Gaining a place at university to study Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine is not easy, however, it can be done with the correct attitude, hard work and a real commitment to the discipline you are applying for.
This means ensuring you attend as many opportunities as possible e.g. open days, residentials and information evenings. It also means ensuring that you are giving your best in all your subjects in school and attending all Advanced Higher Tutorials that the school offers. During study periods access appropriate journals and publications (see below) to gain knowledge about the latest research and opinion in different fields of Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine.
Here you will find information and resources to guide you through the process.
UCAS Information Sessions
- Friday 9 June 2017, 10:40am in Lab 14
- Wednesday 14 June 2017, 1pm in Technical 1
School Information Evenings for Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine
- Initial – Tuesday 13 June 2017, 7pm
- Applications – Monday 4 September 2017, 7pm
- Interviews – Tuesday 7 November 2017, 7pm
Open Days and Residentials
- Royal College of Surgeons – Getting Into Medical School Information Day
- Medical 5 Day Non-Residential Summer School
- New Routes to Medicine
- National Medic Mentor Weekend
- Medic Insight
- Dundee Dental Insight Programme
If you are considering applying for Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Medicine then you are required to sit the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT).
The UKCAT helps universities to make more informed choices from amongst the many highly-qualified applicants to medical and dental programmes. It is used in conjunction with other admissions processes such as the UCAS application and academic qualifications. The UKCAT is a computer-based test. It does not contain any curriculum or science content but instead focuses on exploring the cognitive powers of candidates and other attributes considered to be valuable for health care professionals.
Who should sit the UKCAT?
A full list of universities / courses that require the UKCAT is available here. Students sit the test during the summer before they submit their UCAS application in October.
Where can candidates sit the test?
The test is delivered via computer in partnership with Pearson VUE at over 150 UK authorised test centres and in around 100 countries worldwide. Candidates are encouraged to register and book early to ensure they get a test slot at their chosen test centre.
|Registration & Booking opens||Tuesday 2 May 2017|
|Testing begins||Monday 3 July 2017|
|Registration Closes||Tuesday 19 September 2017 – 5pm|
|Bursary Deadline||Tuesday 19 September 2017 – 5pm|
|Booking/Rescheduling Closes||Monday 2 October 2017 – midday|
|Last Testing Date||Tuesday 3 October 2017|
|UCAS Application Deadline||Sunday 15 October 2017|
We will be offering preparation classes for this, however regular practice at home is essential.
We would also recommend you purchase the following books and working through as many tests as possible:
Resources and Publications
- Medical Schools Council
- Tomorrow’s Doctors – British Medical Council
- Standards for the Dental Team – British Dental Council
- Free Medical Journals
- Free Dental Journals
- Free Veterinary Medicine Journals
- SciCentral: Biotechnology and Biological Science News
- University of Aberdeen
- University of Dundee
- University of Edinburgh
- University of Glasgow
- University of St Andrews