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General Courses for Getting into Medical School


How to get into Medical School Intensive Course

  • Conducted by doctors at BlackStone Tutors in partnership with Health Council (UK)
  • Important considerations when selecting medical schools
  • Writing a Medicine personal statement
  • How to effectively and easily arrange work experience
  • Tutor references and predicted grades: Out of your control?
  • The Medicine interview; insight from university medicine interview panel members
  • £15

Website


Medic Mentor

  • The UK's biggest medical application company, composed of hundreds of doctors and medical students and renowned for widening access into medicine.
  • Provide UK-wide courses on:
  • Interview skills (interview theory, psychology & body language as well as practical mock traditional interviews & MMIs)
  • Making it into Medicine Course, covering all the aspects of applying to medicine.
  • Insight into Medicine National Conference - Doctors, admissions tutors, medical students and Royal colleges delivering info on a career in medicine.
  • MASTERCLASS Course, to develop students skills and knowledge for the medical school application and beyond. Includes history of medicine and surgery, personal statement writing, interview guidance and more.
  • Also several medical application guides targeted at different aspects of the application including:
  • Personal Statement Toolkit - guidance on writing the personal statement from start to finish.
  • Interview Skills Checklist - practice traditional interview and MMI questions with model answers and interviewers mark schemes.
  • Medical Schools Compendium - information on all 36 medical school courses including course structuring, admissions policy and competition ratios.
  • MASTERCLASS, The official text - A companion text produced from the teachings of the MASTERCLASS course. Free to all MASTERCLASS students.
  • Student Anthology - a collection of work experience articles, scientific essays, medical EPQs and more to assist students in attaining the best experiences and awards to build a competitive medical school application.
  • Applications guides from £20, (In-School) courses from £25
  • Website
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Review

a05aafzul: Medic Mentor's Making It into Medicine Course is fantastic! It taught me everything I needed to know about getting work experience, writing my personal statement and what to expect at the interview. The first time I applied to medicine I unfortunately didn't recieve any offers. I subsequently signed up to the course and I realised my application was not as strong as it could be in some areas. I then reapply to medicine the following year after taking the advice from the course and I am now a medical student! Price wise the course is very cheap compared to competition at £45 for around 5 hours teaching, however they also offer free places to individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. You can also bring your parents along, which my mum and dad were happy about! Overall, I thoroughly recommend the course.

premedprojects.co.uk

  • Popular one day event held in London several times per year
  • Courses led by an admissions expert who sits on UK med school interview panels

Website

Medicalprep.co.uk

  • Medical application help delivered by doctors with over 10 years' experience and time on interview panels
  • Mock interviews (including Multiple Mini Interviews) in person or via Skype - £40 per hour
  • Online personal statement reviews - £50
  • Personalised tuition and advice - £40 per hour
  • Go to Facebook.com/medicalprep for regular advice and discussions

Website

The BPP Medical Admissions Masterclass

  • Backed up by BPP University
  • Conducted by experienced doctors and former university admissions advisors
  • The only nationwide course that mentors medical applicants continuously until your last interview
  • Writing a medical personal statement- expressing and reflecting on work experience, volunteering, wider reading/research and Gap Years
  • Advice on UKCAT, BMAT, GAMSAT by successful medical students
  • Interview technique sessions
  • Interview practice held over several weeks RIGHT UP UNTIL YOUR FINAL INTERVIEW
  • £250- but continuous support, not just a one off lecture of mock interview
  • Founder of course currently has 100% success rate of helping applicants secure a place in medical school (with 400+ candidates so far).
  • Website
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  • Facebook


The Medic's Clinic

  • Medicine Application Specialists
  • Courses are based in Southampton and run from July to late September
  • Offer courses in how to choose the best medical school based on your application
  • UKCAT preparation and mock tests with feedback
  • Personal statement advice made specific to your application
  • Interview preparation and mocks
  • Get taught by current medical students that are experienced in helping people with applications
  • Costs range from £30 to £115

Website


Medicine Mentoring

  • Henry VIII Hotel, London, 29/06/2013
  • Covers: Is Medicine right for you? Medical School choice. Admissions tests. Interviews, Career paths. Work experience. Personal statements.
  • Comes with a free personal statement check.
  • £30 (£20 each if a booking of 2 or more is made)

Website


BlackStone Tutors

  • Medicine Application Specialists
  • Full and Review Personal Statement Services
  • UKCAT and BMAT courses (London and Singapore)
  • Interview Clinics and Courses (with past Russell Group Interview Admissions Panel Members)
  • Free medicine application advice
  • All training and assistance carried out by current medical students/ Medicine graduates.

