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Is it possible to be accepted into med school without A'level Chemistry? Also why is Chemistry considered more important than Biology?

I thought surely Biology has more in common with Medicine that chemistry does. I mean a lot of A level chemistry includes things like Inorganic chemistry, oxidation rates, orbitals, thermodynamics etc which don't really have a lot of relevance to Medicine.
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A-Level Chemistry is essential for applications to Medicine (for UK medical schools at least). I assume its a better predictor of whether someone can cope with the workload at medical school, its widely regarded much harder than A-Level Biology. Oxidation rates, inorganic and organic chemistry do have relevance to Medicine I reckon, especially things like understanding drug action and tissue behaviour.
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(Original post by Ambitious1999)
Is it possible to be accepted into med school without A'level Chemistry? Also why is Chemistry considered more important than Biology?

I thought surely Biology has more in common with Medicine that chemistry does. I mean a lot of A level chemistry includes things like Inorganic chemistry, oxidation rates, orbitals, thermodynamics etc which don't really have a lot of relevance to Medicine.
Everything you have listed below about chemistry has a lot of relevance. If you havent done A2 chemistry and biology, it's likely you won't be aware of it.

You need chemistry for biochemistry topics. There's varying levels of topics involving chemistry content depending on which medical school you go, like there is with any degree at any university

Basically, you kind of need it for some topics, and it's a hard A Level as well, so it thins the herd of applicants; that's essentially it.
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Not having A-Level chemistry severely limits your options to do medicine even at graduate level - with the competition for medicine as it is, why would you want to make it even harder for yourself?
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There's almost zero pure chemistry in the degree, and what there is isn't taught in A level chemistry. It's just an (irrelevant) entry requirement.
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no, if your applying to potato university of unicorn institutions, in twinkle island.
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no uni will take you on without chem a-level, although they like as bio and alevel bio if you've done it.
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