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    Hi there, after GCSE's I have no clue what career I wanted to do, I took Maths, Physics and Geography to A2 (achieved AAB) and am studying Physics with medical Physics (closest thing I could get to medicine) at Nottingham. But it was clear by the start of year 13 I wanted to do medicine (couldn't get on the foundation year programmes - not eligible for it) have 1 year work experience shadowing in my local clinic and hospital work experience.
    I got poor GCSE's by medicine standards so I wouldn't be shortlisted (except for my sciences and mathematics) and its virtually impossible to take science practicals now (trust me I have tried).
    Looked at graduate entry, then saw the ugliest ratio of 40:1 applicants per place.
    Any alternatives/suggestions?
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    (Original post by Louis369)
    Hi there, after GCSE's I have no clue what career I wanted to do, I took Maths, Physics and Geography to A2 (achieved AAB) and am studying Physics with medical Physics (closest thing I could get to medicine) at Nottingham. But it was clear by the start of year 13 I wanted to do medicine (couldn't get on the foundation year programmes - not eligible for it) have 1 year work experience shadowing in my local clinic and hospital work experience.
    I got poor GCSE's by medicine standards so I wouldn't be shortlisted (except for my sciences and mathematics) and its virtually impossible to take science practicals now (trust me I have tried).
    Looked at graduate entry, then saw the ugliest ratio of 40:1 applicants per place.
    Any alternatives/suggestions?
    If it's what you really want to do, the ratio shouldn't really put you off. It's very competitive but people do it.

    There isn't really any other route into medicine. You could look at becoming a physicians associate if you like the look of their job role. Have a look at other jobs in the NHS and see whether you like any of them.
 
 
 
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