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For anyone interested in applying via UCAS to medical schools in the UK, please read this Guide to UK Medical Schools. One of the most comprehensive guides out there and has lots of up-to-date information.

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Yes most people apply via UCAS for medicine schools in UK.

Medicine recently has become very competitive, and very hard to get into. You need excellent grades, and also a lot of work experience.

And deffinitely have to prepare for the interview.
 

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and introduced this year was the UKCAT...terrible terrible idea...the deadline for 2007 entry was october 15th.my applications are done and dusted with...and now im playing the waiting game :(
 

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and introduced this year was the UKCAT...terrible terrible idea...the deadline for 2007 entry was october 15th.my applications are done and dusted with...and now im playing the waiting game :(
im glad i didnt have to do the ukcat. The ukcat is just a way for medical schools to reduce numbers of ppl they interview because they r lazy.

sadia,how did u find the ukcat,is it just an iq test??
 

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The quality of students applying to study medicine is rising, exam marks in the uk are no longer a useful enough guide to a students academic ability amongst others. i.e they can't pick the most intelligent because everybody gets the highest grades possible.

how do international students take the ukcat test?
 

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The quality of students applying to study medicine is rising, exam marks in the uk are no longer a useful enough guide to a students academic ability amongst others. i.e they can't pick the most intelligent because everybody gets the highest grades possible.

how do international students take the ukcat test?

i don't know but here in pakistan there is only bmat which is conducted by british council.#eek
 

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Hi to everybody,as I will be a new graduate in the next months and looking for a carreer in UK(locum or internship)I have found some posts and people that can help any new graduate-preferably from EU med schools.

If someone is interesting please send me an e-mail/pm
 

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I'll just briefly describe the app process to UK.
1) You have to take the UKCAT (4-5 schools do not require any exams but all of the rest
do). If you want to apply to the really prestigious ones like Oxford, Cambridge,
Imperial, etc then you need to take the BMAT. I would email each of the schools for their
gpa requirements and all.
2) You need to make a UCAS account. You will submit one app to all four schools. (You are
only allowed to apply to four medical schools in one cycle/year)
3) You will need to get an academic ref letter and write a personal statement
4) Wait for interviews. If you get an interview, order a copy of ISC's 150 Medical School
Questions.

I applied to Hull and York, University of East Anglia, Birmingham, and King's. I got
interviews to HYMS and UEA. I am going to UEA

One of the most important things is to apply to the right schools. You don't want an
option to be wasted cause you didn't have a basic requirement. So make sure that they
accept American degrees and ask what marks/exams they require. If you have any other
questions, feel free to contact me.


Medschoolsonline - A Guide to Getting into Medical School in the UK
Medschoolsonline - A Guide to Getting into Medical School in the UK
The free online information resource for anyone thinking about applying to study medicine
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Hello Zoya, I wanted to ask that the med schools in UK, do they require a pre medical course?! Like in Pakistan we just do our Fsc i.e 11 and 12 grades and get into med schools to get the 5 year degree. So whats the criteria there?! I have heard a fer difference abroad, It would be really helpful if you'd tell. Thanks.
 

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Hello Zoya, I wanted to ask that the med schools in UK, do they require a pre medical course?! Like in Pakistan we just do our Fsc i.e 11 and 12 grades and get into med schools to get the 5 year degree. So whats the criteria there?! I have heard a fer difference abroad, It would be really helpful if you'd tell. Thanks.
Salaam, over here you would apply for your high school/fsc/ A level marks for the A100 or 5 year program. Each school has a different min requirement in terms of marks so I would suggest e-mailing each of the medical faculties.
 

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Okay, what med schools do you think have a good reputation, and affordable rates?!
Because I dont have much idea about the med schools but since you are over there you can give me better information. So once you give me the list regarding the med schools which do not require the pre school thing before the 5 year program, I will call them up and get further information.
Thank you :)

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You must have done A levels, right?!
so what score do they require in high school? Like you mentioned you got into HYMS and UEA, and you chose UEA.
I got A-1 grade in Fsc.
Sorry for asking so many questions but I really need some information.
 

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Most schools cost 24,000 pounds on average per year. Some schools are a bit less in pre-clinical and more expensive in clinical years. No scholarships are available.
I am from Canada so do not know how the fsc or A level system works. Also, I applied about three years ago. I am not aware of individual school requirements and I do not think you should rely on advice from heresay. Best policy is to visit the websites of 10-15 schools on google and note down their individual requirements.
 

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33 British medical schools, more than 80% of UK students cannot get a seat in UK medical universities. Determined to become Doctor UK students who cannot get a seat in UK universities chose to go to study medicine abroad in order to achieve their dream.With the huge competition for admission to medical study in UK, Medical Schools have an abundance of applications all with hard science subjects, and some with even four subjects i.e. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics. Therefore, some Medical courses would expect an A* grades.
 
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