UCAT

All medical schools are looking for applicants who will make good doctors in the future, however each university has their own selection process. Considering how well any given school’s selection process matches your own strengths and weaknesses is key to making sure you have the greatest chance of a successful application.

Aside from your UCAT score there are many other important parameters in a medical application, including your GCSE grades, A-levels and personal statement; and applying to Universities which focus more on these criteria will help your application if you did not manage to achieve a high UCAT score.

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The UCAT is the most commonly used aptitude test for the medical admissions process for schools in England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. How each school use these scores varies, as does the performance of candidates each year, but for the last two years, the overall average score has been around 620-635 (note that the 2019 results have not yet been released). In this blog post we will talk through the best options for you if you have achieved an average UCAT score.

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For those of you who are currently applying to or thinking of applying to medicine, chances are that you might have to sit the UCAT, depending on the universities you are interested in applying for and as such, a good knowledge of the UCAT structure and content of the exam will be of great value for the start of a successful preparation. Continue reading for a full breakdown of the UCAT exam and what will be expected of you when you sit it.

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