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Hi guys, i got an offer to study medicine at Downing college, Cambridge. I was wondering if they would let me switch to the NatSci tripos when I start in October? I would like to take the physiology of organisms, chemistry and computer science (and maths) options hopefully. Could some Cambridge students please tell me if this is a possible switch? I did all 3 sciences and single maths for A level so i fulfil the prerequisites.
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Hi guys, i got an offer to study medicine at Downing college, Cambridge. I was wondering if they would let me switch to the NatSci tripos when I start in October? I would like to take the physiology of organisms, chemistry and computer science (and maths) options hopefully. Could some Cambridge students please tell me if this is a possible switch? I did all 3 sciences and single maths for A level so i fulfil the prerequisites.
Not from Cambridge but at my uni you can switch without any issues on the first week. I know one girl who changed into maths from medicine so you should be fine too.
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(Original post by TheEronBlack)
Hi guys, i got an offer to study medicine at Downing college, Cambridge. I was wondering if they would let me switch to the NatSci tripos when I start in October? I would like to take the physiology of organisms, chemistry and computer science (and maths) options hopefully. Could some Cambridge students please tell me if this is a possible switch? I did all 3 sciences and single maths for A level so i fulfil the prerequisites.
Swapping to NatSci is easy because anybody who is good enough to get an offer for medicine is good enough for NatSci. However medicine places are strictly limited so if you leave it till October you deny somebody a place for Medicine. Email them now before the results come out in August and discuss it, even if you are not sure.
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(Original post by TheEronBlack)
Hi guys, i got an offer to study medicine at Downing college, Cambridge. I was wondering if they would let me switch to the NatSci tripos when I start in October? I would like to take the physiology of organisms, chemistry and computer science (and maths) options hopefully. Could some Cambridge students please tell me if this is a possible switch? I did all 3 sciences and single maths for A level so i fulfil the prerequisites.
I think you should probably be able to change without much difficulty.

I mean, if you fail Medicine, it's normal to switch to NatSci, so I think they should probably let you swap.

EDIT: Actually, Colman's advice above is very good. If you're definitely going to swap, I imagine you should let them know quickly, as I can imagine that might affect if a medic can get in after missing an offer etc. Not sure exactly how that process works though.
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Hi guys, i got an offer to study medicine at Downing college, Cambridge. I was wondering if they would let me switch to the NatSci tripos when I start in October? I would like to take the physiology of organisms, chemistry and computer science (and maths) options hopefully. Could some Cambridge students please tell me if this is a possible switch? I did all 3 sciences and single maths for A level so i fulfil the prerequisites.
This is really something you need to discuss with Downing. If your mind is made up I would get in touch before results day as it may have an impact on the decisions they make about candidates who miss their offers.
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