as well as the information below, check out the Applying to your strengths when applying to medical school.
Here's a new resource I decided to create to help the experience of gathering information on how each University assesses each applicant every year as some are a bit snakey with their policy whilst others are totally transparent. On this thread you will also be able to get advice from people who are "experts" with the whole application process and have seen a lot of people go through this process. You will be surprised the wealth of information our TSR users actually posses.
Just to be completely clear:
- You do not
need any specific UMS grade average, or any specific number of A*/A grades, or any more than three A levels to get an offer. It is important that none of what is said is taking as the Bible and you do further research by searching the Universities websites too see if their policies has changed.- That said, if you have any questions relating to anything that's not covered below, or you come from a different exam system, or something else, please don't hesitate to post. That's what we're here for.
- The thing is with medicine, you can only give yourself the optimum chance but at the end of the day it all depends on the calibre of applicants the University get for that cohort. Eg for 2015 entry UKCAT heavy med schools had a very low cut off score due to the average drastically dropping and people being scared to apply there. Whoever had the balls to apply was favoured as the cut off was at an all time low.
- When you narrow the 31 medical schools due to your academic profile which may
include: GCSEs, BMAT,UKCAT, AS-Levels, A2-Level Predicted grades, Extra curriculars you can then choose between the medical schools you have a good chance of getting into by seeing the course style and teaching styles, to see what appeals more to you.
Flow chart of what you should be looking at when applying to medschool (click on the image to enlarge it):
Will be edited in later
Medical school admission selection process 2016 entry
Aberdeen (University of), School of Medicine
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London
Birmingham (University of), School of Medicine
Brighton and Sussex Medical School
Bristol (University of), Faculty of Medicine
Cambridge (University of), School of Clinical Medicine
Cardiff University, School of Medicine
Dundee (University of), Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing
Edinburgh (The University of), College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Exeter (University of), Medical School
Glasgow (University of), College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
Hull York Medical School
Imperial College School of Medicine, London
Keele University, School of Medicine
King's College London School of Medicine (at Guy's, King's College and St Thomas' Hospital)
Lancaster University, Faculty of Health & Medicine
Leeds (University of), School of Medicine
Leicester (University of), Leicester Medical School
Liverpool (University of), Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (Postgraduate Medical School)
Manchester (University of), Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences
Newcastle University Medical School
Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia
Nottingham (The University of), Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Oxford (University of), Medical Sciences Division
Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
Queen's University Belfast, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Sheffield (The University of), School of Medicine
Southampton (University of), School of Medicine
St Andrews (University of), Faculty of Medical Sciences
St George's, University of London
Swansea University, School of Medicine
University College London, University College Medical School
Warwick (The University of), Warwick Medical School
- I will edit the selection process as they are made , although most of them remain consistent year on year.
A few relevant links you might want to consult: