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New statement on medical school admissions in 2020


The Medical Schools Council realises that the decision to cancel formal examinations across the UK has caused a degree of anxiety for applicants to medicine. We would like to reassure applicants that medical schools will treat the grades awarded to you this year in the same way as qualifications awarded in any other year. Graduate entry schools are also monitoring the situation in relation to the cancellation of final examinations associated with undergraduate degrees.

Furthermore, all medical schools will be following the rules set by UCAS in relation to applications. If you meet the conditions of your offer you will have a place at medical school.

There are a number of issues that the education sector as a whole is yet to resolve. These include how appeals against calculated grades will work across the UK and when students will be able to sit exams if they are unhappy with their calculated grade. The impact of these issues on medical admissions is unclear but medical schools are actively engaging in these discussions and are working hard to develop solutions that are fair to applicants. Be assured that as we get further information we will share this with you. You should also continue to check the website of the medical school you hold an offer with.

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