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Hi all,

Is it possible to do Medicine at a uni without chemistry A level, or are there any other ways around it?

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latissimus-dorsi
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It's VERY unlikely.

You will have to apply for the Foundation Medicine Course which lasts 6 years instead of the standard 5.
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if u have less that 2 other sciences then u can do a pre med couse at some unis, there are also access courses which will take u in and u could go as a grad into after gaining a degree in bio or something
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There are 2 universities I think that don't require it.

You could also do foundation medicine, or postgraduate medicine.
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maybe.
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Foundation Year Courses:
* University of Bristol
* University of Dundee
* University of Southampton
* University of London, King's College
* University of Edinburgh
* University of Cardiff
* University of Sheffield
* University of Manchester
* University of London, St. Georges' (in association with Kingston Univeristy)

Access Courses:
* University of Bradford
* University of Leeds
* Lambeth College
* City College Norwich
* Manchester College of Arts and Technology
* Birkbeck College, University of London
* Sussex Downs College
* College of West Anglia
* City and Islington College
* University of Lincoln
* St. Martin's College (Lancaster)
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Cheers guys - I could have Biology to AS or A Level along with Maths but no chem.

It seems that a foundation course shows that you're working slower and 'not so able' for want of a better phrase.

Is this the case?

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There are 4 med schools that'll take you: Durham, Newcastle, UEA and Peninsula. So yeah, it's possible.
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i think foundation courses are just those for people (such as mature students) who are not able to take science A-levels for whatever reason, or maybe for students who decided say in their second year of A-levels that they'd like to do medicine, but don't have the correct A-levels.
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I always thought that the foundation courses and access courses were only available to students who were not from a typical medicine applicants background, had a bad quality of education (though didnt do badly- just from a bad school).. and typically a local..
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You thought wrong...
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I always thought that the foundation courses and access courses were only available to students who were not from a typical medicine applicants background, had a bad quality of education (though didnt do badly- just from a bad school).. and typically a local..
theyre are 2 tpyes of foundation 1 which is for ppl not typically from a med back ground and so dont get the required grades, the other is one where someone may have achieved the grades but in the wrong subjects
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(Original post by sm1)
Hi all,

Is it possible to do Medicine at a uni without chemistry A level, or are there any other ways around it?

Cheers
Hi, im in a similar position..iv done chem to as and got ane but reatking a mod in jan. iv got 2 humanities and bio and have applied for the foundation course.
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Ah ok - seems to go to one of the top uni's (which I hope to do) I'd really need to do the Chem A-Level.

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(Original post by latissimus-dorsi)
Foundation Year Courses:
* University of Bristol
* University of Dundee
* University of Southampton
* University of London, King's College
* University of Edinburgh
* University of Cardiff
* University of Sheffield
* University of Manchester
* University of London, St. Georges' (in association with Kingston Univeristy)

Access Courses:
* University of Bradford
* University of Leeds
* Lambeth College
* City College Norwich
* Manchester College of Arts and Technology
* Birkbeck College, University of London
* Sussex Downs College
* College of West Anglia
* City and Islington College
* University of Lincoln
* St. Martin's College (Lancaster)

Do unis look down on access courses and foundation years ? would it be better to pick Science A-levels ? or do not Science A-levels get AAB, then do one of the above ?
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I'm doing chemistry but not biology and I'm interested in medicine also. Do I need biology?
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For Access Courses there's also:
Thames Valley --> Imperial College London
University of West Anglia --> University of London, University College

(Original post by The Randy Panda)
I'm doing chemistry but not biology and I'm interested in medicine also. Do I need biology?
It's not as necessary as Chemistry is. You can do what my mate done an take Biology AS during your A2 year and have it stated in your reference what you're doing.
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(Original post by 916-CALL-TURK)
For Access Courses there's also:
Thames Valley --> Imperial College London
University of West Anglia --> University of London, University College



It's not as necessary as Chemistry is. You can do what my mate done an take Biology AS during your A2 year and have it stated in your reference what you're doing.
Don't do this :nope:
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Ah ok - seems to go to one of the top uni's (which I hope to do) I'd really need to do the Chem A-Level.

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There aren't any top unis for medicine.

My advice would be to take the Chemistry A-Level if you can, the foundation courses are a lot more competitive than standard medicine, not to mention a year longer.

You stand a better chance with it.
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Do unis look down on access courses and foundation years ? would it be better to pick Science A-levels ? or do not Science A-levels get AAB, then do one of the above ?
The uni's dont "look down on them", because they run the courses themselves, if you pass the foundation year you join their medical school so the standard is high.

You are better off doing a Chemistry A-Level, foundation year courses are much more competitive than standard medicine.
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