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Hello, so I have a dillema and help would be highly appreciated.
I am currently an Alevel student studying Chemistry, Biology and Maths. I wanted to study medicine at university but I also felt a good backup would be highly required so I thought of studying chemistry but I've been told my numerous people that if I just do chemistry, I will be very limited to good jobs once I'm finished. So now I have no idea what I want to do because I'd love to be involved with the medical side of science but I have no idea how I will get to there.
Thankyou for taking time to read this and all advice would be appreciated x
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Hi there!
Just before I give a response could I clarify three things?:
Do you intend to apply for medicine still with your 5th choice prospectively chemistry?
Would you have intentions of taking the science degree of some form and then apply for graduate entry medicine?
Did you take a 4th AS subject?
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Hi there!
Just before I give a response could I clarify three things?:
Do you intend to apply for medicine still with your 5th choice prospectively chemistry?
Would you have intentions of taking the science degree of some form and then apply for graduate entry medicine?
Did you take a 4th AS subject?
Depending on my AS results that was initially my intention.
I heard about that but I don't actually know much about the process so I'm unsure about what is involved.
I took sociology silly enough as I know unis don't really look at this subject.
Thankyou
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Biomedical science or Biology. You can specialise in them or go into graduate entry medicine.

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Biomedical science or Biology. You can specialise in them or go into graduate entry medicine.

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That's a good idea actually, thankyou for your reply.
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Depending on my AS results that was initially my intention.
I heard about that but I don't actually know much about the process so I'm unsure about what is involved.
I took sociology silly enough as I know unis don't really look at this subject.
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Hey again,

Well if your AS results are AABB or better you have a good chance and its possible with ABBB, so definitely give it a go if you get them or better :-).

Basically for medicine you can use only 4 of your 5 UCAS choices for medicine, and the 5th and final choice can be used for an alternative course or left empty. It makes no real sense to leave it empty so it would be here you could apply for chemistry. Most medicine applicants will get their 5th choice offer so you don't need to worry about using a medicine personal statement.

Chemistry is still a fine choice for getting into medical related fields post university or in research, you just need to pick relevant modules and is currently acceptable for all graduate entry medicine degrees. However, graduate medicine is significantly more difficult to get into than undergraduate, so this shouldn't really be relied on.

While chemistry will still left you into medical fields, other more specialised courses will get you in more quickly. Examples are biochemistry, biomedical science, pharmacology (drugs and the body etc.), neuroscience etc. It's worth researching these as they may be more appealing to you.

I hope this is of help and sorry for the delayed response!
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Hey again,

Well if your AS results are AABB or better you have a good chance and its possible with ABBB, so definitely give it a go if you get them or better :-).

Basically for medicine you can use only 4 of your 5 UCAS choices for medicine, and the 5th and final choice can be used for an alternative course or left empty. It makes no real sense to leave it empty so it would be here you could apply for chemistry. Most medicine applicants will get their 5th choice offer so you don't need to worry about using a medicine personal statement.

Chemistry is still a fine choice for getting into medical related fields post university or in research, you just need to pick relevant modules and is currently acceptable for all graduate entry medicine degrees. However, graduate medicine is significantly more difficult to get into than undergraduate, so this shouldn't really be relied on.

While chemistry will still left you into medical fields, other more specialised courses will get you in more quickly. Examples are biochemistry, biomedical science, pharmacology (drugs and the body etc.), neuroscience etc. It's worth researching these as they may be more appealing to you.

I hope this is of help and sorry for the delayed response!
Thankyou so much for this it is a huge help!! I will wait until Thursday for my results and then I can go on from there. Again, thankyou so much.
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Thankyou so much for this it is a huge help!! I will wait until Thursday for my results and then I can go on from there. Again, thankyou so much.
You're very welcome! Please PM me if you need any more help and I'll see what I can do. I'm an offer holder waiting on results for reference.
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You're very welcome! Please PM me if you need any more help and I'll see what I can do. I'm an offer holder waiting on results for reference.
Thankyou and best of luck!
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