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    I'm currently in year 12, and was aiming to do veterinary but have changed my mind and now want to do medicine. Is it too late??!
    I have a lot of experience in veterinary practises, will this be useful for applying to medicine as it's a clinical setting?

    And the main question...
    How do I start preparing to apply??!


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    (Original post by Sophie.cerys)
    I'm currently in year 12, and was aiming to do veterinary but have changed my mind and now want to do medicine. Is it too late??!
    I have a lot of experience in veterinary practises, will this be useful for applying to medicine as it's a clinical setting?

    And the main question...
    How do I start preparing to apply??!


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    I'm pretty sure you can still include those experiences.
    I would say try and get some experience in the easter or summer holiday.
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    (Original post by Sophie.cerys)
    I'm currently in year 12, and was aiming to do veterinary but have changed my mind and now want to do medicine. Is it too late??!
    I have a lot of experience in veterinary practises, will this be useful for applying to medicine as it's a clinical setting?

    And the main question...
    How do I start preparing to apply??!


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    No it is not too late experience in veterinary practises can definitely be useful but it would be better if you can get experience in a human medicine setting during the summer.

    One thing you can do in preparation is read books about medicine or related fields such as "The Selfish Gene" by Richard Dawkins; "Direct Red" by Gabriel Weston or other related books. You can also start looking at BMAT and UKCAT questions.

    In terms of the application it self, start looking at the course structures of different medical schools, since all medicine courses are accredited in the same way, what matters is the course structure. Decide what is important for you, whether it is early patient access, more supervisions, tutorials etc... shortlist the universities that have the courses you like, then look at other factors such as location etc...

    Good luck, you are definitely not too late! I changed my subject choice two weeks before my deadline (Oxbridge) so you are already way ahead

    Hope this helps!

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    I would try to get some long-term human-related voluntary experience in a caring setting e.g. in a care home asap.
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    I wouldn't necessarily mention experience in a veterinary setting. Maybe volunteering, but definitely not shadowing. It wouldn't tell them anything about your commitment to medicine/understanding of what it means to be a doctor etc.

    If you haven't done this already, I think you should start volunteering in a human healthcare setting like a care home asap. For other things like UKCAT/BMAT prep you still have plenty of time.
 
 
 
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