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    I'm very stuck with career choices and I'm lost.

    I'm doing Chemistry , biology and maths at A level and I'm thinking of going into med or dentistry but I'm scared that I won't be good enough and I want a really strong backup choice. I was thinking of doing architecture or computer science but I'm not the most artistic person in the world because I don't love drawing landscapes and things but I like planning layouts and structures. I'm also not sure how great I would be with computers as I haven't done any computer related subject.

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    If ur not 100% wanna do med then u shouldnt really do it- or is it that ur not sure u would get an offer thats why?
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    Also do u mean for back up choices (architecture etc) or instead of med/dentitry????
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    Medicine is certainly one of the hardest degrees out there and 5 years is a long haul on a course you don't fully know you want to do. So if it is that then do some work experience (needed for your application anyway) and some research to see if it is for you. If it is the application phase that concerns you firstly compare it to vet med. There is what 7 vet schools in the UK? As an average say each has 150 places and each receive 2,000 applicants. But those 2,000 also applied to three other vet schools and won't all be made or accept places at the one you most wish to go to. So chances of getting an offer are higher than you first think. In medicine this chance is higher as there are far more medical schools.
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    If ur not 100% wanna do med then u shouldnt really do it- or is it that ur not sure u would get an offer thats why?
    Well , I'm in my first year and I'm about a month in and I really want to do med but as a 5th UCAS choice I mean I either want to do architecture or computer science
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    (Original post by VMD100)
    Medicine is certainly one of the hardest degrees out there and 5 years is a long haul on a course you don't fully know you want to do. So if it is that then do some work experience (needed for your application anyway) and some research to see if it is for you. If it is the application phase that concerns you firstly compare it to vet med. There is what 7 vet schools in the UK? As an average say each has 150 places and each receive 2,000 applicants. But those 2,000 also applied to three other vet schools and won't all be made or accept places at the one you most wish to go to. So chances of getting an offer are higher than you first think. In medicine this chance is higher as there are far more medical schools.
    Ok that's great thank you so much. That has helped put things into perspective
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    If ur not 100% wanna do med then u shouldnt really do it- or is it that ur not sure u would get an offer thats why?
    I'm only in my first year and a month in but I'm just scared I won't get in and in still keeping my mind open to choices. I tried the UKCAT test and I got 492 and that's scared me as I found it quite difficult
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    Also do u mean for back up choices (architecture etc) or instead of med/dentitry????
    I mean as my 5th UCAS option
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    (Original post by aaditim)
    I'm only in my first year and a month in but I'm just scared I won't get in and in still keeping my mind open to choices. I tried the UKCAT test and I got 492 and that's scared me as I found it quite difficult
    Dw about ukcat u will get better as u practise- some unis dont even care wat scores u get, but ur still in ur first yr
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    (Original post by aaditim)
    Well , I'm in my first year and I'm about a month in and I really want to do med but as a 5th UCAS choice I mean I either want to do architecture or computer science
    Its better do something thats related to medicine, so ur personal statement relates t it- also interviews are normally based on PS.
    E.g. biomedicine
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    Have you looked at pharmacy as a backup if you're interested in medicine with further study after your pharmacy degree you can become a prescribing pharmacist which gives you a fairly decent pay.
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    You also need to consider whether you would be happy in the career long term, so try and project past the studies and into the job... I agree that your 5th choice should be related. If you have a love of animals then veterinary or biomed or similar.
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