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Only if you steal the morphine
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Only if you steal the morphine
Lool youre putting me off applying. I was really hyped
im probs gonna steal a **** tonne of morphine due to my depression of not getting into med/dent :s
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Lool youre putting me off applying. I was really hyped
im probs gonna steal a **** tonne of morphine due to my depression of not getting into med/dent :s
Pharmacy is a good course, you're options are more limited than from other courses - but also more directed. You do pharmacy to become a pharmacist, you do chemistry to become anything related to chemistry. You'll find a job easily at the end, but you won't know if you enjoy it until you do it. Don't be put off - skilled thieves never get caught.
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Lool youre putting me off applying. I was really hyped
im probs gonna steal a **** tonne of morphine due to my depression of not getting into med/dent :s
If your heart is set on doing medicine or dentistry, just take a gap year to reapply.

Don't do any degree with the sole aim to enter graduate entry medicine / dentistry, it'll end up taking longer / costing more / much more competitive in the long run.

In my opinion, pharmacy isn't the back up to medicine / dentistry but it's your choice.

The social life is equal to other university courses - I don't see how it'll be much different. The medics / dentists tend to stick together so I don't know if you'll get to socialise with them much though (or if that's even your intention).
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If your heart is set on doing medicine or dentistry, just take a gap year to reapply.

Don't do any degree with the sole aim to enter graduate entry medicine / dentistry, it'll end up taking longer / costing more / much more competitive in the long run.

In my opinion, pharmacy isn't the back up to medicine / dentistry but it's your choice.

The social life is equal to other university courses - I don't see how it'll be much different. The medics / dentists tend to stick together so I don't know if you'll get to socialise with them much though (or if that's even your intention).
what if this year i apply for pharmacy. If i manage to get A*AA will i be able to take a gap year and apply for Medicine?
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year 12 to the start 13 was a pretty rough time for me, **** happened my motivation and grades had gone down significantly resulting in me being predicted Bs now and my UCAT being very low
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what if this year i apply for pharmacy. If i manage to get A*AA will i be able to take a gap year and apply for Medicine?
What are your aims of applying then, if you're not going to go through with it?

If you don't get A*AA will you take the course? And is your aim to be a Pharmacist?

If not, then I wouldn't even apply - as I said Pharmacy is clearly not your passion. Take a gap year (or even a couple) to keep improving your stats.

It's not uncommon for students to get no offers for GEM / graduate entry dentistry so you may well have to take gap year(s) in 3 / 4 years' time anyway, you may as well do it now.
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If you don't get A*AA will you take the course? And is your aim to be a Pharmacist?
Ideally yes i will take the course if i dont get A*AA i've thought about it alot, i want to be working when im 22-23 and i have aims of a pharmaceutical company if i choose pharmacy.

Tbh i just want to study something in health care and science, i want a good job and i want to have some sort of financial freedom
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Ideally yes i will take the course if i dont get A*AA i've thought about it alot, i want to be working when im 22-23 and i have aims of a pharmaceutical company if i choose pharmacy.

Tbh i just want to study something in health care and science, i want a good job and i want to have some sort of financial freedom
Well in that case apply to do Pharmacy, because it's clear that you're not using that degree with the sole aim to do graduate entry med / dent.

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Well in that case apply to do Pharmacy, because it's clear that you're not using that degree with the sole aim to do graduate entry med / dent.

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BUT. If i do get AAA* it is still possible to get into medicine by taking a gap year right? thanks
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BUT. If i do get AAA* it is still possible to get into medicine by taking a gap year right? thanks
You'll still need to meet all the standard entry requirements, including UCAT / BMAT / entry requirements / interviews.

For some med schools e.g. Leicester you have an advantage applying with achieved grades.

I mean, if you wanted to, you could even try Clearing 2021 for Medicine (med schools specifically go into Clearing to look for students who got better-than-expected grades) but you need to have taken the UCAT this year to be eligible.
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You'll still need to meet all the standard entry requirements, including UCAT / BMAT / entry requirements / interviews.

For some med schools e.g. Leicester you have an advantage applying with achieved grades.

I mean, if you wanted to, you could even try Clearing 2021 for Medicine (med schools specifically go into Clearing to look for students who got better-than-expected grades) but you need to have taken the UCAT this year to be eligible.
I have taken ucat this year but received under 600
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I have taken ucat this year but received under 600
Well in that case you'd need to be better prepared next year (if you wanted to try it); or take the BMAT just in case.
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If you are thinking of setting up a pharmaceutical company and getting more into the research side of things then consider chemistry / biochemistry. Better than MPharm for getting a science-based career, rather than a patient-facing career.
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