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Graduate Entry Medicine with a 2:2

Hey everyone,

I'm new here to TSR. I'm a 21-year-old Irish graduate, just completed a degree in medical science in Dublin with a 2:2. I'm now working as a medical scientist in a pathology lab at a large university hospital, but I hope to do medicine in 2025. I know that no universities in Ireland will accept a 2:2 so I'm currently looking at Nottingham and St Georges London. However, the issue is more complicated. My university program has a different award classification system. A 2:1 is 65 to 70%. I don't know why it's this way, but they're not changing it anytime soon. I passed with 62%. In every other course at my university and other universities in Ireland, I would have achieved a 2:1 with this grade. Considering the degree I have, the actual grade I got, and the fact that I'm working as a medical scientist (specialising in haematology), are there any medical schools in the UK that would take this into consideration? I know it's probably unlikely, but it's worth asking, as there's no doubt that I have a great understanding of certain areas of medicine such as pathology. Just to clarify, I don't mind moving to the UK for university. I most likely would have done it even if I had gotten the 2:1 because GEM is so expensive in Ireland. I have family in the UK and fees won't be a huge problem

Any bit of advice is appreciated :smile:
Hey there, thanks for posting a question in the Medicine forum. :biggrin:

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I think you need to approach the universities directly with this query.

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