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Hi guys, I applied for pharmacy in october 2013 and I'm now awaiting my A level results in order to get into pharmacy. At around january time, I realised pharmacy wasn't something I wanted to do, and I wanted something more clinical and communication based, rather than just dispensing and having limited contact with patients.

Now I have applied for pharmacy, I was originally thinking of cancelling my pharmacy application, and applying for medicine foundation programmes, however they either want biology (didn't do biology-didn't like human bio syllabus), or want A levels over two years (I did three years - resat AS in second year).

Now I was thinking of studying pharmacy for the next four years, completing my pre-reg in the fifth year whilst simultaneously applying for GEM (graduate entry medicine) through UCAS. Then, whilst I'm studying my GEM, work part time in a pharmacy to help fund my studies.

I need some advice on this - does two degrees sound ridiculous? This is the most logical way I can think of doing medicine, and I always have my pharmacy degree to fall back on, in case I can't get into GEM.

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(Original post by californicationn)
Hi guys, I applied for pharmacy in october 2013 and I'm now awaiting my A level results in order to get into pharmacy. At around january time, I realised pharmacy wasn't something I wanted to do, and I wanted something more clinical and communication based, rather than just dispensing and having limited contact with patients.

Now I have applied for pharmacy, I was originally thinking of cancelling my pharmacy application, and applying for medicine foundation programmes, however they either want biology (didn't do biology-didn't like human bio syllabus), or want A levels over two years (I did three years - resat AS in second year).

Now I was thinking of studying pharmacy for the next four years, completing my pre-reg in the fifth year whilst simultaneously applying for GEM (graduate entry medicine) through UCAS. Then, whilst I'm studying my GEM, work part time in a pharmacy to help fund my studies.

I need some advice on this - does two degrees sound ridiculous? This is the most logical way I can think of doing medicine, and I always have my pharmacy degree to fall back on, in case I can't get into GEM.

Thanks
Have you considered going into hospital pharmacy as opposed to community pharmacy? Hospital pharmacy seems a lot more hands on in terms of patient contact, and it also means that you can specialise into different specialties, e.g. antimicrobial pharmacist, medicines information pharmacist, etc.
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