Applying for Medicine

Qualifications required for Entry to Medical Degree Course

Evidence of excellent attainment in general and advanced secondary education: GCSEs in nine separate subject areas: attained by the end of Year 11 and at least a score of 15 points or better (where A*/A = 2; B = 1) from the nine and including: Core & Additional Science (or Biology, Chemistry, and Physics), English Language, and Mathematics (all at least grade B). Preference will be given to applicants with a higher GSCE score. Two points is the maximum score awarded in each subject area (e.g. Only one of Maths and Further Maths will be considered and 2 points at most will be available for Dual award GCSEs except for Dual Science for which up to 4 points may be awarded).

The UK clinical aptitude test (UKCAT) - The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is used in the selection process by a consortium of UK university Medical and Dental Schools.

The test helps universities to make more informed choices from amongst the many highly-qualified applicants who apply for their medical and dental degree programmes.

Voluntary Work

Contact local Hospitals & Health Centres to get involved in voluntary work. You must complete a substantial amount of voluntary work to be considered for medicine.

All of the hospitals run volunteer programs for those over 16 and work placement programs for those younger. You can also get involved in shadowing and mentoring. Get involved as early as possible!