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    I'm in year 8 and wanna become a GP doctor. Do I have todo extra research on medicine stuff like why we get pins and needle and why we get spots and illnesses and other stuff etc OR should I concentrate just on school work and do well in school especially in sciences and maths. Also when do we learn about stuff like spots and pins and needles and illnesses and diseases etc.
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    Looooooool you're in Year 8 you need to chill fam. Don't worry about all that until you're like in Year 11/12/13
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    lmao don't worry, just work hard on your GCSE's and then if you are still intrested in medicine look for work experience and choose the appropriate A levels (Chemistry,Bio)
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    Fam enjoy your life while you can realtalks
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    You're in Yr 8 so who knows, your views could change. Don't become too fixated on becoming a doctor by putting your GCSE priorities to just the sciences - you might in Yr 11 suddenly decide you want to go for the arts.

    I say focus on your academics and if you still want to become a doctor when you go off to do your work experience in Yr11 then that's great.

    You expand your biological knowledge when you hit A levels but it's only in uni that you go into great detail about particular diseases.
    Extra research wise, you have time to focus on them in sixth form but you can always do extra reading if you want to.

    I wish you the best of luck in your possibly medical career.
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    tbh everyone's putting pressure on you, lmao don't worry about it atm but make sure you get good grades in your GSCE's also you should consider taking triple science. But you don't have to choose it, but it's more better.
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    (Original post by Jurgenklopp123)
    I'm in year 8 and wanna become a GP doctor. Do I have todo extra research on medicine stuff like why we get pins and needle and why we get spots and illnesses and other stuff etc OR should I concentrate just on school work and do well in school especially in sciences and maths. Also when do we learn about stuff like spots and pins and needles and illnesses and diseases etc.
    Year 8? You have a long time to prepare then

    When you're doing GCSE's try and pick up extra gcse subjects and aim to get at least 10 A*'s in your GCSE's. Then it's advisable that you study Biology and Chemistry a-level (doesn't matter about the third unless you want to go to Cambridge in which case they ask for Maths) Bare in mind that offering a third science at a-level will make you more competitive. You must achieve three A's minimum. You also need to do a lot of work experience of a caring nature, try to get work experience in different areas of medicine (such as GP surgery, Cardiology, pathology etc) and caring voluntary work helps too (such as health care assistant or working with patients with dementia or disabilities)

    Last but not least there are entrance exams, in the UK there are three main ones: UKCAT, BMAT and GAMSAT. As you will be applying as an undergraduate you will mainly need to worry about UKCAT and BMAT tests. You will have to get a high score in these tests to get considered for medical school

    I know it's a lot but I hope this helps
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    You have to do a 5 year medical degree (MBBS, MB ChB, BMBS, MB BChir, or MD/DO in the US) and then once you complete that you go onto Foundation Training, Core Training then GP training.

    You are in year 8 so you probably don't need to worry so much about it now and just enjoy yourself for a while before you sit your GCSE exams, which I imagine will be next year for early entries in year 9. Just make sure you get as many A*/A grades as possible
 
 
 
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