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So those of you following me might know I got very rejected from medical school. I had planned to go down the graduate route, but tbh, I don’t know if I have the motivation to do it. So help a gal out:

Here’s my high school grades-
4th Year (National 5):
English: A
Mathematics: B
History: B
Modern Studies: A
Drama: A
Chemistry: A
Physics: B
Administration: B

5th Year: (Highers)
English: A
Modern Studies: A
History: A
Physics: A
Mathematics: C

6th Year:
H Maths: A
H Chemistry: B
H Human Bio: B
AH Physics: C

I studied Physics, Biology and Maths for a year at uni and got a CertHE in General Science after leaving.

I’m working in Starbucks atm, but couldn’t see myself doing this forever.

I’m interested in literature, drama, science and any job I pursued would have to be with people. Working myself in an office cubicle wouldn’t do.

Any careers or courses that spring to mind?
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(Original post by Wannabeemedicx)
So those of you following me might know I got very rejected from medical school. I had planned to go down the graduate route, but tbh, I don’t know if I have the motivation to do it. So help a gal out:

Here’s my high school grades-
4th Year (National 5):
English: A
Mathematics: B
History: B
Modern Studies: A
Drama: A
Chemistry: A
Physics: B
Administration: B

5th Year: (Highers)
English: A
Modern Studies: A
History: A
Physics: A
Mathematics: C

6th Year:
H Maths: A
H Chemistry: B
H Human Bio: B
AH Physics: C

I studied Physics, Biology and Maths for a year at uni and got a CertHE in General Science after leaving.

I’m working in Starbucks atm, but couldn’t see myself doing this forever.

I’m interested in literature, drama, science and any job I pursued would have to be with people. Working myself in an office cubicle wouldn’t do.

Any careers or courses that spring to mind?
Have you thought about Physician Associate? Very similar to working as a junior doctor.

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...cian-associate

And of course, you could also potentially retake A Levels (or their equivalent) and reapply to med; or do a degree and then do GEM (not easy!).
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So those of you following me might know I got very rejected from medical school. I had planned to go down the graduate route, but tbh, I don’t know if I have the motivation to do it. So help a gal out:

Here’s my high school grades-
4th Year (National 5):
English: A
Mathematics: B
History: B
Modern Studies: A
Drama: A
Chemistry: A
Physics: B
Administration: B

5th Year: (Highers)
English: A
Modern Studies: A
History: A
Physics: A
Mathematics: C

6th Year:
H Maths: A
H Chemistry: B
H Human Bio: B
AH Physics: C

I studied Physics, Biology and Maths for a year at uni and got a CertHE in General Science after leaving.

I’m working in Starbucks atm, but couldn’t see myself doing this forever.

I’m interested in literature, drama, science and any job I pursued would have to be with people. Working myself in an office cubicle wouldn’t do.

Any careers or courses that spring to mind?
Practical science? lab work, pharmacist, chemist? (these would require finishing a degree, perhaps something like Natural sciences...) (these are more for practical and science)
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Practical science? lab work, pharmacist, chemist? (these would require finishing a degree, perhaps something like Natural sciences...) (these are more for practical and science)
Not sure, I was never particularly good at lab work so not sure I’d be brill at a career in it x
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Have you thought about Physician Associate? Very similar to working as a junior doctor.

https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/exp...cian-associate

And of course, you could also potentially retake A Levels (or their equivalent) and reapply to med; or do a degree and then do GEM (not easy!).
Ooooh! PA Studies is actually shorter than GEM. I’ll look into it! Thanks
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Ooooh! PA Studies is actually shorter than GEM. I’ll look into it! Thanks
Please do not go into Physician Associate studies because you think it is a shortcut into medicine. It is not. Junior doctors and PAs have different roles, which becomes apparent through training, even though they are still part of the medical team. You should honestly focus on whether you want to be a doctor, and reapply OR want to be a PA. If you do not have the motivation to become a doctor, then i'm afraid you probably won't have the motivation to do PA studies. It is a hugely demanding course, taught in just 2 years.

I should also mention that individuals thinking that Physician Associate Studies is just a shortcut into medicine, will probably not get through the application/interview stage.

