Medicine or Language degree?

I'm going to be start studying for my A Levels in September and I'm taking Biology, Chemistry, Maths and French. I've been thinking and looking into University courses that would interest me when applying and Medicine seems to appeal to me most! The problem is that Medicine is REALLY conpetitive and I'm scared that I won't stand a chance against all the other Medicine applicants. I do play a musical instrument and I am going to be starting volunteer work shortly as I am aware that Universities do look for Extra Curricular activities and work experience. A joint language course has also caught my eye, which I would be very interested in studying but the problem would be that I wouldn't have a guaranteed job at the end of the degree, whereas with Medicine you study and then go into training. I know that it is completely different to Medicine but I am interested in both and if given the chance I'd study both but all Universities that I have looked at do not combine Medicine with anything else. So anyway I was looking on the Oxford University website, a place where I'd love to study and they offer joint language courses. I was wondering if it would be easier to apply for a joint language degree at Oxford compared to a Medicine degree at Oxford. Also does anyone know the average grades (at GCSE and A Level) at which Oxford accepts joint language students and also Medicine students?

Asked By: Anonymous - 8/19/2011
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Languages pay if your willing to travel and to live abroad.
Answered By: indipendentdream - 8/20/2011
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Language degrees rarely lead to employment.
Answered By: Chuckles - 8/19/2011
Do what ever your little heart wants! If you like money more, than go into Medicine. I'm a cardiologist and I love it (Not because of the pay.) All the school work pays off! Before I became a doc, I was looking into Journalism and I hated it after I started. (That's just me.) If you're a freshman you've got time to... More
Answered By: The Red Margarita - 8/19/2011
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