Medical School Application Guide

The Medical School Application Guide

 
 

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The Medical School Application Guide

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4 to 6-year programme

  Undergraduate Applicants Graduate Applicants
  6-year   4-year 5/6-year
No. of places 290   20 290
Degree N/A   2.1 2.1
GCSEs Min. C in Maths & Science   Min. C in Maths & Science Min. C in Maths & Science
A levels A*A*A   AAA Variable
Exam BMAT   +/- BMAT BMAT
Interview Panel/one-to-one x2   Panel x1 Panel/one-to-one x2
Work experience Desirable   Desirable Desirable
 
 

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  • " It gives an excellent insight into the strategic issues involved in applying to Medicine. "


    - Pamela Andrew, Careers Adviser -- University of St. Andrews -

  • " It is easy to read and is a great place to go for all the information that seems dispersed amongst so many different sources. It"s great that it gets updated every year - because things seem to change so frequently. "

    - Jo Hutchings, Career Adviser -- University of Bristol -

  • " The Medical School Application Guide contains all the detailed information needed by both Career Advisers and Students. The information is current and updated each year. It is an invaluable resource for all Careers Advisers in this field and the essential handbook for students applying to this demanding and rewarding profession. "
    - Agnes Finley, Careers Consultant -- Lancaster University -

  • " I think your books are excellent. I have used them with students and graduates, and Careers Adviser colleagues have also found them invaluable in giving advice regarding such a niche area of the graduate labour market. "

    - Stephen Shilton, Careers Adviser -- University of Glasgow -

 
  • As part of their selection criteria for admission, every medical school in the world will want to ensure they choose applicants who are motivated to study Medicine. This may sound obvious – why bother applying to medical school if you are not motivated? However something to think about is, that with the vast majority of applicants being highly motivated, it is not easy to stand out from your peers in this category. If you do manage to stand out from the rest (in a good way!), then you will be sure to score more highly in this aspect of your application. Here are 5 ways to showcase your motivation towards medicine in a way that impresses admissions officers.

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  • It’s 9.15pm on a Monday evening and my alarm clock has just sounded for the fourth time. Fortunately I am staying in rented accommodation near to the hospital where I work, and I don’t have to think what to wear today (it’s a choice of different coloured scrubs!), so I make it into work in time for my 10pm shift. As usual on my walk to work, I get the pre-shift trepidation, wondering how busy the Emergency Department will be tonight. I count three ambulances parked in the ambulance bay outside the hospital and take a breath – that doesn’t bode too badly.

    Read More
  • Over the last 8 years I have provided expert advice to students hoping to gain a place at medical school. From my experience, I can say that planning your personal statement is by far one of the most important factors which will affect your likelihood of admission. Many schools have stopped scoring the personal statement in their selection for interview, following guidance published by the Medical School Council a few years ago. They have instead switched to using the personal statement during the interview stage of the application process

    Read More
  • George’s University of London

    The St. George’s University of London is a highly respected medical school with over 280 years of history. Since 2011, they’ve tied up with INTO to offer distinctive courses in medicine and biomedical science specifically for international applicants. The programmes offered combine medical training at a UK university with clinical placements in the UK and USA, as well as preparation for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

    Read More
  • The UNESCO Institute for Statistics reports that the number of foreign students studying in Hungary has increased by 21% from 2005 to 2011. Not just Hungary, but many East European countries like Romania, Czech Republic, Poland and the Balkan states are witnessing a sharp increase in the number of foreign students enrolling to study medicine in their country. I’ve listed below a few advantages and disadvantages of studying medicine in Eastern Europe:

    Read More
  • Getting through Foundation Year 1

    First day on the ward with a bleep on your belt and the knowledge that suddenly it’s all become real – the theory, clinical rotations and practice from medical school have now culminated in you having responsibility in the care of patients. Sound scary? It is a bit! If you aren’t nervous about this moment, then you probably haven’t taken in what it means. I can promise you that even the toughest, most no-nonsense consultant felt butterflies walking on to their first ward as a junior doctor.

    Read More
  • As part of their selection criteria for admission, every medical school in the world will want to ensure they choose applicants who are motivated to study Medicine. This may sound obvious – why bother applying to medical school if you are not motivated? However something to think about is, that with the vast majority of applicants being highly motivated, it is not easy to stand out from your peers in this category. If you do manage to stand out from the rest (in a good way!), then you will be sure to score more highly in this aspect of your application. Here are 5 ways to showcase your motivation towards medicine in a way that impresses admissions officers.

    Read More
  • It’s 9.15pm on a Monday evening and my alarm clock has just sounded for the fourth time. Fortunately I am staying in rented accommodation near to the hospital where I work, and I don’t have to think what to wear today (it’s a choice of different coloured scrubs!), so I make it into work in time for my 10pm shift. As usual on my walk to work, I get the pre-shift trepidation, wondering how busy the Emergency Department will be tonight. I count three ambulances parked in the ambulance bay outside the hospital and take a breath – that doesn’t bode too badly.

    Read More
  • Over the last 8 years I have provided expert advice to students hoping to gain a place at medical school. From my experience, I can say that planning your personal statement is by far one of the most important factors which will affect your likelihood of admission. Many schools have stopped scoring the personal statement in their selection for interview, following guidance published by the Medical School Council a few years ago. They have instead switched to using the personal statement during the interview stage of the application process

    Read More
  • George’s University of London

    The St. George’s University of London is a highly respected medical school with over 280 years of history. Since 2011, they’ve tied up with INTO to offer distinctive courses in medicine and biomedical science specifically for international applicants. The programmes offered combine medical training at a UK university with clinical placements in the UK and USA, as well as preparation for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

    Read More
  • The UNESCO Institute for Statistics reports that the number of foreign students studying in Hungary has increased by 21% from 2005 to 2011. Not just Hungary, but many East European countries like Romania, Czech Republic, Poland and the Balkan states are witnessing a sharp increase in the number of foreign students enrolling to study medicine in their country. I’ve listed below a few advantages and disadvantages of studying medicine in Eastern Europe:

    Read More
  • Getting through Foundation Year 1

    First day on the ward with a bleep on your belt and the knowledge that suddenly it’s all become real – the theory, clinical rotations and practice from medical school have now culminated in you having responsibility in the care of patients. Sound scary? It is a bit! If you aren’t nervous about this moment, then you probably haven’t taken in what it means. I can promise you that even the toughest, most no-nonsense consultant felt butterflies walking on to their first ward as a junior doctor.

    Read More
 
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