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What are you plans after graduation? Would you like to do graduate entry medicine? If so what specialties are you considering?
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Sussex Uni :bong2:
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What are you plans after graduation? Would you like to do graduate entry medicine? If so what specialties are you considering?
Im interested to know the answer to this
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What are you plans after graduation? Would you like to do graduate entry medicine? If so what specialties are you considering?
Ahaha medicine. Well funnily enough I wasn't aware you could get into medicine with my degree when I originally signed up for it. Now that I am aware I'm definitely considering it; it's never been an ambition of mine to do medicine but I'm getting slightly anxious over careers & a medicine degree would secure me w/ a good career so it's definitely a strong possibility. After 3rd year I'll take the MCat and see what happens, but I've got other options open too (such as Masters/Post graduate study).

If I did get into medicine I would aim for the neurology pathway for sure. Thanks for the question

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Im interested to know the answer to this
(I'll tag you in too in that case)
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Ahaha medicine. Well funnily enough I wasn't aware you could get into medicine with my degree when I originally signed up for it. Now that I am aware I'm definitely considering it; it's never been an ambition of mine to do medicine but I'm getting slightly anxious over careers & a medicine degree would secure me w/ a good career so it's definitely a strong possibility. After 3rd year I'll take the MCat and see what happens, but I've got other options open too (such as Masters/Post graduate study).

If I did get into medicine I would aim for the neurology pathway for sure. Thanks for the question

(I'll tag you in too in that case)
You're in luck,lol :rofl3:ecolier is a neurologist(an amazing one-an Oliver Sacks in the making),he can give you advice and answer any questions you have.
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What made you choose neuroscience as a degree in the first place?
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Are you interested in the research side?
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You're in luck,lol :rofl3:ecolier is a neurologist(an amazing one-an Oliver Sacks in the making),he can give you advice and answer any questions you have.
Thank you very much! I'll be sure to contact him

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What made you choose neuroscience as a degree in the first place?
An interest in the brain and behaviour, and what controls our thinking. Originally I was going to choose Psychology, but Neuroscience was more appealing to me because it was more scientific & imo would be a more important discipline to study. Research into Neuroscience atm just seems to have exploded, new discoveries are being made so fast.
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It's very interesting! The actual neuroscience modules are very interactive and I'm p sure we'll be doing a brain lab session which should be neat. Also learning other bio modules (DNA, protein etc) which is also very fascinating stuff.

Only downer is (and not related to the specific subject) the amount of independent learning. Still a little weird getting used to it.
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Oh for sure. It's such a new field compared to the other sciences so there's so much more to learn about neuroscience.

Getting into research as a job looks very tricky but I'd like to at least achieve a masters to get some research experience.
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Ahaha medicine. Well funnily enough I wasn't aware you could get into medicine with my degree when I originally signed up for it. Now that I am aware I'm definitely considering it; it's never been an ambition of mine to do medicine but I'm getting slightly anxious over careers & a medicine degree would secure me w/ a good career so it's definitely a strong possibility. After 3rd year I'll take the MCat and see what happens, but I've got other options open too (such as Masters/Post graduate study).

If I did get into medicine I would aim for the neurology pathway for sure. Thanks for the question ...
:goodluck: Remember that graduate entry medicine is harder to get in, compared to undergraduate medicine. You can of course apply to undergraduate medicine as a graduate!

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Thank you very much! I'll be sure to contact him ...
Please do, I will be happy to help. PM me any time
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hey! i have lots of questions haha

1. what made you choose neuroscience
2. you said you were considering graduate medicine because of jobs, what are the possible careers after a neuroscience degree?
3. why didn't you choose medicine in the first place?
4. what a levels did you do and what work experience for the degree?
5. how do you feel about oxbridge not offering neuroscience?

sorry if that's a lot basically i don't know if i want to do medicine anymore at uni and was considering neuroscience because i'm very interested in the brain but idk what to do!!!
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hey! i have lots of questions haha

1. what made you choose neuroscience
2. you said you were considering graduate medicine because of jobs, what are the possible careers after a neuroscience degree?
3. why didn't you choose medicine in the first place?
4. what a levels did you do and what work experience for the degree?
5. how do you feel about oxbridge not offering neuroscience?

sorry if that's a lot basically i don't know if i want to do medicine anymore at uni and was considering neuroscience because i'm very interested in the brain but idk what to do!!!
hey desert_fairy. thanks for the questions.

1.)i was going to do psychology originally. but i realised i wanted to focus on the biological aspects of the subject (i.e the biological basis of the brain, not the "mind" so to speak) and also because neuroscience is such a new field; we're discovering new concepts everyday about the subject.

2.) i believe the main careers are research (a lot of students go into postgraduate study to do masters, phd then post-docs), writing/journalism, working at biochem companies and some go into careers with the nhs to work with neuro-equipment. there's a LOT more job opportunities than the ones i've mentioned though, check out british neuroscience association website; they give a more detailed list of careers options with neuroscience.

oh also, i've basically decided against graduate medicine now. 1.) funding is looking impossible 2.) it's competitive as hell 3.) i'd make one shabby doctor

3.) i didn't have the right a levels to apply for medicine at the time. i was also lacking the work experience. The idea of doing medicine crossed my mind too late really, wish i'd had more drive in year 11/12 now.

4.) I did Chem, Maths, Psych and English Lit. was pretty much forced to drop chem after getting an E, so went on to do Maths Psych and English. (got BBA). lmao I didn't need to put down any work experience, I just emphasised my interest in the brain from what i'd learnt from my a level psychology course on my personal statement. having said that, work experience would make your application positively shine but its really hard to find neuroscience work experience at that age. even now as a first year it's still tricky tbh.

5.)hmm, i'm not surprised oxbridge don't offer neuroscience. i know cambridge's psychology course is biology heavy so i imagine it covers a lot of neuroscience, whilst the more detailed stuff would only be taught to biology students. it is a shame they don't offer neuroscience on its own though, its an amazing subject to learn.

Why are you having doubts about medicine now? It's definitely an intense course, but a medicine degree would still give you the option to specialise in neuroscience (or neurology) later on. Having said that, medicine does take up a lot of your time. I have a cousin who does medicine, she's told me its a very fast paced degree...

the brain is awesome ! i'd recommend doing more research on both courses and think about what you want to do by the time you've finished uni. of course i would recommend doing neuroscience but it's up to you, think about what you wanna get out of the course you decide to do.
oh and feel free to message me if you have anymore questions. good luck
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Hey, so I have a couple of questions too.

1. How difficult can it get in terms of like maths & chemistry?

2. So I'm currently doing a foundation year in psychology and I can see that it's all about essays, summaries, interpreting stuff.. How different is that on a neuroscience degree? What types of assesments do you have? Are they straight forward, or do you have to analyze what someone said about the brain/theories and interpret it? I hope you understand my question lol

3. What are the career prospects for neuroscience? What do you hope to do after graduating?

Thanks!
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Is it biology heavy? I've read you didn't do biology a-level and I don't either but heard there's a lot of biology in first year e.g. cell biology and was just wondering was it hard to adjust and understand, if that makes sense?!
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