It covers the entire process of getting into medical school, including what to consider when choosing to pursue a medical career, how to decide if Medicine is really for you, insights into making a strong application that stands out in the crowd and much more.
You will find chapters full of advice on how to approach choosing medical schools, based on the style of learning that suits you, what you want from the course (for example, early patient contact, research and teaching opportunities etc.) and also based on your chances of admission (different medical schools place emphasis on different criteria, for example, academic achievement, voluntary commitments, work experience, admissions exams or a combination of these). There are chapters with advice on building your extracurricular portfolio; understanding all the free and paid resources available to prepare for the UKCAT, BMAT and the GAMSAT; planning and writing your personal statement and acing your interviews.
As the most comprehensive guidebook in the UK – made up of over 300 pages, it includes unique sections for graduate applicants to help you understand which undergraduate subjects are considered more favourably by different medical schools; which medical schools consider A levels and GCSEs for graduate applicants and which don’t; the course structure of each programme; the competition ratio of each programme (i.e. how many candidates apply, how many get to interview stage and how many receive offers) as well as the university rankings.
In addition to this, and to make a handy reference book, we have created a mini-chapter for each medical school to give you details on its history, key interesting facts on its facilities and teaching methods, all of which can not only help you choose where to go, but will also give you added points during your interview. For each medical school, we also include details on the programmes available (intercalated degree options), academic and non-academic requirements, eligibility factors such as Access to Medicine courses, considerations for international applicants and details on the selection process and formula to select applicants pre- and post-interviews. Competition ratios, rankings and a medical student opinion is also provided for each medical school.
This guidebook has over 30 collaborators from all UK medical schools and we invite you to read regular updates on our blog http://themsag.com/blog.html for continuous help in your application process.
Why choose us?
Dr Dibah Jiva and the MSAG team of doctors have been helping medical school applicants to achieve admission success for 8 years, and in that time we have helped hundreds of applicants to plan a medical school application strategy, improve their personal statements and ace their interview.
Here is what career advisers at a few UK medical Schools think of our guidebook:
"It is an invaluable resource for all Careers Advisers in this field and the essential handbook for students applying to this demanding and rewarding profession” Agnes Finley, Careers Adviser, Lancaster University
"I do find your books very useful and in fact in a recent talk to students considering Graduate medicine I used your book as a guide in planning my session.” Joe Hutchings, Careers Adviser, University of Bristol
"I think your books are excellent. […] my Careers Adviser colleagues have also found them invaluable in giving advice regarding such a niche area of the Graduate Labour Market. Students and graduates interested in Medicine as a 2nd degree need detailed information and your books give just that” Stephen Shilton, Career Adviser, University of Glasgow
How to buy?
The easiest way to buy is online via our website but you may also choose to purchase the guidebook via bookstores or Amazon. You may purchase the online access and receive instant online access to a searchable and scrollable PDF. Or you can choose to purchase a hardcopy. All books are shipped within 24 hours of purchase.
- Additional info sections
- Book title:
- Graduate Entry Medicine UK book
- Author name:
- Dr Dibah Jiva
- Publisher name:
- Dr Dibah Jiva
- Publication date:
- Jun 10, 2013
- Who is the book for?
Applicants to medical schools who have completed or are completing an undergraduate degree.