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    Hi all.

    I have been considering taking a gap year in preparation for Medicine. Having been discouraged from ever even considering Medicine ("its too hard", "you will want to drop out" "you won't be considered unless you have 11A*s" blah blah blah)I have, after having done my own research decided that Medicine is something I would love to do and I believe I do have a chance if I can keep up my AS grades if not improve them for my A-levels. Also, I hadn't completed much work experience or voluntary work, so I knew that I would be disadvantaging my own application had I applied. Nonetheless, I have sat the UKCAT this year and have managed to secure an average score (not that I am pleased with it, but it wasn't too poor :P) and do think that it can be improved this year considering that I know a lot more about preparation and will have more time to prepare myself- not just a month where I was studying on/off. I originally thought that it would be best if I didn't apply for medicine, and so, proceeded to apply for one of my favourite subjects- history. I do have offers so far for it, but of course, I am in the course of reconsidering this completely. My questions are more so directed towards medics who have had a gap year, although I will appreciate any helpful answers.

    - What work experience/voluntary work did you have prior to the gap year?
    - What changes did you make in your strategies for tackling the UKCAT?
    - What did you do in your gap year?
    - Any other helpful advice?

    Thank you.
    Kind regards,
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