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    Targeted at anyone who is completing/has completed an MBBS degree or similar, how difficult was it to get onto the course and how hard is it? I'm considering A level options and this is the line of work I want to go in, however, AAA at A level seems impossible in biology, chemistry and another science/math.
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    You don't need a third science/maths. The only med school to state any kind of preference for a third science is Cambridge.

    You will absolutely need AAA though. Minimum. You will then additionally need to get work experience/voluntary work, do the UKCAT and/or BMAT, and prepare for and attend interviews, should you get any.

    The acceptance rate for medicine once all choices are said and done is about 40%. That is, nearly 2 in 3 applicants (most of whom probably will go on to get AAA+) get 4 rejections.

    Its tough.
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    (Original post by Zarzeeboo24)
    Targeted at anyone who is completing/has completed an MBBS degree or similar, how difficult was it to get onto the course and how hard is it? I'm considering A level options and this is the line of work I want to go in, however, AAA at A level seems impossible in biology, chemistry and another science/math.
    You need to be dedicated to do the research about what universities to apply to in order to align your application with your strengths, and to be able to pick yourself back up and do it all again if you don't get in the first time (which is not unlikely, as the above poster has said). In addition, you need to be committed to getting and sticking out work experience/volunteering.

    Getting AAA clearly isn't impossible, as plenty of people do it (and do better) every year. You will have to put the time in, you can't expect to coast through and do fantastically. You also don't necessarily need three sciences (Chemistry is critical though).

    The course itself is pretty intense, and is incredibly difficult if you don't enjoy it. However, the workload isn't too bad in first year and builds gradually, so it's definitely not impossible. You just need to have the commitment and drive to put the work in and stick out the parts which don't come as easy to you. At the end of the day, it is probably more intense and different to your average degree, but it is certainly not impossible and can be good fun.
 
 
 
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