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    I recently decided that I want to become a surgeon when I leave school, this requires studying medicine first however at GCSE I obtained pretty poor GCSE's gaining 8 B's and an A* I didn't try due to not knowing what I wanted to do once I left school . I recently found out that I have dyslexia meaning could this help me as I was not given full support lower down school? I really need to know If I am able to become a surgeon because its all I can think about or if there is any other ways in which I can persue this career without attending med school?
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    (Original post by bibs123)
    I recently decided that I want to become a surgeon when I leave school, this requires studying medicine first however at GCSE I obtained pretty poor GCSE's gaining 8 B's and an A* I didn't try due to not knowing what I wanted to do once I left school . I recently found out that I have dyslexia meaning could this help me as I was not given full support lower down school? I really need to know If I am able to become a surgeon because its all I can think about or if there is any other ways in which I can persue this career without attending med school?
    Theoretically as long as you meet the GCSE grade requirements for maths and English and you have good a-levels and work experience/ voluntary work you should be okay. Just don't apply to Oxbridge. It might be a good move to aim to for a very high score on medical school admission tests such as the UKCAT and BMAT though
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    Yes you can! i know a friend who got in with similar GCSES.

    1) you must work very hard for A level, and get minimum AAA if not better!
    2) notify Unis of your extenuating circumstances
    3) apply to medical schools that don't look a GCSES such as: exeter, plymouth, durham and newcastle
    4) ace your UKCAT and I'm not talking above average, I'm talking way above average like a score of 690+

    If not need any further advice please ask, I've researched every medical school admissions process
    btw you must attend medical school, if you can't get in medical school here, try abroad
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Theoretically as long as you meet the GCSE grade requirements for maths and English and you have good a-levels and work experience/ voluntary work you should be okay. Just don't apply to Oxbridge. It might be a good move to aim to for a very high score on medical school admission tests such as the UKCAT and BMAT though
    True! One needs to be a little careful though as some unis put points on GCSE grades once you've met the minimum like leeds, cardiff, nottingham.
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    (Original post by futuremedic1997)
    True! One needs to be a little careful though as some unis put points on GCSE grades once you've met the minimum like leeds, cardiff, nottingham.
    And Lancaster (last I checked)
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    And Lancaster (last I checked)
    Yeah pretty much a lot of them do. I know ones like manchester, sheffield and keele want a certain number of A's before they move onto the rest of your application!
    But at the end of the day all you need is 1 damn interview to smash
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    Thank you both!
 
 
 
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