Top tips: How to get into med school in the UK

29 November 2019 Dr. P. Baptiste

If you want to know how to become a medical student but you’re not sure where to start, we can help. Medicine is an incredibly competitive subject, and as such your application will need to demonstrate that you have the intelligence and the attitude to succeed after you get into medical school. This will involve:
-Top A-level grades, of at least AAB or ideally higher. This could be a combination of maths and science-related subjects. Chemistry and biology are great subjects to take for pre-med students.
– An excellent score on the UCAT
– Varied work experience, backed up by thoughtful reflections upon what your work experience taught you in your personal statement.
– A memorable interview, demonstrating that you’re genuinely enthusiastic about medicine and have the social skills to be a good doctor.

Of course, undergrad degrees aren’t your only hope; there are other ways to get into medicine too, including graduate-entry degrees. If you’re considering this route for getting into med school, a science or health-related degree will likely be looked upon most favourably by admissions teams. Many students take relevant subjects like biochemistry first, in the hopes of boosting their chances of getting into graduate entry medicine a few years down the line.

Without a doubt, the best way to get into medical school is to work hard and prepare for anything and everything.You will be up against many candidates with fantastic grades and hospital experience, so you’ve got to make your application stand out in any way you can.

For more guidance about how to become a doctor, including tips about your personal statement and medical interviews, get in touch with us at DreamSmartTutors.

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