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    I'd love some advice or knowledge of how anyone got into medicine not in the "usual" way.. (i.e. 3 A*s at A level). I'm just about to sit my A-level exams however am only doing 2: Psychology and English Language, and am predicted A/A* in both. Also at GCSE I got 7 A*s and 1 A, but only did Biology as a GCSE (dropped the other 2 sciences). All of these lesser qualifications occurred because I went to hospital a few times over secondary school/college and couldn't cope with the work load. But, now I'm wondering if there is any way I would be able to get into Medicine either through an access course etc without doing any more A levels... (I want to study Psychiatry eventually).

    Has anyone got any suggestions on how I could progress from here, or should I give up on medicine and try for a psychology degree? I'm also currently applying to work in a general hospital over the next year as a HCA.
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    There are a few access courses for students with a non science background so you'll have to check different unis.


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    You could do a degree in something medical-related and get in as a graduate, although that is notoriously competitive...

    Most universities want a biology/chemistry A Level regardless though. I'd definitely start by looking at what universities you want to go to, and then looking at their requirements/alternative methods of entry through there
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    (Original post by antonyzac)
    You could do a degree in something medical-related and get in as a post-graduate
    You're not a postgraduate until you complete a masters or above. You would be entering as a graduate in this case.
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    (Original post by Etomidate)
    You're not a postgraduate until you complete a masters or above. You would be entering as a graduate in this case.
    Ah woops! I meant graduate entry! Thanks for the correction.
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    Medicine with a foundation year?

    http://www.medschools.ac.uk/Students...nicalyear.aspx
 
 
 
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