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Can I change my mind and do computer science even if I am aiming for medicine? watch

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    I am a year 12 student currently studying Bio, Chem, Maths, Computer Science.
    I've always liked computers and programming. However, I've also had a great interest in biology, people and I've always wanted to help others in life. I've being doing a lot of medical work experience and I find it quite enjoyable. I've started looking at some medical interview questions as well. But in my mind there's that nagging voice telling me I would be better off sitting in front of a computer and programming than work long hours in a hospital.
    My question is, will I be able to prepare fully for the medical interview/UKCAT while still having the chance to get into a reputable university for Computer Science? Will I have to do extra work experience for computer science? Will my chosen A levels still allow me to get into a good university for computer science?

    Exactly what i ask myself

    I don't think so, but im going by the words at a talk for dentistry where the speaker said his daughter started with wanting to do medicine but after getting in changed to politics so i'd assume you could
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    Of course you can change lol. No one is forcing you to do anything, and the last thing you want to 'accidentally' end up doing when you don't want to is ****ing med school.

    Work experience is not generally expected for computer science (or any subject outside medicine/vet med/dentistry) as i understand it, though if you want to arrange some to see what kinds of careers there are then by all means do so.

    Medicine does not have the monopoly on helping people.
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