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Medicine via the Graduate Entry route

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    This route gives graduates the chance to train and qualify as a medical doctor .  You need to apply via UCAS.  The deadline for applications is the 15 October ( this date was correct at the time of publishing.
    The points below highlight the main steps, but the medic portal gives you much more indepth information that will be needed to complete your application, get through the aptitude testing and past the interviews with the medical schools in order to be offered a place.

    • Currently there are 15 medical schools that offer graduate entry medicine .  You can only select 4 on the UCAS application
    • Each has a different requirement in terms of degree & A level/IB subjects that are required
    • All medical schools will require you to sit one of the following aptitude tests as part of your application; GAMSAT, UCAT or BMAT.  You need to check which one is applicable for the schools that you are applying for, check registration dates and dates for taking the tests in line with the year you are interested in studying.
    • You will need to show evidence of work experience with in this field, there are many ways as well as hospital  experience that will help demonstrate your understanding of the demands of profession, the values the NHS and show you have the skills and behaviours needed to succeed as a medical practitioner
    • It is important to research the schools and look at how they assess the competencies of potential candidates via the aptitude testing and make sure you  do lots of practice tests before had
    • Funding, please check the medical schools  that you are applying to for their  fees, but a general breakdown is
    • Year 1 -   will be required to pay £3465 of the total tuition fees charged by the university yourself
    • Year 2 -4 apply for help from the NHS to  pay a contribution towards your tuition fees

    Please use the following portal for information -

    Recently published career guides covering nearly 50 medical specialties

    Alternative Careers

    Physician Associate

    Physician associates support doctors in the diagnosis and management of patients.
    As a physician associate, you might work in a GP surgery or be based in a hospital, but wherever you work, you'll have direct contact with patients
    You’ll be a graduate who has undertaken postgraduate training and you'll work under the supervision of a doctor. You’ll be trained to perform a number of day-to-day tasks including:

    • taking medical histories from patients
    • performing physical examinations
    • diagnosing illnesses
    • seeing patients with long-term chronic conditions
    • performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
    • analysing test results
    • developing management plans
    • provide health promotion and disease prevention advice for patients.

    Most physician associates currently work in general practice, acute (internal) medicine and emergency medicine.

    Allied health professions

    Roles in the allied health professions
    Whether you are interested in science, the arts, sport or psychology, you’re sure to find something here that suits you. 



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Last Updated: 28/01/2022