What degree, options are out there?? Medicine/engineering?

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Ok, I'm in year 12 and I do chemistry, maths and physics alevel. For the longest time I thought I would either do something engineering related or medicine related.

I went to an open evening event and after thinking about it a bit more, I don't know what to do.
I'm no longer interested in engineering after the open evening, and simply since I dont think I would enjoy it..

And as for any medicine related degrees, I feel like i would be very disadvantaged since I don't do biology...

I'm thinking i need to be more open minded since I haven't thought of anything else.
Any suggestions, advice or even experiences would be nice!
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(Original post by Kushi_)
Ok, I'm in year 12 and I do chemistry, maths and physics alevel. For the longest time I thought I would either do something engineering related or medicine related.

I went to an open evening event and after thinking about it a bit more, I don't know what to do.
I'm no longer interested in engineering after the open evening, and simply since I dont think I would enjoy it..

And as for any medicine related degrees, I feel like i would be very disadvantaged since I don't do biology...

I'm thinking i need to be more open minded since I haven't thought of anything else.
Any suggestions, advice or even experiences would be nice!
Seeing as you are asking about medicine or engineering please do not post in either the Medicine or Engineering forums as you may get a biased response.

You are not really disadvantaged if you didn't do A-level Biology for Medicine. You would still have plenty of med schools to choose from. Read https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5611422 for a list of UK med schools A-level subject requirements. Have you done any work experience?
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Seeing as you are asking about medicine or engineering please do not post in either the Medicine or Engineering forums as you may get a biased response.

You are not really disadvantaged if you didn't do A-level Biology for Medicine. You would still have plenty of med schools to choose from. Read https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=5611422 for a list of UK med schools A-level subject requirements. Have you done any work experience?
Oh I'm sorry, I don't know to post on the specific forms, so sorry if i accidentally did!

I haven't done any medicine related work experiences though I've signed up for a Medicine summer school to see what they teach and what its like in a months time.

I also saw the med schools without bio, but i feel like my application wouldn't be competitive enough for it as I dont think I'm going to get A* predictions, only A.
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Oh I'm sorry, I don't know to post on the specific forms, so sorry if i accidentally did!
Not your fault... just posted this in bold in case someone wanted to report this thread to get it moved to either Medicine or Engineering and I just want to pre-emptively tell them not to!

I haven't done any medicine related work experiences though I've signed up for a Medicine summer school to see what they teach and what its like in a months time.
There are some online work experience opportunities that you can do, have you looked?

I also saw the med schools without bio, but i feel like my application wouldn't be competitive enough for it as I dont think I'm going to get A* predictions, only A.
There are no "secret requirements". If a med school is only asking for AAA and Chemistry + 2 random subjects, you won't get an advantage just because you are getting A*A*A* and doing Chemistry, Biology and Maths.
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Ok, I'm in year 12 and I do chemistry, maths and physics alevel. For the longest time I thought I would either do something engineering related or medicine related.

I went to an open evening event and after thinking about it a bit more, I don't know what to do.
I'm no longer interested in engineering after the open evening, and simply since I dont think I would enjoy it..

And as for any medicine related degrees, I feel like i would be very disadvantaged since I don't do biology...

I'm thinking i need to be more open minded since I haven't thought of anything else.
Any suggestions, advice or even experiences would be nice!
Have you looked at biomedical engineering. This degree and career path allows you to explore engineering solutions to medical issues. The field is rapidly expanding and allows for a lot of different areas of interest, from prosthetics and AI to tissue and cell engineering.
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