• Question: How long did it take to become what you are today?

    Asked by Madison to Kit on 7 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Kit Tigwell

      Kit Tigwell answered on 7 Nov 2017:


      I decided to study medicine in year 11 so chose my A levels to work towards that. Medical school takes 5 years in most cases and I graduated last year, so about 8 years in total. You could say longer as GCSEs can count for applications too!

      (Med school is usually 5 years unless you do a foundation/access course to cover basic sciences if you didn’t do them at A level, or take a year out half way through to ‘intercalate’, or study another subject. Both of those would add an extra year. Studying medicine after doing another degree would only take 4 years in total.)

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