15-09-2011, 04:18 PM #1
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Have i got a chance of even getting into medical school? :(
I am currently in my last year of college.
I am studying psychology, biology, and geography.
So because i dont have chemistry to alevel, i was advised to apply to a science course such as neuroscience.
But now i've been told that even if i gain a good neuroscience degree and apply for post grad medicine, with the lack of chemistry at alevel they wont consider me.
I keep getting told various things, if anyone could provide any insight on advice or things i need to do. That would be great.
16-09-2011, 01:58 AM #2
Medschoolsonline - Medical Course Guide for Graduates - Graduate Entry 4-Year Courses
Follow the link, as you can see there are various med schools which would accept an application, without Chemistry.
11-05-2012, 12:22 AM #3
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I'd also like to clarify something: your lack of chemistry would not hold you back at postgraduate entry either. There are several schools willing to forgo a level requirements for a good degree and entry exam score. Hope this helps!2014 Entry
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31-07-2012, 06:31 AM #4
Another option would be to take a chemistry A level in an extra year at college and get some good work experience at the same time. That would be far quicker, easier and much cheaper in the long run.
Don't do another degree first unless you absolutely have to. Whoever gave you that advice is living on another planet imo.Finally a doctor!
31-07-2012, 02:04 PM #5
Agree with dailey.
GEM is probably the most expensive and competitive path into medicine. Taking a neuroscience degree in lieu of a single A-level does sound slightly crazy. You are far better off taking another year, completing your chemistry A-level and getting work experience in healthcare, and then applying through UCAS next year.
Do not listen to your college as they shouldn't be directing you to GEM. Many schools and colleges will direct you to uni (any uni and any course) because it looks better for their stats - e.g. "80% of our students got a university place" etc. Going back to college and getting that chemistry A-level is far better for you but looks worse for them.Warwick (GEP) 2012 entry.
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31-07-2012, 05:14 PM #6
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manchester university do a 6 year medical program for students with outstanding a levels in arts subjects. check it out.
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