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I am studying biology, food and nutrition and history at ALevel predicted 3 As. At GCSE I got 8As and 2A*s. I am considering Dietetics, physiotherapy, or Medicine if I took a gap year. What should I decide. In addition I would live to study in USA Id only go to princeton or darthmouth as they are need blind but don't think I have enough extracurriculars eg Librarian, scripture union, sports, volunteered at few youth events. What should I do ?
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Original post by Wally943
I am studying biology, food and nutrition and history at ALevel predicted 3 As. At GCSE I got 8As and 2A*s. I am considering Dietetics, physiotherapy, or Medicine if I took a gap year. What should I decide. In addition I would live to study in USA Id only go to princeton or darthmouth as they are need blind but don't think I have enough extracurriculars eg Librarian, scripture union, sports, volunteered at few youth events. What should I do ?

medicine gap year
take a gap year to do the extra curriculars. i would recommend trying to find extra curriculars that match what you want to study as it will also be benefitial for your CV
Original post by Wally943
I am studying biology, food and nutrition and history at ALevel predicted 3 As. At GCSE I got 8As and 2A*s. I am considering Dietetics, physiotherapy, or Medicine if I took a gap year. What should I decide. In addition I would live to study in USA Id only go to princeton or darthmouth as they are need blind but don't think I have enough extracurriculars eg Librarian, scripture union, sports, volunteered at few youth events. What should I do ?


Dietetics is interesting but i would say it’s a hard field to navigate and pay is varied on a lot of things. Personally I would say it is one of the most disrespected health professions. Physiotherapy leads to lots of different options and is highly respected. It is also interesting and I would say there are a lot more opportunities in that field than Dietetics. Medicine is of course the most highly respected of them all and is of course at the top of the healthcare chain. Despite what I am saying, go with what you’re passionate about, it’s about what you want and not what others want for you. Also, think about what eat role does and what paths each degree could lead to. Is it compatible with the type of life you want for yourself? Are you passionate about it? Will you be able to deal with the work load? Your grades seem great so you have options.

Best of luck to you!
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Original post by aspiring19
Dietetics is interesting but i would say it’s a hard field to navigate and pay is varied on a lot of things. Personally I would say it is one of the most disrespected health professions. Physiotherapy leads to lots of different options and is highly respected. It is also interesting and I would say there are a lot more opportunities in that field than Dietetics. Medicine is of course the most highly respected of them all and is of course at the top of the healthcare chain. Despite what I am saying, go with what you’re passionate about, it’s about what you want and not what others want for you. Also, think about what eat role does and what paths each degree could lead to. Is it compatible with the type of life you want for yourself? Are you passionate about it? Will you be able to deal with the work load? Your grades seem great so you have options.
Best of luck to you!

Thank you, to be honest I think I'm attracted to dietetics and physiotherapy as you are guaranteed a job after and there's financial help from the gov.
I have always wanted to do medicine but scared that I don't have the academics or the dedication etc for it. And everyone I see doing medicine are super passionate about it, it's their life. I don't have that passion so..

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