Change of heart from medicine to natsci Watch

Swagmag20
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I'm currently in year 12 and studying maths chemistry and biology. I've always been superset on studying medicine and did work experience, volunteering and attended conferences for it however recently I've changed my mind. I realised that the breadth natsci offered and opportunities it could lead to was why to study it. My problem is that all of my work experience and extra curricular has been medicine based and I don't know if this could be applicable to natsci. Nothing I've done so far has been for natsci and I'm worried that it's too late to change my mind to make a competitive application.
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(Original post by Swagmag20)
I'm currently in year 12 and studying maths chemistry and biology. I've always been superset on studying medicine and did work experience, volunteering and attended conferences for it however recently I've changed my mind. I realised that the breadth natsci offered and opportunities it could lead to was why to study it. My problem is that all of my work experience and extra curricular has been medicine based and I don't know if this could be applicable to natsci. Nothing I've done so far has been for natsci and I'm worried that it's too late to change my mind to make a competitive application.
First off, you don't need work experience for nat sci. Second, extra curriculars are not important unless they're relevant. You only have about 100 words to talk about them in and you want to focus on relevant transferable skills. Finally if you are going to mention your work experience you want to make sure it's relevant and not just in there for the sake of it. Instead of all this you want to read around the subjects, show your interest in them and how you developed them.
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(Original post by Swagmag20)
I'm currently in year 12 and studying maths chemistry and biology. I've always been superset on studying medicine and did work experience, volunteering and attended conferences for it however recently I've changed my mind. I realised that the breadth natsci offered and opportunities it could lead to was why to study it. My problem is that all of my work experience and extra curricular has been medicine based and I don't know if this could be applicable to natsci. Nothing I've done so far has been for natsci and I'm worried that it's too late to change my mind to make a competitive application.
As Alleycat said, you don't need work experience. You're also only in Year 12 so you still have plenty of time over the summer to think things through properly.

It's also worth noting the same science behind Medicine (Bio and Chem) is still a part of NatSci on certain pathways, and you can apply what you've learned in Medicine placements in your NatSci stuff. Although I don't recommend spending a lot of time in your PS about it if it isn't directly linked, it still shows you know you can do it.
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