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    i want to apply for medicine but because of the high grades needed i want to have a plan B just in case, any suggestions on what to do that is as closely related to medicine as possible and if there is any chance of still being able to study medicine?
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    A lot of people go into biomedicine, and there is a chance to transfer to medicine after the first/ second year I think. I've heard that it's really competitive to transfer though, probably because so many people take biomed for this reason!

    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by sophie999)
    i want to apply for medicine but because of the high grades needed i want to have a plan B just in case, any suggestions on what to do that is as closely related to medicine as possible and if there is any chance of still being able to study medicine?
    As above, most go into biomedical science, with the hope of transferring to medicine later.

    Some do paramedical sciences.
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    Some people take Biomedical Science if they don't get accepted for Medicine. If you later find out that Medicine isn't for you and you don't want to transfer to Medicine or do Graduate-Entry Medicine, you can alternatively specialise into a field (like Haemotology or Cytology or Clinical Biochemistry) and work in a hospital

    Alternatively, you could take Biology at University and specialise into a field within Biology

    My current Biology teacher was planning on taking Dentristry at University but didn't get accepted due to poor A2 results so she took Biology and she's become Head of Biology and Deputy Head of Department :yep:
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    My back-up is neuroscience, it suits me better than biomed as a course, and is usually accepted for postgrad medicine- or offers a route into psychiatry, a medical specialism
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    (Original post by Ezme39)
    My back-up is neuroscience, it suits me better than biomed as a course, and is usually accepted for postgrad medicine- or offers a route into psychiatry, a medical specialism
    What is this route?

    EDIT: Incidentally any academic honours degree will allow you to apply for Graduate Entry Medicine (at least currently).
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    I didn't have a plan B. In the 80s when I applied you could have 5 medicine UCCA (the acronym changed a few years ago) choices and I was so stuck on medicine I didn't think of other choices ignoring careers advice at school. If I'd had 5 rejections or mucked up my A levels I'd have had to think again but suspect I'd have reapplied the following year. There's alot to be said for taking time to re-evaluate rather than doing 3-4 years of a degree you are half hearted about. I suspect entry numbers for medicine from 1 year later reapplicants are higher than for graduates.
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    (Original post by Ronove)
    What is this route?

    EDIT: Incidentally any academic honours degree will allow you to apply for Graduate Entry Medicine (at least currently).
    I can't find the specifics, but it was mentioned on the King's College Neuroscience page (which is where I have an offer for)

    True, but given the competition for post-grad is greater than under-grad, I'm under the impression that some courses are preferred to others- particularly those with a strong scientific basis and/or crossover with medicine.
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    (Original post by Ezme39)
    I can't find the specifics, but it was mentioned on the King's College Neuroscience page (which is where I have an offer for)

    True, but given the competition for post-grad is greater than under-grad, I'm under the impression that some courses are preferred to others- particularly those with a strong scientific basis and/or crossover with medicine.
    Nope. It's a tick-box exercise. You either have an acceptable degree or you don't.
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    (Original post by Ezme39)
    My back-up is neuroscience, <snip>- or offers a route into psychiatry, a medical specialism
    no it doesn't

    nor does it particuarly short cut the route the Clinical Psychology

    or allow access to AMHP training ( which requires a relevant Health Professional registration or Social Worker registration )
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    (Original post by zippyRN)
    no it doesn't

    nor does it particuarly short cut the route the Clinical Psychology

    or allow access to AMHP training ( which requires a relevant Health Professional registration or Social Worker registration )
    I'm more interested in it just for the research side of things, but this is what I've seen as "career prospects" on uni websites- which seems a bit misleading based on what you've said?
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    (Original post by Ezme39)
    I'm more interested in it just for the research side of things, but this is what I've seen as "career prospects" on uni websites- which seems a bit misleading based on what you've said?
    peoplewith neuroscience degrees are among those who get GEM places or grad places on 5 year courses ...
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    This might be a dumb question but is there any possibility of starting a course that you haven't applied for at the unis you get rejections from post interview? I know some are offered biomed, but I'm curious about mech. engineering with materials.. But I haven't applied to that, just medicine and biomed
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    Hey you can also think of applying to study in Europe I went abroad and it worked out perfectly let me know if you need help x
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    Think seriously about Medical Sciences instead.
    Example ...... Bristol http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cellmolmed/...duate/degrees/

    Its quicker (and cheaper) to get qualified. And GPs dont win Nobel prizes, medical scientists DO.
 
 
 
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