Applying to Medical School


Ireland Medical School Requirements & Information

by Gerens Curnow June 01, 2021 5 min read

Study medicine in Ireland with our comprehensive guide you can learn all you know for applying to medical school in Ireland! Featuring admissions criteria, entry exams, graduate and undergraduate course details and more!
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Five New Medical Schools: Where are They and When Will They Open?

by Gerens Curnow August 14, 2020 5 min read

As I am sure you have heard, the NHS is under pressure. With several million more over 75s expected in the next few years, the UK government has embarked on the biggest ever expansion of the medical and nursing workforce, to deal with these new challenges. As part of this expansion, there are five new medical schools, which will have over 400 students each year between them. Learn more about the Five New Medical Schools in the UK!
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How to Get Into Medical School in the UK - A Timeline

by Pippa Morris January 10, 2020 8 min read

How to get into medical school is a common question for prospective applicants. Getting into medical school UK can be stressful and involves a lot of work, but there is a lot that you can do to prepare beforehand and improve your chances of getting into medical school UK. Here is our guide for Years 11-13, so you know what and when you should be preparing for when applying to medicine UK.

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How do UK Med Schools teach anatomy and dissection? (2019-2020)

How do UK Med Schools teach anatomy and dissection? (2019-2020)

by Rachel Vernazza October 29, 2019 2 min read

The type of teaching may influence your ability to learn specific topics when it comes to the complicated world of medical science. Some of the most common questions are “how do we practice surgical training?” or "which medical schools do full body dissection?" Check more about anatomy and dissection teaching methods here.
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Medicine Resit Policy: Everything You Need to Know

by Gerens Curnow August 29, 2019 8 min read

The unthinkable has happened. You have opened your AS or A2 results, and have fallen short of what you expected. However, there are still a great many option available to you. This blog will expel some of the myths surrounding this topic, and give some clear and practical advice for applicants who have not met their required grades and are considering resitting.
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Study Medicine Abroad in England – A Canadian Perspective

by Chitra Meyyappan August 26, 2019 6 min read

Every year many international students choose to come to the UK to study Medicine. Deciding where you are going to attain your medical education can be overwhelming and confusing. It is likely one of the biggest life decisions most of you would have to make at this stage in your life. 
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Medical places to volunteer

by Giulia Bankov August 12, 2019 5 min read

Whether you have wanted to become a doctor your whole life or you are now thinking of applying to Medicine, you are probably aware thatwork experience comes with the territory. Some medical schools even state they require it as part of their admissions process. There is an abundance of different types of work experiences out there, however, in this blog post, we are going to focus onvolunteering.

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Which medical school is right for me? UK

by Giulia Bankov July 18, 2019 5 min read

Before you even begin the challenging process of filling out your UCAS application and tackling interview season, you are faced with a tough decision - choosing a medical school to apply to. This could be one of the more important decisions you will have to make in your career so continue reading for our best tips on how to choose the perfect medical school for you.
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UK Medical Schools with Low GCSE Requirements

by Giulia Bankov June 24, 2019 11 min read

So you have decided you want to study medicine, but you are worried that your GCSE grades might not be up to scratch for the strict requirements for medicine. You’re in luck, because we have compiled a table of all med schools across the UK and the GCSE grades they expect their candidates to have achieved, so we can help you navigate which schools might be better bets for you if your GCSE scores are not exactly stellar! 

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Book Review: This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay

by Giulia Bankov June 12, 2019 5 min read

If you are interested in applying to medical school and keep up with the medical field on social media, you probably have already heard of the sensation that is This is Going to Hurt. The book includes tales of his days from the beginning of his foundation years all the way through to specialist training. It is written in the form of what can only be described as the diary of a junior doctor, scribbled in secret after endless days, sleepless nights and missed weekends. See our review of "This is Going to Hurt" by Adam Kay.

