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    This year I have applied to medicine and already got two rejections. I am trying to think of an alternative course for if i dont get in. I have been considering paramedic science, nursing or biomedical science. However they all have their disadvantges:

    paramedic science - bad motion sickness and very few jobs.
    Nursing - not scientific enough, do same thing day in day out
    biomedical science - few jobs but these require a lot of experience and either a masters/phD plus I hate lab work.

    Any thoughts?
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    If your really passionate about Medicine and don't get in first time round, the best thing would be to focus on getting your grades and then reapply/take a gap year.


    Having grades in hand makes a big difference btw plus your offer will be unconditional.


    I've applied this year aswell and managed to get 4 interviews but last year I got all rejections.


    Good luck and feel free to PM me if u wanna talk.
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    (Original post by Shannonscott96)
    This year I have applied to medicine and already got two rejections. I am trying to think of an alternative course for if i dont get in. I have been considering paramedic science, nursing or biomedical science. However they all have their disadvantges:

    paramedic science - bad motion sickness and very few jobs.
    Nursing - not scientific enough, do same thing day in day out
    biomedical science - few jobs but these require a lot of experience and either a masters/phD plus I hate lab work.

    Any thoughts?
    Have you considered other NHS careers such as being a radiologist/pharmacist?

    If you hate lab work, that rules out a lot of science based degrees. However, I'm not sure why you're ruling out doing a PhD when a medicine course would take you just as long?

    Have you thought about psychology with a view to becoming a clinical psychologist or an educational psychologist? Both of these would require post graduate study but at uni level, it is a scientific subject, and although there is lab work, it is very different to biomedical style lab work. It's also a suitable degree for a range of jobs, if you decide in the end the clinical route isn't for you.
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    clinical psychologist?
 
 
 
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