Medicine is an extremely competitive degree course. An early UCAS application is essential and there is a deadline of 15 October for submission of the UCAS form. Applicants are allowed a maximum of four choices to study Medicine, but may include another course for their fifth application.
Applicants are often called for interview and will face searching questions about their motivation, their work at school and their personal interests.
In 2004 the BioMedical Admission Test (BMAT) was introduced for applicants for Medicine and Veterinary Science at some institutions including Oxford and Cambridge. The test is administered by Cambridge Assessment and further information is available on their website.
In 2006 the UK Clinical Aptitude Test was introduced for applicants to Medical and Dental School. Further information is available on their website.
The British Medical Association produces advice and guidance covering all stages of medical education, including undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education. Medschools online provides invaluable information on the application process and the requirements of each medical school.
Workshops for potential Medical Applicants
At present there are many organisation offering one or two day workshops for potential medical applicants. These workshops generally include information on the medical profession and also sessions on the application process. The following are links to some of these organisations: