Medicine is an incredibly popular career choice and competition for university places remains tough, with only around 40% of applicants being successful. It's not enough to have top grades - to secure a place you will need to prepare thoroughly, ensure that you have taken the right subjects, found work experience and be certain about why you want to be a doctor before getting to interview.
Updated annually to include all the vital details of the latest admissions procedures, Getting into Medical School explains the major obstacles that would-be doctors may face, and takes an honest look at exactly what you need to do to win your place and take the first steps towards your dream career.
Featuring first-hand case studies from current students and essential advice from admissions tutors, this guide will lead you through every step of the process, including:
Advice on choosing the right course and teaching style for you
Support on how to prepare a winning UCAS application and personal statement, with samples from successful applicants
Tips for taking the UKCAT and BMAT pre-admission tests, with practice questions
Information on what to expect at interview and tips on how to shine
Summaries of current and topical medical issues that you might be asked to discuss
Founded in 1973, MPW, a group of independent sixth-form colleges, has one of the highest number of university placements each year of any independent school in the UK and has developed considerable expertise in the field of applications strategy. They author the Getting Into Guides which explain the application procedures for many popular university subjects, as well as the best-selling How to Complete Your UCAS Application.