I would recommend you talk to your school career advisor.
I am not a doctor but i have many friends that are:
GCSE - Make sure you get at least 5 G.C.S.E's, the more the better with good grades in science and maths.
A-levels : Maths / Sciences
Degree (taken from manchester.ac.uk) :
UCAS course code: A106
UCAS institution code: M20
Degree awarded: MBChB
Duration: 5 years
Typical A level offer: Grades AAB
(all subjects taken at the same sitting).
Course fees: Fees for entry in 2008 to be confirmed. Fees for entry in 2007 were: £3070 per annum for home/EU students. Fees for international students were £12,150 per annum (for first 3 years), £22,100 per annum (for final 3 'clinical' years).
Number of places/applicants: 380 / 380
Academic department: School of Medicine
Related website: www.manchester.ac.uk/medicine
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact telephone: +44 (0)161 275 5025
How to apply: Apply through UCAS.
You may enter this programme with the appropriate qualifications (see entry requirements), or if you have successfully completed the Foundation Year A104.
The aim of the medical programme is to produce doctors who are well-prepared to enter the profession and who can manage their own future education and career. There are three strands within the curriculum: Doctor and Society; Body and Disease; People, Health and Illness, which require the study of human life at all levels from the molecular to the social.
The present innovative curriculum was introduced in 1994 and is organized around problem-based learning, which encourages self-directed study. You will receive a four-week induction at the beginning of the programme to help prepare you for this problem-based approach to learning.
A range of Intercalated degrees are available within the 5-year programme, enabling you to interrupt the MBChB for one year (after either Year 2 or Year 4) to complete a BSc(Hons) or a Masters degree within a medically-related specialist area. From 2005, a Masters in Research has been developed that focuses on medical research, giving students the skills they need to pursue a career in academic medicine.
MB ChB (with European Studies)
In addition to studying on the MB ChB, you can apply to enrol on the European Studies option during the first semester of Year 1. You will need to have linguistic ability to AS or A2-level standard or equivalent in French, German or Spanish. During Years 1 to 4, you will maintain and enhance your language skills by weekly tuition in your selected language. You have the option to study in a European country, which speaks the language you are studying, during one of your Special Study Components in Years 3 or 4, and in Year 5 you will undertake a 16-week placement at one of our partner universities in Europe.
Our current European partners include the University of Rennes, the Faculty of Medicine Xavier Bichat in Paris, the University Claude Bernard 1 in Lyon and the G-H Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris; the University of Lausanne in Switzerland; the University of Saarland in Homburg and the Medical University of Hannover, both in Germany; and the University Miguel Hernandez in Alicante and the Autónoma University in Madrid, in Spain.
We have established good working relationships with these universities over a number of years and we know that our students receive good quality educational experience on their placements
After that you have a placement in a a hospital for 2 years then your speciality.
I think you will be in your l8 20's/early 30's when you completly qualify. I personally can't stand doctors but its a good profession.