Applying to Medical School
Your application to medical school will go through a number of stages; preparation, the application form and finally, an interview. You apply to medical school through the University and Colleges Application Service or UCAS.
First, you need to decide where to apply. The best university for someone else may not necessarily be the best university for you. When you choose a course, you should take into account:
- The location; do you want to spend the next five years (or more) there?
- The course itself; what is the style of teaching and assessment?
- The competition for entry; will you get the grades?
- Campus or city university; which would suit you best?
- What kind of learning style will suit you– "problem based" or "traditional”(there is an explanation of these terms in the going to medical school section)?
Every year the Times publish a book listing the top universities in the country for each subject; it’s worth looking at medical schools’ rankings.
You can find more information about the stages of the application process using the links on the left.