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    Blazingphoenix and Nottie well that's kinda stupid that Medical schools ask for chemistry as a requirement when most of the course is biology???
    Also Blazingphoenix if Medicine revolves more around biology then why do some medical schools say that you don't have to take biology at A-level only chem is required?
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    (Original post by Nikey)
    Why don't you answer your own question? Surely you should know:

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    (Original post by GCSE 9)
    Blazingphoenix and Nottie well that's kinda stupid that Medical schools ask for chemistry as a requirement when most of the course is biology???
    Also Blazingphoenix if Medicine revolves more around biology then why do some medical schools say that you don't have to take biology at A-level only chem is required?
    Yeah I find the A Level requirements strange for that reason, but I'd definitely say biology is more relevant than chemistry for medical school.
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    (Original post by GCSE 9)
    Blazingphoenix and Nottie well that's kinda stupid that Medical schools ask for chemistry as a requirement when most of the course is biology???
    Also Blazingphoenix if Medicine revolves more around biology then why do some medical schools say that you don't have to take biology at A-level only chem is required?
    Well thats the curious thing isn't it. Like I mentioned before, I do feel that Chemistry is a fall between in the sciences, allowing you to explore concepts while also requiring calculations. The chemistry covered in medical school will circle around pharmacology and biochemistry, with most concepts being completely new to students.

    Honestly, when I say the course is biology however, it is not the biology you know at A-Level. Sure, there's some stuff that crosses in but everything is new and in so much more detail. That's why some medical schools don't require A-Level biology; everything is new! And your previous 'correct' knowledge of biology doesn't matter. (and yes, annoyingly some stuff that you were convinced were true is not :rolleyes:)
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    the money??
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    (Original post by GCSE 9)
    Blazingphoenix and Nottie well that's kinda stupid that Medical schools ask for chemistry as a requirement when most of the course is biology???
    Also Blazingphoenix if Medicine revolves more around biology then why do some medical schools say that you don't have to take biology at A-level only chem is required?
    Well I assume you did some medical work experience so you should have seen its more biology rather than chemistry?

    when you go to university biology stops being about photosynthesis or genetics and the concepts blur together a bit more.
    Chemistry is a tought course and IMO is the best science to test medical applicant's logic and understanding of concepts. You can't sit down and memorise chemistry the way you can (partially) do it with biology.

    Medicine is about applying your relevant (biological) knowledge to fit the clinical situation you are in, it contains little actual chemistry (although fluid charts and calculations are almost pure chemistry and relevant in every single patient) unless you want to become clinical biochemistry specialist or another niche speciality.

    If you love chemistry so much I suggest you do biomed or biochem instead as you may find medicine disappointing (I am not saying you aren't fit to do medicine, just that it may not be what you are expecting and other courses may be more compatible with your interests ).
 
 
 
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