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Precious_.xoxo
medicine

hey im currently in ty and have been looking at different courses to do in college. Im very interested in medicine but im not great at chemistry. Can anyone tell me if chemistry is difficult and what part of the course was most challengeing. Thanks in advance:relaxed:


13 Comments
harryoke22
what is medecine?
viviennexxx
Chemistry can be difficult in the beginning but once you get into it it becomes much easier. Different parts of the course will be more challenging for different people. Some people find the calculations difficult and others find the theory more challenging, it really just depends on you. Its definitely a subject worth doing especially if you are thinking about medicine as you'll have to learn it in college anyway. :))
maryosullivan19
i luv it
Dunn
Dunn
Im in 6th year and love chemistry and think its great. It is fairly challenging however if you can understand the theory of it it helps a great deal.
lazzybenetton
hi, i think you should look at the requirements for all the collges that offer medicine, like for example in ucd you dont have to do chemistry. im i sixth year and i find chemistry quite challenging but interesting. you need to be quite good at math and just general interpretation. good luck!
moanna
moanna
as @lazzybenetton said, chemistry isn't a requirement in most colleges! that being said, i love chemistry. it's challenging at first but once you understand, its pretty straightforward and exam questions repeat regularly. for me, the hardest part of the course was organic chem, but after doing questions it's honestly fine
Precious_.xoxo
thank you all
maxlynch00
Tough subject but rewarding to be fair. Best of luck
bridgetown1
Don't go near Medicine if you do not have Chemistry.
Saki
Saki
At first chemistry seems like its impossible but after a couple weeks and the right teacher you can get a pretty good grasp of it and can be manageable.
77zoe77
77zoe77
I'd definitely recommend giving it a go. I actually haven't found it that challenging with the exception of trying to learn all the experiments, but that will just come with practice. I am doing OL maths and I find the calculations very easy- you just follow the same steps most of the time. Also, even though chem isn't an actual requirement for medicine, I'd still reccomend it because at the end of the day, you will need to have some chemistry knowledge to do the course.
Jesse_4098
I'm in 6th year and, I was also indecisive as to whether I should do chemistry because I want to study medicine. Honestly speaking it's not that bad, everyone makes it out to seem terribly daunting, but like any other subject, it will ultimately boil down to how much you apply yourself. If you have a genuine interest in science and how things work, you should be fine!
Gates456
Gates456
I think u need Chem + another science subject to get into medicine. u also need something like 540-550 points at least + that other logic test thing they do in order to have a chance of getting in.
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