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i want to study and get a degree in biomedical science or transfer into medicine if i can but does anyone know any universities that allow you to transfer without taking the bmat ( i didn't take it bc it's not compulsory for biomedical sciences)
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Hi there,
Transferring to Medicine from Biomedical Sciences is really tricky. The places are even more competitive than applying for medicine normally and very few people end up going along this route. There are 2 options available for you:

Complete a year of Biomedical Sciences to a high standard and go to a university that has a recognised transfer scheme. Biomedical courses at Plymouth, Anglia Ruskin, Brighton and Leicester all have a scheme where you can apply for their Medicine programme after your first year of study. For Brighton, you would have to sit the BMAT, but the other 3 are UCAT schools

Complete your degree and apply for Graduate entry Medicine. Again, this is a very competitive way of entering medicine and would require you to sit and do well at the UCAT/GAMSAT


I suggest you have a read up on the different transfer courses that exist for allied science courses-> medicine. It's also important to consider whether medicine is the end goal for you, or whether you want to prioritise getting a degree in Biomedical Sciences instead. Make sure that you are happy and confident in whatever decision you make! I hope this helps :smile:

John C
Y5 UEA Med Student
Medic Mind
I would try and read up on the fine print of any Biomed>Med transfer schemes. They are not a great route for most candidates and you may find that only 1-2 students, (or even none!), actually moved over to med each year.

Statistically, the easiest route into med is to apply to undergrad med in the first instance. GEM and transfer schemes should really be an absolute last resort.

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