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Entry requirements for UK medical schools

Searching through the entry requirements information of over thirty different medical school websites can leave applicants feeling bewildered, and websites which collect this information can be out of date or incorrect.

To make things easier, each year we collect the entry requirements for all of the courses in medicine which are run by our member medical schools, and we get this directly from admissions staff. As well as making things clearer for applicants, this is also to highlight any 'widening participation' initiatives which are part of a course's entry criteria.

Medical schools usually have any changes to their entry criteria finalised by June ahead of the application deadline on 15 October, so this information will be updated in early summer each year. Before that time, however, you can still take the below resources to be the most accurate compilation of entry requirements.

You can see the latest document here:

Infosheets for applicants to medicine

These infosheets each focus on a different part of the applications process and beyond. They include key facts, dates, common pitfalls, and ways of testing what you have learned.

You can download the full collection of infosheets or see them individually here:

A journey to medicine: A guide for teachers and careers advisers

The Medical Schools Council has produced a series of booklets to help teachers and careers advisers in supporting their students through an application to medicine.

The series addresses different aspects of the process, from early preparations through to the UCAS application and what to do on results day. It provides a comprehensive source of accurate information, endorsed by all Medical Schools Council members, to help students in their journey to medicine.

The series is particularly aimed at those schools and colleges which have limited experience of supporting students in their application to medicine.

The documents can be accessed here:

Other useful resources

Entry req comparison tool

Entry requirements comparison tool

Values and attributes needed to study medicine

Values and attributes needed to study medicine

Entry Req 2019

Entry requirements for UK medical schools - PDF

Work experience guidance

Work experience guidelines

Primary Care lesson plans

Primary Care outreach lessons designed by students