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I used to want to apply for dentistry for uni and had already started a UCAT course, but I have changed my mind to biomedical science as the course gives me a wider career path. There is a possibility that I would study dentistry after Biomed degree. I was just wondering whether UCAT is helpful towards my Biomed application or not? Should I continue to take the UCAT exam?
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I don't believe the UCAT will be of any help for biomed. Also, unis would only get your UCAT if you actually apply to dentistry so unless you put your score onto your UCAS yourself, they wouldn't even see your score. But I don't think it's worth taking it if you're not applying to dentistry.
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You don’t need the UCAT to apply for biomedical science.

Also be aware that it is more competitive to get into dentistry via graduate entry than it is via undergrad (which is highly competitive in its own right) - so I wouldn’t pin large amounts of hope on that method.
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(Original post by Emily5243)
I don't believe the UCAT will be of any help for biomed. Also, unis would only get your UCAT if you actually apply to dentistry so unless you put your score onto your UCAS yourself, they wouldn't even see your score. But I don't think it's worth taking it if you're not applying to dentistry.
OK! Thank you very much!:P
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(Original post by Mesopotamian.)
You don’t need the UCAT to apply for biomedical science.

Also be aware that it is more competitive to get into dentistry via graduate entry than it is via undergrad (which is highly competitive in its own right) - so I wouldn’t pin large amounts of hope on that method.
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I agree with the previous post, Graduate entry dentistry is extremely competitive with a 10:1 ratio of applicants and accepted places, but if you really want to go down this route you MUST have a back-up option. If you definitely want to do dentistry, then you are much better off doing the standard undergrad course which saves you both time and money.
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(Original post by Loreto2018)
I agree with the previous post, Graduate entry dentistry is extremely competitive with a 10:1 ratio of applicants and accepted places, but if you really want to go down this route you MUST have a back-up option. If you definitely want to do dentistry, then you are much better off doing the standard undergrad course which saves you both time and money.
Thank you very much for your advice!!
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