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    A bit of an odd one! I am currently half way through my gap year, and have decided I no longer want to study what I applied to in 2016. I have a place at the University of York to study English Literature starting 2018. After much deliberation I have realised I now wish to study Medicine. I don’t mind which University I do this at. I could easily take a second gap year and apply in September, but if I don’t get in I would be anxious as having three gap years would be excessive.

    I was wondering if anyone can advise me at all. Is it possible to go through UCAS extra, adjustment or clearing? Should I contact York and ask if it is possible to apply to Hull York Medical School?

    (I have A* biology, A* chemistry and A English Lit at A level, so have required subjects/grades for most medicine courses).

    Thanks very much!
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    (Original post by EtoML)
    A bit of an odd one! I am currently half way through my gap year, and have decided I no longer want to study what I applied to in 2016. I have a place at the University of York to study English Literature starting 2018. After much deliberation I have realised I now wish to study Medicine. I don’t mind which University I do this at. I could easily take a second gap year and apply in September, but if I don’t get in I would be anxious as having three gap years would be excessive.

    I was wondering if anyone can advise me at all. Is it possible to go through UCAS extra, adjustment or clearing? Should I contact York and ask if it is possible to apply to Hull York Medical School?

    (I have A* biology, A* chemistry and A English Lit at A level, so have required subjects/grades for most medicine courses).

    Thanks very much!
    Although you have the necessary A-levels, you will need to have a solid amount of work experience and to take the UKCAT or BMAT as required. That rules out this year.

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    Thanks for the reply. I am aware of the process of applying for medicine. Was wondering whether it would be possible to take UKCAT in July and look at clearing options on results day in August? I am aware that places for medicine are rarely available on clearing, but was wondering whether this would be a possibility.
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    (Original post by EtoML)
    Thanks for the reply. I am aware of the process of applying for medicine. Was wondering whether it would be possible to take UKCAT in July and look at clearing options on results day in August? I am aware that places for medicine are rarely available on clearing, but was wondering whether this would be a possibility.
    When are the UKCAT results released? Even if successful in that exam, you still don't have work experience which is vital for medicine. Nor will you have been interviewed by any medical school. As you say, clearing places are few and far between - and fought over by candidates who have proven their commitment to medicine by going through the process for many months if not years. I am a betting man, and I'm afraid to say I would want very high odds before backing you to succeed this year. Next year, who knows?
 
 
 
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