Can I become a Doctor with a pharmacology degree Watch

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Can I become a Doctor with a pharmacology degree? I was wondering if this is possible due to the fact that i cannot study medicine without A-LEVEL chemistry, uni's like queen mary, manchester allow you to study pharmacolgy without chem( if you dont do it) . so is it possible for you to get into medicine while studying Pharmology. Im doing my ucas application next week and i so confused and nervous to choose a course in order to eventually become a doctor
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(Original post by rahul_330)
Can I become a Doctor with a pharmacology degree? I was wondering if this is possible due to the fact that i cannot study medicine without A-LEVEL chemistry, uni's like queen mary, manchester allow you to study pharmacolgy without chem( if you dont do it) . so is it possible for you to get into medicine while studying Pharmology. Im doing my ucas application next week and i so confused and nervous to choose a course in order to eventually become a doctor
Yes, if you go to medical school afterwards. You can use a pharmacology degree to apply for graduate entry medicine.

There are medical schools which will accept you without chemistry - what A levels are you doing?

Also...why are you doing your UCAS application in May?

https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...al-schools.pdf
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(Original post by rahul_330)
Can I become a Doctor with a pharmacology degree? I was wondering if this is possible due to the fact that i cannot study medicine without A-LEVEL chemistry, uni's like queen mary, manchester allow you to study pharmacolgy without chem( if you dont do it) . so is it possible for you to get into medicine while studying Pharmology. Im doing my ucas application next week and i so confused and nervous to choose a course in order to eventually become a doctor
Universities Not Requiring Chemistry A Level to study medicine:
ARU
Keele
Leeds
Manchester
Newcastle
Plymouth
Barts
Sheffield
Sunderland
UEA
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Obviously, a pharmacology degree is not a medical degree. To become a (medical) doctor, you need a medical degree. As above, not all medical schools require A-level Chemistry. That aside, you can apply for graduate entry medicine (GEM) with any degree, although a biosciences degree (such as pharmacology) opens more options for you.

Bear in mind however many GEM courses require you to take A-level Chemistry before applying (e.g. during or after your first degree), or to have taken similar content in the course of your degree (e.g. through supporting chemistry modules). Also, you should be aware that GEM is considerably more competitive than standard entry medicine (although you can also apply to those courses as a graduate, you will be in direct competition with school leavers then, and the course is both longer and more expensive as there is less funding than for GEM in that case).

I would suggest it would be better to take some time to take stock of your options, and try and apply to standard entry medicine (and your 5th choice could be pharmacology) at universities that don't require A-level Chemistry. Depending on when you're planning to apply, this may entail taking a gap year - you can use this time to get the relevant work experience needed to apply to medicine (and also to see if medicine is for you anyway).
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