Medicine

The following advice has been offered by Medics, Medical Students and pupils applying for Medical School:

  • Volunteer (evidence of community involvement) – a variety is recommended eg brownies/scouts/etc, care home, hospital, nurse,   (also see Future pathways advice on volunteering)
  • Work Experience – gain a variety of work experience opportunities eg different hospitals/wards.  Not all work experience has to be medical, you could show how well you interact with people.
  • Prepare WELL for the UCAT (previously UKCAT) – all applicants to Medical School must sit a University Clinical Aptitude Test.  This is booked and sat prior to UCAS application
  •  See  UKCAT   for advice, video clips, etc
  • follow @UCATest on twitter as they have sample questions and advice on a regular basis
  • There are a number of UCAT books available with sample questions to practice for this examination.  (all available via search engines)
  • there are also a number of UCAT courses and more online practice tests available.  These range in price, availability and duration.

 Other opportunities:

Medic Insight – this is a one week course in either Glasgow, Edinburgh or Dundee for S5 pupils.  Applications open for one week in February.

See Medicinsight pages on Facebook

 Other advice:

Medical Schools Council – Click here

 

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