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    Hello!I am currently a student at a to grammar school in the UK and am doing 5 A-levels(Physics,Biology,Cjemsitry ,Math and Further math...)I want to become a surgeon{Preferably neurosurgeon}-I know I know it might change but assuming it doesn't...I have an amazing sixth for head at school and my Goal is go to a Top Ivy League university such as Princeton.I seem to love Princeton's campus and system ...Firstly am I being unrealistic being a British Student?Secondly,I am interested in doing Neuroscience at the university of Princeton....Is this a good choice and can I become a specialised doctor/surgeon after that?Or do I have to do MBBS?
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    No, you need to do a Medicine degree if you want to be a surgeon.
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    In addition, I don't think US medical schools accept many, or any British students. Depends on the individual rules of that US state.
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    (Original post by VNN)
    Hello!I am currently a student at a to grammar school in the UK and am doing 5 A-levels(Physics,Biology,Cjemsitry ,Math and Further math...)I want to become a surgeon{Preferably neurosurgeon}-I know I know it might change but assuming it doesn't...I have an amazing sixth for head at school and my Goal is go to a Top Ivy League university such as Princeton.I seem to love Princeton's campus and system ...Firstly am I being unrealistic being a British Student?Secondly,I am interested in doing Neuroscience at the university of Princeton....Is this a good choice and can I become a specialised doctor/surgeon after that?Or do I have to do MBBS?
    What GCSE's did you get?
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    (Original post by zxc12390)
    What GCSE's did you get?
    7A*,4A's 1 B

    Pretty bad, I know but I can surely still continue onwards with my ambition?
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    (Original post by VNN)
    7A*,4A's 1 B

    Pretty bad, I know but I can surely still continue onwards with my ambition?
    Not at Princeton you can't with those GCSE's, also the fact that you thought you could become a neurosurgeon after doing neuroscience shows how little you know and that you are only in it for the money. Concentrate on your a-levels before you start thinking so big.
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    It is incredibly hard for Internationals to get into Princeton
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    5 Freaking a levels 😮😮
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    (Original post by zxc12390)
    Not at Princeton you can't with those GCSE's, also the fact that you thought you could become a neurosurgeon after doing neuroscience shows how little you know and that you are only in it for the money. Concentrate on your A-levels before you start thinking so big.
    Why Not?

    I'm in position for v.strong a -level an have lots of Work experience and extra/super-circulars.Also, my grades are considered to be high at my grammar school.

    Also, i was just curious I'm very aware of the career and my dads a surgeon himself.
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    (Original post by VNN)
    Why Not?

    I'm in position for v.strong a -level an have lots of Work experience and extra/super-circulars.Also, my grades are considered to be high at my grammar school.

    Also, i was just curious I'm very aware of the career and my dads a surgeon himself.
    your dad should know you need to do MBBS for being a surgeon
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    (Original post by the_queen)
    your dad should know you need to do MBBS for being a surgeon
    Have not really talked to him about this.I was just wondering as I love neuroscience and whether I can pursue a degree to do become neurosurgeon over going into research.


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    Medicine is the only base degree ypu can do to become a medical doctor, amd thus a surgeon. However you could study neuroscience and then do a postgraduate degree in medicine. But really that is beyond pointless and you will learn neuroscience as part of your postgrad training on the path to become a neuro surgeon.
    If your dad is a surgeon then you really shouldn't be asking us, you literally have one of the best people to speak to about this
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    (Original post by VNN)
    Why Not?

    I'm in position for v.strong a -level an have lots of Work experience and extra/super-circulars.Also, my grades are considered to be high at my grammar school.

    Also, i was just curious I'm very aware of the career and my dads a surgeon himself.
    Pal you haven't even got A level predictions yet so how can you say you are in a strong position, also grades are considered before extra co-curricular and work experience and because you didn't do well in that then its pretty pointless to consider your application
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    Medicine in the US is a graduate course. And Princeton doesn't have a medical school.
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    (Original post by VNN)
    Why Not?

    I'm in position for v.strong a -level an have lots of Work experience and extra/super-circulars.Also, my grades are considered to be high at my grammar school.

    Also, i was just curious I'm very aware of the career and my dads a surgeon himself.
    You would have to score insanely high on the SATs. US unis (from what I know), care about predicted grades, SATs and extra curriculars (so your work experience would be good). However they don't give many places to international students. Only people I know who have got to US universities and IVY leagues from the UK are people who have got sports "Scholariships" (really financial aid and help with admissions not actual scholarship as IVy's dont give those.)

    Also you wouldn't be able to do medicine, as in the US you have to do a Pre Med course first.
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    This has to be a troll
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    (Original post by zxc12390)
    Pal you haven't even got A level predictions yet so how can you say you are in a strong position, also grades are considered before extra co-curricular and work experience and because you didn't do well in that then its pretty pointless to consider your application
    What!?So you're saying 7A*,4A is bad!?I think most people will say that's v.good/excellent!?
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    (Original post by VNN)
    What!?So you're saying 7A*,4A is bad!?I think most people will say that's v.good/excellent!?
    GCSE’s cannot predict how well you will do in your a levels. Some people have great GCSE’s like you but get average a level results vice versa.
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    Have you also given thought into how you are going to fund your studies if you chose to go to a American university? Student Finance will not cover degrees that are not from UK universities.
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    (Original post by VNN)
    Hello!I am currently a student at a to grammar school in the UK and am doing 5 A-levels(Physics,Biology,Cjemsitry ,Math and Further math...)I want to become a surgeon{Preferably neurosurgeon}-I know I know it might change but assuming it doesn't...I have an amazing sixth for head at school and my Goal is go to a Top Ivy League university such as Princeton.I seem to love Princeton's campus and system ...Firstly am I being unrealistic being a British Student?Secondly,I am interested in doing Neuroscience at the university of Princeton....Is this a good choice and can I become a specialised doctor/surgeon after that?Or do I have to do MBBS?
    Sorry for the late response, just felt that I needed to offer my opinion, concerning your chances of becoming a neurosurgeon;
    You have fairly strong GCSE qualifications that, provided you achieve similarly strong grades at A - level, should rank you among the top achievers!
    A word of warning however, it can be extremely difficult for international students to obtain a place at Princeton due to a severe lack of places - don't let this deter you from applying though, after all someone has to secure those places, why not strive for it to be you.
    Good luck!
 
 
 
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