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How to Become a GP: UK

by Chitra Meyyappan June 03, 2019 4 min read

So you are interested in a career in General Practice and are wondering how to become a GP in the UK? The thought of going through rigorous training and writing numerous exams can be daunting – but it certainly is worth it! In this blog post we share some valuable information on the steps involved.
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Top Medical Universities in the World

by Giulia Bankov May 29, 2019 5 min read

Making the decision that you want to study medicine is a very serious task. Making the decision of where you want to study medicine is perhaps as serious, if not more, of a task that every medical school applicant needs to consider prior to starting their application.  Here we cover the Top Medical Universities in the World to help you decide which medical school is best for you!
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A Level Requirements for Medicine UK

by Rebekah Morris April 28, 2019 6 min read

Choosing your A-levels for medicine or international baccalaureate options can seem like a huge decision. If you wish to do a degree in medicine, the task may seem even trickier with every medical school in the UK asking for a different set of subjects and varying grades. There’s no simple answer but there are a few key things you should consider when making your A-level choices and in deciding where to apply once you’ve picked your subjects. In this blog post, we have outlined the 4 key questions you should be asking yourself when considering which A-levels to take.
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How to Stand Out in Graduate Entry Medicine UK

by Caroline Olabisi April 21, 2019 6 min read

Every year over 10,000 graduates apply to medical school via the graduate entry medicine route and the calibre of applicants is always going to be high. So given that all applicants will at least meet the minimum graduate entry medicine requirements required from the universities they apply to how are you meant to stand out? Here we outline some tips to help you stand out from the crowd!

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5 Medical TV Dramas to Watch

by Giulia Bankov April 08, 2019 4 min read

Love them or hate them, medical TV dramas are and have been for a while now taking over TV prime time. I have to admit, while I have always been a fan of them, what with having wanted to do medicine since my early teenage years and finding comfort in a world so “familiar” and desired by sitting in front of the TV and binging on medical drama TV shows for days, watching them now, while in med school, has only gotten better. Here we have compiled a list of current medical TV shows about doctors for you to give a go and channel your inner Ellen Pompeo.
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How Important is Volunteering for Medical School

by Giulia Bankov April 01, 2019 4 min read

How important is volunteering for medical school? This is a common question for aspiring medical students. In this post, we outline the significance of volunteer work for medicine applications along with resources and advice in securing volunteer opportunities.
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Graduate Entry Medicine UK: The Pros & Cons

by Giulia Bankov March 14, 2019 8 min read

If you are a graduate student considering applying to medicine, one of the very first and most important questions you need to ask yourself is whether you want to apply for graduate entry medicine or undergraduate medicine. While there is no right or wrong choice, the two programmes can offer different incentives for graduate students to prefer one over the other and you need to be able to assess which of the two would be a better fit for you. We have listed some common pros and cons of both graduate medicine and undergraduate medicine, so have a read below to help make your decision.

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Deciding to Become a Doctor: Is a Career in Medicine Right for Me?

by Hrushikesh Vyas February 18, 2019 5 min read

You might be asking yourself, "should I become a doctor?" or "is a career in medicine right for me?" Becoming a doctor can be very rewarding but it also comes with some aspects that might not be for everyone. Discover if medicine is the right career for you!
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What to do in the Summer Holidays for Students Applying to Medicine?

by Giulia Bankov January 16, 2019 5 min read

So you have already decided that you want to study medicine and want to make the best out of your summer holidays in order to strengthen your application, but you don’t know how exactly. Fear not, as theMSAG are here to coversummer medical programs for high school students as well as other things you should be doing to prepare for medical school applications. Find out tips on how best to spend your school holidays in sixth form in order to truly boost your medical school application!
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Three Books to Read Before Medical School Interview

by Pippa Morris December 31, 2018 4 min read

On your medical school application, it is important to show that you have a good insight into the subject as proof of your motivation to study medicine. In this blog post, we introduce you to three books to read before your medical school interviews.
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Teaching Anatomy: Which Medical Schools Do Full Body Dissection

by Fei Zhang December 11, 2018 2 min read

One question that frequently comes up for prospective medical students is 'how is anatomy taught' and 'which medical schools do full body dissection'.

To help answer this question we have contacted all the medical schools in the UK to provide you with the details, as well as a brief explanation of the different teaching methods. 

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The Definitive Guide to Medical Schools in Scotland

by Shivani Sharma November 20, 2018 6 min read

Scotland has many treasures including its beautiful architecture, profound history and high-quality education institutes. With some of the oldest and most reputable universities in the world, it is no surprise that Scottish medical schools can have a high number of prospective applications. Therefore, this article is your comprehensive guide to all the medical schools in Scotland, including their course structure and admission requirements. 
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How to Get Medical Work Experience: UK

by Roxanne Sutthakorn November 09, 2018 5 min read

You might be wondering, how to get medical work experience to improve your medicine applications. Here we provide you with a list of medicine work experience opportunities along with resources to help you find a work experience placement in the UK and abroad!
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The Complete Guide to the Best Medical Schools UK

by Fei Zhang November 07, 2018 6 min read

When it comes to choosing which medical schools to apply to there is a lot to consider: the location, course structure, degree length and university reputation to name but a few. It is therefore not surprising that one question a lot of students ask is 'which are the best medical schools in the UK?'.

