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    I have recently completed a degree in Biology from a poly achieving a good 2:1. My A-levels are ACDb which were taken upon a second attempt after failing miserably with AS therefore I resat (Huge improvement I know...!). My ambition is to study medicine at graduate entry level. I'm currently working as a HCA in local hospital. I was wondering if anyone had any advice as regards to my next steps and whether this is a realistic goal. I welcome tough love.. cheers
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    I have recently completed a degree in Biology from a poly achieving a good 2:1. My A-levels are ACDb which were taken upon a second attempt after failing miserably with AS therefore I resat (Huge improvement I know...!). My ambition is to study medicine at graduate entry level. I'm currently working as a HCA in local hospital. I was wondering if anyone had any advice as regards to my next steps and whether this is a realistic goal. I welcome tough love.. cheers
    Fellow GEM applicant with an undegraduate degree in Biology! :wavey:

    First of all, have a look through these to start with:
    https://www.themedicportal.com/appli...ntry-medicine/
    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/uni...dicine-a-guide (out of date but good starting point nonetheless)

    Your goal is realistic. You have a 2:1 (good one too, what percentage?) which means you qualify for all GEM programmes (even though a few have preference for a first class or high 2:1 degree) which is great. Your degree is also a degree that should be accepted by all GEM programmes.
    You A-level grades aren ideal, but luckily for you, some medical schools don't take your A-levels into consideration anyway.
    You working as an HCA which is excellent work experience and a go to job for many GEM applicants anyway.

    I would say things are looking pretty damn good for you right now. Your next step is to look through the entry requirements of all the GEM running medical schools (from the link you'll see that there are 15 so not too hard at all), and see which ones your degree and A-levels make you eligible for. That will narrow it down enough and then you can see which ones you're interested in, which admissions exams you need to sit, and get about booking and revising for them. Also, maybe look for some additional volunteering experience?
 
 
 
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