From the BBC: Dr Martin Baggaley: “There seems to be a genuine increase in demand,” he said… Average occupancy levels in acute adult and psychiatric beds are running at 100% according to the FOI figures from 28 trusts. Half of these trusts had levels of more than 100%; all of them had occupancy rates above … Continue reading
From the BBC: More than 600,000 teenagers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are receiving results, with head teachers saying changes have caused “a lot of turbulence” in grades. About two-thirds of exam entries were graded between an A* and a C – a fall on last year. And the proportion getting an A* or … Continue reading
To help you familiarise yourself with the new style questions in the 2013 UKCAT, the team at GeMS – Get into Medical School have made sample questions available at the online update page for UKCAT For Dummies, alongside plenty of information on the changes: download them for free here! Good Luck with the UKCAT!
The 2013 UKCAT exam differs significantly from previous years, both in terms the the nature of the subtests and the number of questions in each section. You can find information on the latest updates, and free online sample new format questions, at the online update page for UKCAT For Dummies. GeMS – Get into Medical … Continue reading
From the BBC: The likelihood of becoming a student at Oxford or Cambridge Universities can be strongly influenced by date of birth… In seasonal terms, compared to the summer-born applicants, autumn births were 25% more likely to get an Oxbridge place, while for winter and spring births the figures were 17% and 15% more likely … Continue reading
Click here for statistics from the 2012 admissions round (2013 entry) Key points: 1468 people applied; just over 10% received offers. This figure is skewed slightly upwards by the 255 international, fee-paying candidates (only 1 received an eventual offer), but irrespective of this, competition for places remained stiff. The mean BMAT score was 52% (down … Continue reading
Get into Medicine UK would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year! For those of you thinking of applying to Medical School next year, the new book from the GeMS team – Get into UK Medical School For Dummies – is now available to buy. Packed full of invaluable … Continue reading
From the BBC: Hospitals should run at about 85% capacity to give them room to cope with surges in demand, and figures show the NHS average hovering around that mark. According to the analysis, if only midweek figures are taken into account, the average capacity figure for 2011-12 was 88%. It rose to 90% if … Continue reading
21st November 2012 is the nerve-wracking day when students receive their BMAT results. Good luck to all applicants, and our especial good wishes to those that attended one of the GeMS BMAT preparation courses. To those that did well, hearty congratulations! If you were unlucky and didn’t do as well as you hoped, try to … Continue reading
With medical schools now beginning to send out interview requests, you can brush up your skills at the GeMS Interview Skills Workshop to be held at Exeter College, Oxford on 18th November 2012. Limited spaces are still available; find out more information and book your place by clicking here.