Website


EPOC

  • University of Manchester 20/03/2010
  • UCL 19/02/2011
  • UCL 02/04/2011
  • Covers: Is Medicine Right For You? Choice of Medical Schools, Applications and Admissions Tests, Interviews, Life at Medical School, Path to Becoming a Doctor, Options if you don't get in etc
  • £79
  • Website

Review

  • most of the stuff I knew from doing research

Future Doctors

  • London Based Courses starting from £79
  • Commitment to medicine, clinical skills, interview skills, basic life support
  • Web based courses £29 for 1 years access
  • Downloadable material, presentations covering UKCAT, BMAT, GAMSAT, interview, personal statement, medical school curriculum, clinical sub-specialties.
  • Website

Review

Getting Into Medical School

  • All courses take place in Oxford
  • GeMS course
  • year round, full course
  • includes choosing a medical school, application process, UKCAT, BMAT, how to write a personal statement, interviews etc
  • £149
  • Website

Review

M+D Experience

  • Next event: Imperial College 28th March 2010
  • Mayday University Hospital 5th June 2010
  • Tries to help people understand whether medicine is right for them
  • Includes preparation for the UKCAT, interviews, personal statements and specialist guidance on medicine applications
  • £99
  • Website

Review

Good:
You learn first aid skills and get a brief overview of what you may expect a career in medicine to involve.
It is run by qualified doctors who i'm sure can answer any questions you throw at them.
They give you a taste of what PBL may involve
The session on ethics was quite useful
Helps you to discover what you want out of life and helps to apply that to your suitability to a career in medicine.
Helps build links with consultants within the hospital
Apparantly counts as work experience and can be mentioned in interviews and in your personal statement....but I doubt it.

Bad:
Far too expensive for what it offers. I went on a careers day run by the RSM and it offered more things than this course and was free!
They claim that you get a certificate showing that you attended the event and a free book (Getting into Medical School 2010) but 4 months on, nothing!
It is advertised that it is the only course which takes place in a hospital but considering you are in 2/3 rooms throughout the course, it really doesn't make much of a difference.
The sessions were quite brief and general. Much of what was spoken about could have been easily picked up by looking on the internet.
Would have been better if they went into more detail about PBL
The full course meal advertised on their site was just cheap takeaway pizza XD

Upon leaving the course, I felt slightly more motivated and thought it was really useful, but after just a few months I don't think i'll even mention it on my PS/interview and feel it was pretty much a waste.
So yeah, unless if you have money to throw away, don't go. But even then you can go to the careers day run by the RSM which is much more useful

MediQuest

  • 1 day course held at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • Next dates: 25th June 2011
  • Includes lectures on NHS structure and organisation, a day in the life of a medical student, junior doctor, consultant and GP.
  • Personal statements, UKCAT, interview preparation, choice of medical school and qualities of a good doctor.
  • Practical hands on experience of medical student teaching.
  • £150
  • [http://www.medi-quest.

Medisix

Review

Medlink

  • Held at University of Nottingham
  • 4 or 5 day course, held in December (choice of 2 dates)
  • Extra options available at additional cost include Pathology, Oxbrige, Per-Medlink, Premium Package and EDGE Session Options
  • Course includes presentation, exhibition, interview workshops, practical sessions, patient contact, casualty alert, interactive surgery, UKCAT, parent sessions, campus life, social activities and free stethoscope
  • £205 upwards depending on length of course + options
  • Website

Review

The positive aspect of it was that I left on a huge high, they use motivational speakers a lot and the whole thing was a lot of fun. The activities were generally fun and interesting, and the lectures from the various specialties were good.

I also got to have a good look around Nottingham uni, which I loved and subsequently applied to.

However, when I think about Medlink a year and a bit on, I have to ask, how did it actually help my application? The the answer is that it didn't really. All of the applications/admissions info they had was stuff readily available online or in books and while you were there, no opportunity was wasted to try and sell you further courses and materials, giving the whole thing a slightly uneasy, exploitative feel. All in all, I feel that the only thing Medlink proved is that my parents can afford to send me on a ~£170 course. I could have done the same without it, but enjoyed it while I was there.

I attended Medlink back in 2004 and really enjoyed it. I liked the chance to experience 'university life' with halls living, lectures etc. I don't think I learnt anything much from it though and didn't use a lot of the 'advice' they gave when it came to my application. Overall, enjoyable but not particularly informative and not worth the money considering the vast amount of information freely available online.

