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    I'm currently planning to take biology, chemistry and psychology..personally I would take Maths but I'm nervous in case I've messed up on the papers, I usually get 7s, so I'm not sure what to do about my options really..any advice would be appreciated
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    I'm currently planning to take biology, chemistry and psychology..personally I would take Maths but I'm nervous in case I've messed up on the papers, I usually get 7s, so I'm not sure what to do about my options really..any advice would be appreciated
    Chemistry, biology and psychology is a great combination of A levels for medicine.

    You'll also need work experience and shadowing to make your application strong so start looking into opportunities early.
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    Chemistry, biology and psychology is a great combination of A levels for medicine.

    You'll also need work experience and shadowing to make your application strong so start looking into opportunities early.
    -thank youu, do you know what kind of work experience I'll need? For instance, would it have to be at a hospital or a care home etc?
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    -thank youu, do you know what kind of work experience I'll need? For instance, would it have to be at a hospital or a care home etc?
    Both if you can\

    A long-term voluntary position possibly a care home would show dedication which is always a good thing for medicine applicants
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    Both if you can\

    A long-term voluntary position possibly a care home would show dedication which is always a good thing for medicine applicants
    oh okayy, thank you so much
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    (Original post by notgonnasaymisha)
    I'm currently planning to take biology, chemistry and psychology..personally I would take Maths but I'm nervous in case I've messed up on the papers, I usually get 7s, so I'm not sure what to do about my options really..any advice would be appreciated
    Hi there!

    Just to add to what the others have said on this thread, most medical schools require Biology and Chemistry at A-Level, but the third subject differs between universities. Some require a science subject, and some encourage humanities. You can check which medical schools require which subjects on our What A-Levels do I need to be a Doctor? page.

    Regarding work experience, most medical students have a combination of clinical and non-clinical work experience - so, for example, a GP placement and working in a care home. You can find out the requirements of each UK medical school on Medical School Work Experience Requirements.

    Hope this helps!
    The Medic Portal
 
 
 
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