Career Pathways: Medicine

Medicine is a vocational degree, allowing undergraduates to develop both the practical and clinical skills specific to medicine and the professional and personal attributes necessary to become a doctor. Following the medical degree, individuals complete a two year foundation programme, and then speciality training pathways.

View the diagram on BMA here.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in Medicine, we would recommend the following A Levels;

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Any other A Level

Universities are looking for a range of elements within an application to study medicine such as:

  • A strong GCSE profile (A*'s and A's preferred)
  • A Level predictions ranging from AAB – A*'s, dependent on the University
  • Strong academic reference
  • Work experience with reflective learning in a range of health and community settings
  • Extra and super curricular activities that have developed suitable skills and qualities relevant for Medicine.

Important Forms

Questions or Queries?

Should you have any queries or comments please contact Miss Duncombe (Sixth Form Admissions Officer) by either:


Or by post:

Sixth Form Admissions Officer,
Sandwell Academy,
Halfords Lane,
West Bromwich,
West Midlands,
B71 4LG.

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