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    Hi,
    I am thinking of doing Medicine in university to be a psychiatrist and would like to know from current Medicine students if my chosen A Levels are appropriate or what could possibly be changed. Chosen Alevels for now : Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Statistics. I am at a B/A level in Maths but I really have no interest in continuing it and Physics isnt my thing aha. I want to know if my options are ideal and have anyone of you done Statistics? I am most likely to change Statistics into something else but would like suggestions? Might do Law instead as it sounds interesting. Please do give me some suggestions ASAP!!
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    (Original post by katebeckett)
    Hi,
    I am thinking of doing Medicine in university to be a psychiatrist and would like to know from current Medicine students if my chosen A Levels are appropriate or what could possibly be changed. Chosen Alevels for now : Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Statistics. I am at a B/A level in Maths but I really have no interest in continuing it and Physics isnt my thing aha. I want to know if my options are ideal and have anyone of you done Statistics? I am most likely to change Statistics into something else but would like suggestions? Might do Law instead as it sounds interesting. Please do give me some suggestions ASAP!!
    Id do biology, chemistry, psychology and something like history, english lit etc.
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    I'd suggest doing maths instead of statistics as there is a module of statistics in AS maths and you can always drop it at A2. Doing statistics might be quite limiting and not doing either maths or physics may limit the medical schools you can apply for as most recommend them. Look at some university courses and see if they'd accept your choices as I am only basing this on what I know and have been told.
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    in some unis you need 3 sciences or 2 sciences and maths so make sure you check that out ok buddy
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    I'm fairly sure that maths, is considered as a science?
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    (Original post by katebeckett)
    Hi,
    I am thinking of doing Medicine in university to be a psychiatrist and would like to know from current Medicine students if my chosen A Levels are appropriate or what could possibly be changed. Chosen Alevels for now : Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Statistics. I am at a B/A level in Maths but I really have no interest in continuing it and Physics isnt my thing aha. I want to know if my options are ideal and have anyone of you done Statistics? I am most likely to change Statistics into something else but would like suggestions? Might do Law instead as it sounds interesting. Please do give me some suggestions ASAP!!
    OP, it's best to pick A levels which are 'facilitating subjects', meaning they are respected by Universities. These are along the lines of;
    Biology
    Chemistry

    History
    English
    Physics
    Maths and further maths (downwards from here I'm not too sure if they're useful for psychiatry)
    Modern languages
    Geography

    I would really go for Biology, Chemistry , History and English. If you ever had a change of heart, these subjects leave a lot of paths for you to go down.
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    (Original post by katebeckett)
    Hi,
    I am thinking of doing Medicine in university to be a psychiatrist and would like to know from current Medicine students if my chosen A Levels are appropriate or what could possibly be changed. Chosen Alevels for now : Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Statistics. I am at a B/A level in Maths but I really have no interest in continuing it and Physics isnt my thing aha. I want to know if my options are ideal and have anyone of you done Statistics? I am most likely to change Statistics into something else but would like suggestions? Might do Law instead as it sounds interesting. Please do give me some suggestions ASAP!!
    Research individual universities (ie these wouldn't be suitable for Cambridge as they want 3 sciences), but for the vast majority of med schools you'd be fine with those as chemistry and biology are really the key subjects.

    Psychology is a good 3rd, and something useful if you're interested in psychiatry. Again, you'll have to check with individual universities but the only thing you might have issues with is stats as I don't know how much it's recognised (although most places only care about the main 3 subjects, and generally accept everything but general studies and critical thinking!)

    So yeah, your subjects are good for the vast majority of unis (needing maths for medicine is a myth), however I'd make sure you do some research just so you're not caught out from applying somewhere you really want to!! The only one id consider changing is stats

    (I'm currently applying for medicine and did loads of research on this)
 
 
 
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