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    I would like to study Medicine, but I don't believe I have the right entry-requirements.

    Rather than stay on and do A-levels, I left school and completed a HND in Social Science. I then completed a BSc (Hons) in Forensic Psychology, where I achieved a high 2.1; before going on to complete a MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience, where I achieved a distinction.

    Are there any available options for me if I wish to study Medicine? Would I need to study A-levels at college?
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    Try looking at some Universities - their pages will tell you their requirements.

    It may be possible to enter the course on a graduate scheme since you already have a degree. You'd be best looking at a few universities and see whats available. If youre still struggling, try the careers advice service??

    Best of luck! And congrats on your academia so far!
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    (Original post by Chloee01)
    Try looking at some Universities - their pages will tell you their requirements.

    It may be possible to enter the course on a graduate scheme since you already have a degree. You'd be best looking at a few universities and see whats available. If youre still struggling, try the careers advice service??

    Best of luck! And congrats on your academia so far!
    Thanks for the reply!

    I have had a look, and it looks like there is at least one course I could potentially get on to. However, I need significantly more experience working within a healthcare setting before I can consider it.

    I also have to take the GAMSAT test - which is a bit worrying considering that I have never been particularly great at these kind of tests.
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    (Original post by Rational-Aaron)
    Thanks for the reply!

    I have had a look, and it looks like there is at least one course I could potentially get on to. However, I need significantly more experience working within a healthcare setting before I can consider it.

    I also have to take the GAMSAT test - which is a bit worrying considering that I have never been particularly great at these kind of tests.
    You're going to have to take a test for every med school, except Cambridge. But then for Cambridge you're going to need AAA at A Level according to them to stand a good chance - so test is essentially given.

    You don't necessarily have to do A Levels, you can do an access course - if your degrees don't end up meeting the
    Requirements. It will have to be something similar in A Level content.

    I'd have thought your degrees would be enough. Won't Warwick consider you?
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    You're going to have to take a test for every med school, except Cambridge. But then for Cambridge you're going to need AAA at A Level according to them to stand a good chance - so test is essentially given.

    You don't necessarily have to do A Levels, you can do an access course - if your degrees don't end up meeting the
    Requirements. It will have to be something similar in A Level content.

    I'd have thought your degrees would be enough. Won't Warwick consider you?
    Thanks! I had a look and it looks like they would accept me.

    However, I didn't realise how much tuition fees actually were for medical degrees. It states about £9,000 for 2018/19 academic year. Does this mean that a 4-year medical degree would cost £36,000?!
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    (Original post by Rational-Aaron)
    Thanks! I had a look and it looks like they would accept me.

    However, I didn't realise how much tuition fees actually were for medical degrees. It states about £9,000 for 2018/19 academic year. Does this mean that a 4-year medical degree would cost £36,000?!
    I believe the 4th year is paid by the NHS, so tuition would be £27000, but you can get loans to cover around £23500 of it, but IIRC, you have to pay ~£3500 up front
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    (Original post by Kyber Ninja)
    I believe the 4th year is paid by the NHS, so tuition would be £27000, but you can get loans to cover around £23500 of it, but IIRC, you have to pay ~£3500 up front
    Thanks. That's not so bad. I wonder how long it will take to pay that off.
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    (Original post by Rational-Aaron)
    Thanks. That's not so bad. I wonder how long it will take to pay that off.
    Meh, I wouldn't worry about it. You won't be fully paying it off until you're a consultant at the rates they ask.
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    Try looking at Nottingham 4 year A101 degree their requirements are at least a 2:2 in ANY disipline or higher and to achieve a reasonable score in the GAMSAT, they also do not look at your A levels or GCSES..you need to attend an interview and have a certain amount of work experience.
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    Op, if you want to go down the GEM route, there are 14 medical schools that run the programme. It's not many to look through. See which ones you have a chance with and go from there.

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    (Original post by Volibear)
    Op, if you want to go down the GEM route, there are 14 medical schools that run the programme. It's not many to look through. See which ones you have a chance with and go from there.

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    14? I thought it was 7 or 8? :|
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    (Original post by nadman)
    14? I thought it was 7 or 8? :|
    My mistake - it's 15. Naturally you won't be eligible for some of them.

    https://www.themedicportal.com/appli...ntry-medicine/
 
 
 
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