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    People are always talking about medicine being hard to get into but if you don’t go to a russel group school and instead study at a school that offers for example aab can’t you still get a job as a doctor or in the medical field?
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    (Original post by Cornflakes1688)
    People are always talking about medicine being hard to get into but if you don’t go to a russel group school and instead study at a school that offers for example aab can’t you still get a job as a doctor or in the medical field?
    Several things which need to be cleared up:

    There are no medical schools which will let you in with AAB in the UK - AAA is the minimum. Some schools now require A*AA. Additionally, there are entrance examinations on top of this, as well as non-academic requirements.

    Medical schools teach the same basic curriculum and meet very high standards, so whether or not a medical school's parent university is in the Russell Group is irrelevant.

    Being a doctor and working in the "medical field" are two very different things - which are you asking about?

    There are about 8000 places at UK medical schools. Each year about 20000 people apply, so about 60% of applicants will get rejected and 40% will get an offer. It's clearly doable even with those odds and if you play the game and apply strategically you can reduce your chance of getting rejected. But when all is said and done, unfortunately a lot of very qualified, keen students will still end up without an offer.
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    Doctors are pretty much guaranteed to get a job wherever they got there degree from. It is really hard because they have to choose about 75 students from about 900 applicants sometimes and students will get rejected for any little reason which may be insignificant but they have to narrow it down there isn't a place for every applicant and not every applicant is suitable. Even suitable applicants will get rejected its nothing new nowadays
 
 
 
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