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Hi guys,
I’m currently studying a biomedicine degree at a research uni. This means the degree is not accredited and it’s focused on producing research scientists. Before I applied, I did work experience in a research lab and enjoyed it however now I’m here I’m really not enjoying the labs and have realised I do not want to work in a lab on a every day basis, so I no longer want to be a research scientist.

I am very stressed about this and feel like I should drop out as it’s pointless doing this degree now and the labs are making me miserable. I’m in the first term of my first year and I have realised that I’m mostly interested in drug mechanism and health diagnosis. So I thought about reapplying next year to study an MPharm at a different uni as they don’t offer it at my current one, to become a pharmacist as this really interests me.

However, there if I do drop out there is so much to sort out with student finance, my uni accommodation, while also trying to put a pharmacy application in for next year before Jan 15th so I’m really torn.

Is it worth dropping out to study pharmacy?
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(Original post by caitlinamae)
Hi guys,
I’m currently studying a biomedicine degree at a research uni. This means the degree is not accredited and it’s focused on producing research scientists. Before I applied, I did work experience in a research lab and enjoyed it however now I’m here I’m really not enjoying the labs and have realised I do not want to work in a lab on a every day basis, so I no longer want to be a research scientist.

I am very stressed about this and feel like I should drop out as it’s pointless doing this degree now and the labs are making me miserable. I’m in the first term of my first year and I have realised that I’m mostly interested in drug mechanism and health diagnosis. So I thought about reapplying next year to study an MPharm at a different uni as they don’t offer it at my current one, to become a pharmacist as this really interests me.

However, there if I do drop out there is so much to sort out with student finance, my uni accommodation, while also trying to put a pharmacy application in for next year before Jan 15th so I’m really torn.

Is it worth dropping out to study pharmacy?
1. Your current course you dont like so dont do it.
2. Go and use your careers service.
3. Make sure you do full research on pharmacy including how saturated it is, especially community pharmacy. plenty of detailed posts by pharmacists bemoaning their ,lot on the forums. I would think very carefully about that. I wouldnt.


Is Pharmacology enough of a different degree?

All the rest can be sorted. Bigger pain is ditching your accommodation, but if its uni based, then sometimes they let withdrawal students off more easily.

A year out could give you the chance to really think what you want to do.

Go to careers or see if you can get any of these books or they will have similar for you to read. Try and get ones aimed at your age group. If you cant find then just get second hand from Amazon.

https://nationalcareersservice.direc...ontact-us/home

https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Rocks-...6APMBBK3X5TV18

https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-You-Ar...MZ5PK361HSA0K4

https://www.amazon.co.uk/What-Color-...JQ3RSS77A7Z49W


Degree choice
https://my.sacu-student.com/sacustud...neimg' />0
https://university.which.co.uk/a-level-explorer


Career profiles
https://www.planitplus.net/JobProfiles?letter=A
https://nationalcareersservice.direc...-profiles/home

https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...e/pharmacology
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