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    I'm looking to apply to Med this year and I have already done my UKCAT
    I was thinking of applying to 1-2 BMAT unis namely UCL and/or Imperial, but I realised that they ask all their students to take a compulsory 1 year iBsc in addition to the medical degree.

    Now I understand the benefits of intercalating in that it can add points for when you apply to foundation jobs after your degree (max of 5) and it is also some time off medicine which can be relaxing. I've also read that it can be beneficial if you want to pursue acedemic medicine and research.

    However this doesn't really appeal to me in any way, I do understand that it is easier to get foundation jobs but you could get those points from somewhere else even though it might be harder. Also one whole year of studying added and even more debt? Medicine is already a long course and waiting another year before starting to work does seem quite stupid to me?

    Any opinions? Maybe from someone who has intercalated?

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