Medicine - Entry 2016
How to apply
Applications for Medicine are made through UCAS (University and Colleges Admissions Service, www.ucas.com).
Application should be made for either:
A104 course - Pre-Medical Year Entry - this level of entry is designed for students who have good grades in non-science subjects
A100 course - Entry to the first year of the course - entry to Phase I is for students who have studied the relevant science subjects.
Applying for a place to study Medicine is extremely competitive. We have 18 places on the six-year A104 course and 219 on the five-year A100 course. For entry in 2014 we received over 2,500 applications. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to consider any late applications.
Completing your UCAS form
You have four choices available for Medical School applications and you should choose carefully on the basis of the grades that you have obtained or are expected to obtain and the entry requirements of each university. Medical courses at different universities are taught differently, and you should choose those institutions whose teaching style matches your learning preference. Your fifth choice may be left blank or used to apply for another degree course of your choice. You may apply for deferred entry if you wish and your application will not be disadvantaged.
You should ensure that you accurately complete in full the details of your qualifications. You must include details of the title of your qualifications including the examining board, subjects studies and results obtained. If you have not yet obtained your results it is important that your referee completes your predicted grades. Please be as clear as possible and avoid any ambiguity.
Your personal statement is very important to your application. You should include details of what you gained from your experiences. You should:
- explain why you want to be a doctor
- demonstrate your commitment to a career in Medicine
- demonstrate your commitment to caring and the values set out in the NHS constitution
- highlight your achievements
- describe your hobbies and interests
- explain any plans for a gap year.