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    i am about to finish my as level...i do chem, bio, phys and mathematics... i would like to drop one subject but i am confused on whether to study engineering or medicine.. what should i do?
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    (Original post by Ibrahim Rampuri)
    i am about to finish my as level...i do chem, bio, phys and mathematics... i would like to drop one subject but i am confused on whether to study engineering or medicine.. what should i do?
    If you want to study medicine, Chemistry is a REQUIREMENT and having biology would seriously help. Maths would also be helpful, should you wish to study engineering, but would also help with the sciences.
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    Lots of info/advice about applying for Medicine here, including a table of required A level subjects : http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Medicine
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    (Original post by super_kawaii)
    If you want to study medicine, Chemistry is a REQUIREMENT and having biology would seriously help. Maths would also be helpful, should you wish to study engineering, but would also help with the sciences.
    if i decide to srop physics and later on i feel like i should do engineering...what shall i do then?
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    (Original post by Ibrahim Rampuri)
    if i decide to srop physics and later on i feel like i should do engineering...what shall i do then?
    It depends on what type of engineering you want to do. Just looking at Sheffield's engineering pages (I study at Sheffield), some courses, such as architectural, chemical, civil or electronic engineering do not require an A Level in physics.

    https://www.shef.ac.uk/prospectus/co...do?id=HK2D2017

    https://www.shef.ac.uk/prospectus/co...do?id=H8002017

    https://www.shef.ac.uk/prospectus/co...do?id=H2002017

    https://www.shef.ac.uk/prospectus/co...do?id=H2022017

    Even for mechanical engineering, as long as you have maths and one of physics or chemistry, you'll be fine

    https://www.shef.ac.uk/prospectus/co...do?id=H3022017

    So what you do is carry on with chemistry, biology and maths.
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    Do some work experience over the summer (something like shadowing a GP or Community Nurse for a day, or volunteering in an Aged Care Home) - you should have a clearer idea after that if Medicine is for you.
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    (Original post by Ibrahim Rampuri)
    i am about to finish my as level...i do chem, bio, phys and mathematics... i would like to drop one subject but i am confused on whether to study engineering or medicine.. what should i do?
    Good morning!

    As written above, you need to secure some medical work experience for over the summer. Or, perhaps you have done some already? This should help you decide which degree course you want to drop.

    Some people think they want to study Medicine, but hate every moment of medical work experience and think it's not for them. Others are unsure as to whether they want to do it or not, and end up loving their work experiences.

    How about you try and get in contact with some other students from your school who went on to study both Medicine and Engineering? Or find them on the student room! You could ask them about them about each course.

    We've actually got some blogs written by medical students to aspiring medics an insight into what it's like studying at Medical School. Visit our blogs page, and sort by 'Medical Student'.
    For instance, check out:
    Being an Imperial Medicine Student
    A week in the life of a Medical Student Part 1
    A week in the life of a Medical Student Part 2

    Alternatively, we've also got a Medical School comparison tool which shows exactly what A level subjects you need to study Medicine at every university in the UK, updated for 2017 entry.

    We hope you find the above useful,
    The Medic Portal
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    (Original post by Ibrahim Rampuri)
    i am about to finish my as level...i do chem, bio, phys and mathematics... i would like to drop one subject but i am confused on whether to study engineering or medicine.. what should i do?
    Hi! If you are unsure about whether a career in medicine is right for you, getting some work experience is a great place to start. At Gap Medics we offer short term work experience placements that will help you to discover if medicine is the right choice before committing to years of study. You can find out more at www.gapmedics.co.uk or if you have any questions at all just let us know at [email protected]
 
 
 
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