In this blog post, we look at the 3 top medical schools in the UK, comparing their course structure, entry requirements and selection

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What is Problem Based Learning? (PBL)

by Rebekah Morris November 02, 2018 4 min read

What is Problem-Based Learning? Here we cover problem-based-learning in detail, along with PBL examples and how to use PBL methods in medical school. Learn more about Problem-Based Learning in medical school.
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The Definitive Guide to Medical Schools in London

by Fei Zhang October 30, 2018 7 min read

Whether it's your hometown or you're attracted by the buzz and excitement of the capital, there's no denying that London is a popular choice for students when applying to medical school for higher education.There are currently 5 universities in London that offer courses in medicine, and in this post, we'll be looking at all 5 medical schools individually in detail.

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How to Understand the Medical School Rankings UK

by Fei Zhang October 25, 2018 4 min read

There are many different league tables, each with their own method of ranking the top medical schools In the UK which can be both confusing and unhelpful for students. So in this post, we will be breaking down the different tables, looking at exactly which metrics they use to rank universities, as well as listing the most recent Top 10 medical schools to help guide you with your application.

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Study Medicine Abroad - Lost in Translation?

by Hrushikesh Vyas June 12, 2018 5 min read

Studying medicine abroad has become a popular choice in recent years. Everyone seems to have an opinion on the subject. The truth is that it completely depends on you - for some, it will be a terrifying proposition, but others will see it as the adventure of a lifetime!

The proposition to study medicine abroad can be incredibly daunting and this is why we’re here to help! This blog will give you an insight into some of the challenges and some of the unique opportunities that come with this decision.

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How to Choose a Medical School UK?

by Dibah Jiva June 03, 2018 5 min read

How to choose a medical school UK is a common question for applicants.  In choosing which 4 medical schools to apply to on the UCAS application, many students factor in location, curriculum, reputation and medical school culture. For most students, however, the main factor will be where they have the greatest chance of being accepted.  Here Dr Jiva shares what factors she thinks applicants should consider when choosing a medical school in the UK.
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Good Work Experience for Medicine and How to Make the Most of it!

by Roxanne Sutthakorn May 28, 2018 5 min read

Whether you’ve wanted to be a doctor from the tender age of 6 or have stumbled upon medicine later on in life, completing a work experience placement is a must if you want to apply to medicine. Relevant work experience is an essential part of the application process that medical schools expect from anyone interesting in studying medicine. Completing voluntary work or shadowing is an excellent way of demonstrating your interest, dedication to the career and showing the admissions tutors that this is a decision not taken lightly.

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Guide to Medical Schools in Hungary Taught in English

by Gerens Curnow May 11, 2018 4 min read

This comprehensive guide provides you with a full list of Medical Schools in Hungary taught in English along with their course details, admissions exams and requirements, real student opinions and more! See if you qualify to study medicine in Poland!
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A Guide to Medical Schools in Poland Taught in English

by Gerens Curnow May 10, 2018 3 min read

Interested in studying medicine in Poland? Here we cover medical schools in Poland taught in English covering courses, admissions exams, entry requirements and more! Is your next adventure waiting in Poland?
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A Guide to Medicine Universities in Romania

by Gerens Curnow April 01, 2018 5 min read

This Guide to Medicine Universities in Romania provides key information on admissions criteria, courses, medical student opinions and more! Prepare to study at a Romania medical school here!
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A Guide to Medical Universities in Slovakia

by Gerens Curnow March 01, 2018 2 min read

Study medicine in Slovakia! Here we cover admissions information, courses, student opinions and more! Take a look and see if you want to study medicine at a Medical University in Slovakia!
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A Guide to Medical Universities in Croatia

by Gerens Curnow February 01, 2018 3 min read

Interested in studying medicine abroad? This comprehensive guide covers all you need to know about studying medicine at Medical Universities in Croatia! Learn what you can expect from courses, admissions information and more!
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A Guide to Medical Schools in Czech Republic

by Gerens Curnow January 19, 2018 4 min read

A comprehensive guide to English speaking medical schools in the Czech Republic! This guide provides you with key information about each medical school, courses and offers real student opinions! Learn more about studying medicine abroad in the Czech Republic here!
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