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    I've always wanted to be a doctor, so it's not just something I've recently whisked up. But I didn't do all that great in my GCSEs.
    I got BB in English Lang & Lit; C in Maths; B in Core Science (didn't do additional);
    plus 1A, 1moreC, D & E.

    For A Level I am only doing Biology, not chemistry. And I don't think I could achieve AAA anyway. I'm aiming for at least BBBb (the 4th only being General Studies)
    But would like at least 1 A.

    I'm considering doing Biomedical Science, hopefully at Warwick (AAB-ABB) but no major preference to be honest.

    And then take a post-graduate 'gap year' were I can do volunteering, shadowing and get a job.
    Before applying for Graduate Entry Medicine.

    I will apply wisely. But I'm sure every other applicant is thinking the same. Besides having a masters or a PhD, what can I do to really stand out on the application? As I know it is VERY competitive.

    Thanks!
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    Get straight 900s in the UKCAT?

    I wouldn't rely on the fast track grad route existing in 4 or 5 years time or what the funding might be. Try your hardest to get the As, don't delay your goal by half a decade because you think GEM seems a safer bet than getting AAA.

    Edit: I don't know if anywhere would take you on a 5 year without Chemistry but would medicine with a foundation year be an option?
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    (Original post by Quilverine)
    Get straight 900s in the UKCAT?

    I wouldn't rely on the fast track grad route existing in 4 or 5 years time or what the funding might be. Try your hardest to get the As, don't delay your goal by half a decade because you think GEM seems a safer bet than getting AAA.

    Edit: I don't know if anywhere would take you on a 5 year without Chemistry but would medicine with a foundation year be an option?
    Thanks for your input!
    I really highly doubt that any uni would take me without chem.
    I've looked into foundation courses and they either require bio & chem at lower grades, or GCSE additional or triple/separate sciences, or still require AAA but in humanities/essay subjects.
 
 
 
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