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    im applying for medicine this year (08 entry)and im thinking of what i'll do if i dont get any offers..

    is it possible to do the following: instead of taking a gap year to reapply can I start say a biomed course in 2008 and apply through ucas again at the same time for medicine. i know this is insincere but atleast i dont lose an extra year if i dont get in second time round.

    any help??
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    Nope, once you are in a course, you cannot apply to another.

    A gap year does not mean 'losing an extra year' if you plan it well! I haven't taken a gap year but many people do have great experiences during their year out it's what you do with it!
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    i think the biomed cousre at newcastle at the end of stage 1 may apply to transfer to Medicine or Dentistry, but i think you get to have really good makes, and its competitive
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    thats true, but i really want to be a doctor and if i take the post graduate route it will take me 7 years instead of the normal 5 years. if i take a gap year and dont get in to medicine it'll take atleast 8 years!!
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    true i can't really help with the doing medicine cause i doing biomed, but a a few unis do that, or have links with a medical school, like Queen Mary biomed and Barts and the essex uni with queen mary, but you got to get really good marks at uni
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    (Original post by robinson999)
    i think the biomed cousre at newcastle at the end of stage 1 may apply to transfer to Medicine or Dentistry, but i think you get to have really good makes, and its competitive
    Yeah, so the possibilties that you are transferred are even slimmer than if you take a gap year and reapply. If you don't get transferred to Medicine, are you going to stick to the Biomed course - you have to think about your options there. (aimed at OP)

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    thats true, but i really want to be a doctor and if i take the post graduate route it will take me 7 years instead of the normal 5 years. if i take a gap year and dont get in to medicine it'll take atleast 8 years!!
    You contradicted yourself a little there. If you 'really want' to be a doctor then you have to consider all routes. It is only an extra 2 years, and if you do really want to become a doctor then it shouldn't stand in the way!

    Anyways, stop stressing about it! You probably haven't even completed your UCAS form yet. But it is never too early to look at your options and your back up choices. You have to consider all routes into getting Medicine. If you are unsuccessful, a gap year isn't all that bad!!!
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    so how do the transfers work? which year of the biomed course are they offered and do you have to start from scratch (year1) with the medicine course if you are transferred??

    also i know i sounded like i was contradicting myself, but i have to be realistic. if i wait till i finish bio med the chances of getting into medicine are slim. post graduate med courses are the most competitive. eg at kings at the mo its 50 applicants per offer.
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    (Original post by sophiakhanom)
    so how do the transfers work? which year of the biomed course are they offered and do you have to start from scratch (year1) with the medicine course if you are transferred??

    also i know i sounded like i was contradicting myself, but i have to be realistic. if i wait till i finish bio med the chances of getting into medicine are slim. post graduate med courses are the most competitive. eg at kings at the mo its 50 applicants per offer.
    With regards to transfers onto the Medicine course I'm not too sure! They are probably offered at the end of first year and only say, the top 5 students get through. That's all I know. Look at university websites or email the uni admissions and find out.

    Well yes, postgrad is harder but that may have to be an option, or it may not be! And that's why, if you are unsuccessful with this year's application, you should take a gap year!!

    But it's your choice. But they are all the options available : Successful first time; Gap Year and reapply; Postgrad; transfers.
 
 
 

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