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    I was wondering if there is anyone who has applied to medical school in the United Kingdom and what the process is like? When are the due dates? What exams to take? etc.

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    I was wondering if there is anyone who has applied to medical school in the United Kingdom and what the process is like? When are the due dates? What exams to take? etc.

    Thanks!

    Brody
    You'll need to sit the UKCAT - available from ~ May to September for most med schools

    Others use BMAT which is in September and November. There's only two dates available as above.

    Your grades and entrance scores are going to have to be a fair way higher than the typical student since there's quotas on internationals
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    I was wondering if there is anyone who has applied to medical school in the United Kingdom and what the process is like? When are the due dates? What exams to take? etc.

    Thanks!

    Brody
    There are quite a few ways of going through the application process. The 2 most important things are to make sure you have enough work experience,voluntary work etc. to show your commitment to medicine and make sure you keep on top of all of your academic work.

    Put in a very simple timeline:

    Jan-June year 1: extra curriculars, research courses etc.
    June-September/early October :
    -revise for & sit the U.K.CAT exam. You can take the exam all over the world. Look it up online.
    -start writing your personal statement. This is a 4000 character essay that outlines why you want to do medicine, what you have done to prepare for the course, why you think you would be great for it etc.
    -set-up your UCAS account. UCAS is our equivalent of Common App in the US. You upload your personal statement, grades, references and apply for your courses though this.
    September year 1: ask an academic tutor (I.e.someone who knows you academically like a teacher) to write a reference. You need to add this to your UCAS application.
    -you can also take the BMAT in September depending on where you are applying. Check with the medical schools you want to go to as to which exam they use.

    OCTOBER 15: UCAS DEADLINE! You must send off your application by oct 15.

    Nov : the other date when you can sit the bmat.
    Dec year 1 - March year 2: you may need to go for an interview with the medical school. Each university has a different system but most require you to go to the medical school and do the interview.
    - you get your offer/rejection after the interview.
    September/October year 2 - start medical school!

    Your offer may be subject to you getting a certain grade e.g. 766 for IB or a certain mark on AP exams. Check on individual uni websites for their entry requirements. The medic portal also has a good guide to applications as well as advice on universities, interviews and exams.

    Good luck
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