Admissions at UK Medical Schools

The United Kingdom has a great record of educating a wide range of medical students from across the world. UK qualified doctors practice in countless countries and are widely recognised for their great contributions in research, clinical practice and education.

A career in medicine can be extremely rewarding for a wide range of reasons. No day is the same in the life of a doctor, every patient is individual and requires specialised care to help their recovery. Studying medicine in the UK provides students with the skills and knowledge required to apply theory in real life clinical situations, preparing them for a dynamic career which changes thousands of people’s lives for the better.

Studying medicine in the UK is a life-changing opportunity, where students thrive in an international environment, work closely with world renowned professors and scientists and are directly involved in life-altering research. Studying for 5-6 years at some of the most prestigious medical schools in the world equip UK students with the ability to prosper and make a real difference in their future career.

Medicine is one of the most competitive courses offered in the UK, however thousands of international students achieve prime positions at top medical colleges every year. We at RSR Global have great experience with UK Medicine applications and are fully prepared to help our students achieve their dreams.

Entry Requirements to study medicine in the United Kingdom.

  1. UK medical schools look for high calibre students with an impressive portfolio of academic achievements. To study at an undergraduate level. Students must achieve a minimum of AAA grades at A-level (including Biology and Chemistry). Alternatively, students should achieve 37 points in International Baccalaureate (including chemistry and another science subject). In addition, International students are required to achieve an overall score of 7.5 in the IELTS exam, with scores higher than 7.0 in all components.
  2. To study medicine in the UK, all applicants must sit specific admissions tests. Most undergraduate UK medical schools accept the UCAT exam. This is a general aptitude examination which tests students literacy, abstract reasoning and numerical ability alongside their situation judgment skills in ethical scenarios. A handful of medical schools (including the University of Oxford and Cambridge) require the BMAT exam, which tests scientific and mathematical ability, general aptitude and essay writing skills. To study post graduate medicine, applicants are required to sit the GAMSAT exam.
  3. If a candidate’s application is successful, they will be required to attend an interview at their chosen medical schools. Certain universities opt for a traditional approach, whereas others prefer the multiple mini interview format or group interviews. Applicants are required to demonstrate a range of practical skills, such as communication, quick thinking and ethics. Applicants may also be required to discuss previous work experience or certain sections of their application.

The lengthy admissions process can be a daunting experience for all applicants. We understand that it is a confusing process for young people. Therefore, we at RSR Global support our students through every step of the journey, from choosing Medical Schools to applications and interviews. We work tirelessly to reduce some of the stress and help our students achieve the best possible education, to provide them with the finest opportunities in the future.