Medical School Application Guide

The Medical School Application Guide

 
 

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Queen's University Belfast

The Medical School Application Guide

At a Glance

Courses Available

5-year programme

No. of places

262 inc. 26 places for non-UK/EU students

 

Academic requirements

UndergraduateGraduate
N/A Degree: 2:1
GCSEs  9 A*/A Passes in GCSE Mathematics and either Physics or Double Award Science if not taken beyond this level
AAA and A at AS level ABB (or BBB*)
*For applicants with a First Class Honours or PhD
UKCAT UKCAT

 

Interview

MMI

 

Work/voluntary experience

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 -

 
  • 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

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  • 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).

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  • 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:

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  • 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.

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  • Medical School Interviews Marking Scheme

    Medical school interviews in the UK are held between November and March each year. The selection ratio after interview varies between 1:2 to 1:7 between medical schools with the majority having a ratio of approximating 3:1. There is very good evidence that preparation makes the most difference in applicant’s performance and I would advise all of you who have interviews coming up to practice mock interviews daily with friends, family, teachers, family friends, etc. In order to best prepare for your medical school interview, it is essential to understand what interview panels are looking for.

    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
  • Medical School Interviews Marking Scheme

    Medical school interviews in the UK are held between November and March each year. The selection ratio after interview varies between 1:2 to 1:7 between medical schools with the majority having a ratio of approximating 3:1. There is very good evidence that preparation makes the most difference in applicant’s performance and I would advise all of you who have interviews coming up to practice mock interviews daily with friends, family, teachers, family friends, etc. In order to best prepare for your medical school interview, it is essential to understand what interview panels are looking for.

    Read More
 
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