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I'm in my second year of Midwifery. I did well in my first year, and my long term aim was to apply for medicine. My teachers have been very encouraging and I've attended lots of open days. I recently went to an open day, and another student told me midwifery was looked down upon, and I was unlikely to get into medicine. It made me feel really upset, I love my subject, and I wouldn't care if I did it all my life. But I want people to honestly tell me if I would be seriously considered for medicine if I did apply. I did fairly well in my a-levels, AAB, but this was 2011, and after retakes in my gap year. I would of thought that studying nursing or midwifery would be really advantageous, but maybe people do have a certain perception about it. Also side note, do Imperial consider midwifery students for their course, on their website it only says biological students, not sure how specific it is
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(Original post by BeachTrawler)
Hey,

I'm in my second year of Midwifery. I did well in my first year, and my long term aim was to apply for medicine. My teachers have been very encouraging and I've attended lots of open days. I recently went to an open day, and another student told me midwifery was looked down upon, and I was unlikely to get into medicine. It made me feel really upset, I love my subject, and I wouldn't care if I did it all my life. But I want people to honestly tell me if I would be seriously considered for medicine if I did apply. I did fairly well in my a-levels, AAB, but this was 2011, and after retakes in my gap year. I would of thought that studying nursing or midwifery would be really advantageous, but maybe people do have a certain perception about it. Also side note, do Imperial consider midwifery students for their course, on their website it only says biological students, not sure how specific it is
That isn't true at all, I know several midwives doing graduate entry medicine.

Imperial seem to want a life sciences degree (as opposed to a healthcare degree) so you might want to email them just to double check. But generally midwifery is a perfectly acceptable course for graduate entry medicine.
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That isn't true at all, I know several midwives doing graduate entry medicine.

Imperial seem to want a life sciences degree (as opposed to a healthcare degree) so you might want to email them just to double check. But generally midwifery is a perfectly acceptable course for graduate entry medicine.

Aww, thank you! Thats really reassured me. May I ask where you study, since you know midwives doing medicine. I would of liked to apply to Imperial, its fairly close to where I live, but I'll definitely have to email them.
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What degree title do you get for midwifery? I did nursing and got a BA, which falls under arts. I've recently been told my Uni has stopped taking graduates with arts degrees so now I wouldn't get a place! As a 3rd year medic and nurse there aren't as many advantages as you might think. In fact sometimes it's a disadvantage! I need to undo a lot of learning and my mindset and start again.
Make sure you go to a Uni that is graduate friendly. St. Andrews doesn't exactly fall into that bracket so it's one to avoid!!



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