I studied Maths, Physics and Geography to Alevel and achieved AAA overall and am studying (just started) Physics with medical Physics at Nottingham uni. I wasn't sure what to study after GCSE but I chose my strongest subjects.
At the beginning of year 13 I volunteered at a health clinic and shadowed a nurse at a hospital - I realised Medicine was the career I wanted. Although I don't have Bio or Chem Alevel i realised it all too late (cant do the practical element after leaving school). My GCSE's are bad by medicine standards (doubt I would be short listed), so I thought about graduate medicine... until I saw the ratio of applicants to places was 40:1 9 the next word i used rhymed with clucking bell) any ideas?
Maybe get LOADS of work experience in the next 3 years and get Chem Alevel (without practicals under my belt)
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- 19-10-2017 02:27
- 19-10-2017 03:36
Yeah I think that's a good idea! Also make sure to start preparing in a timely manner for the entrance test. The cut off for graduates (especially with the UKCAT as far as I'm aware) tend to be higher.
- 19-10-2017 13:53
Even the best applicant has a higher chance of getting rejected than accepted. Just make you application as strong as possible and apply strategically. There are medical schools who only care about your degree grade, not your GCSEs or A-levels.