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    Hi, can anyone tell me what would be the best decision to make in my situation described below?
    I am EU student, wanting to study medicine (A100), who graduated high school in 2016 and then I took a gap year to gain some voluntary experience and to resit my final exams to make my score even better.(I am aware that in this situations going to med uni will be much more difficult and in some cases even impossible; anyway I want to try) I aim to get 90%-100% (A-A*) from subjects such as physics, chemistry and biology (everything HL) because these are the subjects I underperformed last year; I took exams also from English (98%-SL, 88%-HL) but I am not going to sit them this year. Also I am going to sit BMAT or UKCAT and IELTS this year. Now.. What is better..
    1.Should I try to go for 2017 entry (basically I have everything ready, personal statement and references and so on) for something connected with medicine such as biomedical science etc. for 1 year and then go to medicine for 2018 entry (in different university maybe); but then in this case am I allow to take a student loan for both courses?(only 1 year of biomed science and the whole course of medicine 5/6 years)
    2. Should I go only for 2018 entry strictly for medicine? but then in my opinion 2017 would be kind of wasting of time somewhat since I will not study during this year (or I may study in my country but I don't know if it wouldn't be frown upon somehow according to UK universities)
    Any help will be appreciated. Thank you in advance.

    I will be honest, I cannot see the point in you doing a biomedical type course for 1 year and then trying to get into medicine. It will not make you a stronger candidate. It would be a much better use of your time to continue getting experience and revising for your UKCAT/BMAT, which will make you a better applicant if you do better in that. You mention that 2017-18 will be a wasted year, but it would be great experience and would allow you to save some money. If you try do 1 year of another course it will cost you money and only add to your student finance debt.
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