Medical School Admissions Consulting UK

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DIBAH

Dr Dibah Jiva, theMSAG founder, delivers all consulting sessions

17 YEARS

She has been growing her expertise yearly since 2007

RECORD

100% admission rate when doing the full prep

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Learn how to improve your applicant profile

Are you a passionate and driven student with a dream of studying medicine in the UK? The path to getting into medical school in England, Scotland, or Wales is highly competitive and challenging, but with the right guidance and support, you can make this a reality. Welcome to Dr. Dibah Jiva's world of medical school admissions consulting, where you'll find the expert advice, personalised strategies, and strong support you need to succeed. With over 17 years of experience and a proven track record of helping students get into top medical schools like the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Birmingham, Dr. Jiva is your trusted guide on the journey to a fulfilling career in medicine. Let's see how Dr. Jiva can help you find your way through the complex UCAS application process, show your unique strengths, and achieve your dream of becoming a doctor. Let's get started!

Dr Dibah Jiva speaking to career advisers and schools

About Dr. Dibah Jiva

Unmatched Expertise and Experience

Dr. Dibah Jiva is a well-known medical school admissions consultant with over 17 years of experience in the field. She has successfully guided more than 1000 applicants into medical schools with a 99% success rate. With her deep knowledge of the UK medical school admissions process and her personal approach, Dr. Jiva is very committed to helping her students achieve success. Her strong dedication to her students' success sets her apart as the go-to expert for aspiring medical students.

Diverse Educational Background

Dr. Jiva's educational background shows her diverse skill set and expertise. She has a Bachelor's degree in Human Nutrition from McGill University in Canada, a Medical Degree (MBBS) from the University of Nottingham in the UK, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from IESE Business School in Spain. This unique combination of scientific knowledge, medical expertise, and business knowledge allows Dr. Jiva to provide complete guidance on every part of the admissions process, from creating compelling applications to doing well in interviews.

Hands-on Medical Experience

In addition to her impressive academic achievements, Dr. Jiva has valuable hands-on experience as a qualified doctor. She has worked in various NHS Foundation Trusts, giving her a deep understanding of the healthcare system and what it takes to succeed in the medical profession. Dr. Jiva also specialised in ophthalmology, further expanding her medical knowledge. This practical experience gives her valuable insights into what medical schools look for in prospective students and helps her guide her students towards success.

Acclaimed Author and Speaker

Dr. Jiva is a well-known author and speaker in the field of medical school admissions. She has written more than 20 books on the subject, covering topics such as application strategies, interview techniques, and admissions test preparation. Her books have helped countless students worldwide and are widely used by career advisers throughout the UK to guide students in their pursuit of a medical education. Dr. Jiva's contributions to the field have been widely recognised, making her a leading expert in medical school admissions consulting.

Industry Leader and Role Model

In 2016, Dr. Jiva decided to leave her clinical practice in London and focus on developing theMSAG full-time. Her awards and achievements show her dedication, expertise, and the impact she has made on the lives of aspiring doctors. As a role model for young women worldwide who want to pursue careers in medical sciences, Dr. Jiva is passionate about helping students achieve their dreams of studying medicine.

Dr Dibah Jiva consulting session

What you can gain from your consulting session

Comprehensive evaluation of your applicant profile

Dr. Jiva will give you an in-depth assessment of your academic background, including your GCSEs, A-level grades, work experience, extracurricular activities, and personal qualities. She will identify your unique strengths and areas for improvement based on the GMC's expectations for medical professionals. This full evaluation will be the foundation for your personalized admissions strategy.

Honest and constructive feedback on your application materials

You'll get an objective perspective and expert insights on your personal statement, CV, and interview skills. Dr. Jiva will help you refine your application to present yourself in the best possible light to admissions committees.

Strategic guidance on selecting the best-fit medical schools

Dr. Jiva will consider entry requirements, competition ratios, admissions test scores (e.g., UCAT), and your personal preferences in advising you about your chances at various medical schools. She will help you focus on schools that align with your strengths and goals, increasing your chances of getting offers. She uses and shares adapted data for graduate entry medicine and international medical school applications.

Preparation strategies for admissions tests, personal statement and interviews

Dr. Jiva will give you proven strategies and valuable insights to help you excel in the UCAT and other admissions tests required by UK medical schools. She will help you identify and express your unique experiences, qualities, and motivations that show your suitability for a career in medicine. She will provide guidance on structuring and refining your statement to create a compelling story that impresses admissions committees. Additionally, Dr. Jiva will share interview preparation strategies, helping you create strong answers and communicate your passion for medicine with confidence.

