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Sectioned to get a bed?

From the BBC: Pressure on mental health beds is so severe that some patients are having to be sectioned to secure necessary care, a survey of junior doctors suggests. The Royal College of Psychiatrists questioned 576 trainees working in psychiatry across the UK. The college said its findings suggested mental health services were approaching a … Continue reading

UKCAT For Dummies – Second Edition now available!

UKCAT For Dummies Second Edition is now available! Building on the popular & successful first edition, the second edition has been updated and expanded to include: MORE information – including the new Situational Judgement Test MORE practice questions than ever MORE exclusive online practice content (to come later in the year) Get it now from … Continue reading

Leeds defects from UKCAT to BMAT for 2014/2015

For the upcoming 2014/2015 application cycle, Leeds Medical School will require candidates to sit the BMAT instead of the UKCAT: Link Additionally, Brighton & Sussex Medical School are moving towards using BMAT for some candidates applying for graduate entry, alongside their existing use of BMAT for undergraduate applicants. GeMS offers intensive preparation courses for both … Continue reading

2013/2014 Oxford University Medicine Admission Statistics

Click here for statistics from the 2013 admissions round (2014 entry) Key points: 1431 people applied; this figure is skewed upwards by the 303 international, fee-paying candidates (only 3 of which received an eventual offer). Still, competition for places remained stiff at about 9 applicants per place. The mean BMAT score was 54% (up from … Continue reading

Mental health “crisis”

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

Congratulations GCSE Students of 2013!

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

UKCAT 2013 new format sample questions

To help you familiarise yourself with the new style questions in the 2013 UKCAT, the team at GeMS РGet 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!

UKCAT 2013 Format Changes – IMPORTANT

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

Born to get into Oxbridge?

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

2012/2013 Oxford University Medicine Admission Statistics

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

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