Getting into Medical School
There is a huge demand for UK Medical Schools, Dental Schools and Veterinary Colleges. Less than half of applicants succeed and AAA grades in Maths, Chemistry and Biology A Levels (or equivalent in the IB or Pre-U) are almost mandatory just to get to the first screening stage, before consideration of the Personal Statement, References, Work Experience, Special Admissions Tests and an Interview. It is therefore crucial for parents to choose private senior schools or sixth form colleges, which will not only deliver the exam success but also thoroughly prepare the student in all the other requirements. Some schools have great success with medical career students and others may only send the odd student every few years. You must not leave this to chance – the right school will optimise your chances of a medical degree offer.
This section of our websites focuses on (a) How to select the best school or college and (b) How to select the best degree course and University. It is such a complex issue that we decided to describe the issues in a comprehensive Guide entitled Getting into University Medical or Dental School or Veterinary College.
The contents cover:
- Background to Medical Degrees
- International degrees
- Other careers
- Types of degree
- Which Medical School
- Process & timing
- Subjects and grades
- Application and Personal Statement
- Admissions tests
- Creating your own portfolio
- International Medical Schools
- Dental Schools
- Veterinary Colleges
- Choosing a Private Sixth Form College or School
The Guide can be purchased for £5, but is given free of charge to all of our clients, who sign up to our advisory process on choice of private school / 6th form college or University. Just complete the enquiry form at the bottom of this page.
Having stated that all students need AAA grades, there are actually other routes into medicine which can help candidates with grades at levels to BBC. These involve a Pre-Med Course or Foundation for one year, which then leads into Medical Schools in the UK and EU or other International Centres. Additionally after the first year of these courses, you can be accepted into the second year of the Medical School degree. Phone us on 0845 226 28 20 to discuss or complete the form below.
Terms and Conditions
NOTE. MANY PLACEMENTS INTO BOARDING SCHOOLS OR PRIVATE SIXTH FORM COLLEGES ARE FREE.
HOWEVER, there is a fee for advice on day schools or elite academic schools or complex cases. The fee for most standard cases is £795 plus 20% UK Value Added Tax. If a case is complex we reserve the right to ask for a higher fee. We require payment before commencing work on day school search and you will be given details after completion of the above enquiry form. Our reply will be by telephone or email.
Advice on UK Medical School entry is subject to a fee depending on the service level selected. (e.g. Uni selection, interview preparation, personal statements)
Advice on entry to an EU Medical School is often free, but is provided by an Education Advisers Associate to which you will be referred
Note also that
- We only do FREE placements where we are acting exclusively (no other education consultants involved or direct approaches being made to schools)
- If an assignment for placement is more than 12 months in advance of the start date, we may require an additional Registration Fee of £150 + 20% VAT.
- We do not guarantee admissions. That depends on the student passing the admissions criteria of the school or university.
Note that we will obviously consider the schools on this website, but a number will have waiting lists or extremely high entry criteria. Therefore, please answer all questions as to your requirements. All boxes should be completed, even if to say not relevant.
We do not share your personal details with other organisations, except schools and colleges to which we may refer you. Additionally your details will be used by our school placement consultants (whether employed or subcontracted) solely for the purpose of advice on school choice. By accepting our Terms and Conditions you are agreeing to the use of your personal data in this way.