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    Hello, I'm wondering if anyone has any advice/experience/tips that they can share with me regarding going from an access to medicine course to medicine? I've found two which I think I may be able to apply for. One is at The Manchester College and the other is in Liverpool at Carmel (with the opportunity to progress on to medicine at Liverpool.) Are they worth doing???? OR the alternative I am considering is to do a degree in Adult Nursing and then apply for a GEP, although I know that only a few unis offer this to those with nursing degrees.
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    If you're eligible for access courses and you want to pursue medicine then go for it. You could still apply for "normal" A100 Medicine courses without access courses alongside your application to access courses if you have the right stats. In the same way, you could apply to the access courses and then also apply to Unis offering an Adult Nursing degree.

    GEP are often more competitive because there's fewer places, may require you to sit the GAMSAT which is hard work to learn the material for, and can be very expensive - you won't have earned a salary and would be going straight into another degree which you'd likely have to finance yourself. So if you have found access courses that suit you, that would allow to progress on to medicine, I'd say don't hesitate to apply. Good luck
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    (Original post by jsg9)
    If you're eligible for access courses and you want to pursue medicine then go for it. You could still apply for "normal" A100 Medicine courses without access courses alongside your application to access courses if you have the right stats. In the same way, you could apply to the access courses and then also apply to Unis offering an Adult Nursing degree.

    GEP are often more competitive because there's fewer places, may require you to sit the GAMSAT which is hard work to learn the material for, and can be very expensive - you won't have earned a salary and would be going straight into another degree which you'd likely have to finance yourself. So if you have found access courses that suit you, that would allow to progress on to medicine, I'd say don't hesitate to apply. Good luck
    Thanks so much for your advice, those are really good points about GEPs. I'm not able to apply to A100 unfortunately so I think I'd be best off applying for an access course and seeing what response I get. Thanks again 😊
 
 
 
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