Thread: What can i do now :(
11-06-2012, 08:32 PM #1
- Join Date
- Jun 2012
- East Lancashire
What can i do now :(
I've started a couple of threads but thought I'd ask another question as your all so knowledgeable!
I just received an email from Liverpool, which is the only GEP that I can apply to. They said that I do not have the qualifications to apply to either the A100 or the A101 ... the only option left being the year 0 course
I'm gutted! I've replied asking if there are any courses I could take to give me the qualifications necessary to apply preferably for a101 but also a100
If I outline my qualifications can anyone offer any advice on what to do next?
1998 - 9 GCSE's (7 x B inc science, maths, english)
2006 - Access course, distinction (inc human physiology and psychology)
2010 - OU 'intro to health and social care certificate' Level 1, 60 credits, passed with distinction
2013 (hopefully) 1st class - Midwifery studies BSc (hons)
Ok so I see that my GCSE's are pants, and I have no chemistry a level but anyone any advice for me?
I'm really gutted that I cant apply for GEP ... I cant afford year 0 (i'm 30 as it is and with a previous degree will get no funding)
11-06-2012, 09:05 PM #2
- Join Date
- Jul 2011
You still have options,
Kings, Warwick, Newcastle..others as well.
Chemistry is not required for quite a few universities, many don't even look at GCSE's..
Medschoolsonline - Medical Course Guide for Graduates - Graduate Entry 4-Year Courses
Have a look at this website, outlines entry requirements for each university, although it's not regularly updated. Warwick has changed their entry requirements to any degree.
12-06-2012, 12:34 AM #3
- Join Date
- Oct 2009
- Oval, London
I know you're not keen on moving... but the reality is that if you become a doctor you may well find that you have to. Upon qualification there's no guarantee you'll be allocated your first choice foundation school, and then when it comes to competitive entry to specialist training programmes, you're even less likely to get the location you want.
So without wanting to be too discouraging, I think you do need to seriously consider your attitude toward the issue of relocating. This is not the only time it will come up, and if you flatly refuse to move anywhere then you may find it to be a major barrier to your progress throughout your career, not just getting into medical school.
12-06-2012, 03:19 PM #4
I echo what chwirkytheappleboy said. If you apply to all the med schools you can, get in and get settled in a new area with your kids they will be there for 4 years minimum, possibly longer if you get your FYs placement nearby. It know it is a pain to relocate when you have small ones but you must make sacrifices for your dreams!GEM 2014 Hopeful
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