Tips and advice on everything to do with UK Medical Courses including preparation, admissions and student life.
What I wish I knew before applying to medical school
Applying to medical school can be a daunting process. From taking the UCAT and/or BMAT, to writing your personal statement, there are many aspects which lots of students find challenging. Finding the right help and guidance is therefore... Read More
7 steps to build confidence after taking your first UCAT practice test
So you’ve just taken a UCAT practice test or a UCAT mock exam for the first time - or maybe it’s not your first time, but the fact remains that the test is alien to you. You’ve already heard that the test is very different from the... Read More
UKCAT name change to UCAT: what does this mean for future medics?
Last week, the UKCAT Consortium announced news about the UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test), which the group of universities in Australia and New Zealand intend to use as a replacement for their previous medical school admissions... Read More
7 skill-musts for your Medical School Personal Statement
The UCAS website describes the personal statement section of your application as your chance to describe your ambitions, skills and experiences – of course, in a concise format. This article aims to provide golden nuggets of guidance, to... Read More
Secrets to securing four medical school interviews
Nidhin Laji, writer and founder of a medical school shortlisting tool, That Edge, talks us through the key nuances to bear in mind when selecting the right medical schools for you. Nidhin is an FY1 doctor at Addenbrooke's and an NHS... Read More
How to make the most of bite-sized UCAT (UKCAT) practice?
This is a guest post by Michael O. Carter, founder of THE UKCAT BLOG . He achieved a UKCAT (UCAT) score in the top 10% back in 2015. Since then he has helped thousands of candidates prepare for the exam through his blog. He is the author... Read More
6 Ways to know which medical school is best for you
With hundreds of medical schools around the UK, plus hundreds more overseas – each with their own glossy prospectus and colourful website showing the same smiling faces reading textbooks in sunny campus grounds – it can be confusing... Read More
What do med schools want? Use our new Med School Matcher!
Applying to study medicine is an undeniably competitive process, with a range of hoops to jump through before you get in. We're making the first stage of your journey as easy as possible with our brand new Medical School Matcher. This... Read More
Applying smart to medical school: university choices
Where should I apply? The question every would-be medical student asks themselves. It is a tough one and is the most important decision you will make on your UCAS form. Where you apply really does make or break your application and the... Read More
11 do's and don'ts for your first year in med school
Medical School can be quite nerve-wracking and overwhelming at times, but do not panic. We have derived a list below of the 11 do's and don'ts for your first year in med school to help you out. Enjoy and good luck!
How I prepared for my MMI as a prospective medical student
MMI stands for Multiple Mini Interviews. They are a circuit of stations that are generally around five to ten minutes long. Each of the stations has an interviewer and you are asked different questions in each. MMI stations can vary from... Read More
UKCAT Test Change 2016
The UKCAT Consortium has updated their website with information about the 2016 test format, including a new version of the UKCAT Official Guide and the three official practice tests.
Decision Making – New for the 2016 UKCAT (for 2017 entry)
The UKCAT will include an entirely new section in 2016: Decision Making. Decision Making will be the second section of the UKCAT, coming after Verbal Reasoning and before Quantitative Reasoning. Decision Making has replaced Decision... Read More