Will I regret not choosing medicine at uni?Watch
I have no idea what course to do at uni, I'm interested in: medicine, pharmacology, pharmacy, biomedical science, chemistry and physiotherapy but the think is my first choice was always medicine. However, I'm not the most passionate about it and people say if you're not into medicine 100% then you shouldn't do it but I think I may regret not choosing medicine.
But then again, I don't know if I am capable of getting into medicine like I practically have no work experience and I have no recent extracurricular activities to put in my personal statement. I also am really out off my the whole UCAT and BMAT thing aswell and also how many years the course is.
I think I wouldn't be having this problem, if we were allowed to submit multiple personal statements to different universities, so I could've picked 5 univerisities choosing medicine and the other courses I was interested and tweaked each personal statement to be specific for each course, but we cannot do that.
Sorry for the rant, but any advice - should i forget about medicine or will i regret not trying
...Sorry for the rant, but any advice - should i forget about medicine or will i regret not trying
Remember if you can do 5 or 6 different personal statements, other people can too. It would have to be fair for everyone.
As has been said, you can get work experience (even if it means a gap year), learn more about the exams and do well in them, etc - the question is really are you dedicated enough to medicine to put the work in. Ultimately people do get accepted to study medicine, and there will be things you can do to boost your chances.
If you're very unsure especially between different clinical subjects, which is understandable, ideally you would get some work experience/shadowing to get more of an idea of why they're different, which annoyingly you can't right now! But there are lots of online resources (eg, er, TSR) which you can use to ask people about their jobs or read what they've had to say. You can also look here (https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2...f-covid-19.pdf) for some things you could do to find out more about medicine. I'm sure there will be similar resources for pharmacy/physiotherapy somewhere.
TL;DR: do some more research and see what you think. Good luck