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I want to be a doctor (changing environment,helping people, should be difficult, ect.), but I'm really into maths and theoretical physics. My only problem with it is I find biology boring because it often feels like simplified chem to me.

Does anyone know any med schools which will let me do an SSC or just electives in maths or physics?
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Cambridge used to let you do an entire year in an unrelated subject like physics, but i am told this is not normally done any more. The answer is no, unfortunately.

People talk about radiology and radiotherapy being areas where medicine and physics cross over, but the reality is that the level of physics that a radiologist studies is no higher than a-level really.

So you will either have to study medicine and content yourself with reading in your own time (which in 95% of cases means you become too busy, lose interest and never read anything), or you will have to study physics/maths at uni.
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(Original post by Dontkmowwhat)
I want to be a doctor (changing environment,helping people, should be difficult, ect.), but I'm really into maths and theoretical physics. My only problem with it is I find biology boring because it often feels like simplified chem to me.

Does anyone know any med schools which will let me do an SSC or just electives in maths or physics?
This is me in a nutshell. Unfortunately u need to choose your option tbh as they don't overlap too much
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http://www.ucl.ac.uk/medphys/prospec...c-intercalated

It's possible to intercalate at other unis so you wouldn't have to go to UCL to do this.

I'd be surprised if any med school had pure physics/maths SSCs, but I'm sure that all that have SSCs will have a few imaging-related ones which is probably the closest you can get to that sort of stuff in medicine.
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There may be other degrees and career options that better fulfil your interests.

Have you looked into natural sciences at all? You can combine subjects and 'build your own degree' to incorporate physics and maths as well as features from other sciences.

Similarly there may be branches of engineering, or materials science that work for you - for example, there are lots of very fancy machines that are used in healthcare, and there are going to be jobs out there for people to build/maintain/improve these machines.

I am speaking as a doctor who actively dislikes biology, and really didn't enjoy the first 2 years of the degree (not uncommon). So if you do decide you want to go ahead with medicine you won't be alone in not enjoying the biology stuff. For many people it's just stuff you have to get through to get to the medically bit. But if maths/physics is your greater interest, I would look elsewhere because you won't get much of that in medicine.
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