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I've wanted to do medicine for as long as I can remember but lol that dream is out the window! So I've been looking at different courses. I like to know and plan things ahead as I just freak out if I don't know what im doing, i'm stuck between a few other courses now. Does anyone have any opinions on pharmacy, midwifery or audiology? As I'm unsure which one to go for after A levels, i do biology, chemistry and psychology thanks
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I've wanted to do medicine for as long as I can remember but lol that dream is out the window! So I've been looking at different courses. I like to know and plan things ahead as I just freak out if I don't know what im doing, i'm stuck between a few other courses now. Does anyone have any opinions on pharmacy, midwifery or audiology? As I'm unsure which one to go for after A levels, i do biology, chemistry and psychology thanks
Hello!

Might I ask why medicine is out of the window? Is there anything I can help with? I wouldn't know anything in particular about the other healthcare courses you mentioned but if you had any particular questions then I will try answering!

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Dont discart medicine so quickly especially if its something you really wanted to do. I speak from experience having done an undergraduate in biomedical sciences before applying for graduate medicine. I now study medicine in the University of edinburgh
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Hello!

Might I ask why medicine is out of the window? Is there anything I can help with? I wouldn't know anything in particular about the other healthcare courses you mentioned but if you had any particular questions then I will try answering!

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Well I've been back and forth with medicine and I know it's a tough course so I wanted to be 100% certain before going for it. But I've been worrying so much about how I'm not intelligent enough to do the course so I just don't think it'll be right for me
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Dont discart medicine so quickly especially if its something you really wanted to do. I speak from experience having done an undergraduate in biomedical sciences before applying for graduate medicine. I now study medicine in the University of edinburgh
Oh I didn't know you could do that... I've just been unsure about medicine for so long that I just don't think I'll be able to do it
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Once you do your ucat, you'll have a rough idea if you want to pursue medicine but St George's and some other unis do biomed which leads entry onto medicine, of course you can always pharmacy/optometry/physiotherapy/ but it depends on what you want to do. Pharmacy takes up 4 years and has alot of biology...

I think you can do medicine, use "i don't think i can do it" as motivation to do it,
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Once you do your ucat, you'll have a rough idea if you want to pursue medicine but St George's and some other unis do biomed which leads entry onto medicine, of course you can always pharmacy/optometry/physiotherapy/ but it depends on what you want to do. Pharmacy takes up 4 years and has alot of biology...

I think you can do medicine, use "i don't think i can do it" as motivation to do it,
So is it possible to do a UCAT just to see how things go and if i do terrible, just end up doing something else? As I don't want to live regretting the fact that I didn't go for medicine but I'm also really anxious about failing everything and disappointing myself as well as everyone else around me
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So is it possible to do a UCAT just to see how things go and if i do terrible, just end up doing something else? As I don't want to live regretting the fact that I didn't go for medicine but I'm also really anxious about failing everything and disappointing myself as well as everyone else around me
Yes, if you have the predicted grades and get the ucat done early, you'll have time to asses the situation and make a coherent decision, the reason why you feel anxious about failing is because you don't see yourself to be good enough/the thought of causing disappointment. That is valuable as it shows you have insight and a synoptic mindset which is a trait doctors posses.

Believe me, it's better to give it a shot because you will always have the last choice as a safety (insurance)
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Yes, if you have the predicted grades and get the ucat done early, you'll have time to asses the situation and make a coherent decision, the reason why you feel anxious about failing is because you don't see yourself to be good enough/the thought of causing disappointment. That is valuable as it shows you have insight and a synoptic mindset which is a trait doctors posses.

Believe me, it's better to give it a shot because you will always have the last choice as a safety (insurance)
Okay, thank you so much for the encouragement
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Hi my GCSEs were 1 A*, 2 A's, 3 B's and 5 C's. But i'm predicted ABB for A levels. Are my GCSE grades going to let me down (to study pharmacy at Aston uni)?
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Hi my GCSEs were 1 A*, 2 A's, 3 B's and 5 C's. But i'm predicted ABB for A levels. Are my GCSE grades going to let me down (to study pharmacy at Aston uni)?
Nope, as long as you meet the a level offer requirements
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Nope, as long as you meet the a level offer requirements
The entry requirements for optometry at Aston are AAB i think
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Nope, as long as you meet the a level offer requirements
Just realised i meant optometry!
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Just realised i meant optometry!
Yes but if you perform well in the interview it can be ABB, some just look at your personal statement like Cardiff and if it's really good then you may get an offer with ABB, of course YOU CAN GET HIGHER THAN THIS !!! don't let the a's scare u, if you put in the work you can get AAB
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