If you don’t get into medical school

This page looks at what you can do if you’re not successful in getting into medical school. You options include taking a related degree or reapplying.

Getting into medical school is extremely competitive, so although you may be disappointed not to get a place, you won’t be alone. You can also learn from the experience.

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Take some time to think about why you weren’t successful.

Think about what your next steps should be. Seek advice from your teachers, careers advisers or the National Careers Service.

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