Medicine study in the UK

Medicine in the UK

Career options, entry requirements and rankings for Medicine.

Medicine courses in the UK

Studying Medicine in the UK

Medicine is one of the most competitive courses in the UK to gain entry to, but every year SI-UK helps hundreds of international students gain acceptance into medical school. Did you know you can apply to Medical School in the UK straight out of high school? If your grades are a minimum of 80% at high school and you have studied Biology, Chemistry or Physics, then you can apply! For US students you may require APs or an IB score of approximately 38. Please send us your transcripts so we can let you know if you are eligible to apply. 

If you have a strong first degree and a GPA of at least 3.2 (not necessarily in a science field) you can also apply to Medical School in the UK. Students will require work experience in a hospital, care home, hospice or another care environment. Our Medicine Service is designed to help you select the right universities to apply to based on our history of student acceptances, our knowledge of which universities accept students from North America and our ability to review transcripts with our partner medical schools in the UK. We will ensure your application is the best it can be and our 80% success rate means that if you meet the entry requirements the chances of you getting a place are extremely high! 

We will support you with the application, and the personal statement, prepare you for interviews and you will work with our team of doctors based in the UK. Please remember you need to apply one year in advance, however, we do have some options where if you miss the October 15th deadline you can still apply. 

Aptitude Tests (UCAT and BMAT)

The majority of schools in the UK will require you to sit an aptitude test before you apply. The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is part of the selection process of some UK medical and dental schools. It is an online test designed to test cognitive abilities, attitudes, critical thinking, and logical reasoning. There are four reasoning tests and a situational judgement test.

The test is taken at your local test centre, with each subtest in a multiple-choice format. Past papers are not available but there are specimen questions on the UCAT website. The UCAT must be taken by applicants at the following universities:

Where can I study Medicine in the UK?

Learn more about the best Medicine universities in the UK below:

Study Medicine in the UK

If you are interested in studying Medicine in the UK, arrange your free consultation today. Don't forget the Medicine Service provides interview practise with a doctor who sits on the admission panel of a UK medical school. Click here to view our Medicine Service brochure.

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