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    Heyo,
    What would you say is a degree worth doing if I have to go for GEM?

    I'm aware it's incredibly competitive so I'm most likely not going to get in. As such, it'd be nice to do a degree with good job prospects in of itself.
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    Heyo,
    What would you say is a degree worth doing if I have to go for GEM?

    I'm aware it's incredibly competitive so I'm most likely not going to get in. As such, it'd be nice to do a degree with good job prospects in of itself.
    You'll be able to apply to a wider range of GEPs if you do a life sciences degree, but I think the first question is what are you interested in and can stand doing for 3 years?
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    You'll be able to apply to a wider range of GEPs if you do a life sciences degree, but I think the first question is what are you interested in and can stand doing for 3 years?
    Thanks Democracy.

    I checked the guide. It seems there's sufficient universities that allow you to do an alternative degree that it'd be worthwhile doing something I prefer.

    Do you know whether certain degrees are viewed with disfavour?
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    Thanks Democracy.

    I checked the guide. It seems there's sufficient universities that allow you to do an alternative degree that it'd be worthwhile doing something I prefer.

    Do you know whether certain degrees are viewed with disfavour?
    A fair few unis don't even care what degree you have. But as democracy said some places require life sciences. The degree requirement is literally a tick box exercise in gem as they want to see good old life experience and commitment to medicine from other aspects. My course is 50/50 science to non science and you can't really tell who did what now before medicine (i'm in the non science group)
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    (Original post by lcsurfer)
    A fair few unis don't even care what degree you have. But as democracy said some places require life sciences. The degree requirement is literally a tick box exercise in gem as they want to see good old life experience and commitment to medicine from other aspects. My course is 50/50 science to non science and you can't really tell who did what now before medicine (i'm in the non science group)
    Oh I know. I checked the TSR guide . At least 5 say they don't care.
    But sometimes official statements don't always reflect reality which is why I asked.

    Thanks! I really appreciate your post .
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    (Original post by keromedic)
    Do you know whether certain degrees are viewed with disfavour?
    Not as far as I'm aware - if they say any degree is acceptable then that's what they mean. And if they say they want a science degree, that's what they're looking for. They won't differentiate between applicants e.g. in the latter case, an applicant with a biology degree won't have an advantage over an applicant with a physics degree.
 
 
 
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