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Which is the better option if I plan to go into medicine eventually? I really enjoy chemistry but have been told that biomed would give me a better chance of getting into graduate entry medicine. My only worry is I don't end up going into medicine, how useful is a biomed degree by itself and what can I do with it? Also is a biomed course generally easier to get into than chemistry?
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I would say biomed helps but I’m biased since I’m doing biomed myself nevertheless it’s still a good option
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Which is the better option if I plan to go into medicine eventually? I really enjoy chemistry but have been told that biomed would give me a better chance of getting into graduate entry medicine. My only worry is I don't end up going into medicine, how useful is a biomed degree by itself and what can I do with it? Also is a biomed course generally easier to get into than chemistry?
Biomed is definitely more traditional for getting into graduate entry medicine. Some medical school specifically ask for "life sciences".

Hvae you read https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...al-schools.pdf ? (The second half)

Can I ask why you didn't apply for undergrad medicine?

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Maybe Biomed although I've applied to Pharmacy with predicted grades (BBB) and going through grad med that way.. however, isn't it that Biomed is quite competitive since the majority of the students doing biomed want to Med graduate.. You can go through any route in order to do med graduate so long as you get 2:1 (think you already know that haha) but yeah, Biomed is a good option..
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Biomed is definitely more traditional for getting into graduate entry medicine. Some medical school specifically ask for "life sciences".

Hvae you read https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...al-schools.pdf ? (The second half)

Can I ask why you didn't apply for undergrad medicine?

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Thanks for the link, I didn't realise some schools only ask for life sciences.
I'm in year 13 currently and didn't apply for undergrad as I'm doing modular A levels and achieved B grades in my AS exams so I'll be resitting a few to hopefully bring my grades up to A's. I could alternatively apply at the end of year 13 with my final grades, but it's not guaranteed I'll get high enough grades to get in, also I'd like to start uni straight away.
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I would say biomed helps but I’m biased since I’m doing biomed myself nevertheless it’s still a good option
Yeah I've been told biomed is the better option. What grades did you need for biomed if you don't mind me asking?
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Yeah I've been told biomed is the better option. What grades did you need for biomed if you don't mind me asking?
It depends. For a good uni, I would say anywhere between BBB - AAA
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Biomed is the most common choice because some med schools ask for life sciences.

But it doesn't matter what subject you choose aslong as you get a 2.1. There's a guy on here who did Economics at LSE, scored 80 on the GAMSAT and got 4 offers.
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Thanks for the link, I didn't realise some schools only ask for life sciences.
I'm in year 13 currently and didn't apply for undergrad as I'm doing modular A levels and achieved B grades in my AS exams so I'll be resitting a few to hopefully bring my grades up to A's.
I sat modular AS/A2 levels - there were the best thing! Resitting individual modules wouldn't count as a resit unless you had to take more than 2 years.

could alternatively apply at the end of year 13 with my final grades, but it's not guaranteed I'll get high enough grades to get in, also I'd like to start uni straight away.
Have you started? Done any preparations e.g. UKCAT or personal statements? Remember graduate entry medicine is much more compeititve. There will also be extra time and money involved. Feel free to PM me if you want to talk about specifics.
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Maybe Biomed although I've applied to Pharmacy with predicted grades (BBB) and going through grad med that way.. however, isn't it that Biomed is quite competitive since the majority of the students doing biomed want to Med graduate.. You can go through any route in order to do med graduate so long as you get 2:1 (think you already know that haha) but yeah, Biomed is a good option..
Yeah I thought a 2:1 in something like chemistry could still get into med as I'll have A level biology too. But now that i'm thinking about it, biomed would probably be the better option. ugh im so confused i've written like 3 different personal statements for different courses 😂
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Yeah I thought a 2:1 in something like chemistry could still get into med as I'll have A level biology too. But now that i'm thinking about it, biomed would probably be the better option. ugh im so confused i've written like 3 different personal statements for different courses 😂
I have written one personal statement for med and pharmacy my school told me it isn't necessary for me to write two since pharm is my fifth option.. do biomed then, if you think it will be better.... It's annoying all these long routes but I know I can't get into med this year due to my bloody predicted grades being BBB hahah.
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It depends. For a good uni, I would say anywhere between BBB - AAA
are most people on your course planning to do medicine after biomed?
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I have written one personal statement for med and pharmacy my school told me it isn't necessary for me to write two since pharm is my fifth option.. do biomed then, if you think it will be better.... It's annoying all these long routes but I know I can't get into med this year due to my bloody predicted grades being BBB hahah.
oh i see, I'm pretty much in the same situation. Good luck to you!
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are most people on your course planning to do medicine after biomed?
Sadly, a significant proportion of biomed students (precise statistics are hard to obtain, because people don't really state their true intentions) would have wanted to do medicine and didn't get in.
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are most people on your course planning to do medicine after biomed?
Some are. It’s competitive but the uni places their own applicants above other uni applicants so they have an advantage
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oh i see, I'm pretty much in the same situation. Good luck to you!
same goes to you
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