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    I am 23 years of age and I want to become a doctor. I have dreamt about being a doctor since I was a small child. How do I achieve my goal where should I start and aim, I am 23 years of age.

    go back to school and do gcses and a-levels. im not sure they still accept the o-levels
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    go back to school and do gcses and a-levels. im not sure they still accept the o-levels
    they can't not accept o-levels, they are still a qualification.
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    they can't not accept o-levels, they are still a qualification.
    look at unis you could be interested in and look for information about mature applicants- there should be something there.

    lou xxx

    i'm 23 and have just gone back to college. all i did was phone the local college to find out if they did any courses for mature students. i am now doing a health science course that will get me into medicine, its only a one year course but its pretty intense.

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    go back to school and do gcses and a-levels. im not sure they still accept the o-levels

    I already have 11 GCSEs and I left school when I was 17 (half way through A-Levels) because I moved away from the area and decided to get a job instead of starting a new college (the town I moved to was quite small and I couldn't continue two of my subjects because they didn't run the courses). I haven't got O-Levels crikey they aboloished them well before my time.

    Thanks for the info everyone.

    Complete the following from the following years:

    Year 1 - GNVQ Foundation in Science (Merit) and GCSE ICT (C)
    Year 2 - GNVQ Intermediate in Science (Merit) and GCSE Maths (B)
    Year 3 - A-level Biology (A), Chemistry (A), Maths (A) GCSE English (C)
    Year 4 - Degree in Medicine (70%)
    Year 5 - Degree in Medicine (70%)
    Year 6 - Degree in Medicine (2:1)
    Year 7 - Junior Doctor practise (at a hospital)
    Year 8 - Junior Doctor practise (at a hospital)
    Year 9 - Junior Doctor practise (at a hospital)
    Year 10 - Junior Doctor practise (at a hospital)

    Your certified.

    (Original post by Unregistered)
    Complete the following from the following years:

    Year 1 - GNVQ Foundation in Science (Merit) and GCSE ICT (C)
    Year 2 - GNVQ Intermediate in Science (Merit) and GCSE Maths (B)
    Year 3 - A-level Biology (A), Chemistry (A), Maths (A) GCSE English (C)
    Year 4 - Degree in Medicine (70%)
    Year 5 - Degree in Medicine (70%)
    Year 6 - Degree in Medicine (2:1)
    Year 7 - Junior Doctor practise (at a hospital)
    Year 8 - Junior Doctor practise (at a hospital)
    Year 9 - Junior Doctor practise (at a hospital)
    Year 10 - Junior Doctor practise (at a hospital)

    Your certified.

    Jesus 10 years, thanks for the info anyway. I've already got 4 AS levels from before I moved ABBC (this was before curriculum 2000 when they were actualy quite difficult). I'll look into my local colleges. I am 23 years of age...
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    Jesus 10 years, thanks for the info anyway. I've already got 4 AS levels from before I moved ABBC (this was before curriculum 2000 when they were actualy quite difficult). I'll look into my local colleges. I am 23 years of age...
    Try the Access to Medicine course at King's College. It's the same as the 5-year course but just a year more that's all...
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    Complete the following from the following years:

    Year 1 - GNVQ Foundation in Science (Merit) and GCSE ICT (C)
    Year 2 - GNVQ Intermediate in Science (Merit) and GCSE Maths (B)
    Year 3 - A-level Biology (A), Chemistry (A), Maths (A) GCSE English (C)
    Year 4 - Degree in Medicine (70%)
    Year 5 - Degree in Medicine (70%)
    Year 6 - Degree in Medicine (2:1)
    Year 7 - Junior Doctor practise (at a hospital)
    Year 8 - Junior Doctor practise (at a hospital)
    Year 9 - Junior Doctor practise (at a hospital)
    Year 10 - Junior Doctor practise (at a hospital)

    Your certified.
    Balls, it doesnt take 7 years!
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    Balls, it doesnt take 7 years!
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    Yeah, it takes more. usually 10 or more years. You take a pre-medical course, then the med proper. Then you become an intern, a resident, and you specialize on whichever field you would want.
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    Complete the following from the following years:

    Year 1 - GNVQ Foundation in Science (Merit) and GCSE ICT (C)
    Year 2 - GNVQ Intermediate in Science (Merit) and GCSE Maths (B)
    Year 3 - A-level Biology (A), Chemistry (A), Maths (A) GCSE English (C)
    Year 4 - Degree in Medicine (70%)
    Year 5 - Degree in Medicine (70%)
    Year 6 - Degree in Medicine (2:1)
    Year 7 - Junior Doctor practise (at a hospital)
    Year 8 - Junior Doctor practise (at a hospital)
    Year 9 - Junior Doctor practise (at a hospital)
    Year 10 - Junior Doctor practise (at a hospital)

    Your certified.
    Umm medicine degrees are usually 5 yrs - 2 yrs pre-clinical and 3 yrs clinical.

    And medicine graduates don't get grades (1st 2i, 2ii etc) they just pass or fail.
 
 
 
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