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    Hi guys,

    I have been ill for the past few months meaning I've felt sick every morning. Normally I can cope but on one particular occasion which happened to be this year's Maths C1 exam I felt so ill that my mind went blank, which in turn caused me to have a panic attack and thus fail my exam (I know this because I hardly answered any questions). So long story short... Should I give up medicine as a career option? Thanks in advance!

    -The Failed Doctor
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    Hi guys,

    I have been ill for the past few months meaning I've felt sick every morning. Normally I can cope but on one particular occasion which happened to be this year's Maths C1 exam I felt so ill that my mind went blank, which in turn caused me to have a panic attack and thus fail my exam (I know this because I hardly answered any questions). So long story short... Should I give up medicine as a career option? Thanks in advance!

    -The Failed Doctor
    No. Retake the module next year.

    You'll need to learn some resilience if you want to apply to medicine. There will be many more hurdles along the way, don't be tempted to give up so easily.
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    No. Retake the module next year.

    You'll need to learn some resilience if you want to apply to medicine. There will be many more hurdles along the way, don't be tempted to give up so easily.
    Thanks for replying! I really wanted to go to either KCL, UCL or even Cambridge. But these are the top medical schools... Should I bother applying to them?

    - The Failed Doctor
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    Thanks for replying! I really wanted to go to either KCL, UCL or even Cambridge. But these are the top medical schools... Should I bother applying to them?

    - The Failed Doctor
    Wait and see what your results are. Wait and see what your UKCAT is. You need to apply to your strengths and maximise your chances of getting an interview.

    There really aren't 'top' schools in medicine. Its the same medical degree at the end of the day. Apply where you stand the best chance of getting in.
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    Wait and see what your results are. Wait and see what your UKCAT is. You need to apply to your strengths and maximise your chances of getting an interview.

    There really aren't 'top' schools in medicine. Its the same medical degree at the end of the day. Apply where you stand the best chance of getting in.
    Oh thanks for the help; means a lot... Better start working extra hard then!

    -The Failed Doctor
 
 
 
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