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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 is 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 an extra year).
View specific information relating to the application process for each medical school in the UK >