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Hello! I am an American wanting to apply to Leeds for medical school and I was wondering if anyone here knows if I am eligible to do so given that I will have a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology by the time I apply.
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Original post by Anonymous
Hello! I am an American wanting to apply to Leeds for medical school and I was wondering if anyone here knows if I am eligible to do so given that I will have a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology by the time I apply.

You should be aware that the medical school process works differently in the UK. The course you're referring to is an undergraduate degree in medicine, so if you will already have a bachelors degree in molecular biology when applying, you may want to consider graduate entry medicine instead. Graduate entry medicine is usually 4 years as opposed to undergraduate entry, which can be 5-6 years depending on whether you intercalate. If you already have a degree, they may drop the intercalation requirement (e.g. UCL drops this for graduates) and the course will be shortened from 6 years to 5 years. Some medical schools will accept international qualifications for these programmes, but you'll have to check their equivalent requirements. The Medic Portal offers more information on this route so I have linked the website below:

https://www.themedicportal.com/application-guide/graduate-entry-medicine/
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Original post by bibachu
You should be aware that the medical school process works differently in the UK. The course you're referring to is an undergraduate degree in medicine, so if you will already have a bachelors degree in molecular biology when applying, you may want to consider graduate entry medicine instead. Graduate entry medicine is usually 4 years as opposed to undergraduate entry, which can be 5-6 years depending on whether you intercalate. If you already have a degree, they may drop the intercalation requirement (e.g. UCL drops this for graduates) and the course will be shortened from 6 years to 5 years. Some medical schools will accept international qualifications for these programmes, but you'll have to check their equivalent requirements. The Medic Portal offers more information on this route so I have linked the website below:
https://www.themedicportal.com/application-guide/graduate-entry-medicine/
Yeah, sorry I should have included that i’m aware about the graduate program at some schools. Leeds doesn’t have one but i’m most interested in attending there for my own reasons…I was just wondering if I would still be eligible to apply in the undergraduate program given i would have a degree by the time i apply…ik some unis allow it so i was wondering if Leeds is one of them
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Original post by jocelyng41500
Yeah, sorry I should have included that i’m aware about the graduate program at some schools. Leeds doesn’t have one but i’m most interested in attending there for my own reasons…I was just wondering if I would still be eligible to apply in the undergraduate program given i would have a degree by the time i apply…ik some unis allow it so i was wondering if Leeds is one of them

You'll have to check what they're international qualification requirements state, but I suspect they probably would accept your bachelor's degree. If the requirements aren't clear on the website, email admissions for both the medical school and general university admissions for more information regarding your specific situation.
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Original post by jocelyng41500
Yeah, sorry I should have included that i’m aware about the graduate program at some schools. Leeds doesn’t have one but i’m most interested in attending there for my own reasons…I was just wondering if I would still be eligible to apply in the undergraduate program given i would have a degree by the time i apply…ik some unis allow it so i was wondering if Leeds is one of them

if you are on track for a good class of degree, check the international/ overseas requirements on the UoLeeds A100 website as always best to check at source rather than relying on accurate advice from third parties

wish you well 🙂

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