Can you explain to me why you would want to do that?I was wondering if a double degree in both science and biomed was a good option?
So let me get this straight... you want to do a longer degree because you want more time to decide what to do AND you don't think you will have made that decision by three years from now? What makes you think that you won't make that decision by three years but will by four?Thank you
My reasons are the following
1.As you said the degree takes four years to complete, this would give me more time to think about what to do next (resit the gamsat or change the dimension of my career completely in case I don't end up being competitive enough for Med)
Re 2: so you are doing a science degree to keep options open... not actually as a potential career? Are these options contingent on doing another degree after? Why not just do another of those options to start with?2.Want to keep the science component to keep my options open and experience a wide variety of subjects as compared to the limited areas of study in biomed
3.Want to keep the biomed component to keep me in touch with the research side as I assume I will be continuing it during med as well.Plus doing the biomed component will make me eligible for those extra fifty seats offered by Monash which I know is nothing in the grand scheme of things
No - I don't know how you took the advice above which was to stay away from biomed and to generally stay away from science (as you end up doing biomed subjects anyway with similarly poor employment) and then somehow got from that that you should do both?!Idk but is this the right thing to do?
No different from usual, although for GEMSAS schools you should read on their website how they calculate their weighted GPA.p.s how will my wam/gpa be calculated?
For applicants to grad entry medical schools you will be compared to the remainder of the applicants to medical school. Other than that small subquota at Monash, there is no special quota for science/biomed/double degree students; you get compared against everyone else.As it's a double degree..which cohort will I be compared against?
Generally yes.In case I change my mind can I transfer across in a single bachelors degree?
I think it should be noted here that a possible reason why a person may not go with a career based degree is due to UoM prerequisites.so you are doing a science degree to keep options open... not actually as a potential career? Are these options contingent on doing another degree after? Why not just do another of those options to start with?
In this context doing either science or biomed is preferable to doing both, especially as you state there are difficulties in workload in completing prerequisites.I think it should be noted here that a possible reason why a person may not go with a career based degree is due to UoM prerequisites.
These are pretty much impossible to fit in without doing a load of subjects over the summer/overloading.
Human Physiology (PHYS20008)
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BCMB20002)
Principles of Human Structure (ANAT20006)
For a person that may not be able to move interstate for any reason, losing a significant chunk of spots in Victoria may be quite difficult.
While I personally have only recently come to understand that overloading/doing summer units is MUCH less of a burden compared to finishing a generalist degree and having absolutely no job prospects, I think this prereq issue is still something that should be brought to light when talking about science/biomed degrees in a Victorian setting.
Discussion: Studying Medical Science (and Similar Degrees)one last question I had was why in the world do people choose Biomed if they know it is not giving them any advantage over science in a university like University of Melbourne?