foundation year or undergraduate degree?

Discussion in 'Access to Medicine' started by palmtrees, Jul 18, 2015.

  1. palmtrees

    palmtrees Member

    Apr 5, 2015
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    Is it more advisable to take a foundation year in medicine rather than doing a degree in a different subject and then applying for medicine as a graduate? Are there any entrance criteria which would prevent someone from taking the foundation year option?
  2. Martigan

    Martigan Super Moderator

    Mar 24, 2009
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    Not sure about foundation degrees, but Grad medicine is pretty competitive.

    You also need to consider funding. What is best for you will depend on your background etc. Foundation degrees, are often aimed at people whom traditionally would not be able to get a standard medical degree. With your health challenges, that might include you too. I would defiantly look into it.

    Basically, if you want to study med, dont mess around with another degree first. It costs too much and takes too much time. Just go for med!

    the grad degrees are for ppl who didn't realise the med was for them till too late.

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