Medsim

  • Held at University of Nottingham
  • 3 day course - 3 choices of dates
  • Includes stimulated surgery, working under pressure, clinical skills, life support
  • £221.50
  • Website
  • Brochure

Review

Having attended Medlink, I was given the impression that Medsim was vital for an application to medical school and would really help me to get in, so I went to it (back in 2005). I enjoyed the experience but didn't really learn much. The 'emergency call out' involved shouts from the square in the middle of the night because they couldn't get the phone system working, then we had to run around the square doing star jumps before being taken for a short ride in the back of an ambulance to a scene where we had to identify the position of the apex beat on a mannequin... I wasn't too impressed, nor by the stimulated keyhole surgery involving a cardboard box and a blown up glove, attempting to perform and appendectomy. It was all just not worth the amount I had to pay for it, and though I mentioned it in my personal statement, I don't think it helped my application in any way looking back now. I did find the life support teaching useful revision but had already gained qualifications in this before attending the course.

PotMed

  • Held once a year at Imperial College
  • Includes lectures, views of current students, tips on UKCAT and BMAT, personal statement advice, debates on current medical and ethical issues, tours of Imperial, mock interviews.
  • £20
  • Website

PreMed

  • One day course held in Spring, Summer and Autumn at Imperial College, London.
  • Includes presentations on application procedures, interviews, medical school curriculum, medical careers.
  • Interactive workshops on practical aspects of medicine, suturing, hear and lung sounds, interpreting X-rays.
  • £99
  • Website

Review

Vertigo.0012 : The day consists of a lot of lectures about applying to medicine, the different med schools, life at med school and life after med school, broken up with a session of suturing a wounded orange and a lecture about x-rays and ECGs. Whilst a very informative, fun day, the information could easily be found in a number of books or by lurking the various depths of TSR. I had a great time on the day (it was also the first time I'd been to London :O ) but I'm not sure I could justify spending £90 on it. If you've got the cash floating around then by all means go check it out, but if not then don't worry - it won't make a huge difference if you're willing to dig around for the information. I'd agree with the review below; I went in early year 12 and found it pretty useful - but if you're in year 13 then really don't bother!

Vas876: All the information contained can ALL be found using universities prospectuses and websites and google. It is a waste of time, money and oxygen to go to if you are in year 13. It can possibly be a good thing to go to at the start of year 12 as i suppose it could be a good starting point for further research. Overall Google and work experience are still and will always be the best resources for Prospective medicine applicants.

Uniprep

  • One day course held in central London in the Spring and Summer terms
  • Includes desirable qualities of doctors, choosing where to apply, UKCAT, BMAT, personal statements, getting work experence and interviews
  • £95
  • Website

Review

Aspire2Medicine

  • Applying to Medicine Application Specialists
  • University associated courses
  • London courses at UCL and King's College London
  • Leicester based course for the Midlands applicants
  • Offer specialised personal statement writing services
  • The ultimate medical school application course - covers everything you need to know to get in!
  • UKCAT/BMAT/Work experience/NHS and Medical application hot topics and much more!
  • Question bank for UKCAT/BMAT launching soon.
  • Interview preparation

Course led by current doctors that are experienced in guiding medicine school applications. They also have personal experience of university admission panels.

£50 per course.

  • Outstanding value, best value course currently out there.
  • They cover all the topics well and provide ongoing support
  • They also provide a certificate which can be used as evidence of a real commitment to a career in medicine, as well as something that can be mentioned in your personal statement.


Check them out on Facebook group Aspire2Medicine Twitter account Aspire2Medicine

Website


UKCAT Courses

developmedica

  • 1 day workshop
  • Takes place on various dates and in various places including Nottingham, London and Edinburgh
  • Aims to enable attendees to understand how to approach the UKCAT, avoidance of common mistakes, improving time management and improving UKCAT score overall.
  • £175
  • Website

Review

BlackStone Tutors

  • Intensive one day course
  • Takes place at either King's College London, Imperial College London or UCL
  • Prepares you for the UKCAT using worked examples, mock exams and personalised feedback
  • Conducted by current medical students from King's College London, Imperial or UCL
  • £150
  • Website

Review

-Very difficult to get a space on. Booked 6 months in advance for the August 2012 course and just got a space. My friend tried a couple of weeks later, and it was fully booked. Downside is that the courses are all in London, which isn't ideal for me and i'm sure many others.


