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Hi guys,
I am looking at studying medicine and I was looking at specialties that I might find interesting after medical school when I came upon Maxillofacial surgery. Now, when I was doing some research online it said that in the UK I would need a dual degree in medicine and dentistry.
Does anyone know how I would achieve this? Do I have to apply for the dual degree straight after A-levels or is there and option to pick it up later in the course duration?
Thanks for your help.
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Fleuves
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The most popular route is to take undergraduate Dentistry and then :post-graduate: graduate-entry Medicine.
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You would usually do one after the other, there isn't a specific dual course right from the start. Most seem to start with dentistry and then do graduate entry medicine, but it is perfectly possible the other way round. I know KCL do special shortened courses for the second degree but not sure if anywhere else does, or how many places they have.
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The most popular route is to take undergraduate Dentistry and then post-graduate Medicine.
there are no post gradaute pre-reg medicine courses ... Graduate entry to Medicine is NOT 'post graduate' ...

you will upset various people on TSR and show yourself to be a numpty to health professionals in general ...
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there are no post gradaute pre-reg medicine courses ... Graduate entry to Medicine is NOT 'post graduate' ...

you will upset various people on TSR and show yourself to be a numpty to health professionals in general ...
Apologies for not saying GEM then - though I think it's pretty obvious what I mean is that you have to acquire one degree at undergraduate then pursue the other.

OP will have at least 5yrs until they get to that point

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(Original post by AdamReade99)
Hi guys,
I am looking at studying medicine and I was looking at specialties that I might find interesting after medical school when I came upon Maxillofacial surgery. Now, when I was doing some research online it said that in the UK I would need a dual degree in medicine and dentistry.
Does anyone know how I would achieve this? Do I have to apply for the dual degree straight after A-levels or is there and option to pick it up later in the course duration?
Thanks for your help.
As above, you'd do either Medicine or Dentistry first and then do the other as a graduate.

At Manchester, after doing your dentistry degree and gaining full registration with the GDC and the FDS, MFDs or MDF, you can enter the medicine degree at Year 3 and skip out the first two years I believe.

At KCL it's the opposite, after doing your medicine degree, you can enter the dentistry degree at Year 3.

This may also be something that's offered at other uni's.

But right now, you just need to decide on a degree to do now. Your decisions with regards to specialities may well change over time. And you can't do one degree straight after another as you do need to spend time practicing as either a medical doctor or a dentist after the 5 year degree!
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Would I do the two years as a junior doctor after the two degrees as normal or not?
Thanks for all the help though guys
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Would I do the two years as a junior doctor after the two degrees as normal or not?
Thanks for all the help though guys
KCL would require you to do the two foundation years as a junior doctor before admitting you to the 3 year dentistry degree.

And anyway, you'd require full registration with both the GDC and GMC so like I said before, you would need to work to gain this.
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KCL would require you to do the two foundation years as a junior doctor before admitting you to the 3 year dentistry degree.

And anyway, you'd require full registration with both the GDC and GMC so like I said before, you would need to work to gain this.
Thanks for all your help everyone, especially Jay
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Would I do the two years as a junior doctor after the two degrees as normal or not?
Thanks for all the help though guys
You'll be a junior doctor for a whole lot longer than two years... But yes, you would have to do your two foundation years after your medicine degree before starting surgical/maxfax training. I don't know what the dental equivalent is.
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