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Financing med school in the UK as a graduate



 
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NickT
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Joined: 25 Oct 2007
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Location: Cornwall

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:58 am    Post subject: Financing med school in the UK as a graduate Reply with quote

Hi everyone,
Ive recently decided to attempt the GAMSAT test in september of next year (0Cool but that is a different thread! I am comfortable with the fact that I am going to have to work hard to get to the standard to pass the test and also feel confident that I will be able to meet the requirements of the course should I get in.
My main worry however is the financial side of things. Obviously the actual cost of the course over five years is going to amount to a substantial sum of money alone and add to that the cost of living, then it becomes clear that I am going to need a small fortune. Of course I am prepared to work throughout the course but at the same time do not want to jeopardise my studies, which of course needs to be the priority.
Basically I was wondering if anyone is aware of any government help that is available to students who, like me, have already had a pretty impressive amount of financial aid in order to complete the degree that makes it possible to actually apply for GAMSAT! I already owe a good 15k from my first student loan so obviously asking for more might be pushing it!
I am 100% commited to becoming a doctor but the financial side of things is a real concern.
Any info at all would be most appreciated...
Cheers guys!
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N2O
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Joined: 21 Mar 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scholarships?
Bursaries?
etc?

Work over summer?

Casino?

Steal it?

Hit a little old lady over the head for it.

Start making MDMA in your garage and pocket a cool $30,000 a week.
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p2409
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Joined: 02 Mar 2007
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Location: Melbourne

PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Financing med school in the UK as a graduate Reply with quote

To paraphrase - you're lookin for free cash to support your study. Problem is: people who know where free cash is usually don't tell anyone.

Another option: if you are a genius, there might be a scholarship out there somewhere, although, if you were, you'd have found it by now.

My advice: work for a few years, save some money, then start medicine. Or add to your loan. Either way, some of the spending's gotta go!
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ErikaF
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Joined: 02 Nov 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any parental help?
Reality is that the vast majority of people who get in to Medicine are one person in a team (parents, siblings, friends all help a lot from what I can see)- Its next to impossible to do it on your own- whether it be financially, emotionally, even physically at times. From my own point of view, Med School is stressful enough without having to worry about self funding as well- I think you would be better off trying to get a nest egg together and then going to med school with one less thing to worry about.
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