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A new look for GeMS – Get into Medical School

Get into Medicine UK is sponsored by GeMS – Get into Medical School, so we’re delighted to announce that the GeMS website has been refreshed for the new academic year. The dynamic new look lets students rapidly and easily find information on help with medical school applications. GeMS has been helping students successfully apply to … Continue reading

Congratulations A-Level 2012 Students!

A-level pass rates have risen for the 30th year in a row to 98%, though the percentage of entries awarded top A/A* grades fell marginally to 26.6% from 27%. It still means a lot of people around the country have received the happy news that they’ve met their offers from the Medical School of their … Continue reading

Don’t copy UCAS Personal Statements!

From the Press Association: In 2011, 8,458 university applicants were flagged up as having similarities in the personal statements, compared to 2,450 in 2010, according to figures obtained from admissions body Ucas by Radio 4’s You and Yours programme through a Freedom of Information request. In 2008, 3,098 applicants had their statements flagged. As part … Continue reading

Debt, Tuition Fees and Studying Medicine

From the BBC: The prospect of high student debt and increased pension contributions could discourage young people from entering medicine, [Tom Dolphin, of the British Medical Association] has warned. Areas to think about: Are you worried about the prospect of higher tuition fees? Has it discouraged you from applying to medicine? TUITION FEE FACTS (summary … Continue reading

CHANGE for 2012: UKCAT new SJT subtest; exam lengthened

The UKCAT exam in 2012 will now include a fifth subtest, Situational Judgement. UKCAT are piloting an additional assessment called a Situational Judgement Test (SJT). The SJT subtest is designed to assess your judgement regarding healthcare related scenarios. The aim of the pilot is to evaluate the appropriateness for future use and your input into … Continue reading

IMPORTANT CHANGE: Oxford Graduate Medicine – BMAT to be used

A warning to all graduate applicants for the accelerated 4-year Medicine course at Oxford: the 2012 selection procedure for 2013 entry has changed from previous years. Instead of UKCAT, students will have to sit the BMAT exam. This brings the graduate selection test into alignment with the undergraduate one. More information can be found here. … Continue reading

Oxford Medical School Admission Statistics 2012

Click here to see statistics from the 2011 admissions round (2012 entry) Key points: The mean BMAT score was 55% (similar to 2010); this rose for to those short-listed to 66% (similar in 2010). For those with an offer of a place, the mean adjusted BMAT score was 68%. The mean number of total GCSE … Continue reading

UKCAT For Dummies – available now!

UKCAT For Dummies is written by the founders of GeMS – Get into Medical School, building on the success of their popular UKCAT preparation course. The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) is a standardized test used as an entrance examination for the majority of medical and dental schools in the UK. Its purpose is to … Continue reading

Health and Social Care Act 2012 Explained

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 has successfully completed its passage through Parliament and is now law. It came into effect in April 2013 but the full impact will take time to be felt. We at Get into Medicine UK want to provide a brief whistle-stop summary of its main changes, the stated intent … Continue reading

BMAT Results Day!

To all those getting their BMAT results today, 23rd November, we’d like to wish you the very best of luck! If you got the scores you expected, or did better than expected, good luck with the rest of the application process too! You’re one step closer to getting in, but don’t get complacement. Remember, you … Continue reading

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