If you’re going to be applying for medicine in October 2024 for entry in September 2025, then this is the place for you!

This guide has been written by admissions experts with the help of students who have survived the process and covers the whole medical application journey from start to finish. It’s also filled with pointers to help you succeed. 

The guide is also up to date with all the changes to the application process that have occurred over the last couple of years for medical school entry in the UK.

We’ve broken things down to the following topics:

  1. Deciding on a career in medicine
  2. GCSE and A-Levels required for medicine
  3. Choosing a medical school
  4. Considering studying medicine abroad
  5. Medical work experience
  6. UCAT and BMAT examinations
  7. Personal statement for medicine
  8. Medical school interviews
  9. What if I don’t get in?

Aim to Prepare for Your Medical School Application 

Most students know that medicine is ferociously competitive to get into. Is this due to a poor selection of applicants? The answer is, of course, no. Largely the high number of rejections people can experience when trying to secure a place to study medicine can be put down to poor preparation and not knowing what the process will entail. We believe that by planning early and working smart you can give yourself a great chance at getting that dream place at medical school.

Ideally your preparation should begin at least two years before you submit your application. But if you have come to the decision to apply to study medicine more recently, or if you unaware of what steps you need to take in order to prepare a strong application, don’t worry. it’s not too late. Even over a relatively short period of time, even a few months, you can put together a convincing application.

We hope you find this guide a useful resource and wish you all the very best in your applications to study medicine.