Guides

Applying to Medical School

Find out about the whole Medical School application process, the different avenues that can be taken to gain entry and what it is really like to be a doctor.

An Introduction To Applying for Medical School

Medicine is a highly competitive course. In 2015, UCAS recorded more than 10 applicants per place for medicine, compared to a higher education average of five. Despite this, thousands of students succeed in their applications every year, and you can too!..

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What do Doctors do?

A doctor is someone who is qualified to treat people who are ill or injured. If a doctor is a qualified surgeon, they are able to operate on those who are ill or injured. Doctors can choose to specialise in different fields...

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The Daily Life of a Doctor in the NHS

One of the best parts of becoming a doctor is the sheer variety of the pathways you will be able to pursue. Whether you decide to become a surgeon, a paediatrician or a GP further down the line, you will be sure to be greeted by a fresh array of successes, challenges and even failures on a daily basis...

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What are the Steps in Making Your Medicine Application?

Once you’ve decided firmly that medicine is the right field for you, you can begin to make your application via UCAS...

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Different Routes into Medicine

There are several ways to pursue a career in medicine and this page serves as a brief overview of these options. They are then explored in more detail in other parts of the Admissions Guide.

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