Long routes to study medicine

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    how many years would the long route to medicine take?
    i didn't do to well at gcse as i got mostly b's
    i am currently at year 12 studying chemistry biology and maths and psychology but I'm thinking of dropping psychology this year
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    When you say long route I'm assuming you mean graduate entry medicine. For that, you'd do an undergraduate degree which is normally 3 years, then you'd apply for accelerated medical courses which are 4 years, so in total 7 years.

    There are also medicine courses with a foundation year, which you may be eligible for if you meet certain criteria, and these are 6 years.
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    (Original post by yassaman)
    how many years would the long route to medicine take?
    i didn't do to well at gcse as i got mostly b's
    i am currently at year 12 studying chemistry biology and maths and psychology but I'm thinking of dropping psychology this year
    You can get a relevant degree and get a high 2:1 then do graduate entry Medicine.
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    (Original post by Oxidation)
    You can get a relevant degree and get a high 2:1 then do graduate entry Medicine.
    Or an irrelevant degree. Or a 2:1. Or even a 2:2 for some med schools
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Or an irrelevant degree. Or a 2:1. Or even a 2:2 for some med schools
    Ohh really? You can do any degree?
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    (Original post by Oxidation)
    Ohh really? You can do any degree?
    Yep for some GEPs.
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    some unis do a foundation programme which accepts people with lower grades so do your research
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Or an irrelevant degree. Or a 2:1. Or even a 2:2 for some med schools
    Lmao.. That cheekiness. Let me guess. Not your med school
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    (Original post by Carrot_Cake_13)
    Lmao.. That cheekiness. Let me guess. Not your med school
    I don't have a problem with people who have 2:2s going into medicine or med schools which accept 2:2 degrees, definitely not how that post was meant to come across! My point was merely that you don't need a "high 2:1".
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    (Original post by Democracy)
    Yep for some GEPs.
    Oh that's good!
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    My GCSE's and A Levels were awful.

    I'm 24 now. I took 2 years out, have now lived in Australia, India and Sweden and soon to graduate with a 2:1 in Biology with the Open University. I sat my UKCAT two days ago and got 734 average with a band 2 in SJT. I'll be applying to both the undergraduate and graduate route at KCL, and also Warwick and Newcastle.

    It's never too late! 👍🏼


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