Fifth Uni Choice for Medicine Applicants: Biological science vs Biomedicine

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So I'm trying to decide what to put down for my fifth choice on the UCAS form, having already chosen my 4 med schools. There are two courses I'm interested in: Biomedical sciences and Biological Sciences. From what I understand Biomedical sciences is very human-oriented, whereas biological science is much more general. Both seem really interesting.
Can you apply for medicine graduate entry with Biological Science?
I've read that many unis reject you if your fifth choice isn't biomedical science because it shows a lack of commitment to medicine... would this apply to biological sciences?
Any unis you would recommend for either course?
Also if you guys have any insight into what the courses are like I'd really appreciate any info

Thanks !! I know its a lot of questions so I'd appreciate any feedback!
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So I'm trying to decide what to put down for my fifth choice on the UCAS form, having already chosen my 4 med schools. There are two courses I'm interested in: Biomedical sciences and Biological Sciences. From what I understand Biomedical sciences is very human-oriented, whereas biological science is much more general. Both seem really interesting.
Can you apply for medicine graduate entry with Biological Science?
I've read that many unis reject you if your fifth choice isn't biomedical science because it shows a lack of commitment to medicine... would this apply to biological sciences?
Any unis you would recommend for either course?
Also if you guys have any insight into what the courses are like I'd really appreciate any info

Thanks !! I know its a lot of questions so I'd appreciate any feedback!
Overview here - lots of schools that don't require a biological degree, and a handful that do, but both are fine really.

I've read that many unis reject you if your fifth choice isn't biomedical science because it shows a lack of commitment to medicine... would this apply to biological sciences?
What do you mean by this? The med schools don't see where else, or for what else, you apply for. The only course it will hinder you for is the fifth choice itself, because your PS is not tailored to it, however many departments are happy to accept that (not just biological sciences either, stuff like chemistry or CS even) and/or may just request a separate PS to be sent through directly for that course.
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