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Is it too late to change my uni subject?

I am in the end of year 12 rn and will be applying to uni in October-jan. I wanted to apply to medicine but feeling that I don’t want to and am being in auto pilot. Is it too late to change my career goal? I really need to know quickly thanks
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Original post by Scarybook
I am in the end of year 12 rn and will be applying to uni in October-jan. I wanted to apply to medicine but feeling that I don’t want to and am being in auto pilot. Is it too late to change my career goal? I really need to know quickly thanks
If there is another subject you would prefer to study over medicine then don’t feel the pressure to study medicine simply for your career. Studying medicine at undergraduate level is not easy and it is a big commitment. You can always go into graduate entry medicine if you aren’t fully sure about becoming a doctor. It is never too late to change your career goals. My advice would be to look into alternative subjects you want to study and see the different careers studying that course could offer you. For example, if you wanted to study biology, you could go into conservation biology, laboratory research, bioinformatics, academia etc. Or, you may decide that you do want to pursue medicine at the end of the three years and you can take the steps to get there. Not studying medicine right now won’t eliminate your chances of becoming a doctor, if that’s what you want. Attending open days and listening to subject talks might also be helpful before making your decision, but in short, it’s definitely not too late.
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Thank you so much I still wanted to keep my subjects (bio, chem and maths) but I felt like I didnt really want to do medicine
Only do medicine if it is your passion to do medicine. Once you have made that decision, you have plenty of time to explore what iot is you would want to study. Definetly not too late!
You can do lots of degrees with that a level combo other than medicine. You can do chemistry, biology, chemical engineering, law, biomedical sciences, maths (some unis), biomedical engineering, other engineering disciplines (to an extent and depends on the uni), economics etc. loads of choices

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