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    I was curious as to how much chemistry is required to start in med school. As I've already been to university under a different specialty I very much doubt I would be accepted onto medicine in the UK so I'm going abroad.

    I have been offered a place on a 1 year Access to HE Medical Professions as an alternative to A-levels. The course seems to focus mainly on biology which I'm already good at but I don't see much Chemistry.

    Will the lack of Chem be a problem for starting an MD (It's an Eastern European school)

    Thank you in advance
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    (Original post by benjiv10)
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    I was curious as to how much chemistry is required to start in med school. As I've already been to university under a different specialty I very much doubt I would be accepted onto medicine in the UK so I'm going abroad.

    I have been offered a place on a 1 year Access to HE Medical Professions as an alternative to A-levels. The course seems to focus mainly on biology which I'm already good at but I don't see much Chemistry.

    Will the lack of Chem be a problem for starting an MD (It's an Eastern European school)

    Thank you in advance
    You can apply for graduate entry medicine in the uk if you already have a degree. There are different requirements at different unis, but a number will take arts graduates as well as scientists, so don't rule yourself out!


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    You can apply for graduate entry medicine in the uk if you already have a degree. There are different requirements at different unis, but a number will take arts graduates as well as scientists, so don't rule yourself out!


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    Hey Jenni,
    Thanks for the reply I should have mentioned I wouldn't be able to get Student Finance again to do it. I'm sort of keen to study it abroad too.
    I was doing computing before so I know Maths pretty well and Biology, either way it's just Chemistry and possibly Physics that worry me. Any advice would be appreciated
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    There's really next to no chemistry in a medical degree. A few concepts about ion movement and acid/base balance, bit very little else.

    I've heard it said that the real reason medical schools require chemistry is because it's the hardest A level, nothing to do with relevance. That's obviously unconfirmable, but perhaps not implausible
 
 
 
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