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You may know or just have an idea, whether your in med school or not - do you know what you want to go into, e.g - pediatrics

If so, what made you choose this decision?

I'm just curious about everyones views
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No idea, although at the moment (before starting! haha) I wanna become an infectious diseases consultant...competitive though. My MSc in Medical & Diagnostic Virology has kinda given me an insight into clinical infectious + tropical medicine and it looks fascinating with scope to travel to countries endemic with VHFs and parasites. Of course it's a risky career but right now I'm interested in it.

Having said that, chances are I'll end up as a GP or something. Making such a decision is very hard I'd imagine!
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At the moment paediatrics, although given that I haven't started yet it'll almost definitely change many, many times whilst I'm studying
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yeh i'm probably going to change my mind a million and one times throughout Uni....but i've always had an interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology so that would be my number one choice at the moment!

although i enjoyed my work experience which involved peadiatrics and A & E...

who knows lol...
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At the moment paediatrics, although given that I haven't started yet it'll almost definitely change many, many times whilst I'm studying
sounds good an i just ask, what as/A lvls are you doing/have you done?
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Balneology :hubba:
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I did maths, chem, phys and bio to AS, then dropped bio for A2. My choices are in my sig
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I did maths, chem, phys and bio to AS, then dropped bio for A2. My choices are in my sig
oh sorry I cant see your sig but ok



(Original post by josee32)
yeh i'm probably going to change my mind a million and one times throughout Uni....but i've always had an interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology so that would be my number one choice at the moment!

although i enjoyed my work experience which involved peadiatrics and A & E...

who knows lol...
same as me then [at least i think so!]
May i ask, how did you get onto a med course without chemistry to A2? I know its possible i#m just wondering because my school also told me doing health and social would be unacceptable for medicine too so i'm confused now thanks for the answer though, im starting my placement at a local hospital soon and looking forward to it
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Balneology :hubba:
how interesting you must like water a lot :confused:
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how interesting you must like water a lot :confused:
Err yeah, there are other perks though :p:
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Err yeah, there are other perks though :p:
I guessed
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oh sorry I cant see your sig but ok
It's on my first post of the page
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(Original post by Jinxy)
oh sorry I cant see your sig but ok





same as me then [at least i think so!]
May i ask, how did you get onto a med course without chemistry to A2? I know its possible i#m just wondering because my school also told me doing health and social would be unacceptable for medicine too so i'm confused now thanks for the answer though, im starting my placement at a local hospital soon and looking forward to it
cool

i did chemistry As, however im doing medicine with a foundation year...to get me up to speed with chemistry before entering Phase 1a

Health and Social As helped me quite a lot with my application to medicine and during my interview...it helped me to appreciate and make the most of my work experience and convey this is the way they wanted to hear it i'd say it was a good qualification to take but i'd maybe do it as a 4th subject rather than one of your 'main three'.

Good luck in your Placement
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cool

i did chemistry As, however im doing medicine with a foundation year...to get me up to speed with chemistry before entering Phase 1a

Health and Social As helped me quite a lot with my application to medicine and during my interview...it helped me to appreciate and make the most of my work experience and convey this is the way they wanted to hear it i'd say it was a good qualification to take but i'd maybe do it as a 4th subject rather than one of your 'main three'.

Good luck in your Placement
aww thanks a lot and i see oh thats why your doing foundation year, good luck with that
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Hmmm, if I decide I want to do it and apply..

Definitely not paediatrics. Perhaps something like cardiology or neurology. Maybe something surgical, or Accident and emergency. Those are the most likely courses. Currently.
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I have no idea :confused:
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At the moment neurology. For a long time it was paedriatrics, but a year of neuro has swayed me somewhat...
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Child psych

Or some sort of alternative therapy thingie

Edit: OR fancy drug building in a lab somewhere
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At the moment endocrinology but that's only because I did loads of work exp. with an endocrinologist and loved it
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If I get in to med school! At the moment I'd have to say radiology! I love it.
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