by Dr Emma Brierley
Our 8 Top Tips for the BMAT give some important guidance on how to improve your practice and the quality of your answers.Read more
by Dukes Medical Applications
Dukes Medical Applications has created a blog to keep you up to date with current developments and as a platform for our tutors to share their stories with you. Make sure to check back regularly for new blog posts!Read more
Verity Hawley is a fifth year medical student at The University of Leeds. She writes about joining her local St John Ambulance unit.Read more
Biomedical science is a cutting-edge discipline. The course is studied in universities as an essay-based subject covering a broad range of topics e.g. molecular biology.Read more
There are two medical admissions tests in the UK: the UKCAT (UK Clinical Aptitude Test), and the BMAT (BioMedical Admissions Test). UK Medical schools favour one or the other.
For most aspiring medical students, taking the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is the first step in their application. As the UCAT is taken early on, you will already have the results when you choose which universities to apply for. This means that you are able to tailor your decision to your UKCAT score, and choose medical schools where you will have the best possible chance of being interviewed or receiving an offer—whether your score is high or not so high. Because different top universities place different emphases on the various elements of your application, a disappointing UKCAT score is by no means the end of the road, nor does a high score guarantee you an interview at all medical schools. Below, we tell you where to consider applying based on your UCAT score.Read more