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    After doing pretty poorly in my A-levels (I was young and had no motivation), I then went and did a Physics degree achieving a 2:1.

    After working at a hospital in a Medical Physics department for 2 years I've decided I want to try and give graduate entry medicine a shot. However I know it is very competitive and people coming from Biology/BioMed/Chemistry backgrounds will probably have an advantage over me. I will be applying at the end of this year.

    Do I stand a chance at getting in somewhere?
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    (Original post by playcrossy)
    After doing pretty poorly in my A-levels (I was young and had no motivation), I then went and did a Physics degree achieving a 2:1.

    After working at a hospital in a Medical Physics department for 2 years I've decided I want to try and give graduate entry medicine a shot. However I know it is very competitive and people coming from Biology/BioMed/Chemistry backgrounds will probably have an advantage over me. I will be applying at the end of this year.

    Do I stand a chance at getting in somewhere?
    People with biomed degrees will only have an advantage over you if you apply to a GEP which only takes life sciences graduates. If you apply to a GEP which accepts any degree then you won't be at any disadvantage.

    The 2:1 is certainly a good start and will meet the degree requirements for some GEPs - you just need to make sure you apply to schools which will accept any degree subject.

    What exactly did you get for your A levels? How much work experience and volunteering have you done? Would you be open to doing the GAMSAT?

    As you can see, there are lots of other factors which need to be considered. Have a look here and see which med schools sound suitable for your stats:

    https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...al-schools.pdf
 
 
 
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