A Private Consultation offers candidates and their families the opportunity to gain research-led answers to any question about medical school admissions. We work with medical doctors and former medical Admissions Tutors, whose expertise guides the many choices that must be made as part of an application.
In addition, every applicant is different, and requires personal attention to identify strengths and areas for improvement. Talking through your application with one of our Senior Consultants is the most effective way to build a plan for success.
In a one-to-one interview, we will assess your communication skills, scientific knowledge and potential to study Medicine at university, using real past test and interview questions.
Following the interview, we will ask the student to leave the session briefly in order to discuss their application with their parents. This is also a chance to ask questions about any aspect of the medical admissions process.
We bring the candidate and their parents back together for full feedback. We then provide comprehensive answers to your questions regarding how to prepare for medical interviews and tests (such as the BMAT, UKCAT, and MMI assessments). As a group, we can then build a tailored plan for preparing the application, including inviting the student to join our Medical Application Programme, if appropriate. The strategy we build will develop the candidate’s strengths in each area of the medical application process, significantly increasing their chances of success.
We will also provide you with a copy of our specialised book So You Want To Go To Medical School? which is a comprehensive guide to every aspect of the application process.
Your application to medical school is the first step on an exciting journey that will culminate in you becoming a fully qualified doctor.
Getting these answers right at the beginning of your application – and developing an informed application strategy – can save a lot of time and pressure later on, and vastly increases your chances of getting into medical school.
How can I show that I have a real interest in medical science? Am I developing a grasp of it and how it relates to real-life medical conditions?
What can I do to show that I am not only committed to Medicine, but also personally well-suited to it?
What practical qualities does a doctor need? How can I show myself capable of taking on the challenges that Medicine offers?
How do these questions relate to the individual assessments I may have, such as MMI circuits and BMAT / UKCAT tests?
With a real range of Medical Schools to choose from in the UK, and even more options overseas, it is one of the most difficult early decisions you will need to make.
Medicine is a highly competitive course, with some universities receiving 10 applicants for every place.
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.