is it possible to study graduate entry medicine with a degree in optometry

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Would studying a degree in optometry and potentially getting a 1st or high 2.1 put me at a disadvantage when compared to other graduates getting a first or 2.1 in biomedical sciences or a more healthcare-related science when applying to graduate entry medicine? I'm worried because i have never seen anyone study a degree in optometry and do graduate entry medicine. I would appreciate any help, thank you.
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Would studying a degree in optometry and potentially getting a 1st or high 2.1 put me at a disadvantage when compared to other graduates getting a first or 2.1 in biomedical sciences or a more healthcare-related science when applying to graduate entry medicine? I'm worried because i have never seen anyone study a degree in optometry and do graduate entry medicine. I would appreciate any help, thank you.
One of my friends got into graduate entry medicine with a 2:2 in a humanities degree & a Masters in psychology - graduate medicine is definitely full of diverse background, and as optometry is directly linked to both sciences and healthcare I'm sure it would not be a disadvantage.
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Really, must have got a really high gamsat score or unrealistic
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One of my friends got into graduate entry medicine with a 2:2 in a humanities degree & a Masters in psychology - graduate medicine is definitely full of diverse background, and as optometry is directly linked to both sciences and healthcare I'm sure it would not be a disadvantage.
How did they afford GEM ontop of the two previous degrees? :confused:
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How did they afford GEM ontop of the two previous degrees? :confused:
I'm doing a Masters in Public health I took out student loan :/
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I'm doing a Masters in Public health I took out student loan :/
They did a BA, then Masters, then GEM. How is that affordable?
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They did a BA, then Masters, then GEM. How is that affordable?
Probs had money saved up and it could be from a while back when there was funding available for graduate entry. For Undergrad ppl take student loan out as-well so essentially paying for nothing. Anyway what they wrote sounds fake anyway I know people struggling to get in with 2.1 and minimal entry requirements is that
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Probs had money saved up and it could be from a while back when there was funding available for graduate entry. For Undergrad ppl take student loan out as-well so essentially paying for nothing. Anyway what they wrote sounds fake anyway I know people struggling to get in with 2.1 and minimal entry requirements is that
For GEM they are obliged to take people from a range of backgrounds, so it would not surprise me if a few weaker candidates from poorer backgrounds got in.
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(Original post by StarLinyx)
How did they afford GEM ontop of the two previous degrees? :confused:
(Original post by mm2345)
I'm doing a Masters in Public health I took out student loan :/
(Original post by StarLinyx)
They did a BA, then Masters, then GEM. How is that affordable?
They worked for a year full time between Masters/ GEM whilst living at home so saved all of that money, and then UK student loan/ NHS bursary covers the rest! Also, they did the Masters whilst living at home to save money.

Also, 100% not fake lol, don't know why I'd make it up? haha.
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