UK Medical College admission

Medicine in the UK (MBBS) is 5 Years of study. 

How Competitive Is Applying To Medicine?

Lots of people apply to study medicine every year — but only about 9.5% are successful. It’s very competitive. However, we have all the information you need to put together a winning application.

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Applications 83,505 79,801 81,800 93,235 96,455 93,945 95,045 97,560 87,535
Acceptances 9,065 9,260 9,235 9,245 9,065 9,080 8,765 8,915 8,965

Brighter Prep helps you on UK Medical College Application Process?

Applying to study medicine in the UK is a long and challenging process. But Brighter Prep is here to help you through each and every step after deciding on medicine. 

There are certain key qualities that make a good medical student and, ultimately, a good doctor. If you’re deciding on medicine, it helps if you possess the following traits:

  • Academic excellence
  • Good Subject Knowledge
  • Organisational skills
  • People skills, like empathy
  • Communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Leadership potential
  • Shadowing a Doctor

A Competitive application consists of: 

  1. Choosing the right Medical School – As you can only apply to 4 medical colleges through UCAS, selection of colleges becomes very important keeping in mind the number of seats for the international students, tuition fee, the minimum required grades in a specific curriculum and the UKCAT/BMAT score requirements.
  2. Excellent High School Grades – Minimum A*AA-AAA in A Levels, 36-38 points in IB and 85-90% in the Indian Curriculum or perfect score in 3 AP Subjects (Bio and Chemistry are compulsory across all the curriculums)
  3. UKCAT/BMAT – Choose and prepare for the right test based on your target colleges.
  4. Work Experience – Shadow at least two doctors in two different clinics or hospitals.
  5. Community Service and Volunteer Experience – Show empathy and interest in helping people within or outside your community.
  6. Show Leadership and interpersonal skills  through your extra-curricular activities and different positions you hold in school.  
  7. Sign-up for additional online or summer programs to enhance your academic profile
  8. Non Native speakers should take IELTS and score a minimum of 7.5 overall with no less than a 7 in each section.
  9. Personal Statement – Write a winning personal statement to show your interest and talent
  10. Recommendation Letter – Ask your school teacher or counselor to send a recommendation letter highlighting your achievements with predicted grades.
  11. UCAS Application and Buzz Word – Ask your school counselor for your school Buzz word and create a UCAS application, if your school doesn’t have the buzzword use an official email ID.  
  12. Multi Mini Interviews – MMI’s are an important part of the medical college admission process.