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    I have 3 A*s, 8 A's and 1 B for GCSEs.
    ABC at A level (biology, chemistry and physics respectively.)
    A lot of work experience and extra curricular activities.

    How can I get into med school?

    I was mentally unwell while doing my A levels - experiencing voices which were very scary and distracting.
    If I got a letter from the GP to clarify this would I be eligible to apply with extenuating circumstances? Or will I have to do a degree first before applying again?

    Would you trust a doctor with schizophrenia? I think if I were to disclose this to OH they would be scared/worried and decide not to accept me.
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    None of us on here can reliably tell you whether any university would accept your extenuating circumstances outright (i.e. make an offer straight away, rather than accepting them as a reason for you to resit A-levels). You need to contact each one individually and see what they say - this would be a far more productive use of your time than making lots of threads on here - we just don't have the answers you want! There are less than 30 standard courses in the UK, so with a standardised e-mail which you can tweak for individuality, it shouldn't take you too long.

    As for the schizophrenia, it doesn't need to be discussed on your UCAS form, but obviously will need to be mentioned if you are going down the extenuating circumstances route. And if you do get an offer, you will still have to pass Occupational Health clearance, so you will have to disclose it to them. You MUST do this - it would be a serious Fitness to Practice issue to hide it, far more serious than any issues that would arise from the condition itself.
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    Was it declared at the time ?
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    (Original post by 1lastchance)
    I have 3 A*s, 8 A's and 1 B for GCSEs.
    ABC at A level (biology, chemistry and physics respectively.)
    A lot of work experience and extra curricular activities.

    How can I get into med school?

    I was mentally unwell while doing my A levels - experiencing voices which were very scary and distracting.
    If I got a letter from the GP to clarify this would I be eligible to apply with extenuating circumstances? Or will I have to do a degree first before applying again?

    Would you trust a doctor with schizophrenia? I think if I were to disclose this to OH they would be scared/worried and decide not to accept me.
    I don't think you'd be eligible to apply with extenuating circumstances. What you most likely would be eligible to do would be to resit you A-levels and get AAA and then apply to certain med schools with extenuating circumstances allowing them to accept your resit grades.

    Alternatively, you could do a degree first and then apply after completing this.

    Mental health issues would not prevent you from getting a place, but would need to be disclosed on a health form after you get an offer. As Helenia said, you HAVE to disclose this. To not disclose would be dishonest and jeopardise your place at university.
 
 
 
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