Having a numerate degree can help, but it's mainly what university you go to. The banks tend to target the best unis and a large proportion of the incoming graduate class will be from those unis.
It's still very possible to make it from somewhere less prestigious however.
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- 25-02-2018 19:12
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- 26-02-2018 03:19
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- 26-02-2018 03:37
You can't just compare two disciplines like this. You are saying a synthetic chemist could basically read medicine/biomedical sciences? They probably could. However, most medical students could maybe just as easily do a chemistry course/become a synthetic organic chemist and solve problems within that discipline.
This is a comical way of measuring how 'smart' someone is.
Where is this data to show how they're smarter on average?
Perhaps focus on answering the question in the OP rather than trying to show why you're smarter as a synthetic chemist than medical students.
Post number 9 is the most accurate answer imo
However, what I will add is that it's easier for a chemist to understand biomedical research than a medic to understand chemistry, in the same way that it's easier for a physicist to understand chemistry, than it is for a chemist to understand physics. How fundamental your subject is affects how easily you can transfer disciplines. I'd also add that a lot of medics find A Level Chemistry hell, and that a chemistry degree has large maths and physics components too, which is probably why the other poster values it more than medicine. Not that that's true, but again it stems from the "how fundamental a degree is" argument.
He's probably referring to IQ scores that put Mathematically intensive degrees (including chemistry and physics), above biosciences and humanities. Very subjective measure, given that physical sci and maths degrees problems mirror IQ problems well - in the same fashion that Chinese helps Chinese test takers do better on IQ tests, simply because of the alphabet they use.
Also think the poster is probably a physics student, or engineering - maybe even maths.
IMO, despite chemistry being harder, I'd usually imagine the medic to be smarter on average. It worth mentioning that a lot of mediocre universities offer physics and chemistry degrees with low requirements and little competition. Students from top universities tend to fit the poster's description, not any old chum from a BCC science course.
- 26-02-2018 04:52
Because it's a forum full of nerds my dude