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    So i applied for medicine last year but i wasnt successful in getting a place, now i am stuck in a dilemma whether medicine is really the career for me or not. My A'levels are good and with my subjects i can go in any field. Anyway i always wanted to chemical engineering.

    Now this is where i need some help. I applied to Cambridge last year for medicine but i am thinking of switching my course to chemical engineering, so if i apply for that this year at Cambridge will i be at a disadvantage?? I need your opinions on this guys...

    Or is it a good idea to email the admission tutor and ask them?

    Email them,

    I have to say though many on this thread will see this as a "downgrade"...

    from medicine to engineering that is...
    don't listen to that atall
    little do they know engineers are god like creatures...

    Medicine to Engineering should never even be considered a 'downgrade'. You shouldn't rate Medicine on it's acedemic merit - you should ONLY do it if you genuinely want to have a career in that field. Most (if not all) Medicine applicants on this forum seem to be doing it because they're passionate about being a doctor. If it's the same for you, then you should have no second thoughts about doing the degree.

    As for your Cambridge querey, email the admissions tutor and find out directly. I would have though that it's not a huge disadvantage, as you wouldn't be applying for the same course.

    im also looking into chem eng. (being a failed medic applicant)
    though ive applied to birmingham through clearing now. waiting patiently for a response :moon:

    though you should have no disadvantage. but email them just to check
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