The first component of our expertise is our first-hand knowledge of the application process. Our in-house Medical Admissions Consultants use their own personal experience of successfully applying to medical school – and studying Medicine – to support you at every stage of your application. They know which pressures and challenges are associated with each part of the application, and they will be able to guide you in how to prepare for and deal with them in a helpful way.
Second, we use our year-on-year research into the admissions process at top medical schools to inform all our guidance. This gives us the ability to help you successfully target your application to the right medical schools – in the light of your exam results, your work experience, and your particular academic and personal strengths.
Third, we employ the advice and experience of former Admissions Tutors and lay members of admissions panels at top UK medical schools. This allows us to keep you fully informed about what medical schools are looking for in current candidates, and how they weigh each of the individual assessments that you will undergo in coming to their final admissions decision.
Dukes Medical Applications has the expertise to help you answer all these questions and find your feet in the process. For more help, contact us.
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During your hospital work experience, you should try to get as much variety as possible. A placement is a opportunity to learn what a ward round is like and to shadow a doctor.
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
Our UCAT experts have created a series of example UCAT questions that are typical of the real exam, to give you a flavour of what you will face in the exam.