Is there a path from an MSc to Medicine?

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Hi there,

I am a postgraduate student doing my MSc in Cancer Biology and Therapy at Uni of Leeds and have a 2:1 in BSc Biological Sciences (same uni). If I wanted to avoid the lab, and go down the clinical path become a medical doctor, what would be the route? Would I have to take the medical entrance exams and just do the four years in a graduate medicine course or is there another way of doing it seeing as my masters was done in the school of medicine, and I have studied a substantial amount of what is taught in medicine courses already? Also how would funding work, would I have to fund it myself if i've already taken undergrad and postgrad student loans out?

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...Would I have to take the medical entrance exams and just do the four years in a graduate medicine course
Yes

or is there another way of doing it seeing as my masters was done in the school of medicine, and I have studied a substantial amount of what is taught in medicine courses already?
No

Also how would funding work, would I have to fund it myself if i've already taken undergrad and postgrad student loans out?

Thanks in advance for any replies
Well outlined here: https://warwick.ac.uk/services/wss/s...es/medics2020/
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You have the 2.1 at degree so the Masters is a bonus. Check out the different med schools that offer the graduate entry option. The masters was unnecessary since you could have applied for medicine with the 2.1. Some med schools will also look at your A level grades - min ABB being the norm. Thus if you have BBB or work at A level the check the entrance requirements for each med school.
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(Original post by rancidrocker24)
Hi there,

I am a postgraduate student doing my MSc in Cancer Biology and Therapy at Uni of Leeds and have a 2:1 in BSc Biological Sciences (same uni). If I wanted to avoid the lab, and go down the clinical path become a medical doctor, what would be the route? Would I have to take the medical entrance exams and just do the four years in a graduate medicine course or is there another way of doing it seeing as my masters was done in the school of medicine, and I have studied a substantial amount of what is taught in medicine courses already? Also how would funding work, would I have to fund it myself if i've already taken undergrad and postgrad student loans out?

Thanks in advance for any replies
You could still apply to medicine; either a graduate entry or an undergraduate course, but bare in mind and undergraduate course will have far less financial support. You would still have to complete the full course plus any entrance exam. Some will still have some kind of A level requirement as stated above. I’d recommend looking at https://www.medicmind.co.uk/medical-...mparison-tool/ this helped me a lot in picking where I applied this year.

If you applied for a graduate programme you would still be eligible for funding, regardless of your postgrad loan, as medical degrees are an exception to the finance rules, however, you won’t be eligible for funding if you take on an undergrad degree.

Having a masters will sometimes boost your 2:1 in terms of “points”, but I can’t think of anywhere tat requires greater than a 2:1 for entry.

Good luck!
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