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Hi all. I'm in year 10 of high school and I'm going to do my GCSEs next academic year. Does anyone know what I need to study at college and university so I can become a doctor and progress to be a surgeon ? Thanks for any advice.
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Hi all. I'm in year 10 of high school and I'm going to do my GCSEs next academic year. Does anyone know what I need to study at college and university so I can become a doctor and progress to be a surgeon ? Thanks for any advice.
Have a look here: https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5611422
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get good gcse grades first

take biology, maybe chemistry and a third academic subject at a level

more and more unis are no longer requiring chemistry a level but i would double check this when you’re starting to apply for sixthform/college. however still currently places look for biology chemistry and third academic subject or biology, another science including maths physics chemistry, and a third academic subject

sit the UKCAT/ BMAT which is basically the admissions test for all medicine courses

apply for medicine at uni

then get A*A*A-AAA for a level depending on what unis you’ve applied for

you progress to surgery after 5 years at medical school, 2 years foundation training in a hospital, and then take the path for surgery which takes quite a few more years (can’t think of it from the top of my head)

it’s a long journey. lots of dedication and hard work needed. i’m currently year 13 doing my A levels this year got 3/4 offers so far for medicine and it’s weird to think that soon i’ll be studying medicine at uni
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Traditional route -
10 x GCSE's A*-B
3/4 A levels A grades incl. Biology and Chemistry (not having either will seriously limit where you can apply)
(It used to be B/A grades when I applied but almost everywhere is now asking for A's)
Degree in Medicine and Surgery - at least 5 years, for surgery most people will do an extra year to gain an additional degree to make specialty applications more competitive.
2 x years Foundation training
Core surgical training - 2 years
Higher/specialty surgical training - 4+ years dependant on area you want to go into.
This is excluding additional degrees/research/audits/clinical fellow years and many more things that people do to make it more likely to be accepted onto surgical training programs.

Non-traditional routes into medical school are also available and numerous but you must complete a medical degree and foundation training to get into surgical training.
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get good gcse grades first

take biology, maybe chemistry and a third academic subject at a level

more and more unis are no longer requiring chemistry a level but i would double check this when you’re starting to apply for sixthform/college. however still currently places look for biology chemistry and third academic subject or biology, another science including maths physics chemistry, and a third academic subject

sit the UKCAT/ BMAT which is basically the admissions test for all medicine courses

apply for medicine at uni

then get A*A*A-AAA for a level depending on what unis you’ve applied for

you progress to surgery after 5 years at medical school, 2 years foundation training in a hospital, and then take the path for surgery which takes quite a few more years (can’t think of it from the top of my head)

it’s a long journey. lots of dedication and hard work needed. i’m currently year 13 doing my A levels this year got 3/4 offers so far for medicine and it’s weird to think that soon i’ll be studying medicine at uni
(Original post by Jade10969)
get good gcse grades first

take biology, maybe chemistry and a third academic subject at a level

more and more unis are no longer requiring chemistry a level but i would double check this when you’re starting to apply for sixthform/college. however still currently places look for biology chemistry and third academic subject or biology, another science including maths physics chemistry, and a third academic subject

sit the UKCAT/ BMAT which is basically the admissions test for all medicine courses

apply for medicine at uni

then get A*A*A-AAA for a level depending on what unis you’ve applied for

you progress to surgery after 5 years at medical school, 2 years foundation training in a hospital, and then take the path for surgery which takes quite a few more years (can’t think of it from the top of my head)

it’s a long journey. lots of dedication and hard work needed. i’m currently year 13 doing my A levels this year got 3/4 offers so far for medicine and it’s weird to think that soon i’ll be studying medicine at uni
thanks a lot. but what do I need to study in college then ?
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thanks a lot. but what do I need to study in college then ?
Biology, chemistry and another A-level
Then uni
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thanks. and is it at uni you do ur medicine corse or when do you do that and do you know how long it takes ?
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thanks. and is it at uni you do ur medicine corse or when do you do that and do you know how long it takes ?
Medicine is at uni for 5/6 years (depends on the uni)
Then two years of foundation training
Then specialise
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ok thanks for helping I am aspiring to be a neurosurgeon or a surgeon who specialises in the cardiovascular system
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ok thanks for helping I am aspiring to be a neurosurgeon or a surgeon who specialises in the cardiovascular system
That's great and all but you will probably change your mind during medical school, still nice to have an idea though
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yeah it is nice and I wanna go all they way so wish me luck hey ? 😀
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