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    Hi everyone, my name's Alessia and I'm almost 18.
    I'm looking for info because I'd like to study medicine in the UK (I'm Italian and currently studying here at school)
    I'm studying at a Language school so I don't have exceptional scientific skills. Is it a problem if I want to become a doctor? I mean, when I do the UKCAT or BMAT test, apply for uni and they call me for the interview, what kind of questions are there?
    Are medical interviews science-based questions?
    Thanks for you consideration,
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    I don't know if it's the same for international student but home students are generally expected to have studied chemistry between 16 and 18 as A-levels (as well as biology to a lesser extent). If you haven't studied those or an equal qualification to a level it might make it difficult for you to get into normal medicine and you might have to look into medicine with a foundation year, although you'll meed superb stats because it's much more competitive than normal entry medicine
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    I also study chemistry, physics, maths and biology at school but I don't know if it's equivalent to A levels.
    Can you tell me more about medicine with a foundation year? How does it work?
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    I don't know if it's the same for international student but home students are generally expected to have studied chemistry between 16 and 18 as A-levels (as well as biology to a lesser extent). If you haven't studied those or an equal qualification to a level it might make it difficult for you to get into normal medicine and you might have to look into medicine with a foundation year, although you'll meed superb stats because it's much more competitive than normal entry medicine
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    (Original post by alessiatrombetta)
    I also study chemistry, physics, maths and biology at school but I don't know if it's equivalent to A levels.
    Can you tell me more about medicine with a foundation year? How does it work?
    If you're studying Chemistry it would be very unlikely you'd be able to get onto a foundation course because they're reserved for people without 16-18 education in Chemistry (and science in general.) Do you know what the qualification you're getting is called?
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    It's "Diploma di Stato" in Italian
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    If you're studying Chemistry it would be very unlikely you'd be able to get onto a foundation course because they're reserved for people without 16-18 education in Chemistry (and science in general.) Do you know what the qualification you're getting is called?
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    (Original post by alessiatrombetta)
    It's "Diploma di Stato" in Italian
    "Overall average of 93% in the Diploma di Esame di Stato (DES), including Biology or Chemistry and one other science subject with 94%." - from Cardiff University's medicine admissions instead of A-levels. I'd imagine it's a similar case with most other universities.
 
 
 
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