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    I am an EU student applying for medicine in the UK. I actually applied last year also but since I didn't prepare enough my UKCAT score was too low.

    I am entering year 1 in medicine in my home country and I'm wondering whether that could hurt my application in the UK. Or could it perhaps help it in a way that I will have more experience and know what medicine is about?

    In my country you can only gain work experience in the hospital if you're already a medical student so I think that it would actually help my application... What do you think?
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    (Original post by barborazel)
    I am an EU student applying for medicine in the UK. I actually applied last year also but since I didn't prepare enough my UKCAT score was too low.

    I am entering year 1 in medicine in my home country and I'm wondering whether that could hurt my application in the UK. Or could it perhaps help it in a way that I will have more experience and know what medicine is about?

    In my country you can only gain work experience in the hospital if you're already a medical student so I think that it would actually help my application... What do you think?
    Most UK medical schools will not accept applications from someone already enrolled on a medicine course elsewhere. You would need to contact each one and ask them if they would consider you.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Most UK medical schools will not accept applications from someone already enrolled on a medicine course elsewhere. You would need to contact each one and ask them if they would consider you.
    Well, I could just not mention it...
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    (Original post by barborazel)
    Well, I could just not mention it...
    Great start to a medical career. Google Probity, medical schools expect you to have it.

    You have two options:
    1. Start and finish medicine in your home country and then apply to work in the UK afterwards. The way the NHS is going, there will be plenty of jobs.
    2. Don't take up your place at medical school at home and take a gamble on getting in to a UK medical school.

    Personally, I would go for number 1.
 
 
 
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