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I was originally going for medicine, but my calculated grade didn't meet the requirement and I am reapplying this year.

I am planning to apply to just once medicine that I had initially held an offer for and take autumn exam. As a plan B, I am going to apply to other courses too as I have four spaces. But I am super lost on where and which course I should apply too. I am not interested in biomedicine or chemistry and I want to apply to a useful course, as in many job options after graduation.

Please give any suggestions for courses!
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Honestly if you REALY want to study medicine you should apply to 4 med schools. no need to chance it. you could do pharmacy as a 5th if you want but that's somewhat competitive.
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(Original post by 15m0808)
I was originally going for medicine, but my calculated grade didn't meet the requirement and I am reapplying this year.

I am planning to apply to just once medicine that I had initially held an offer for and take autumn exam. As a plan B, I am going to apply to other courses too as I have four spaces. But I am super lost on where and which course I should apply too. I am not interested in biomedicine or chemistry and I want to apply to a useful course, as in many job options after graduation.

Please give any suggestions for courses!
What are your current grades?
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I'd agree with the comment above about 'if you really want to do Medicine, apply for 4 Med Schools'.
Unless you have a copper-bottomed guaranteed offer from that one Med School, this means you are risking having no Medicine offer at all. How badly do you want to be a doctor?

One good option for a 5th choice is something like this course at Bristol - Cellular and Molecular Medicine : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cellmolmed/...undergraduate/
You can specialise in CMM, Virology, Cancer Biology, Immunology, Medical Microbiology etc. If you want to really make a difference to Medicine, research new treatments etc, then this is a good area to look at. Remember that GPs dont win Nobel Prizes - but medical researchers do.
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What are your current grades?
A*AAB
A* in mandarin
As in biology and maths
B in chemistry
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What are your current grades?
A*AAB
A* in mandarin
As in biology and maths
B in chemistry

(Original post by McGinger)
I'd agree with the comment above about 'if you really want to do Medicine, apply for 4 Med Schools'.
Unless you have a copper-bottomed guaranteed offer from that one Med School, this means you are risking having no Medicine offer at all. How badly do you want to be a doctor?

One good option for a 5th choice is something like this course at Bristol - Cellular and Molecular Medicine : http://www.bristol.ac.uk/cellmolmed/...undergraduate/
You can specialise in CMM, Virology, Cancer Biology, Immunology, Medical Microbiology etc. If you want to really make a difference to Medicine, research new treatments etc, then this is a good area to look at. Remember that GPs dont win Nobel Prizes - but medical researchers do.
That one Med School has said that as long as I get the required grade in autumn exam, they will offer me a place! So yh, I guess as long as I get the required grade, I have a guaranteed offer.

But in case I do not get the required grade, I have to think about plan B and what I love about medicine is human interaction, so I thought researchers won't be a good fit for me. Is there any scinece degree that could lead to other than researchers?
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have to think about plan B and what I love about medicine is human interaction, so I thought researchers won't be a good fit for me. Is there any science degree that could lead to other than research?
Look at Allied Health careers - https://www.england.nhs.uk/ahp/role/
Physiotherapy, Dietician, Speech Therapy etc

Or Paramedic, Pharmacy, Public Health etc

And dont forget that you can do an apprenticeship in many clinical areas in the NHS : https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/car...-cadet-schemes
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(Original post by 15m0808)
A*AAB
A* in mandarin
As in biology and maths
B in chemistry


That one Med School has said that as long as I get the required grade in autumn exam, they will offer me a place! So yh, I guess as long as I get the required grade, I have a guaranteed offer.

But in case I do not get the required grade, I have to think about plan B and what I love about medicine is human interaction, so I thought researchers won't be a good fit for me. Is there any scinece degree that could lead to other than researchers?
Normally the problem is that you have to write a personal statement geared towards Medicine which is offputting for the Admissions tutors of any other vocational courses, but since you have a guaranteed place if you get the grade, maybe your personal statement could be more general. You could explore people centred careers related to medicine such as Pharmacy, Optometry, Audiology, Physiotherapy etc although as others have said, I would personally apply to more than one medicine degree if you can find one that makes offers to people with your current grades
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All Unis know you can only apply for 4 Med courses.
Therefore they know that your 5th choice will have to be an allied science - and all those courses will therefore accept 'Medicine' applications for those courses - they wont immediately look at your PS and reject you.
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