Only just started thinking about applying to medicine? – read our guide
Deadlines for applications to UCAS for medicine are usually mid october – check here
10 things you need to be doing now
- Explore your motivations to become a doctor. (inspiration and future job satisfaction) You will need to be able to discuss this on your application and at interview.
- Gain direct health and caring experience. (e.g. Hospitals as a Health Care Assistant, GP surgeries, hospice, care homes, first aid training and use)
- Keeping up to date with developments in the NHS and health services (Medical careers website as well as GMC, BMA and BMJ are good for this)
- Consider how you will sell the benefits of your existing health and caring experience. (What your learned and what inspired you.)
- Consider how you will sell the benefits of your personal achievements. (e.g. Volunteering, Nightline, student society engagement)
- Attend Open Days for your target medical schools (Key networking with admissions tutors, lecturers and current students)
- Practice the pre-entry tests – UKCAT and or GAMSAT.
- Have your UCAS statement checked from first draft through to final version – use our Applications advice service
- When you have a confirmed interview at a medical school arrange an interview simulation to try out your technique.
- If successful, let us know how you did it to pass on to next year’s applicants for medicine.