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How likely is it to do Medicine with a degree in Radiology and Oncology?
Or do a degree in biomedical Science?
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How likely is it to do Medicine with a degree in Radiology and Oncology?
Or do a degree in biomedical Science?
Radiology and oncology are medical specialties. You need to be a qualified doctor first before you become a radiologist or an oncologist.

Did you mean radiography?
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Radiology and oncology are medical specialties. You need to be a qualified doctor first before you become a radiologist or an oncologist.

Did you mean radiography?
a Radiography and Oncology degree
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a Radiography and Oncology degree
Oncology is a medial speciality you have to do medicine to do oncology. There is a course called radiography which you can do to become a radiographer. You can the do graduate entry medicine but it is a lot harder to get into than normal undergraduate medicine and more expensive as you can't get a loan for a second degree.


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Oncology is a medial speciality you have to do medicine to do oncology. There is a course called radiography which you can do to become a radiographer. You can the do graduate entry medicine but it is a lot harder to get into than normal undergraduate medicine and more expensive as you can't get a loan for a second degree.


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You can do Radiology and Oncology herehttp://www.shu.ac.uk/prospectus/course/751/

yeah your right is is very expensive!!!! I just want to know how possible it is to do this move from radiography or whatever to medicine.
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You can do Radiology and Oncology herehttp://www.shu.ac.uk/prospectus/course/751/

yeah your right is is very expensive!!!! I just want to know how possible it is to do this move from radiography or whatever to medicine.
It is possible but graduate entry is a lot more competitive that's the only problem.


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You can do Radiology and Oncology herehttp://www.shu.ac.uk/prospectus/course/751/

yeah your right is is very expensive!!!! I just want to know how possible it is to do this move from radiography or whatever to medicine.
No you can't thats not radiology its radiography. It sounds pedantic but they are different jobs with different requirements and skill-sets. One is a doctor and the the other isn't. Once you complete these course depending on your degree result you may be eligible to apply for graduate entry medicine courses.
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You can do Radiology and Oncology herehttp://www.shu.ac.uk/prospectus/course/751/

yeah your right is is very expensive!!!! I just want to know how possible it is to do this move from radiography or whatever to medicine.
Yes it's possible. Once you finish your radiography degree, you'll have to apply for postgraduate medicine and might have to take the GAMSAT, which is a postgraduate medical entry exam. If you score high enough in your degree and GAMSAT and do well in your interview, you can get in to medicine.
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Oncology is a medial speciality you have to do medicine to do oncology. There is a course called radiography which you can do to become a radiographer. You can the do graduate entry medicine but it is a lot harder to get into than normal undergraduate medicine and more expensive as you can't get a loan for a second degree.


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Graduate medicine counts as a continuation course and financing is available, albeit at a lower proportion than undergraduate medicine.

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In Year 1 you will be charged an annual tuition fee, which in 2014/15 is £9,000. GEM students are responsible for paying the first £3,465 of this amount to the University themselves. Eligible students can apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England (SFE) for the remainder of the fee £5,535. This loan is not means tested.


You may be eligible to take out a loan towards living costs from SFE of up to £5,555. 65% of this amount is non means tested, the remaining £35% is means tested on household income.


Apply on-line for both the Tuition Fee Loan and the Loan for Living Costs at www.gov.uk/studentfinance .


You will not be entitled to receive a grant towards living costs, but depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for supplementary grants e.g. Adult Dependants Grant; Childcare Grant, from SFE.





Years Two, Three and Four


In years two to four the NHS will pay the first £3,465 (or equivalent) towards the University tuition fee. For the remaining amount you will be able to apply to Student Finance England for a tuition fee loan.


To help with living costs you may receive a non means tested Grant of £1,000, plus a means tested Bursary from the NHS. The maximum bursary for a 30 week academic year is £2,617. A further £83 per week is available for any week above the 30. ( A lower rate Bursary is offered if you live with your parents during term time.)


In addition you may be eligible for a non means tested loan of £2,324 (£1,744 if you live with your parents) from Student Finance England.


You may be eligible for supplementary grants e.g. Dependants Allowance; Childcare Allowance, from the NHS.


As for the OP, it certainly is possible to go from a radiography degree (and one of the current students here did just that)
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Yes it's possible. Once you finish your radiography degree, you'll have to apply for postgraduate medicine and might have to take the GAMSAT, which is a postgraduate medical entry exam. If you score high enough in your degree and GAMSAT and do well in your interview, you can get in to medicine.
Thank you, that was really informative
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Graduate medicine counts as a continuation course and financing is available, albeit at a lower proportion than undergraduate medicine.

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Year one


In Year 1 you will be charged an annual tuition fee, which in 2014/15 is £9,000. GEM students are responsible for paying the first £3,465 of this amount to the University themselves. Eligible students can apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England (SFE) for the remainder of the fee £5,535. This loan is not means tested.


You may be eligible to take out a loan towards living costs from SFE of up to £5,555. 65% of this amount is non means tested, the remaining £35% is means tested on household income.


Apply on-line for both the Tuition Fee Loan and the Loan for Living Costs at www.gov.uk/studentfinance .


You will not be entitled to receive a grant towards living costs, but depending on your circumstances you may be eligible for supplementary grants e.g. Adult Dependants Grant; Childcare Grant, from SFE.





Years Two, Three and Four


In years two to four the NHS will pay the first £3,465 (or equivalent) towards the University tuition fee. For the remaining amount you will be able to apply to Student Finance England for a tuition fee loan.


To help with living costs you may receive a non means tested Grant of £1,000, plus a means tested Bursary from the NHS. The maximum bursary for a 30 week academic year is £2,617. A further £83 per week is available for any week above the 30. ( A lower rate Bursary is offered if you live with your parents during term time.)


In addition you may be eligible for a non means tested loan of £2,324 (£1,744 if you live with your parents) from Student Finance England.


You may be eligible for supplementary grants e.g. Dependants Allowance; Childcare Allowance, from the NHS.


As for the OP, it certainly is possible to go from a radiography degree (and one of the current students here did just that)

Thank you very much, that was the most informative comment Ive had so far
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Yes you can. Though if you have the grades to study medicine as a first degree I would highly suggest that route, as it is far easier to get in to compared to graduate entry medicine and the funding is much less complicated.
I'd seriously consider foundation programs and access courses before graduate entry medicine though.

Graduate entry medicine, as it is not a postgraduate degree, does receive funding. However, you still have to pay the first ~£3500 of year one yourself and are then funded thereafter. In addition, this is only confirmed for 2015 entry.The future for funding and the structure of the graduate entry route is a bit iffy though.

In all honesty I would only do a course you would be happy doing for the rest of your career as there is a significant chance you may not get on to a GEM course and to retrain after doing a first degree is a heavy financial burden if nothing else.
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