Personalised action plan and timeline

Dr. Jiva will create a step-by-step plan with recommendations and timelines to help you stay on track throughout the UCAS application process. This comprehensive roadmap will ensure you meet all necessary deadlines and requirements. With Dr. Jiva's guidance, you'll feel less stressed and more confident in your journey to get into medical school.

The consulting process

  1. Initial assessment and questionnaire: Dr. Jiva's consulting process starts with a detailed questionnaire designed to gain a deep understanding of your background, achievements, goals, and any challenges you may face. This information forms the foundation of your personalised consulting plan, allowing Dr. Jiva to prepare and tailor her advice and strategies to your unique situation. By carefully reviewing your profile from the start, Dr. Jiva can provide you with the most relevant and effective guidance throughout your application journey.

  2. 90-minute in-depth consulting session: Once you've completed the initial questionnaire, you'll have the chance to take part in a 90-minute in-depth consulting session with Dr. Jiva. This session is your opportunity to discuss your aspirations, concerns, and questions in detail. What you focus on in your consulting session will depend on your needs and when you first meet with Dr. Jiva.

    For example, if you are meeting with Dr. Jiva 1 to 2 years before you plan to apply, she will help you strategically plan your work experience, volunteering, and other activities to prepare for your target schools. If you are in the process of preparing for the UCAT or other admissions tests such as the GAMSAT, Dr. Jiva may spend some time helping you develop a strategy to improve your score. Additionally, if you have specific medical schools in mind, Dr. Jiva will discuss these with you and provide guidance on your choices. If you are unsure about which schools to apply to, she will help you narrow down a shortlist based on your profile and goals. During the session, Dr. Jiva will provide a comprehensive assessment of your applicant profile, reviewing your academic records, admissions test scores, work experience, and extracurricular activities. She will identify your strengths and areas for improvement, giving you a clear understanding of where you stand and what steps you need to take to create a competitive application.

  3. Personal statement guidance: Writing a compelling personal statement is a crucial part of your medical school application, and Dr. Jiva is here to guide you through the process. She provides expert advice on identifying key experiences, shadowing, and achievements that show your passion for medicine and your suitability for the profession. With her help, you'll be able to express your unique qualities and experiences in a way that captures the attention of admissions committees. Depending on what you want to discuss and the complexity of your situation, advice on your personal statement may happen in the first meeting or later appointments. Dr. Jiva can offer feedback and refinement suggestions to ensure your personal statement is a true reflection of your strengths and potential.

  4. Interview preparation support: For applicants who choose to continue working with Dr. Jiva through a consulting package, she provides full support for interview preparation. Many UK medical schools use Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) as part of their admissions process. Through mock interviews and feedback, you'll develop the confidence and skills needed to express your motivations, experiences, and suitability for a career in medicine. Dr. Jiva's guidance will help you expect the types of questions you may face and provide you with strategies for effectively communicating your unique qualities and experiences.

 

Ongoing support and advice

Dr. Jiva's commitment to your success goes beyond the initial consulting session. During your application process, you can continue receiving her expert advice and support. For short questions, you can email or send a WhatsApp message, and she will get back to you at no extra cost. She also offers 3-hour and 6-hour consulting packages for applicants who want to have further meetings throughout their application process. Whether you need help with refining your personal statement, preparing for interviews, or have additional questions about any part of the application process, Dr. Jiva is there to guide you. She will also provide access to a wealth of resources, ensuring you have the tools and information you need to navigate the medical school admissions process with confidence.

Frequently Asked Questions

+ When should I start preparing for my medical school application?
+ What if I'm unsure about applying to medical school?
+ What support do you provide if I don't receive any interview invitations or offers?
+ How can Dr. Jiva assist with international medical school applications?
+ What are the typical entry requirements for UK medical schools?
+ Is support available for graduate entry medicine applicants?
+ What advice is provided for A-level students considering medicine?
+ How can I determine which medical schools best fit my profile?
+ Do you offer any guarantees or have a refund policy?
+ How can I prepare for my consulting session with Dr. Jiva?
+ What payment options do you offer, and do you provide any financing or installment plans?

Dr Dibah Jiva teaching in a school

Why choose Dr. Jiva for your medical school application?

Choosing Dr. Jiva as your medical school admissions consultant means working with a true expert who has the most expertise and experience in the field. With her deep knowledge of the UK medical school admissions process and her proven track record of success, Dr. Jiva is uniquely qualified to guide you through every step of your journey.

