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I'm in a fairly confusing situation after getting my A Level results.I missed my offers for Medicine at Birmingham and Lancaster but Lancaster have offered me a place for Biomedical Sciences. I really wanna be a doctor but my options are:a) Take the biomed and then apply for graduate entry medicineORb) Gap year and reapply to medical schools that accept resitsI don't mind doing either one but my question is, which of the two options is quicker? I know that option b) means 2 years of no uni and then 5/6 years of medicine.... But how long would it take for me to be a doctor using option a)? Biomed is 3 years but do I then take a year out (after Unis done) to prepare a graduate entry medicine application (a year where I spend doing the entrance exams and stuff)? Surely this would mean that doing Biomed then medicine is longer??!!I dunno if I make sense right now, but I'm really confused and I'd appreciate any responses!!
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I'm in a fairly confusing situation after getting my A Level results.I missed my offers for Medicine at Birmingham and Lancaster but Lancaster have offered me a place for Biomedical Sciences. I really wanna be a doctor but my options are:a) Take the biomed and then apply for graduate entry medicineORb) Gap year and reapply to medical schools that accept resitsI don't mind doing either one but my question is, which of the two options is quicker? I know that option b) means 2 years of no uni and then 5/6 years of medicine.... But how long would it take for me to be a doctor using option a)? Biomed is 3 years but do I then take a year out (after Unis done) to prepare a graduate entry medicine application (a year where I spend doing the entrance exams and stuff)? Surely this would mean that doing Biomed then medicine is longer??!!I dunno if I make sense right now, but I'm really confused and I'd appreciate any responses!!
what grades did you get?
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I'm in a fairly confusing situation after getting my A Level results.I missed my offers for Medicine at Birmingham and Lancaster but Lancaster have offered me a place for Biomedical Sciences. I really wanna be a doctor but my options are:a) Take the biomed and then apply for graduate entry medicineORb) Gap year and reapply to medical schools that accept resitsI don't mind doing either one but my question is, which of the two options is quicker? I know that option b) means 2 years of no uni and then 5/6 years of medicine.... But how long would it take for me to be a doctor using option a)? Biomed is 3 years but do I then take a year out (after Unis done) to prepare a graduate entry medicine application (a year where I spend doing the entrance exams and stuff)? Surely this would mean that doing Biomed then medicine is longer??!!I dunno if I make sense right now, but I'm really confused and I'd appreciate any responses!!
Graduate entry medical courses are more intensive and thus are often 4 years in length. 3 years in undergrad followed by 4 years Medicine would be 7 years until FY1. It will be a long process for sure, but then that;s medicine in general, it will always take many years whatever path you take. Conventional medicine (5) along with an intercalated BSc takes you to 6. Extended Medicine courses are done with a foundation year so last 6.
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what grades did you get?
I got:
A - biology
B - chem
B - maths
D - physics
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Graduate entry medical courses are more intensive and thus are often 4 years in length. 3 years in undergrad followed by 4 years Medicine would be 7 years until FY1. It will be a long process for sure, but then that;s medicine in general, it will always take many years whatever path you take. Conventional medicine (5) along with an intercalated BSc takes you to 6. Extended Medicine courses are done with a foundation year so last 6.
So if I did 3 years in undergrad followed by 4 years Medicine, in what year do I submit an application to graduate entry?
Do I need to attain the 2:1 or higher in my third year, and then apply for medicine after leaving the uni? Does this mean it is 3 + 1 = 4 years before I can start the grad course?!
Or do I apply for medicine whilst I'm completing my biomed (in the last third year?)
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So if I did 3 years in undergrad followed by 4 years Medicine, in what year do I submit an application to graduate entry?
Do I need to attain the 2:1 or higher in my third year, and then apply for medicine after leaving the uni? Does this mean it is 3 + 1 = 4 years before I can start the grad course?!
Or do I apply for medicine whilst I'm completing my biomed (in the last third year?)
In your final year of Biomedical Sciences is when you would submit an application for Medicine. And yeah almost certainly the requirement will be 2:1 or above, maybe even an upper 2:1 (65% or above). That would mean 3 years of Biomed (Finishing in May) and then you'll hopefully begin medicine in September of the same year.
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In your final year of Biomedical Sciences is when you would submit an application for Medicine. And yeah almost certainly the requirement will be 2:1 or above, maybe even an upper 2:1 (65% or above). That would mean 3 years of Biomed (Finishing in May) and then you'll hopefully begin medicine in September of the same year.
Thank you for this info!!! I was really confused!! I think I'm gonna resit and reapply instead of taking the biomed (because GEM is near impossible!)
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Thank you for this info!!! I was really confused!! I think I'm gonna resit and reapply instead of taking the biomed (because GEM is near impossible!)
most unis don't accept resits for medicine, just call and check with the unis you are thinking to apply to as the unis that do allow resits want BBB or above in your first attempt....
I'm in a similar situation but decided to do biomed then apply for medicine and even with a biomed degree some unis still look at your a levels so just research everything before you make your decision.

Goodluck!

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