Competence , Caring, Responsibility , Integrity
Compassion , Advocacy , Confidentiality ,
Commitment , Spirit of enquiry
Duration of Training
Foundation Years 1 and 2
Specialty and general practice
Pause your medical studies for 1 year and qualify for a
degree in another subject.
See university website for list of possibilities and
PBL or LBL
When work in hospital? Patient contact?
Medicine in Society
What is the NHS?
What is BUPA?
How is the health system
For other countries check websites
into Medical degree
direct from school
with IB, start medical training
enter after gaining a bachelors degree.
Graduate entry is a 4 year
is designed for students
who have demonstrated high academic potential but who
do not meet the specific subject requirements for entry to
the five year medical
i.e. those who have non
science subjects or a combination including no more than
one of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.
Cardiff, Bristol, Dundee,
Sheffield, Southampton, East Anglia
A strong academic profile
Must have IB HL Chemistry
vary, check websites
Minimum 36 IB points, preferably more…
4 medicine courses + 1 other course
Extra admissions tests
UKCAT and/or BMAT
Internship/work experience essential
do this in the
holidays between G11 and G12
St George’s is at the forefront of interdisciplinary
approaches to education for a huge selection of health
professions, research, and clinical laboratory careers. The
course will provide you with an excellent opportunity to
obtain a first degree in the sciences related to medicine.
You may then choose to progress into a career in medicine,
enter into a research career, or
in areas such as
forensic medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, clinical
trials coordination or biomedical product marketing.
Application UCAS (cont.)
Evidence of informed decision
Engagement, work care, hospital etc
Does student have patience for difficult people
will student stick at the course
team player, leadership
other interests, sport, art, music etc
(to provide balance in life)
UKCAT and BMAT
You must take your UKCAT before
so that you can then
apply to universities where you
have enough points.
BMAT is only offered once.
week in November)
assesses candidates' ability to think logically
about written information and to arrive at a reasoned conclusion.
assesses candidates' ability to solve
assesses candidates' ability to infer
relationships from information by convergent and divergent
assesses candidates' ability to deal with
various forms of information, to infer relationships, to make
, and to decide on an appropriate response,
in situations of complexity and ambiguity.
identifies the attributes and
characteristics of robustness, empathy and integrity that may
contribute to successful health professional practice.
for info on which universities
require this test, how to prepare, test dates and venues
Registration opens May 1
Testing begins July 3
You must test before August 31
Test centre: Centre International Universitaire (CIU)
0043 1 5336533
Section 1: Aptitude and Skills
Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Application
Section 3: Writing Task
Test date: 1
week in November
Test Centre: VIS
how interact with patients
What is behind your decision?
What learned from internship?
What learned about yourself?
You need to support and expand on what is in personal
Awareness of ethics
Intense competition for places
Limited number of places for foreign students
Keep up to date with developments in UK
Attend Open Days
READ! READ! READ!
You need a PLAN B
Apply to your own country
Apply to countries other than UK e.g. Ireland
See list of alternatives at
Search for courses
University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin, University
College Dublin, Royal College Surgeons (Dublin),National
University of Ireland Galway and University of Limerick
You will need to take the
Professions Admission Test
test measures a candidate’s logical reasoning and
problem solving skills as well as non
verbal reasoning and
the ability to understand the thoughts,
intentions of people.
Search for medical universities
Lots of good advice from the British Medical
physicians give their insight into ethical issues and current
issues + career choice and research info
Further important reading
Choosing A Medical School
An essential guide to
UK medical schools. By Alexander Young etc. (In VIS
I will send you information on the following, just e
Becoming a Doctor. By the BMA. Read very carefully!
Lists of medical schools worldwide
List of entry requirements (UK)
Medical degree (usually 5 years)
The undergraduate course provides students with
exposure to the different
It involves basic medical sciences and practical clinical
tasks, and seeks to develop attitudes and
appropriate to the medical profession, as well as the
skills of independent learning.
Foundation year 1
Newly qualified graduates from medical school receive
provisional registration from the General Medical
Council (GMC) and undertake foundation year 1 (F1)
which is designed to build on the knowledge and skills
gained during undergraduate training. On successful
completion of F1, trainees receive full registration with
the GMC and can continue to the second year of
Foundation year 2
Foundation year 2 (F2) training continues the general
training in medicine and involves a range of different
specialties, which could include general practice. By
the end of foundation training, trainees must
demonstrate that they are competent in areas such as
managing acutely ill patients, team working and
communication skills, to continue training in their
chosen specialist area or in general practice.
USA and Canada
4 year bachelor degree
4 year post graduate degree