Medical schools know that applying to medical school can be a daunting process. Entry requirements are always high, but there are many differences between the medical schools in what they are looking for in applicants.
These differences are good because they result in graduating doctors who are diverse in their skills and ways of approaching problems. But the differences mean applicants will need additional help in deciding which medical schools are best for their application.
Not all applicants have the benefit of good careers guidance to help them through this, so the Medical Schools Council has collected entry requirements information into one simple resource – directly from medical school admissions staff. It aims to provide useful details such as competition ratios and the weightings allocated to each part of the application process by medical schools.
The booklet is updated yearly. Remember that the deadline for applications to medicine is always 15 October for courses starting in September of the following year.
Access the booklet here:
Applicants may also find the following useful:
If you are a medical school staff member and looking for information on supporting students from a widening participation background, see the following guidance:
This booklet was produced as a result of the Medical Schools Council's work in widening participation, initiated through the Selecting for Excellence project. To read more, visit the Selecting for Excellence section.