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    I really want to do medicine as I love that side of science and it's what I can see myself doing in the future.However I don't know whether I will make the cut and be accepted if I was to apply!
    I have 7a* 3a. Predicted aaaa at as in chemistry biology business psychology. I am planning on dropping business after as as it's not related to medicine.
    My biology and psychology teachers said I could get a* at a2 if I push myself.
    I have relevant work experience already(hospital and old peoples home)
    I also work in a pharmacy and have gained a qualification there(advising on medicines).
    I don't know anything about Ukcats
    Would really appreciate any advice anyone has!!
    Am I suitable?


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    I'm sure you would make a very strong medicine applicant!
    Your GCSEs and AS levels are great
    You take UKCAT in the summer, after your AS exams. You take it in an external test centre. It's tests things like basic maths, comprehension, decision-making abilities etc. it's under high time pressures which makes it so difficult.
    If you want advice on anything else feel free to ask, and I can try to help
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    That makes a bit more sense. Are UKcats something that can improve with practice. I normally struggle with time in exams so might be an issue! Also do you apply to do the rest how does it work?
    Thanks for your help


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    Ah sorry to hear about your 3 a's buddy. I know it's tough, but it's fine you'll get over them soon. With that being said, it does mean you're gonna have to limit your options slightly. Perhaps be more realistic and go down the biochem route first. Do your degree in that (get a 1st obv, otherwise you may as well just work in mcdonalds or something). Then think about a 6 year medicine postgrad. The top unis are gonna be out of question with those poor grades unfortunately, so bear that in mind when applying. Message me if you need any extra help
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    (Original post by laurena1998)
    I really want to do medicine as I love that side of science and it's what I can see myself doing in the future.However I don't know whether I will make the cut and be accepted if I was to apply!
    I have 7a* 3a. Predicted aaaa at as in chemistry biology business psychology. I am planning on dropping business after as as it's not related to medicine.
    My biology and psychology teachers said I could get a* at a2 if I push myself.
    I have relevant work experience already(hospital and old peoples home)
    I also work in a pharmacy and have gained a qualification there(advising on medicines).
    I don't know anything about Ukcats
    Would really appreciate any advice anyone has!!
    Am I suitable?


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    Yes, you are.

    Some colleges at Oxbridge require 3 sciences (out of maths, physics, chemistry, biology) at A level, which you do not have, but other places won't care at all. In fact, UCL prefers applicants to have a third 'contrasting' arts/social science subject.


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    Yes, you are.



    Some colleges at Oxbridge require 3 sciences (out of maths, physics, chemistry, biology) at A level, which you do not have, but other places won't care at all. In fact, UCL prefers applicants to have a third 'contrasting' arts/social science subject.





    I wasn't planning on applying to Oxbridge as I think it would be a waste of an application! Thanks for your advice I will look at UCL but I know that is one of the top ones so not sure if I'd stand a good chance!
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    (Original post by cheeseandbiscuits)
    Ah sorry to hear about your 3 a's buddy. I know it's tough, but it's fine you'll get over them soon. With that being said, it does mean you're gonna have to limit your options slightly. Perhaps be more realistic and go down the biochem route first. Do your degree in that (get a 1st obv, otherwise you may as well just work in mcdonalds or something). Then think about a 6 year medicine postgrad. The top unis are gonna be out of question with those poor grades unfortunately, so bear that in mind when applying. Message me if you need any extra help
    Is that sarcasm I detect?


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