Medicine – Medical Society

Medicine Key Points:

Medicine – Medical Society key points and useful information;

  • 29 medical schools to choose from for Standard Entry Medicine.
  • A Level Sciences essential – details vary, but typically chemistry + biology with physics or mathematics.
  • Typically grades AAA are required.
  • An additional entry examination is required: either BMAT or UKMAT.
  • Substantial work experience in a care/ clinical setting is essential pre-application (e.g. care home, hospital, St John ambulance, hospice etc.).
  • Clinical work experience/ shadowing can be very useful.
  • Evidence of being up to date with medical and scientific issues as well as a good knowledge of the news relevant to the NHS is needed.
  • Evidence of understanding of the role and career development pathways of a doctor is essential.
  • Good health essential (declare anything serious).
  • Medical training normally takes 5 years to complete.
  • Training patterns and teaching styles vary by university: more universities are now integrating clinical experience at an early stage. Problem-based approaches are also becoming more common.
  • Possible elective year (maybe abroad).
  • Possible intercalated degree (you get an extra science degree by doing extra year).

View specific information relating to the application process for each medical school in the UK >

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