One of the key benefits of working with Dr. Jiva is her firsthand experience navigating the complex admissions process. As someone who has successfully gone through the process herself, she understands the challenges, expectations, and strategies required to stand out in a highly competitive field. This personal experience, combined with her years of helping students succeed, gives her an unmatched level of insight and expertise.

Dr. Jiva's personal approach is another reason why students choose her as their admissions consultant. She knows that each student is unique, with their own strengths, experiences, and goals. By taking the time to understand your individual situation, she tailors her guidance and strategies to best showcase your potential and increase your chances of success.

When you choose Dr. Jiva, you benefit from her in-depth knowledge of entry requirements, admissions tests like the UCAT, and advice from the Medical Schools Council on how Medical Schools should choose students. Above all, Dr. Jiva is passionate about inspiring and guiding future doctors to success. She is deeply committed to helping her students achieve their dreams and is known for her supportive, encouraging approach. With Dr. Jiva by your side, you'll have a dedicated mentor who believes in your potential and will go above and beyond to help you succeed.

Ready to Take the Next Step?

If you're ready to take control of your medical school application journey and give yourself the best chance of success, now is the time to book your consulting session with Dr. Jiva. With her expert guidance, personalized approach, and strong support, you'll be well-prepared to navigate the competitive world of UK medical school admissions.

If you're ready to take control of your medical school application journey and give yourself the best chance of success, now is the time to book your consulting session with Dr. Jiva. With her expert guidance, personalized approach, and unwavering support, you'll be well-equipped to navigate the competitive world of UK medical school admissions.

  • 5
    Great advice on applications

    Posted by Omar on October 23, 2022

    Very useful, mainly advice on which university to apply to. It is very clear that she has alot of knowledge regarding the matter and she opened my eyes to factors i had previously not considered.

  • 5
    UNIVERSITY SELECTION

    Posted by Dr Varmagasi on October 23, 2022

    Very usefull,felt very supported and very patient.

  • 5
    Medical school admissions consulting

    Posted by Anonymous on October 10, 2022

    Excellent service ! The amount of detail backed by data and experience is out of this world. Applying for medical school is such a complex process with so much conflicting information, plus the medical schools seem to keep moving the goalpost. We needed an independent review, someone to look at our best attributes and match them to appropriate medical schools. This is exactly what we got from Dr Jiva ! At the end of the session we had 4 sensible options written down and felt much more relaxed about the way forward. We honestly felt this service was great value for money and after this experience have applied for further courses run by the company. Well done guys and keep up the good work

  • 5
    Personal Statement Review and Admission Consulting

    Posted by Penny R on October 4, 2022

    Excellent. I wish that we had requested an earlier personal statement review so that my daughter would have had more time to rework the proposed content in the light of the feedback. We had superb support from Dr Jivah. She ensured that we understood the feedback and how the personal statement could be tailored to the expectations of medical schools to which my daughter was applying.

  • 5
    Consultation with Dr Jiva

    Posted by Aabir C. on August 30, 2022

    Very good. Really informative about the nuances of each medical school. Good advice.

  • 5
    Good advise provided by Dr. Dibah

    Posted by Assad I. on May 28, 2022

    Dr. Dibah provided very good insights to UK Medical education system covering entry requirements in different universities.

  • 5
    UK MEDICAL UNIVERSITY ADMISSION

    Posted by Anonymous on April 24, 2022

    Our experience withDr.Dibah was ecellent. Very informative. She clarified all our doubts. She gave a overall idea about all the medical universities in UK, their expectations ,the requirements for admission ,and the chances of the candidate in securing admission. UCAT practice sessions by her experienced coaches are encouraging and useful. It has given lot of confidence to my son . Thanks a lot

  • 5
    Very Good Guidance For Medical Admission UK

    Posted by DR M. on February 27, 2022

    Had consultation regarding medical admission for my son , an International student from India. Dr Jiva had excellent knowledge about the whole admission process and gave clarity on many issues. Would highly recommend her expertise.

  • 5
    The most helpful thing I've done for my application

    Posted by Elinor Jones on February 22, 2022

    Dibah was incredibly thorough, supportive and constructive when identifying how to better approach my medical school application for the second time around. She has an extensive knowledge of all the medical schools' requirements and the nuances that are often difficult to notice. I have a much clearer indication of how to progress forward with regard to my Graduate Entry Medicine application this year.

  • 5
    Excellent final advice that allowed me to narrow down my last two choices

    Posted by Sara Ladak on November 16, 2021

    Dr. Jiva thoroughly analyzed my profile and correlated it with my exam scores and my personal preferences, and discussed with me the medical schools where I would have the best chance of receiving an interview. She provided in-depth analysis and advice, based on her knowledge of both the requirements and history of acceptances for individual medical schools. Her advice really helped me narrow down my final two choices, and I would highly recommend this product!