Please also bare in mind, that PA Studies is a postgraduate course. Therefore, you would need a good undergraduate degree in a life science.
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This course at Reading Uni may be of interest

https://www.reading.ac.uk/pharmacy/p...rogrammes.aspx
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So those of you following me might know I got very rejected from medical school. I had planned to go down the graduate route, but tbh, I don’t know if I have the motivation to do it. So help a gal out:

Here’s my high school grades-
4th Year (National 5):
English: A
Mathematics: B
History: B
Modern Studies: A
Drama: A
Chemistry: A
Physics: B
Administration: B

5th Year: (Highers)
English: A
Modern Studies: A
History: A
Physics: A
Mathematics: C

6th Year:
H Maths: A
H Chemistry: B
H Human Bio: B
AH Physics: C

I studied Physics, Biology and Maths for a year at uni and got a CertHE in General Science after leaving.

I’m working in Starbucks atm, but couldn’t see myself doing this forever.

I’m interested in literature, drama, science and any job I pursued would have to be with people. Working myself in an office cubicle wouldn’t do.

Any careers or courses that spring to mind?
Hi, I am currently studying Adult Nursing at University. I chose this because with nursing you work, you have a wide range of opportunities to work in many different settings.
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(Original post by Wannabeemedicx)
So those of you following me might know I got very rejected from medical school. I had planned to go down the graduate route, but tbh, I don’t know if I have the motivation to do it. So help a gal out:

Here’s my high school grades-
4th Year (National 5):
English: A
Mathematics: B
History: B
Modern Studies: A
Drama: A
Chemistry: A
Physics: B
Administration: B

5th Year: (Highers)
English: A
Modern Studies: A
History: A
Physics: A
Mathematics: C

6th Year:
H Maths: A
H Chemistry: B
H Human Bio: B
AH Physics: C

I studied Physics, Biology and Maths for a year at uni and got a CertHE in General Science after leaving.

I’m working in Starbucks atm, but couldn’t see myself doing this forever.

I’m interested in literature, drama, science and any job I pursued would have to be with people. Working myself in an office cubicle wouldn’t do.

Any careers or courses that spring to mind?
Paramedic science or nursing would be good Route too.
Nurses and paramedics can work in GP’s and can work in lots of different roles including management, research, teaching.
Nurses and recently Paramedics can prescribe but PA’s cannot as they are not regulated.
Paramedic and nursing will be able to lead into medicine in the future whereas PA might not.
PA is much more expensive to train and does not attract the same funding and grants that allied health courses do.
Nurses can become advanced nurse practitioners with the autonomy of a junior doctor and paramedics are also becoming invaluable in GP’s and 111 services.
Radiographers are also well sought after and there is huge potential to specialise.
There are many other health courses, speech and language, physiotherapist, occupational health or Science research if you prefer.
I always say look at were you can go in a job.
Look at PA in detail and read up on the good and bad and the progression routes.
PA is MSc( Sorry if mentioned already) too so you do need a degree in science or health related course.
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So those of you following me might know I got very rejected from medical school. I had planned to go down the graduate route, but tbh, I don’t know if I have the motivation to do it. So help a gal out:

Here’s my high school grades-
4th Year (National 5):
English: A
Mathematics: B
History: B
Modern Studies: A
Drama: A
Chemistry: A
Physics: B
Administration: B

5th Year: (Highers)
English: A
Modern Studies: A
History: A
Physics: A
Mathematics: C

6th Year:
H Maths: A
H Chemistry: B
H Human Bio: B
AH Physics: C

I studied Physics, Biology and Maths for a year at uni and got a CertHE in General Science after leaving.

I’m working in Starbucks atm, but couldn’t see myself doing this forever.

I’m interested in literature, drama, science and any job I pursued would have to be with people. Working myself in an office cubicle wouldn’t do.

Any careers or courses that spring to mind?
If you are interested in Literature and drama as you say I think you will be happy doing something related to those. The thing with medicine is that if you can even imagine doing anything else except medicine I don’t think if it’s for you. You have to be like you can’t see yourself without it.
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