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    Okay, so i'm predicted A* A* A* A in biology, chemistry, maths and physics. I want to do medicine so these are my choices.
    1) Medicine ( UCL)
    2) Medicine (Manchester)
    3) Medicine (Central Lancashire)
    4) Medicine (Lancaster)
    5) Pharmacy (Nottingham)

    My main question is, is that is pharmacy a good fifth choice with a PS aimed entirely at medicine? Provided I get some work experience, will I be able to get on it? They're not going to put me down due to my PS, are they?
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    (Original post by akash3141)
    Okay, so i'm predicted A* A* A* A in biology, chemistry, maths and physics. I want to do medicine so these are my choices.
    1) Medicine ( UCL)
    2) Medicine (Manchester)
    3) Medicine (Central Lancashire)
    4) Medicine (Lancaster)
    5) Pharmacy (Nottingham)

    My main question is, is that is pharmacy a good fifth choice with a PS aimed entirely at medicine? Provided I get some work experience, will I be able to get on it? They're not going to put me down due to my PS, are they?
    Do double check this, but I'm pretty sure I heard nottingham outright reject applicants for pharmacy if medicine is their first choice. (They started doing this a few years ago).

    EDIT: A lot of people apply for pharmacy as a back-up btw. Can't comment on whether it's a good decision or not, but it's v. common.
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    (Original post by akash3141)
    Okay, so i'm predicted A* A* A* A in biology, chemistry, maths and physics. I want to do medicine so these are my choices.
    1) Medicine ( UCL)
    2) Medicine (Manchester)
    3) Medicine (Central Lancashire)
    4) Medicine (Lancaster)
    5) Pharmacy (Nottingham)

    My main question is, is that is pharmacy a good fifth choice with a PS aimed entirely at medicine? Provided I get some work experience, will I be able to get on it? They're not going to put me down due to my PS, are they?
    The question to ask yourself is: Would I be happy studying pharmacy for 4 years (and then working as a pharmacist) if I don't get the grades for medicine?

    You would have to ask Nottingham if they would accept a medicine ps, or whether you would have to submit a 2nd pharmacy focussed ps.

    I'm assuming you're an international because of UCLAN.
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    With those grades I dont think you need to take up a fifth choice of Pharmacy because you're almost guaranteed to get into medicine. however, most unis don't mind if pharmacy is your fifth choice but it may be ideal to have 2 personal statements because my friend had to do that as she also opted for 4 medicine options and 1 pharmacy.
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    How about optometry, would that be a good fifth choice? No problems?
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    (Original post by akash3141)
    Okay, so i'm predicted A* A* A* A in biology, chemistry, maths and physics. I want to do medicine so these are my choices.
    1) Medicine ( UCL)
    2) Medicine (Manchester)
    3) Medicine (Central Lancashire)
    4) Medicine (Lancaster)
    5) Pharmacy (Nottingham)

    My main question is, is that is pharmacy a good fifth choice with a PS aimed entirely at medicine? Provided I get some work experience, will I be able to get on it? They're not going to put me down due to my PS, are they?
    I applied this year for medicine and I also have an offer for pharmacy at Durham.


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