Studying medicine. First year. Hating the pressure. Studying 24 hour. Want to change course (but not go directly into first year again!) Will I be able to transfer credits? Does anyone know of any courses (sociology, psychology based) in W.Yorkshire that would take me?
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- 10-07-2009 14:20
- 10-07-2009 14:26
Think about it carefully. Leaving Medicine is a big decision.
If you decide leaving is best find a degree that you like, then contact the admission dept and see what they say.
Or I am sure you could transfer within you current uni to a different place.
- 10-07-2009 14:34
Are you sure you want to quit? Medicine is a very hard subject to get accepted for, and considering you're currently studying it, your university must be confident in your ability. This could just be a momentary confidence crisis, something that most students suffer from at some point.
If I were you, I'd leave it until the end of your academic year to make a decision. If you do decide to quit, your best option would be to contact the universities you're interested in (considering your requirements you'd be looking at Leeds, Leeds Met, Bradford, or you could even go for Sheffield or Manchester which aren't too far away), tell them your specific circumstances and see what they have to offer.
- 10-07-2009 14:40
I'm not sure whether you can transfer credits onto a completely different course. It really is something you need to ask admissions at your uni. Ordinarily the first year at uni is the year you're taught all the fundamentals of a subject, so it could be tricky.
Even if you do start at first year again, you won't be at uni as long as you'd be with medicine.
Best of luck though!
- 10-07-2009 15:21
I couldn't imagine switching from medicine would be a problem. The course is so competitive that your entry is adequate proof of your suitability no doubt. Still TSR is the wrong place to go. You need to contact your University tutor who will tell you what options are available in terms of courses to switch to. You might not be able to skip the first year, especially if you go to an entirely new course.
Switching into the second year of something else is more realistic if its - for instance - biomedical sciences, biological sciences, biochemistry etc. Or any science/maths/engineering if your A levels matched.