How to choose between Medicine and Biomedical Sciences?

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    I definitely want to do either medicine or biomedical sciences at a top uni, but I am constantly torn between the two- even though I know they are quite different. I think I would enjoy both working in a hospital (although NOT a GP) but also would enjoy working in research too.

    Has anyone been in this position? I don't want to apply for both courses as I think this would show that I haven't made a proper decision. I am doing work experience in a hospital soon, but can't manage to find any laboratory placements in my area. Any help will be appreciated

    *in year 12, GCSE: 11A* 1A, doing maths biology chemistry a levels*

    Not really very helpful, but most people applying to biomed do so as their backup choice for medicine as it's recommended as an alternative way to get there. Some universities are understanding of this and will not hold it against you if you submit a medicine ps to a biomed course. (I know that's what was said at Southampton, not sure about others, so you'd need to check) Because medicine is such a competitive course, admissions tutors would probably not accept a biomed personal statement for medicine. So if you really have no idea leading up to the deadline, it might be an idea to do an application for medicine, but submit it to both medicine and biomed.
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