Applying to Medical School in the UK
With over 33 medical schools to choose from and more places available than ever, the process of applying to medical school can be confusing. So to help you kick-start the journey we have put together a short intro guide on the application process.
There are 3 main components that make up your application to medical school:
The entrance examinations.
Medical schools are different in that you have you sit an extra exam (either the UKCAT, BMAT or GAMSAT) and you can start sitting them from as early as June. Check out our UKCAT and BMAT guides for more!
UCAS application submission in mid-October.
This includes all your grades you have achieved so far (GSCEs), your school will submit your predicted grades and reference. Main thing for you to do here is write a Personal Statement. Check out our other application guide pages for more!
The medical school interview.
Once the university has looked through your application and if you have fulfilled their entrance criteria, they may invite you to a selection interview. There’s different types of interviews and each medical school runs them at slightly different times. PrepMedics has dedicated tutors that will help you work on your interview skills as well as mock sessions to prepare you for the real day!
If you are successful then the medical school will offer you a place on their course. Each medical school is different so some get back to you very quickly, others may take their time. Not to worry though, they will all have replied by May-June in time for UCAS deadline to accept offers.