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I'm going to be going university, but i am unsure of what course to do. I am currently studying Btec applied science.
What is better a course in medicine or a course in pharmacy?
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You need to figure out exactly what you want from your future career. Both are demanding courses with very different career paths. You should write down a list of things that draw you to each course but ultimately ask yourself do you want to work as a pharmacist prescribing the medicine over the counter largely or do you wish to be involved directly with patient care and decide which drugs and interventions they need, if any.
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Have you done any work experience?
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(Original post by Jass12356)
I'm going to be going university, but i am unsure of what course to do. I am currently studying Btec applied science.
What is better a course in medicine or a course in pharmacy?
Your best bet in figuring out which one fits you best is to try and secure some work experience/shadowing in a pharmacy, hospital or care home that way you can gain a more in depth view into the different job roles and responsibilities of each.
Researching both careers is an obvious one, make a list of pro's and con's for each and weigh them against one another.
Look into the job prospects of each and how long it takes to become qualified/specialised etc.
Join pharmacy and medicine threads on tsr and ask as many questions as possible.
These are just a few options.

Ps. doing a btec rather than A-Levels is going to definitely limit the amount of med schools you are able to apply to, so keep that in mind. I'm not saying its impossible but it definitely limits your options.
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You will, realistically, need to do A levels to do Medicine, unless you’re eligible for Foundation courses that accept BTEC.

Have you done any work experience? What are your thoughts on why one or the other?

If you’re thinking of medicine or something else, I’d really advise that you do the something else.
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...If you’re thinking of medicine or something else, I’d really advise that you do the something else.
You.... have stolen my slogan!

Next you're going to say "never do a degree with the sole aim of doing GEM because it'll take longer, cost more and will be much more competitive"
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Have you done any work experience?
I was planning to do work experience at a pharmacy. unfortunately due to covid-19 they aren't excepting people
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I was planning to do work experience at a pharmacy. unfortunately due to covid-19 they aren't excepting people
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I was planning to do work experience at a pharmacy. unfortunately due to covid-19 they aren't excepting people
Not sure about pharmacy but there’s work experience you can do online for medicine - they’re called BSMS and RCGP, have a look at them and then hopefully you can decide whether medicine is for you or not
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You.... have stolen my slogan!

Next you're going to say "never do a degree with the sole aim of doing GEM because it'll take longer, cost more and will be much more competitive"
Lol
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You.... have stolen my slogan!

Next you're going to say "never do a degree with the sole aim of doing GEM because it'll take longer, cost more and will be much more competitive"
When you say it often enough it sticks, right :lol: Sorry
I'm never going to steal your GEM spiel because you have it ready to copy paste and I don't!
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Not sure about pharmacy but there’s work experience you can do online for medicine - they’re called BSMS and RCGP, have a look at them and then hopefully you can decide whether medicine is for you or not
thank you
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