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GEM 2022 : From Pharmacy to Medicine

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    Registered Users Posts: 2 mimi903


    I am currently a third year pharmacy student and I am interested in doing postgrad medicine in Ireland after I complete my bachelors degree.

    What are some good resources for GAMSAT? I will most likely do the exam in September 2021 or March 2022

    Also , is it worth doing postgrad medicine or would undergrad medicine be better?

    I know undergrad medicine fees are 8k a year , compared to postgrad which vary from 14-16k a year.


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  • mimi903 wrote: »
    I am currently a third year pharmacy student and I am interested in doing postgrad medicine in Ireland after I complete my bachelors degree.

    What are some good resources for GAMSAT? I will most likely do the exam in September 2021 or March 2022

    Also , is it worth doing postgrad medicine or would undergrad medicine be better?

    I know undergrad medicine fees are 8k a year , compared to postgrad which vary from 14-16k a year.

    You need to factor in that a B.Pharm is next to worthless. An M.Pharm has huge earning potential especially in the summer where rates start at €40 and go up to €80 per hour & you can work whenever you feel like it. Having that earning potential in intern year too would be handy.

    I'd sooner drop out now than finish the B.Pharm, yeah you'll get better therapy management then you'll ever get in med school or your career tbh but you'll save 2.5 years of fees.




  • You need to factor in that a B.Pharm is next to worthless. An M.Pharm has huge earning potential especially in the summer where rates start at €40 and go up to €80 per hour & you can work whenever you feel like it. Having that earning potential in intern year too would be handy.

    I'd sooner drop out now than finish the B.Pharm, yeah you'll get better therapy management then you'll ever get in med school or your career tbh but you'll save 2.5 years of fees.


    Fees are not a problem as I earned an academic scholarship that covers fees for my undergrad years.
    I cant drop out as it will only give me the option of doing undergrad medicine which is 5 years
    So it would be preferable to complete an MPharm and then apply to Graduate entry?




  • mimi903 wrote: »
    Fees are not a problem as I earned an academic scholarship that covers fees for my undergrad years.
    I cant drop out as it will only give me the option of doing undergrad medicine which is 5 years
    So it would be preferable to complete an MPharm and then apply to Graduate entry?

    Your fees are covered for the pharmacy degree but won't be for medicine which is €15,500 a year. If you complete your MPharm you could make a lot of money over the Summer to pay off the student debt and avoid taking out massive loans.


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