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    Would it be possible to apply to veterinary medicine with a medicine personal statement? I have no vet experience because I am focusing on medicine as that is my number one dream but veterinary medicine is my second.

    Also, is it allowed to apply to 4 medicine and 1 veterinary med?
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    No, that would negate the purpose of having a 5th choice of uni, because Veterinary Medicine is harder to get onto than Medicine. Generally, your 5th choice should be a back up, one that you're more likely to get onto.You also need a lot of work experience to get onto the vet course, you would get automatically rejected if you had no work experience.
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    (Original post by 6573282)
    No, that would negate the purpose of having a 5th choice of uni, because Veterinary Medicine is harder to get onto than Medicine. Generally, your 5th choice should be a back up, one that you're more likely to get onto.You also need a lot of work experience to get onto the vet course, you would get automatically rejected if you had no work experience.
    Okay thank you, I was under the misconception that medicine was much harder
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    Veterinary medicine is incredibly competitive and I highly doubt any university would even consider your application with a medicine PS. I'd advise you to either leave the 5th space empty or apply for something like biomed if you want a backup!
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    Not to mention, you can't even apply to vet med without vet work experience...
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    Veterinary schools reject people who dream of becoming vets non stop. They wouldn't even consider someone applying with an irrelevant personal statement, nevermind a lack of work experience or anything to show you want the degree.
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    As others have said, you would not have a chance of getting into veterinary, but that as a moot point because you cannot apply for more than four medicine, veterinary medicine or dentistry courses on UCAS.

    Veterinary medicine cannot be treated as a 'backup'. You need much more work experience than applying for medicine and your lack of decication (to vet med, I'm not questioning your interest in medicine), will show.

    I wish you the best of luck with your medicine application.
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    (Original post by Little Tail Chaser)
    but that as a moot point because you cannot apply for more than four medicine, veterinary medicine or dentistry courses on UCAS.
    It's 4 of the same subject. So you could technically apply to 4 med and 1 vetmed.
    I remember I added medicine as my 5th after talking to one of the unis and UCAS was ok with me proceeding. (I didn't apply in the end though haha)
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    You can apply to some veterinary medicine gateway courses that don't need work experience e.g. The royal veterinary college, however it will be highly unlikely to get accepted so I suggest sticking to biomedicine as a backup
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