HLM

  • Half day course
  • Sessions through the year
  • Develop critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Learn how to respond with speed and accuracy to logical problems
  • £150
  • Website

Review

Kaplan

  • Various options available including 2-day classroom course, live online course, private tutoring, courses at your school and stimulated test.
  • Website

Review

PreUKCAT

  • Next course - September 2010
  • Preparation for UKCAT using lectures, mock exams and feedback
  • Website

Review

BMAT Courses

The BMAT Course

  • Full day Intensive BMAT Course conducted by doctors from BMAT Universities
  • Conducted at Imperial College London & King's College London
  • £79
  • Website

Review

COMA

  • Whole day sessions in the summer and early Autumn
  • £149
  • Website

Review

Vas876: The worst BMAT course that can possibly exist, dont go to it. The BMAT questions they have on the day are harder than the actual BMAT. The only good aspects of this are the essay practise. But the essay questions in my BMAT thread are better. So TSR and the BMAT book are the best resources to prepare for the BMAT, these courses just cant hack it.


BlackStone Tutors

  • Intensive one day course (London and Singapore)
  • London courses conducted at either Imperial College London, UCL or King's College London
  • Prepares you for the BMAT using worked examples, mock exams and personalised feedback
  • Conducted by current medical students/medicine graduates from Imperial College London, UCL or Cambridge
  • £150
  • Website

Review

Good:

  • Small teaching groups (approx. 15/16) and run by current medical students.
  • They are happy to mark and provide feedback for section 3 practice essays written after the course
  • When I went a few years ago, it was conducted at Imperial and ended up being in the same room that I had my Imperial med interview in - so great to get familiar with the environment prior to the interview

Bad:

  • Due to the small group sizes - tends to book up very quickly. My friend tried to book for the same course as me and they had no more spaces.


Getting Into Medical School

  • All courses take place in Oxford
  • Seasonal, one day course
  • Full length test under exam conditions
  • Covers all areas including problem solving, understanding argument, data analysis and inference, scientific knowledge and essay writing
  • £175
  • Website

Review

HLM

  • Half day course
  • Sessions through the year
  • Develop critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Learn how to respond with speed and accuracy to logical problems
  • £150
  • Website

Review

Kaplan

  • Various options available including 2-day classroom course, live online course, course at your school and private tutoring.
  • Website

Review

Uniprep

  • 3 Hour course held on Saturdays over the Winter hald term
  • Held in Central London
  • Includes BMAT scoring system and what examiners look for in the essay section, how to write essays (structure and planning), practice tests and detailed individual feedback.
  • £65
  • Website

Review

Interview Preparation


Medic Mentor

  • Provide two interview skills courses:
  • Part 1 Course: The theory of the interview, body language and interview psychology
  • Part 2 Course: Practical mock traditional panel & MMI interviews
  • Website

Medical School Success

  • Tailored medical school applications advice delivered by Oxford-educated current medical students.
  • Makes use of real interview questions asked by Oxford, Birmingham and Nottingham medical schools.
  • Detailed oral and written feedback.
  • Personal statement review service.
  • Free, insightful and concise blog posts on topical medical issues.
  • Visit us at Facebook.com/medicalschoolsuccess1

Website


Medicalprep.co.uk

  • Medical application help delivered by doctors with over 10 years' experience and time on interview panels
  • Mock interviews (including Multiple Mini Interviews) in person or via Skype - £40 per hour
  • Personalised tuition and advice - £40 per hour
  • Go to Facebook.com/medicalprep for regular advice and discussions

Website


BlackStone Tutors

  • Bespoke Interview Services
  • Full Interview Preparation Packages (5 or 8 hours) - conducted by experienced Russell Group Medical Students
  • Platinum Interview Clinic - Intensive 90 minutes session with a past Russell Group Medicine Interview Admissions Panel Member
  • £175 - £420
  • Website

Review

developmedica

  • One day workshop taking place on various dates and in various locations
  • Aims to introduce you to a typical interview environment, look at the types of medical interview questions and allow you to practise answering.
  • £249.99
  • Website

Review

Getting Into Medical School

  • All courses take place in Oxford
  • Interview skills workshop
  • Seasonal 6 hour workshop
  • Covers background information and interview theory
  • Includes types of questions asked and how to tackle them
  • Full length mock interview (in groups of 4-6) with feedback on performance
  • £155
  • Website

Review

ISC Medical Interviews

  • Full day courses in London and Birmingham on various dates between October and April
  • Includes coverage of different types of questions and important NHS issues, workshops in ethical issues/scenarios.
  • £150
  • Website

Medicine Work Experience

Gap Medics

  • Medical work experience oveseas, shadowing doctors abroad.
  • Gives students the chance to gain some Hospital work experience combined with a travel experience, shadowing doctors in Tanzania, India and St Lucia
  • £990
  • Website

Review

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