Is it possible to do Medicine without A level biology?
Hello, My name is Yaw and I am year 13 student from London. I have applied to do pharmacy next year at UCL and King'c College London. My original aim however was to study medicine. I do A level Physics, Chemistry and Maths. Would it be possible to study medicine later on in life or not? #medicine #doctor
I hope you are doing well. I am a physician in the field of pediatrics and neurology with more than 20 years clinical experiences. I think gaining skills and knowledge in any field of science will one day be useful for you. So don't worry if you start a non-medical profession, you can't continue medicine in the future. My experience shows that a doctor who has learned the digital sciences, mathematics, poetry, and history, along with medicine, is a physician who has been able to communicate more and better with her/ her patients. So practicing in pharmacology would be very helpful for you as a physician in the future.
Good luck for you.
I am a medical doctor in the US. I did major in a biologic field in my undergraduate studies but you most certainly don't need to major in any particular subject to enter medical school or become a physician. Most likely if you are studying math, chemistry and physics in your undergraduate studies you have already completed the prerequisites to apply for medical school.
Several of my colleagues majored in subjects 180 degrees different from any science subject and graduated from some of the most esteemed medical schools in the country! In fact, some advisors encourage undergraduates to study subjects that aren't in the science or math field as you will spend your entire life studying math, biology, physics, etc if you go to medical school. If you are interested in English, literature, foreign languages, religious studies, etc. it is definitely worthwhile doing as much of this as possible prior to dedicating your life to science.
Many medical school admission committees appreciate this and it shows that you are versatile, well rounded and don't have a one track mind.
As long as you complete the prerequisite courses to apply to medical school, you can major in nearly any area of study you are interested in.
I also recommend this and always encourage spending time studying and experiencing things that you won't once you are dedicated to science and medicine! You will be a well rounded doctor and competitive medical schools will be excited to have you!