduate entry into medicine depends more on the subject of your degree and its classification yet not so much on A levels.

    Would it be correct to assume that a degree holder with a 2.1 classification applying to medicine via the standard undergraduate route alongside school leavers will have a better advantage because they have a degree?
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    (Original post by Blueblobby)
    from my understanding the graduate entry into medicine depends more on the subject of your degree and its classification yet not so much on A levels.

    Would it be correct to assume that a degree holder with a 2.1 classification applying to medicine via the standard undergraduate route alongside school leavers will have a better advantage because they have a degree?
    No, that's not the case - a graduate with a 2:1/1st and a school leaver with AAA at A level have both fulfilled the entry requirements and so will be considered on equal terms.

    The only advantage you'll have as a graduate applying to an A100 degree is less competition compared to if you were applying to a GEP.
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    No, that's not the case - a graduate with a 2:1/1st and a school leaver with AAA at A level have both fulfilled the entry requirements and so will be considered on equal terms.

    The only advantage you'll have as a graduate applying to an A100 degree is less competition compared to if you were applying to a GEP.
    in my case i have two A levels not three

    A in Chem and B in Bio

    am i still eligable to apply via A100
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    (Original post by Blueblobby)
    in my case i have two A levels not three

    A in Chem and B in Bio

    am i still eligable to apply via A100
    Depends on the A100 course in question: some will expect you to meet the same requirements as the school leavers, others will look at your degree and if that has sufficient biology and chemistry content they'll waive that particular requirement.

    Make sure you check the websites and prospectuses before you apply, and if you're still unsure you can always email them for confirmation
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Depends on the A100 course in question: some will expect you to meet the same requirements as the school leavers, others will look at your degree and if that has sufficient biology and chemistry content they'll waive that particular requirement.

    Make sure you check the websites and prospectuses before you apply, and if you're still unsure you can always email them for confirmation
    well i have a Masters of Pharmacy degree at 2.1 which is heavily Chemistry centered and quite a lot of biology and physiology.
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    (Original post by Blueblobby)
    well i have a Masters of Pharmacy degree at 2.1 which is heavily Chemistry centered and quite a lot of biology and physiology.
    You should be alright then - out of interest, are you considering applying to any GEPs? That's definitely the preferable option for graduates imho.
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    You should be alright then - out of interest, are you considering applying to any GEPs? That's definitely the preferable option for graduates imho.
    yes but the threat of fierce competition is putting me off.However in all fairness i would prefer the graduate entry as i would rather be around people my own age range
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    yes but the threat of fierce competition is putting me off.However in all fairness i would prefer the graduate entry as i would rather be around people my own age range
    True, it is more competitive, but it's by no means impossible - you have a decent degree classification and if you can do well in your entrance exams and write a good PS, there's no reason why you shouldn't get an interview invite.

    The GEPs also come with more funding which might be something else for you to consider.
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    True, it is more competitive, but it's by no means impossible - you have a decent degree classification and if you can do well in your entrance exams and write a good PS, there's no reason why you shouldn't get an interview invite.

    The GEPs also come with more funding which might be something else for you to consider.
    I see, I didnt know about the funding bit
 
 
 
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