Getting into medical at uni

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I want to do medicals in future and so i want to know:

  • which uni is the best,
  • how many GCSE's do I need nd in which subjects and 
  • what A-level subjects are best 

THANKS :)

Posted: 06-06-12 18:02 by simran

A levels: I would say Chem, Bio, and one other science/maths subject. Some uni's also don't mind if you do an arts or a language etc instead!

Posted: 06-06-12 18:11 by Dilly

well simran that is quite hard ===> which uni is best ???

I mean it is based on wot ur choice is, for example  i want to do medicine as well so im choosing to go to Kings college or UCl. I dont want to go to oxford or cambridge becuz i mostly want to be a practical doctor and those uni's (oxbridge) mostly teach u the knowledge and if u want to go into research medicine like a pathologist etc!!!

If  u dont go for too high uni's then u can guarantee a place for medicine===> obviously look at a good one but dont choose all gud uni's becuz if sumethin goes wrong (not saying it wuld) then those high uni's might not take u n then u will be without a uni!!!

A-levels == again depedns which uni u want to go to. To find what grades u need, go onto ucas course search n then choose medicine then look at all the uni's that do it n then iw will say entry requirements etc etc!!! 

hope i helped

Posted: 06-06-12 18:11 by Braniac

this is great thanks sooo much :)

Posted: 06-06-12 18:20 by simran

Erm I'd like to go into medicine too, I am choosing Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Business&Economics at A-level. They say that Chemsitry is required to get into medicine and that universities also look for Biology and Maths.

Posted: 06-06-12 19:25 by Muzz :P

Muzz :p wrote:

Erm I'd like to go into medicine too, I am choosing Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Business&Economics at A-level. They say that Chemsitry is required to get into medicine and that universities also look for Biology and Maths.

100 % true :D you defo need chemistry bio and maths at a level :D im also trying to do medicine. for my a levels i took bio, chemistry,phyysics and further maths :)

Posted: 06-06-12 20:45 by priya777

i have heard that you shouldnt concentrate all your uni options into the LONDON unis as they are very hard to get into and a lot of people do that and end up not getting a place...have one or two unis based in London and then have the rest spread out...its just a suggestion.... -shrugs-

as for GCSEs...try to get at least 8 A*s...but the basic prinicipal is to get as many A*s as possible...

then A-Levels...Chemistry and Biology is like a must...then you could have maths...geography...and stuff like that...but do not take general studies and critical thinking as one of your A-levels...unis do not like that...you can take them as an extra project on top of your 3 or 4 A-levels...but do not count them as one of your main A-levels...

anyway...I hope this helps.. xD as you can see...i want to do medecine as well...and so want to help as many people as possible XD

Posted: 07-06-12 10:45 by Namita

guess wat guyz i want 2 be a doctor bad inshallah its like when i checked UCL i wanted 2 study it and these past days i get more glud to it and 4 family reasons not family pressure kk

do you thnk its a sign by Allah thnx bbez

Posted: 07-06-12 11:10 by aliimz

thanks  may the odds be ever in your favour xD that is very helpful

Posted: 07-06-12 11:12 by simran

@may the odds be ever in your favour xD

I don't see the point in doing general studies for A-level as most medical schools don't look at it as an A-level. I'd rather do another subject like PE or something different but at my school General Studies is compulsary as a 2yr course i think (definitely for 1yr)... i think its a waste of an a level if you want to go into medical school as many don't look at it. I don't want to take it but i have to!! some girls have got away without taking it but they are 'special cases' as the teachers say... i mean WTH!! Don't know what to do!!

Posted: 07-06-12 11:13 by Muzz :P

if you are warming up to it...then stick to it xD do some research into it...and see whether you could deal with it xD but i am sure you will be fine aliimz, whatever you decide to do xD

Posted: 07-06-12 11:13 by Namita

dat is soooooo sweet thnx bbe u made my day

Posted: 07-06-12 11:17 by aliimz

awww...you are welcome...i am glad i have done some good today xD

Posted: 07-06-12 11:20 by Namita