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    Im 18 years old and I'm taking my gap year. I got BCC at a level in English, history and Philosophy and 12 GCSE's A*-C and was originally going to apply for Law at university but my heart is so set on doing medicine and it would pain me not to try find a course which would allow me to study medicine with my status.
    I saw access courses to medicine through this link https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wik...ss_to_Medicine but does anyone have any idea about these as i am very confused. thankyou

    this could even include any college course
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    (Original post by Toniamariee)
    Im 18 years old and I'm taking my gap year. I got BCC at a level in English, history and Philosophy and 12 GCSE's A*-C and was originally going to apply for Law at university but my heart is so set on doing medicine and it would pain me not to try find a course which would allow me to study medicine with my status.
    I saw access courses to medicine through this link https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wik...ss_to_Medicine but does anyone have any idea about these as i am very confused. thankyou
    I think there are very few medical schools that would accept you with any degree. Most of them require a science related degree but there are a few medical schools that consider any degree.
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    (Original post by Excluded)
    I think there are very few medical schools that would accept you with any degree. Most of them require a science related degree but there are a few medical schools that consider any degree.
    Eh? I'm not sure the OP was asking about GEM...
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    (Original post by *pitseleh*)
    Eh? I'm not sure the OP was asking about GEM...
    Damn, my bad.
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    (Original post by Toniamariee)
    Im 18 years old and I'm taking my gap year. I got BCC at a level in English, history and Philosophy and 12 GCSE's A*-C and was originally going to apply for Law at university but my heart is so set on doing medicine and it would pain me not to try find a course which would allow me to study medicine with my status.
    I saw access courses to medicine through this link https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wik...ss_to_Medicine but does anyone have any idea about these as i am very confused. thankyou

    this could even include any college course
    What is your degree grade? With a first class degree you stand a decent chance.

    See link below for collated GEM information.

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/con...dicine-a-guide
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    (Original post by Toniamariee)
    Im 18 years old and I'm taking my gap year. I got BCC at a level in English, history and Philosophy and 12 GCSE's A*-C and was originally going to apply for Law at university but my heart is so set on doing medicine and it would pain me not to try find a course which would allow me to study medicine with my status.
    I saw access courses to medicine through this link https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wik...ss_to_Medicine but does anyone have any idea about these as i am very confused. thankyou

    this could even include any college course
    Those are year-long (mostly) courses which you can take that, if you pass, give you the qualification to apply to medicine. Whilst they don't give you instant acceptance (you'll have to apply like anyone else), they do give you the background that you need.
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    I don't really think so, my friend was doing the same subjects he graduated two years ago but we got aaa everywhere. Plus he was doing two more languages. They didn't take him.
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    foundation courses?

    medicine in the EU/abroad?
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    (Original post by KyleH123)
    What is your degree grade? With a first class degree you stand a decent chance.

    See link below for collated GEM information.

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/con...dicine-a-guide
    Again.. this is an 18-year-old poster who has done her A-levels but doesn't have a degree. I don't think she's asking about GEM courses.

    OP: access courses are an alternative to A-levels. I don't know whether individual universities would have a problem with someone doing an access course having already done A-levels, but it would be worth checking. Medical schools tend not to like people having two stabs at their A-levels, so I imagine they might see an access course with A-levels as a problem.

    There are also medical degrees with foundation years, but they tend to be aimed at students who had the right grades in the wrong subjects. If my med school was anything to go by, I think you might have a hard time getting onto a course with your grades. Is there a reason you didn't have higher grades for your A-levels? BCC is quite a way below what most applicants would be offering when applying to medical school is all.
 
 
 
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