Getting into Medical School
For 2020 Entry
Becoming a doctor is an incredibly popular career choice and with around 10 applications made for every university place, competition is tougher than ever. It's not enough to have top A level grades and evidence of work experience - to be in with a chance you need a sound knowledge of current medical issues and be able to demonstrate true commitment to a career in medicine.
Getting into Medical School is packed with essential advice and useful tips to help land a place at the medical school of your choice, giving you everything you need to embark on your dream career. With practical, detailed guidance on the entire application process including:
- Advice on how to secure valuable work experience
- How to prepare a brilliant personal statement
- Guidance on how to make a great impression at interview
- Details of current medical issues and tips on taking the UKCAT and BMAT aptitude tests
Freddie achieved grades AAB and won a place to study Medicine at the University of Liverpool
“I had a lot of help with my university application through the Medical School Programme at MPW. There was tuition for the standardised tests, talks from current medical students and doctors, and mock interview practice. MPW completely changed my opinion of private schools.”
How to get into Medical School
Getting into Medical School is notoriously competitive. Our Head of Science, Simon Horner, has written a book called ‘Getting into Medical School’ containing tips and advice to help students maximise their chances of success. In this article, we summarise some of his tips for you and share the key dos and don’ts of making a Medical School application.
What I wish I'd known when applying to Medical School (advice from MPW Alumni)
MPW alumni and current Medical School undergraduates share their experience of the application process.
How to pass an interview for Medical School
If you have submitted a successful UCAS application and performed well in the UKCAT and/or BMAT examinations, then the next step for most Medical Schools is to invite candidates to interview as another way of assessing their suitability for the course. This article explains more about the interview process and how best to prepare for success.