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What is your opinion on someone studying nursing at undergrad if they want to do graduate medicine
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Original post by LewisDoherty
What is your opinion on someone studying nursing at undergrad if they want to do graduate medicine

Very stupid, very inefficient, a waste of training resources but a very good way to get your student debt maxxed out.

Greg
Original post by LewisDoherty
What is your opinion on someone studying nursing at undergrad if they want to do graduate medicine

1.

why do you want to do graduate entry Medicine rather than Undergraduate entry?

2.

what advantage do you think doing Nursing rather than an academic Life Sciences degree will give you ?

3.

Do you understand that peopel applying for graduate entry medicine with Nursing or AHP degrees are often expected to have several years post -reg experience?

4.

Do you understand that when wanting to 'change codes' you will find some Medicine admissions tutors who are baised against ' dirty mudbloods' ? and even if they aren't can you express why you chose to do Nursing / AHP pre-reg first degree, why you subsequently want to do Medicine rather than becoming an ACP ?

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Reply 4
Original post by LewisDoherty
What is your opinion on someone studying nursing at undergrad if they want to do graduate medicine

Nursing as a degree offers no advantage - and for some med schools a significant disadvantage - over a life sciences degree. However, anyone who is looking at GEM should consider that they may end up not getting accepted, given how competitive it is and do a first degree in a subject that leads to a career they would be happy in long term.
As has been pointed out elsewhere, applying to standard entry medicine is the easiest, quickest and least expensive route into medicine
I do not understand why people would do any degree with the full knowledge that they want to study medicine afterwards. GEM is known to be exceptionally competitive, why not wait a year, work in healthcare in the meantime and just do regular undergraduate medicine?

Studying a second degree which is at the same level as your previous degree will result in changes to your student loan provision.
(edited 4 months ago)
ELQ and previous study rules for funding nursing (and most AHP) degrees are incredibly generous. If nursing or an AHP career are your backup options then it’s silly to study those degrees first.

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