I've got a question, well a couple, about studying medicine.
A bit about me, I'm 21 years old, I'm working full time in a hospital admin position trying to work my way up. However my interest is really in the clinical side of things. I come from a medical family, my step dad is a consultant and a uni professor, my mum is a medical researcher. However, unfortunately at school, I didn't really try that hard, my GCSE's are a mix of B's and C's, my A levels aren't good, a C and a D in History and Sociology. I went to Uni to study business, I soon left, I went to uni to study sports development, I soon left.
But over the last year or so I've become increasingly interested in medicine, and I've learnt a great deal and been on a number of mini courses and I am about to study for a certificate in health science.
It seems that medicine can be a bit of a closed profession unless you leave school and get going straight away.
My question would be, what chance do I have of ever studying medicine? How do I go about it? What would the time frame be?
Thank you in advance.
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- Thread Starter
- 04-10-2017 18:19
- 04-10-2017 18:36
Please remember... where there's is a will there's is a way!
You will need to do A levels as a mature student, and then go the route of applying as a graduate entry, by doing a Biomedical BSc route.
Time wise all this will take 4-5 yrs before you can start the medicine degree.
Discuss with your step-dad as he can guide you. Discuss with your family, as you will need support, and sort finances/loans.
Many mature students apply every year, so do not give up. You can do it.