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Hello,

I'm French and currently studying Psychology. Actually, I'll graduate next year and have always wanted to study medicine and live in the UK. I am aware that a few universities in the UK accept students from non scientific backgrounds for their Graduate Entry Medicine (such as Newcastle, Warwick...). Plus, I studied advanced science in highschool for the baccalaureat (basically equivalent as saying I took my A-Levels in Biology/Maths/Chemistry/Physics) and my Psychology degree is more scientific than most (while obviously still not equivalent to a biology degree).

I also know that you should pass the UCAT and also have some relevant healthcare experience.

I have searched the internet a lot and yet, some questions remain... This is why I am desperately looking for someone who, just like me, was a European student and decided to apply in the UK (preferably medicine), or someone who knows about the steps for an EU student as I don't know how bursaries work (if, as an EU student, I am eligible), how I should apply on UCAS, accommodation...

Also, we can't really shadow doctors here in France and it's fairly impossible to get work experience in a hospital if you're not a medical professionnal or student so, aside from working in a nursing home in the summer, I don't think I could get much experience...
And yet, this gives me no experience of the NHS.
Therefore, do you think schools would be more lenient that I don't have much experience coming from another country, or should I really find a solution to get some work experience IN the UK...

Thank you! 😊
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(Original post by SweetPotato98)
Hello,

I'm French and currently studying Psychology. Actually, I'll graduate next year and have always wanted to study medicine and live in the UK. I am aware that a few universities in the UK accept students from non scientific backgrounds for their Graduate Entry Medicine (such as Newcastle, Warwick...). Plus, I studied advanced science in highschool for the baccalaureat (basically equivalent as saying I took my A-Levels in Biology/Maths/Chemistry/Physics) and my Psychology degree is more scientific than most (while obviously still not equivalent to a biology degree).

I also know that you should pass the UCAT and also have some relevant healthcare experience.

I have searched the internet a lot and yet, some questions remain... This is why I am desperately looking for someone who, just like me, was a European student and decided to apply in the UK (preferably medicine), or someone who knows about the steps for an EU student as I don't know how bursaries work (if, as an EU student, I am eligible), how I should apply on UCAS, accommodation...

Also, we can't really shadow doctors here in France and it's fairly impossible to get work experience in a hospital if you're not a medical professionnal or student so, aside from working in a nursing home in the summer, I don't think I could get much experience...
And yet, this gives me no experience of the NHS.
Therefore, do you think schools would be more lenient that I don't have much experience coming from another country, or should I really find a solution to get some work experience IN the UK...

Thank you! 😊
arigziegler can you help here, please?
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Hey,

Send me a PM I can explain everything (in French if you want).
I did most of my work experience in France so it definitely is possible. If you're in the Paris area I can give you the contact details of the doctors that let me shadow them

Edit: Je suis une graduate Française et à King's en médecine l'année prochaine
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