Originally Posted by fuji
I didn't get an offer to do what I wanted in finance unfortunately. It depends on the type of school you go, if you go to cambridge or a top medical school you'll have 6 years of school, which I think is either 3 years class and 3 years clinical experience or 2 years class 4 years clinical. Most schools are 5 years with 2 years class 3 years clinical though. Some schools have graduate medical school, which you do after undergrad and are 4 years so like american medical school. The youngest you could be a doctor in the UK would be 23, which would be going to medical school straight after high school at 18 for 5 years, but a lot of doctors in the UK go to medical school after getting a first degree in something unrelated.
What finance role were you looking for? Did you finish that MS Statistics degree or whatever it was you switched to?
I am in a somewhat similar position. I have a pretty good job but my degree doesn't allow me, or rather, hasn't given me the skills and competencies for the type of job I've found that I would like to have. Will most likely return for school for a much more quantitative degree, but because of my lack of classes in that subject it will take me 3 years for a MS.