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)
- Ensure you conduct research Find documents and professionsal organistions eg – General Medical Council, Promoting excellence standards for medical education and training (previously Tomorrow’s Doctors), news paper/website. You must show an interest and understanding of current medical issues and developments.
- 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.
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
Medical Schools Council – Click here