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    Hi I really want to do medicine however I am scared that I didn't get 4 A's in my AS Levels (I bet I screwed up maths). So what should I do on results day? I honestly do not know the next step..would it still be possible to get in?

    Thanks for any advice

    What grades do you think you have gotten?

    You can still apply for medicine, provided you're predicted the required grades to get onto the course. Also, some universities don't accept too many resits, so that's something to take into consideration

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    Lots of advice here about applying for Medicine - including admissions requirements for each Med School : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Medicine

    As part of your UCAS application you can only choose up to 4 Medicine courses. Most people therefore choose something like Biomedical Science as their 5th choice which is an alternative idea if you don't feel up to Medicine. There are graduate entry courses for Medicine but these are fiercely competitive and therefore not a great option. There are also a variety of 'access' courses but bear in mind these are designed to widen participation and not appropriate for most mainstream applicants.

    You have two choices - use your AS results as a motivation to work your butt off for top A2 grades (how badly do you want to be a Doctor?), or to accept that maybe Medicine isnt for you for this reason and look at alternative subjects - Biomed, Neuroscience, Pharmacy/Pharmacology, even Paramedic Studies. Useful guide to alternative medical/health careers here : http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/explore-by-career/
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