Thread: Graduate Entry Medicine
22-08-2010, 12:58 AM #1
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- Nov 2008
Graduate Entry Medicine
Here's my situation simplified:
During my first year of college i studied, AS Law, Economics, Biology, and Psychology. I wasn't sure at this point, where my career aspirations lied, however after a lot of research i realised medicine was my dream.
This year (my second year), i studied A2 Biology, A2 Psychology, and AS Chemistry. I also gained work experience in a hospital, GP, and i did voluntary work at a Hospice for 12 months. I'll soon be doing a sky dive, to collect money for Tommy's Baby Charity, i have various other extra curriculars, and i'v been in paid employment at the same place for 16 months now.
My original plan was to get the grades i need in my A2 subjects; Apply for 2011 entry, while completing A Level Chemistry. However, i achieved 2 B's for A2 Biology, and Psychology.. and an B for AS chemistry, i can get that up to a A hopefully next year with one resit.. But, its ruined my chances of applying to medicine for 2011.
Also, i have AS economics from the first year at a grade B.
So, my new plan is to still complete my A level Chemistry, and i may do A2 economics, and apply for a biomedical science degree.
Is anybody else in the situation where they will be taking the GEM route? I'v researched my options; Sussex and newcastle have programmes in place whereby you can also have a chance of applying to medical school after the first year of the biomed degree, so its an additional chance..
Are there any people, who have gotten in to medical school, through graduate entry, who can give me some advise on the competitiveness of this route, and about the period of time involved.. to be honest, time isnt much of an issue with me, as im willing to do what it takes, if it gets me to my dream career in the end, but, whats it like being in medical school at the age of 21-22? My main questions however, are the chances of securing a place in medical school through graduate entry, and a list of universities that are best for biomedical sciences, with the intention of applying for medicine.
Thank you, and i would appreciate any advise, from current, and prospective students.
Thanks Again !If you love your job, you'll never do a days work in your life
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