Live Updates: COVID-19 and Medical School Admissions



The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is beginning to be felt for medical school admissions. Here, we provide you with a compilation of official updates relevant to medical school admissions to make sure you are all up-to-date.

Last updated Wednesday 27th January 2021 6.58 PM

Since the situation can change rapidly at any time, we are monitoring various information sources closely to update this page. So stay healthy, check this post regularly and continue with your academic studies and preparation for admission tests.

Updates on the UCAT:

On 14th October, the UCAT have released test statistics up to 12th October.

The UCAT 2020 results have now been delivered. Find out how each university uses the UCAT scores.

UCAT 2021 dates have been announced.

Updates on the GAMSAT:

The 2020 September GAMSAT results have been released.

On 6th November 2020, registration for the March 2021 opened. Register now.

Read the GAMSAT 2021 information booklet here.

Find out about COVID-19 advice for GAMSAT 2021 here.

Updates on medical school admissions process: 

The following was announced by UCAS on Tuesday 5th May 2020.

The Medical Schools Council have confirmed that “medical schools will treat the grades awarded to you this year in the same way as qualifications awarded in any other year.”

All medical schools are obliged to fulfill and conform to the UCAS rules in relation to applications. So,“if you meet the conditions of your offer you will have a place at medical school.”

The Medical Schools Council have stated that the “impact of these issues on medical admissions is unclear but medical schools are actively engaging in these discussions and are working hard to develop solutions that are fair to applicants.”

It is advised that all students check with medical schools they have gained an offer with via each school's website.

Updates on GCSE and A-Level examinations: 

GSCE and A-level examinations have been cancelled for 2021. More details will be released on how the teacher assessed grades will be allocated.

Updates on the BMAT:

Due to COVID-19, the BMAT – September test session will not go ahead this year.

The BMAT- November results have been released on 27th November 2020.

For now, please take good care of yourselves and each other and make use of this quiet self-isolation time to recharge, revise and prepare for when everything gets back to normal. 

Please bookmark this page and keep checking back here for regular updates.

Be well,


Studying for the UCAT ANZ instead? Here is the link to the ANZ Live Update page.

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