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Graduate Entry Medicine after Biomedical Engineering

Hi!
I am a second year BEng Biomedical Engineering student at UCL. I am considering applying to graduate entry med for 2025 entry. I was wondering if anyone knows whether Kings College accepts Biomedical Engineering as a Biosciences degree for graduate entry med. I know QMUL does, so hopefully Kings will too, but they have not replied to my email yet.
Also, if anyone has any tips, experience etc related to graduate entry med, preparing for the UCAT etc, feel free to share it too!
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Reply 2
I can't speak for KCL but i'm a graduate of QMUL grad medicine, I can say it was a brilliant experience. I scored awfully on my UKCAT but still got a place, i'm guessing based on interview... There is only so much you can do to prepare using the question banks etc. it is really important though to realise how little time you have for each question and for some questions you might even have to guess the answer. I struggled with spacial awareness and before I knew it I was out of time and only answered 50% of the questions. The big things are, if you really want to do it consider that a lot of people apply. For my year it was 300 per place, so if you don't get in, don't give up. Also first year is awful, you are doing years one and two together and there is a lot to take in. If you can get through that though you can easily deal with clinical years, which are really enjoyable. Also make sure you have some kind of experience, make sure you know what you are getting yourself in for. I am now finishing my first year as a GP trainee and I do not regret it all!
Original post by thefootballgeek
Hi!
I am a second year BEng Biomedical Engineering student at UCL. I am considering applying to graduate entry med for 2025 entry. I was wondering if anyone knows whether Kings College accepts Biomedical Engineering as a Biosciences degree for graduate entry med. I know QMUL does, so hopefully Kings will too, but they have not replied to my email yet.
Also, if anyone has any tips, experience etc related to graduate entry med, preparing for the UCAT etc, feel free to share it too!

Hi,
Unfortunately, this won't help your dilemma however, I am hoping to study Bioengineering at UCL possibly and I was wondering if you think you made the right choice in picking BME as many people here have said that its perhaps a 'useless' undergrad degree.
Original post by alisonrose1602
Hi,
Unfortunately, this won't help your dilemma however, I am hoping to study Bioengineering at UCL possibly and I was wondering if you think you made the right choice in picking BME as many people here have said that its perhaps a 'useless' undergrad degree.

Hey!
I had the same doubts as I heard the same comments before applying. I don’t think it’s a useless degree, after all it’s an engineering degree that can get you into the NHS, finance, tech and many other fields. It is however very broad, which can be both an advantage or a disadvantage. For instance, if you wanna go into a career in tech, you will be competing against people who are doing pure compsci degrees which give them more in depth knowledge in tech, so you will have to work in your own time to ensure that you gain that experience in any other way. Also bear in mind that I’m at UCL, and the curriculum is different everywhere else, so some unis might allow more specialisation. UCL does the IEP minor which does give u a chance to gain new skills though, so it might be worth looking into that. Also, if u go on Unibuddy you can talk to me or other student ambassadors, and read about some of the things we do too.
I think I made the right choice cause I did not know what “specialty” or area of engineering I preferred when I was doing a levels and I wanted something related to medicine, and Biomed gives you the opportunity to do a bit of all of them. Also, the fact that it is so closely related to medicine and helping people is cool. Now, if you are certain that you wanna do idk electrical engineering, then go for that cause you will always be able to specialise in biomed afterwards.
Hope this helps.
Original post by ben91
I can't speak for KCL but i'm a graduate of QMUL grad medicine, I can say it was a brilliant experience. I scored awfully on my UKCAT but still got a place, i'm guessing based on interview... There is only so much you can do to prepare using the question banks etc. it is really important though to realise how little time you have for each question and for some questions you might even have to guess the answer. I struggled with spacial awareness and before I knew it I was out of time and only answered 50% of the questions. The big things are, if you really want to do it consider that a lot of people apply. For my year it was 300 per place, so if you don't get in, don't give up. Also first year is awful, you are doing years one and two together and there is a lot to take in. If you can get through that though you can easily deal with clinical years, which are really enjoyable. Also make sure you have some kind of experience, make sure you know what you are getting yourself in for. I am now finishing my first year as a GP trainee and I do not regret it all!

thanks!!!
Reply 6
Original post by ben91
I can't speak for KCL but i'm a graduate of QMUL grad medicine, I can say it was a brilliant experience. I scored awfully on my UKCAT but still got a place, i'm guessing based on interview... There is only so much you can do to prepare using the question banks etc. it is really important though to realise how little time you have for each question and for some questions you might even have to guess the answer. I struggled with spacial awareness and before I knew it I was out of time and only answered 50% of the questions. The big things are, if you really want to do it consider that a lot of people apply. For my year it was 300 per place, so if you don't get in, don't give up. Also first year is awful, you are doing years one and two together and there is a lot to take in. If you can get through that though you can easily deal with clinical years, which are really enjoyable. Also make sure you have some kind of experience, make sure you know what you are getting yourself in for. I am now finishing my first year as a GP trainee and I do not regret it all!

What sort of work experience did you have before applying for grad med?
Original post by thefootballgeek
Hi!
I am a second year BEng Biomedical Engineering student at UCL. I am considering applying to graduate entry med for 2025 entry. I was wondering if anyone knows whether Kings College accepts Biomedical Engineering as a Biosciences degree for graduate entry med. I know QMUL does, so hopefully Kings will too, but they have not replied to my email yet.
Also, if anyone has any tips, experience etc related to graduate entry med, preparing for the UCAT etc, feel free to share it too!

Hi, I believe you still have to complete the UCAT as part of your application, and in terms of preparing for the UCAT, definitely start as early as possible, attempt as many questions as possible, in addition to understand the exam techniques which can add a ridiculous amount to your UCAT score in a short period of time, I achieved top 10% in the UCAT for my year and still have lots of notes. If you need any more help/have any questions DM on yuv.s_ will be happy to help.
Original post by Ysingh003
Hi, I believe you still have to complete the UCAT as part of your application, and in terms of preparing for the UCAT, definitely start as early as possible, attempt as many questions as possible, in addition to understand the exam techniques which can add a ridiculous amount to your UCAT score in a short period of time, I achieved top 10% in the UCAT for my year and still have lots of notes. If you need any more help/have any questions DM on yuv.s_ will be happy to help.

heyy, thanks for replying. I am going to start preparing for the UCAT as soon as I finish my exams in late may, and ideally I want to sit it end of july so that my mind is fresh before the summer holidays. I have a question, did u use any extra material to prepare for the UCAT? like websites, books etc. Thanks :smile:
Original post by thefootballgeek
heyy, thanks for replying. I am going to start preparing for the UCAT as soon as I finish my exams in late may, and ideally I want to sit it end of july so that my mind is fresh before the summer holidays. I have a question, did u use any extra material to prepare for the UCAT? like websites, books etc. Thanks :smile:

I used Medentry, which provided all the questions I needed, in addition I got a private online UCAT tutor who shared all her notes/techniques and strategies, which undoubtedly got my UCAT to a top level.
Original post by Ysingh003
I used Medentry, which provided all the questions I needed, in addition I got a private online UCAT tutor who shared all her notes/techniques and strategies, which undoubtedly got my UCAT to a top level.

Cool, I'll check that out, thanks :smile:
I have another question, does anyone know if universities look at transcripts/ grades in particular subjects, or only degree classification?

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