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    Asking for a friend... is there any way an adult with limited/no formal qualifications can train to be a doctor?
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    (Original post by AngelaVickers)
    Asking for a friend... is there any way an adult with limited/no formal qualifications can train to be a doctor?
    Study abroad.
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    (Original post by AngelaVickers)
    Asking for a friend... is there any way an adult with limited/no formal qualifications can train to be a doctor?
    Sounds like s/he might be eligible to do an Access to Medicine course?

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wik...ss_to_Medicine

    http://www.medschoolsonline.co.uk/sc...eavers-access/

    It's not the easiest way to get into med school since some medical schools only accept specific Access courses (which might not be geographically practical for your friend), but it's worth looking into. Some more general info here:

    https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/doctors

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Medicine
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    how much 'later' are we talking? While you can still learn new things when you're a little older, given the vast amount a doctor needs to know, it seems a tough ask.
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    (Original post by Sceptical_John)
    how much 'later' are we talking? While you can still learn new things when you're a little older, given the vast amount a doctor needs to know, it seems a tough ask.
    Early twenties? 20/21!
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    Sounds like s/he might be eligible to do an Access to Medicine course?

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wik...ss_to_Medicine

    http://www.medschoolsonline.co.uk/sc...eavers-access/

    It's not the easiest way to get into med school since some medical schools only accept specific Access courses (which might not be geographically practical for your friend), but it's worth looking into. Some more general info here:

    https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/explore-roles/doctors

    https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Medicine
    Thank you so much for all the info it was most helpful!!!
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    Study abroad.
    Never thought about that before... thanks!
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    Thanks!
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    (Original post by AngelaVickers)
    Thank you so much for all the info it was most helpful!!!
    No worries.

    20/21 is definitely not too old either: some people start medical school in their 30s or 40s (and beyond).
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    21 is of course no problem.
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    No worries.

    20/21 is definitely not too old either: some people start medical school in their 30s or 40s (and beyond).
    Well that's a relief!
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    21 is of course no problem.
    That's great to know! Would you say my friend would have as good a shot as 18 year olds fresh out of sixth form if she were to retake her GCSES and study A Levels? Assuming she was to achieve a good set of grades and gained the required experience within hospital settings.
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    I have the same medical knowledge as a dr in a gp.. they just google symptoms..
 
 
 
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