Asides, the regular A levels, Full IB Diploma routes and Graduate entry routes, entry into some UK medical universities have their entry intricacies. Some Universities have other specialized specific 1 – 2 medical foundation pathways. It is important to research and understand the entry requirements. For instance, applicants who have a prior A Level or the full IB Diploma qualification may not be eligible for the international medical foundation programme. Also, applicants with IGCSEs will not be eligible at most UK universities for admission into a one-year International Foundation Programme for Medicine.
There are a few universities, that have validated some affiliate colleges in the UK to run their Medical Foundation Program.
In addition to the prerequisites of obtaining an excellent grade at a high school leaving qualification, entry into a UK University to study Medicine is extremely competitive, Universities require higher grades in subjects that are relevant to Medicine, especially Chemistry, but also Biology and Physics OR Mathematics.
The majority of the UK universities, make offers on a holistic basis, and not only on academic results. Applicants are usually advised to address any shortfall in their personal statements or request referees to provide specific explanatory notes in their recommendation.
Applications to UK universities to Medicine (MBBS) must be submitted before October 15th.
University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
Most UK Universities require the UCAT as an entry requirement for Medicine MBBS. However, from 2023/24 Entry some universities may plan to include UCAT in the Medicine MBBS selection process.
UCAT exam must be taken a year prior to the year of entry. It is advised to take the test between July –September of the year preceding your year of entry.
Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA)
By 2024, all UK Medical school students will be required to pass the MLA in other to practise in the UK. It is important to ensure students ensure the curriculum offered at the university will prepare them for the UK Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA).
Depending on your entry route, a prospective student has a minimum of 5-6 years as a medical student. 2 years of Foundational Training and 3 – 7years to specialize.
At the point of leaving secondary school, sixth form education is still the best option for young adult. At Bridge House College, our programmes are structured to help students excel at international examinations which enables students to smoothly transition into university worldwide.
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