I'm currently in year 13 and would have liked to apply to a medicine course in September of 2017 however there is an exam, the UKMAT, which I didn't know about that must be carried out on the summer prior to applying (Summer of 2016).
Now that the registration for the UKMAT has closed I can't apply to any a100, a104 or a108 courses and was wondering if anybody knew of any course at uni that eventually could lead to a job as a doctor.
I've been looking at the UCAS website with it's search tool but can't find any specific course that could let you join a medicine course with it's qualification.
Any and all help is appreciated, thank you.
Edit - I've just looked at a course called Biomedical Science (B990) and apparently there's some sort of path there, further information on it would also be helpful.
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Last edited by CarloFreiria; 22-09-2016 at 18:49. Reason: Additional information
- 22-09-2016 18:29
- 22-09-2016 20:02
Medicine is the only course that will lead to you becoming a doctor. There is also Medicine with a foundation year (for people who don't have the right A-level combination for Medicine A100) and graduate-entry programmes (slightly shorter courses for people who already have degrees).*
All Biomedical Science would enable you to do would be to apply for one of those graduate-entry degrees. However, there aren't that many places on those courses and they're extremely competitive, so it doesn't make a huge amount of sense to do BMS with a view to applying for GEM further down the line.
If I were you, and if I was determined to study Medicine, I'd take a gap year and reapply for the next cycle (2018 entry).*
- 22-09-2016 20:13
You could apply to Bristol as it doesn't use UKCAT. You could also apply to BMAT unis as then you could have a chance. Otherwise you would have to take a gap year and reapply