Fundamentally, medical admissions tutors are trying to understand what it is about you that will make you an excellent student on their course. Your personal statement must focus always on what it is about you that demonstrates the strengths that will help you excel when studying Graduate Medicine. You should not only discuss the areas of Medicine that interest you, but also your work experience and future career goals. Showing that you have researched the university’s graduate programme and chosen it for reasons that you, personally, find appealing is a great way to show tutors that you are engaged with the department.
Medical schools are often inundated with candidates, so you should be aiming to show with your personal statement why you are better than the rest. You should not only discuss the areas of medicine that interest you, but also your work experience and future career goals. Evidence of your personality is imperative to convey along with your passion for and commitment to studying Medicine.
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There are thirty-two medical schools in the UK, all offering very different experiences, environments, and courses. Having a strong sense of what your chosen Medical School will offer you during your degree is vital to the success of your university career.
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.
We’ve provided you with a ‘mini mock’ – a UKCAT practice test you can sit in 15 minutes, which gives you a chance to fit in some practice for the exam.