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So I'm going into year 12 and thinking of joining the navy as a medical officer and saw that they do bursaries for medical/dental students but I'm confused as to when I'd apply for this as I think I read it saying to apply whilst doing alevels. Could someone help me understand the application process and medical bursary please. Any help is useful and much appreciated.
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I can see why it is confusing.

Warfare and Logistics Officers can apply to join as 6th formers, because their A Levels allow them to fulfil the educational requirement (UCAS Points) and they can then start training after leaving school. Applicants for 6th Form scholarships apply either before or during their 6th form studies - some of them join after school, some go on to University; a proportion of the ones who go on to University apply for sponsorship there as well.

My understanding of the rules for the Medical Cadetship is that it is applied for during a medical student's 2nd year of studies at medical school. The Cadetship is then paid during the next 3 years.

It occurs to me that there may be some students who hope to become Medical Officers and apply for the Medical Cadetship at Medical School who also apply for the 6th Form Scholarships before going to University.

As it is quite a complex matter and I would want you to have the best advice, I would suggest that you speak to the Navy's specialist medical recruiters in Portsmouth - there is a small team there who deal exclusively with applicants for Medical, Dental and Nursing.

Quite a few questions about joining the Royal Navy come up on the NavyNet website and some of them are about joining as a Medical Cadet.

This is a link to one of those threads. In it, Ninja Stoker, who was a Royal Navy Careers Advisor at the time, gives the poster the number for the specialist medical recruiters in Portsmouth. Have a look at the thread and give the number he gives a call - it's the best thing to do, as the specialist team will know what the current situation is as far as the Cadetship and potential sponsorship at 6th form level for potential Medical Officers is concerned.

https://www.navy-net.co.uk/community.../#post-1263914

Something I would recommend is that you go to a Medical School which allows you to join a University Royal Naval Unit.

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-org...al-naval-units

I thought that you might like this link too:

http://www.theadventuremedic.com/fea...l-navy-doctor/
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Sassy

I can see why it is confusing.

Warfare and Logistics Officers can apply to join as 6th formers, because their A Levels allow them to fulfil the educational requirement (UCAS Points) and they can then start training after leaving school. Applicants for 6th Form scholarships apply either before or during their 6th form studies - some of them join after school, some go on to University; a proportion of the ones who go on to University apply for sponsorship there as well.

My understanding of the rules for the Medical Cadetship is that it is applied for during a medical student's 2nd year of studies at medical school. The Cadetship is then paid during the next 3 years.

It occurs to me that there may be some students who hope to become Medical Officers and apply for the Medical Cadetship at Medical School who also apply for the 6th Form Scholarships before going to University.

As it is quite a complex matter and I would want you to have the best advice, I would suggest that you speak to the Navy's specialist medical recruiters in Portsmouth - there is a small team there who deal exclusively with applicants for Medical, Dental and Nursing.

Quite a few questions about joining the Royal Navy come up on the NavyNet website and some of them are about joining as a Medical Cadet.

This is a link to one of those threads. In it, Ninja Stoker, who was a Royal Navy Careers Advisor at the time, gives the poster the number for the specialist medical recruiters in Portsmouth. Have a look at the thread and give the number he gives a call - it's the best thing to do, as the specialist team will know what the current situation is as far as the Cadetship and potential sponsorship at 6th form level for potential Medical Officers is concerned.

https://www.navy-net.co.uk/community.../#post-1263914

Something I would recommend is that you go to a Medical School which allows you to join a University Royal Naval Unit.

https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/our-org...al-naval-units

I thought that you might like this link too:

http://www.theadventuremedic.com/fea...l-navy-doctor/
Thank you for the info. I'll have a look at them links and probably nearer middle of year 12 I'll probably ring up if I haven't changed my mind by then for joining the navy. Thanks
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I would suggest ringing this week (T: 02392 727096).

I'm suggesting that for two reasons. One is that I am wondering whether it is possible for Medics to apply for a 6th Form Scholarship. If you are eligible, you might miss out for this year if you wait until later and that would be a pity.

The other thing is that there might be a possibility of an Acquaint Visit when things are more normal and you may be invited to go along.

I would ring them and just say that you are interested in the Medical Cadetships. Ask them when you need to apply as you have heard that candidates apply in their 2nd year and also ask them whether 6th Formers hoping to be Medics can apply for the 6th Form Scholarship.

It's a good idea to consider any opportunities which may come up for you which allow you to demonstrate qualities like leadership and initiative. Applying to be an Officer in the Navy means that you meet the Admiralty Interview Board and they ask about this kind of thing.

If there are opportunities at school to do team sports and anything which helps with fitness, check them out too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAF76S9fa0E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvmJO9HtUGI
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I would suggest ringing this week (T: 02392 727096).

I'm suggesting that for two reasons. One is that I am wondering whether it is possible for Medics to apply for a 6th Form Scholarship. If you are eligible, you might miss out for this year if you wait until later and that would be a pity.

The other thing is that there might be a possibility of an Acquaint Visit when things are more normal and you may be invited to go along.

I would ring them and just say that you are interested in the Medical Cadetships. Ask them when you need to apply as you have heard that candidates apply in their 2nd year and also ask them whether 6th Formers hoping to be Medics can apply for the 6th Form Scholarship.

It's a good idea to consider any opportunities which may come up for you which allow you to demonstrate qualities like leadership and initiative. Applying to be an Officer in the Navy means that you meet the Admiralty Interview Board and they ask about this kind of thing.

If there are opportunities at school to do team sports and anything which helps with fitness, check them out too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAF76S9fa0E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvmJO9HtUGI
Read more and says that sixth form scholarship doesn't allow medical cadetship only like the engineering one and another. Thanks for the help
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