Guides

Choosing a Medical School

Want to know how to pick the best Medical School for you? This guide can help you decide as it takes you through every aspect you should consider and more.

Choosing a Medical School: Introduction

The application process can be a stressful, nerve-wracking time; so make sure you’ve thought clearly about your decision and which schools you are most suited to...

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Factors to Consider When Choosing a Medical School

Important factors to consider include location, course structure, competition ratios and offer types, year size, cost, quality of research, the teaching hospitals available and whether there is a compulsory intercalated year. Some of these are discussed in more depth on this page...

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Medicine at Oxbridge

The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge have long had an aura of being an ancient, inaccessible, elitist system. Often candidates are put off by the perception that there is an impenetrable barrier to all but the brightest students. Although there are particular requirements for applicants to Oxford or Cambridge, and application is slightly different to that for other universities, don’t be put off...

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Your Fifth UCAS Choice

You are allowed to select four medical schools in your application when you apply for medicine via UCAS. You are then given the option of a fifth choice, which can be anything except medicine...

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