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Getting into medicine in the uk

Getting into Medicine in the UK

IB points: Edinburgh: 37 HL: 6,6,7

Leicester: 36 HL: Bi:6, Ch:6

Brighton: 38 HL: 18 (Bi:6, Ch:6)

French Baccaularéat:

Sheffield Hallam Uni: French Baccalaureate with a score  of 12 or 13. For courses such as pscychology, physiotherapy, law or other accredited courses we require a score of 14 or 15

French bac entry requirments

French Bac Entry Requirments

With over 2,500 international students from all parts of the world currently studying at Sussex, the University is very experienced in assessing the qualifications offered by students from outside the UK.

These are only a guide and, as each application is treated individually, offers may vary with different applicants

French bac entry requirments1

French Bac Entry Requirments

  • French Baccaularéat:

  • Edinburgh:

  • 14+ majority of subjects.

  • 16+ Sciences and Maths

  • Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English and another language must be offered.

  • Biology should be included as well.

  • These examination results must be obtained at the first sitting.

  • For nearly all degree programmes demand for places is much higher than places available. The majority of offers will be made to students who achieve grades well above the minimum entry requirement.

  • In 2007 and 2008 the offer threshold for most degree programmes was achieved/predicted 14 or 15 although some programmes had a threshold of 16 out of 20.

No vocabularly or syllabus allowances for non english trained students

No vocabularly or syllabus allowances for non-English trained students

  • You have to take the UKCAT or BMAT.

  • No allowances are made for non-English trained students vocabularly difficulties:

  • you are not allowed a dictionary in the exam

  • you are not given consideration in marking.

  • Applicants of the following countries (France is included) must sit the UKCAT or BMAT:


Personal statements one only http www wanttobeadoctor co uk main php page 6

Personal Statements: ONE only!

  • You have 4 choices for medicine.

  • Your 5th UCAS choice has to be a non-medicine course.

  • You only get one personal statement.

  • Tailor this to medicine and nothing else.

  • Other courses may write to you to ask for

    another non-medical personal statement,

    but this is rare.

Bmat universities http www admissionstests cambridgeassessment org uk adt bmat

BMAT Universities:

Which Universities ask for BMAT and which for UKCAT?

UKCAT Universities:

Additional overview here including some suggestions on choosing a medical school:

Take ukcat bmat more than once in an academic year

Take UKCAT / BMAT more than once in an academic year?

It doesn’t look like this is possible.

Ring the universities you are interested in to


Test preparation specimen tests etc

Test Preparation: Specimen Tests etc.

  • FULL Tests available for each of the three assessments.

  • SPECIMEN test condensed version of all three tests available

  • RECOMMENDED READING LIST to help prepare

Biomedical admissions test bmat

BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)

Biomedical admissions test bmat1

BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)

  • The results are only valid in the year that you are applying and the cost of the test will be:

  • £27.30 if applying in the UK

  • £51.00 if applying from elsewhere

Knowledge component

« Knowledge » Component

Mathematical and scientific knowledge that you will have covered by the age of 16: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

BMAT Section 2 will always be based around the relevant version of the UK National Curriculum taken by the majority of the cohort.

This can be found here, p.32 ot 54 covers the Biology, Physics and Chemistry syllabus:

« Science A » and « Science B » have the same curriculum, just a different test at the end:

Maths Curriculum for 2010 (and 2011)can be found here:

Knowledge component1

« Knowledge » Component

  • “for those that were educated elsewhere than the UK it is wise to check that you have covered the same information in your syllabus”

  • Areas of syllabus not relevant to the biomedical sciences are omitted, these are;

  • green plants as organisms,

  • useful products from organic sources,

  • useful products from metal ores and rocks,

  • useful products from air,

  • changes to the Earth and atmosphere

  • the Earth and beyond and seismic waves

  • Warning from an ex-testee: BMAT website says you only need "double science GCSE and maths GCSE" to be able to do the paper. however, i would seriously disagree with this statement, having done double science and maths GCSE (and got A*s).I do chemistry, biology and maths A-level so those sides were covered, but the physics was completely impossible! there is no way that you would be able to complete the paper without at least AS knowledge of bio/chem/maths/physics. ( )

Http www admissionstests cambridgeassessment org uk adt bmat datesandcost

The Test: Problem-Solving, Knowledge, Synthesise information

Section 1: Aptitude and Skills

Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Application

Section 3: Writing Task


Aptitude skills test problem solving abilities

Aptitude & Skills Test = Problem Solving Abilities

Gcse a maths physics chemistry biology knowledge test

GCSE A* Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology Knowledge Test

Communication test

Communication Test

Bmat test centres in france

BMAT Test Centres in France

Test results 5 out of 9 or above is good

Test Results: 5 out of 9 or above is good.

  • Each question, in Sections 1 and 2, is worth one mark.

  • Total raw marks for each section are converted to the BMAT scale, which runs from: 1 (low) - 9 (high).

  • Scores are reported to one decimal place.

  • Typical BMAT candidates5.0 (approximately half marks).

  • Best candidates6.0

  • Exceptional candidates7.0+.

Uk clinical aptitude tests http www ukcat ac uk

UK Clinical Aptitude Tests

Only four choices can be used to apply to medical schools.

: if currently receiving some form of government benfit

Uk clinical aptitude tests http www ukcat ac uk1

UK Clinical Aptitude Tests

Uk clinical aptitude tests http www ukcat ac uk2

UK Clinical Aptitude Tests

L entr e en m decine en france

L’Entrée en Médecine en France

Tous le monde avec un BAC peut accéder à la première année.

Epreuves repartie sur deux périodes dans la première année.

Premier 20% réussis les examens

Droit de redoubler qu’une seule fois dans ta vie.

British medical journal student membership http student bmj com student student bmj html

British Medical Journal Student Membership:

British medical journal subscription

British Medical Journal Subscription

Getting into medicine in the uk

The many faces of « Doctor »

Medical Specialities: They cover most of the conditions for which people are admitted to hospital . . . and focus on particular organs such as the heart (cardiology), or disease processes such as cancers (oncology).

Pediatrics, Pathologists, Obstetrics, Gynaecology, Opthalmology, Anaesthetics, Psychatriatry etc. etc.

Don t need to have a precise idea but be aware of the wide range of roles within medicine or doctor

Don’t need to have a precise Idea, but be aware of the wide range of roles within « Medicine » or « Doctor »

« Before i used to say I wanted to be an Optician and suddenly it just changed to dentistry »

Getting into medicine in the uk

The many roles within Medicine ONLINE VIDEOS

More information

More Information

Non doctor roles within medicine http www nhscareers nhs uk atoz shtml

Non-Doctor Roles within Medicine

Pay and benefits http www nhscareers nhs uk list payandbenefits


Junior doctors: 40hour week + 50% supplement (is standard working hours)

1st yr:£33, 285 (38, 945€ or 3 245€/month)

2nd yr: £41, 285 (48 303€ or 4 025€/month)

Specialist training: £44,117 to £69,369 (see “Speciality Doctor” grade)

Consultant: £74,504 to £176,242.

dependent on length of service & performance

General Practitioner(GP): self employed holding contract with a Primary Care Trust and profits therefore vary:

£70 000 - £160 000

If not employed directly by PCT:£53,249 to £80,354

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