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Postgraduate course that can lead you into clinical work

Anyone know if any courses that you can do after your undergraduate (non-medicine) degree that can lead you to clinical work?
Original post by Nightlight22
Anyone know if any courses that you can do after your undergraduate (non-medicine) degree that can lead you to clinical work?


Clinical work as in, healthcare? Or since you posted this in the psychology forum, do you mean clinical psychology? What's your end goal?
Original post by Scotland Yard
Clinical work as in, healthcare? Or since you posted this in the psychology forum, do you mean clinical psychology? What's your end goal?


I wanted to go into medicine, but don’t have any offers back. So, I’m thinking of finding a way into working in the hospitals without doing medicine
Original post by Nightlight22
I wanted to go into medicine, but don’t have any offers back. So, I’m thinking of finding a way into working in the hospitals without doing medicine


OK. Moved your thread into the Medicine forum.

Your absolute single best bet is to ace your A levels now and take a gap year and reapply to Medicine, because that's ultimately what you want to do still, I assume?
Original post by Scotland Yard
OK. Moved your thread into the Medicine forum.
Your absolute single best bet is to ace your A levels now and take a gap year and reapply to Medicine, because that's ultimately what you want to do still, I assume?


I’ve done an undergraduate degree
Original post by Nightlight22
I’ve done an undergraduate degree


Righto, you said postgraduate, silly me. Well, there are a gazillion jobs that you can do in a hospital. There's nurses, healthcare assistants, phlebotomists, radiographers, therapists, psychologists, health care scientists, pharmacists, APs... and many many many more. Too many to talk about them all in a single post. Browse the NHS careers website to have a look at all the careers that will land you inside a hospital and their entry requirements.

P.S.: I assume you applied to GEM and didn't get in? That's common. Try again. And if you haven't applied to GEM but still want to, do it.
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Original post by Scotland Yard
Righto, you said postgraduate, silly me. Well, there are a gazillion jobs that you can do in a hospital. There's nurses, healthcare assistants, phlebotomists, radiographers, therapists, psychologists, health care scientists, pharmacists, APs... and many many many more. Too many to talk about them all in a single post. Browse the NHS careers website to have a look at all the careers that will land you inside a hospital and their entry requirements.
P.S.: I assume you applied to GEM and didn't get in? That's common. Try again. And if you haven't applied to GEM but still want to, do it.


Yah, I was thinking more about post graduate course like psychology, dermatology and ophthalmology. Any tips?
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Original post by Nightlight22
Yah, I was thinking more about post graduate course like psychology, dermatology and ophthalmology. Any tips?

Dermatology and ophthalmology are specialties that need a medical degree. Is you BSc in Psychology, as this may be possible, if so, but probably not many people in the medicine forum who know about that.
Have you looked at Physician Associate courses?

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