Medicine courses in the UK
Studying Medicine in the UK
Did you know you can apply to Medical School in the UK straight out of high school?
Studying Medicine in the UK can be a great choice for those looking to pursue a career in healthcare, with access to high-quality education, clinical exposure, research opportunities, and a multicultural environment. The UK has a reputation for providing high-quality medical education and international experience can be beneficial when applying for residency programs or fellowships later on.
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. 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.
Begin your journey by choosing one of the options below.
Choosing a Medical School
There are 33 undergraduate medical schools in the UK so which should you apply to? You should consider rankings, reputation, cost and location as just some of the factors when deciding where you would like to study.Find out more
Medical School Admissions Tests
The majority of schools in the UK will require you to sit an aptitude test before you apply. Not every Medical School requires the same admission test but the majority will require the UCAT or the BMAT or the GAMSAT.Find out more
UK Medical School Entry Requirements
If your High School grades are a minimum of 80% and you have studied Biology, Chemistry or Physics, then you can apply! In addition to academics, applicants have to meet other requirements in order to be eligible to receive an offer.Find out more
Are you interested in studying Medicine at a top-ranked university? Get a free consultation today and begin your application to a UK University.
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.
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. Please send us your transcripts so we can let you know if you are eligible to apply.
SI-UK offers free one-to-one consulting and support for students applying to Medical Schools in the UK from North America so don't apply alone, contact one of our UK Medicine Consultants today so we can assess your transcripts and advise which Medical School and which route is best for you!
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.
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 judgment 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:
SI-UK offers a range of UCAT and BMAT courses to ensure you are well-prepared for your exams. As part of our Medicine Service, students will have the opportunity to attend a one-day online intensive group UCAT preparation course. Visit our UCAT and BMAT Training page for more information on this UCAT assistance.
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 practice with a doctor who sits on the admission panel of a UK medical school. Click here to view our Medicine Service brochure.