  • 5
    Made a difficult process a lot easier, thank-you!

    Posted by Denise Ohanlon on October 14, 2021

    Dr Jiva has so much knowledge about the admissions criteria for each medical school; in particular she was able to say which ones were best suited, based on individual strengths and weaknesses. Much appreciated.

  • 5
    Supportive and thoughtful consultation

    Posted by Michelle Everitt on October 14, 2021

    Dibah has been hugely supportive as we have worked through the application process. She is very thorough and provides huge amounts of advice around the process. Thank you!

  • 5
    So helpful and beneficial!

    Posted by Julia Dixon on September 28, 2021

    Dr Jiva, was able to go through various medical schools advising why specific ones were best suited to my daughter's individual strengths in her application to study Medicine. She had an abundance of knowledge and was able to alleviate fears and dismiss some myths!! I would strongly recommend this to anyone looking to apply to study Medicine; Dr Jiva and her team were wonderful!

  • 5
    Medical School admissions consulting

    Posted by Amelie B. on September 27, 2021

    Dr Jiva went above and beyond our expectations. Incredible knowledge, practical advice and enthusiasm. Hugely grateful.

  • 5
    Very useful

    Posted by Anonymous on September 27, 2021

    This consultation was very useful. Dr Jiva was very knowledgeable and worth the price.

  • 5
    happy to do it again!

    Posted by Aalya on September 23, 2021

    As an international student with a foreign degree, she agreed to help me find out more about the process! she has been a great help so far.

  • 5
    MEDICAL SCHOOL ADMISSIONS CONSULTING

    Posted by Nuala G on September 18, 2021

    VERY GOOD, SOUND ADVICE GIVEN TAKING EVERYTHING INTO CONSIDERATION. VERY THOROUGH ASSESSMENT

  • 5
    Medical admissions

    Posted by Dr Varmagasi on September 11, 2021

    Very good.patient to answer the questions.interactive.

  • 5
    UCAT preparation

    Posted by Daanish Mateer on September 6, 2021

    They were very helpful and provided tons of resources to do self studying.

  • 5
    So very helpful

    Posted by Michelle Everitt on September 3, 2021

    We so appreciated Dibah's insights to help us with our son's medical school applications. Her thorough and logical approach helped us focus our resources and we appreciate the reassurance this provides. Thank you so much Dibah!

  • 5
    Med school application review

    Posted by Sophie Dennis on August 31, 2021

    Excellent. Dr Dibah has superb knowledge of current admission policies of different med schools, and approaches the process in a systematic and strategic fashion. Thank you

  • 5
    Very informative session

    Posted by Dr Sandeep on July 31, 2021

    First online meeting with Dr Jiva was very useful and informative to understand the roadmap to university admissions to medicine . Thank you very much.

  • 5
    Medical School Admissions Consulting

    Posted by ANUPAMA B. on July 13, 2021

    I had a wonderful experience, Dr Dibah Jiva was extremely patient and kind enough to guide us through the session.

  • 5
    Great advice

    Posted by Anonymous on July 12, 2021

    She went through everything about both the advantages and disadvantages of my application, which helped me realize what I lacked.

  • 5
    Medical Admissions Consulting

    Posted by Anonymous on July 1, 2021

    Was fabulous , Dibah has been so helpful in guiding me in my 2nd application to medical school!

  • 5
    Medical School Consultation

    Posted by Saikat B. on June 5, 2021

    Our experience with consultation with Dr. Diva was amazing. She has in depth knowledge of the process and explained it to us elborately. She has also laid out a detailed plan for medical entrance examination. It was a truly productive consultation and I would recommend all medical aspirant to avail this consultation Thanks you Dr. Diva.

  • 5
    Medical School Admissions Consulting

    Posted by Syed Anwar on June 3, 2021

    Thank you very much Dr. Jiva for such an informative session and advice. I was so much impressed by your knowledge,experience and guidance. Your thoughtfulness and input is greatly appreciated.

  • 5
    Medical School Admissions Consulting

    Posted by Srinivasa Korada on November 14, 2020

    Excellent support, feedback.

  • 4
    It was really helpful

    Posted by SEMIRAMIS KOKKINOU on November 2, 2020

    It was helpful, I would suggest there could me an questionnaire to be answered concerning preferences beforehand in order to gain a bit of time.

  • 5
    value for money

    Posted by Zakir H. on October 29, 2020

    Dr. Dibah has provide me with a concise and clear suggestion and guide to the right choice of the UK medical Universities