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computer enginnering vs medicine

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    I like both and am good at math and all sciences which is harder and more enjoyable I enjoy computing as well as maths/science
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    (Original post by dcencima)
    I like both and am good at math and all sciences which is harder and more enjoyable I enjoy computing as well as maths/science
    Medicine is not like a science degree, its a vocational degree where your trained to become a qualified doctor, hence in clinical years you will no longer be learning "core science" but will be learning clinical examinations, how to diagnose, treat and manage patients etc.

    Medicine really isnt a light hearted choice, its a long hard degree with high contact hours and super competitive to get into. once graduated you will have to spend many more years sitting exams and studying to get to a consultant level, you will be working incredibly long hours with few breaks and for not that great pay initially. You really need to think about whether medicine is for you as 100% commitment for the degree is needed.

    To get into medicine applicants on average will have a decent number of A*s at GCSE, taken bio and chem to A2 and achieved AAA or A*AA at A2, need to sit entrance exams and get good scores as well as get work experience and voluntary work in a caring role. So its in no way easy to get in, if your serious about medicine then go for it!


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    what would be a decent number of a* in gcse
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    (Original post by dcencima)
    what would be a decent number of a* in gcse
    The average applicant have 5/6A*s but you can get in with more or need more to get in depending on the med school.


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    (Original post by Natalierm2707)
    The average applicant have 5/6A*s but you can get in with more or need more to get in depending on the med school.


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    if you dont mind me asking what med school do u go to
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    (Original post by dcencima)
    if you dont mind me asking what med school do u go to
    Get some work experience, because I've known a lot of people who have changed their minds.
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    (Original post by dcencima)
    if you dont mind me asking what med school do u go to
    Cardiff, just gone into second year.
 
 
 
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