A question for current medics: Masters > Graduate Entry Medicine > ACF? Watch
I am about to finish my biomed degree and take a gap year before I apply for graduate entry medicine.
As I know I want to go down the academic route for medicine and so I wanted to know whether doing a Masters during my gap year will be helpful when I apply for the ACF. I have very vague understanding of the process but I am aware that having a strong interest in research aids you and doing a Masters etc can exemplify this.
Also, if it was the case that I do the Masters, will I have to do in an area that is linked to the eventual speciality I choose. I don't have a clear cut idea of what area of medicine I am interested (I'm not one of those people who knows that they wanted to be a surgeon since they became a fertilised egg) though my current interests are reproductive science and neuroscience.
I know it may seem that it's too early to think about these things but I really want my gap year to be useful and have some sort of meaning. I know I will definitely be working during it for sure but I want to know whether pursuing another degree is worthwhile.
Thanks in advance
What will be useful though is research and presenting and publications. If you're able to get involved with something decent that goes somewhere, you're onto a winner. Whether you get there via an MRes or whatever is up to you.
Is there a reason you want to take a gap year and not go straight through?
I would only do a masters if you want to do it. Its a huge time and monetary investment.
Deficiencies in CV can be addressed at med school.