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I’m currently in y12 and I’m stuck between biomedical science and medicine. I don’t want to do medicine because I keep thinking it’s going to take too long for me to become a gp, ( it takes 9 years in total in England). I’m not sure what to do, I’m going to be writing my personal statement soon and I don’t want this to affect my chances of getting into the course.
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I’m currently in y12 and I’m stuck between biomedical science and medicine. I don’t want to do medicine because I keep thinking it’s going to take too long for me to become a gp, ( it takes 9 years in total in England). I’m not sure what to do, I’m going to be writing my personal statement soon and I don’t want this to affect my chances of getting into the course.
You only have one question to answer - 'Do you want to become a GP?'

A few years of which only 5 are unpaid are worth it in my opinion
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I’m currently in y12 and I’m stuck between biomedical science and medicine. I don’t want to do medicine because I keep thinking it’s going to take too long for me to become a gp, ( it takes 9 years in total in England). I’m not sure what to do, I’m going to be writing my personal statement soon and I don’t want this to affect my chances of getting into the course.
Hi hello83

It is great you are thinking of what you want to do and have narrowed it down between biomedical sciences and medicine.

Personally, I think the most important thing is deciding what you want to do. Yes, medicine is a long degree and then to become specialised within that is required further training, however, if you know you definitely want to do medicine to be a GP then it is worth it. If you are not sure you definitely want to be a GP or work within the field of medicine directly, then maybe considering biomedical science is the best option for you.

Think about other careers you may be interested in too. If you want to work within healthcare, after a biomedical degree you can work within the NHS in numerous roles as a clinical scientist (https://nshcs.hee.nhs.uk/healthcare-...cal-scientist/) or work within research. You could even take your career in a slightly different direction working within pharmaceutical companies as a regulatory affairs advisor/clinical trials or as a science communicator for bigger charities, such as Cancer Research. Alternatively, if you decide you wanted to do medicine, you can do a post-graduate medicine course later, even though you would have added a few more years onto your education.

The best way to decide whether you want to do medicine, in my opinion, is to try obtain some work experience. See whether this is something you could actually imagine yourself doing rather than just thinking about it.

Let us know what you decide!

Lauren
(BSc Biology - University of Southampton Rep)
https://www.southampton.ac.uk/
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