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Best Medical Schools UK

Understandably, the decision about which medical school to attend is a big one; if you’re beginning to think about your application and where to choose to study, you may want to start by comparing...

Applications —
Sep 28, 2022

Medicine Entry Requirements

The process of applying for medical school can seem daunting. The different courses available, the varying entry requirements and the pressure to ensure you choose the right university for you can all make this...

Applications —
Sep 28, 2022

Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) Guide

All UK medical schools require potential candidates to attend an interview as part of their selection process, with the majority of medical schools now adopting the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format.

Applications —
Sep 22, 2022

Graduate Entry Medicine

There are a number of different routes into the medical profession but if you’ve previously gained an undergraduate degree it’s likely that you’ll be considering Graduate Entry Medicine.

Applications —
Sep 22, 2022

Medicine Personal Statement

Your medicine personal statement is one of the most important elements of your medical school application. It will be key for distinguishing yourself from other applicants and will be used in the...

Applications —
Sep 22, 2022

UCAT Preparation: A Step-By-Step Guide

A step-by-step guide to help you prepare successfully for the UCAT and get into your favourite medical school.

UCAT —
Mar 21, 2022

UCAT 2022 - Complete Guide

Our complete guide has everything you need to score highly in the UCAT and get into medical school.

UCAT —
Mar 21, 2022

UCAT Score

As the most widely used admissions exam for UK medical schools – for Standard Entry Medicine, Medicine with a Gateway Year and Medicine with a Preliminary Year – it’s likely that you’ll need to undertake the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT), and consider how your UCAT score will determine which medical schools you can apply to.

UCAT —
Feb 21, 2022

UCAT Decile Ranking

Have you looked at the UCAT scoring or test statistics and wondered: what is the UCAT decile ranking? Is it important? And will it be used by my chosen medical school? This guide will explain simply the UCAT decile ranking, the UCAT scoring system more generally, and what it all means for your medical school application.

UCAT —
Feb 21, 2022

UCAT Abstract Reasoning

The UCAT Abstract Reasoning subtest aims to assess your ability to identify patterns within abstract shapes. The inclusion of irrelevant and distracting information within this subtest can lead to incorrect conclusions being drawn; therefore, familiarity with the types of questions you’ll be asked will improve your pattern recognition and your ability to identify unnecessary information.

UCAT —
Feb 14, 2022

UCAT Decision Making

First introduced in 2016, to replace the Decision Analysis subtest, the UCAT Decision Making subtest assesses your ability to analyse information and apply logic to make decisions. This can be a tricky section of the UCAT with some questions which can easily trip candidates up; however, with adequate preparation, you can ensure that you’re familiar with the questions and able to perform well during the exam.

UCAT —
Feb 14, 2022

UCAT Quantitative Reasoning

The third subtest in the UCAT, Quantitative Reasoning, assesses your problem solving skills in relation to numbers. It’s generally a high scoring section of the UCAT; with the right preparation you can also achieve highly and positively impact your final score with the Quantitative Reasoning subtest. This guide will provide you with tips on how to do well and where to access quality Quantitative Reasoning practice questions, as well as information on the subtest and how to prepare for it.

UCAT —
Feb 14, 2022

UCAT Situational Judgement Test

The final section of the UCAT, the Situational Judgement Test, assesses how you respond to real world scenarios. It’s different from the other subtests in the exam, which are grouped together as the ‘cognitive subtests’. These differences primarily lie in how it is scored and how your score is used by medical schools in their selection process.

UCAT —
Feb 14, 2022

UCAT Verbal Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning is the first subset within the UCAT; it aims to assess your ability to understand information and draw conclusions from it. Although it appears relevantly straightforward, it has consistently had the lowest average score of all subtests in the UCAT. This guide will provide you with more information about the Verbal Reasoning subtest, including how to prepare, tips to do well and where to access quality Verbal Reasoning questions.

UCAT —
Feb 14, 2022

Free UCAT Practice Test

A free UCAT practice test to help you prepare for the 2022 exam. We've designed the test to mimic the actual exam.

UCAT —
Feb 14, 2022

UCAT Practice Questions

Top tips on how to effectively practice for the UCAT. Use our guide to score highly and get into medical school.

UCAT —
Feb 13, 2022

How to prepare for the UCAT

The University Clinical Aptitude test or UCAT (formerly UKCAT) is the standard test for entry into Medical School in the UK. There are six steps to follow in order to prepare effectively.

UCAT —
Apr 30, 2021

Medical Student Guide For Critical Thinking

Critical thinking is an essential cognitive skill for every individual but is a crucial component for healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses and dentists. It is a skill that should be developed and trained, not just during your career as a doctor, but before that when you are still a medical student.

MEdical School —
Aug 18, 2021

Intercalation

Intercalation is the process of taking a year out of medical school to obtain an additional degree and is one of the many privileges afforded to medical students.

MEdical School —
Oct 28, 2020

USMLE for Foreign Medical Graduates

If you’re seeking licensure in the United States (US) or applying for a Post Graduate Medical Residency Training programme, you’ll need to undertake the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE); this guide will provide you with all the information you require in relation to the USMLE for foreign medical graduates.

USMLE —
Feb 21, 2022

USMLE Complete Guide

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is required to gain a license to practice medicine within the US. It assesses the essential skills for safe and effective patient care and provides a common standard of assessment for medical licensure. This USMLE complete guide will provide all the information you need for applying and undertaking the USMLE, including eligibility, registration and fees, and the different USMLE steps and materials to prepare.

USMLE —
Sep 8, 2021

The Digestive System: MCAT

The digestive system forms part of the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living System section of the MCAT test. It’s made up of several anatomical structures, each with their own unique physiology. To help you prepare, we’ve produced a thorough overview of this key MCAT topic.

MCAT —
Oct 27, 2022

Control of Gene Expression in Eukaryotes: MCAT

The control of gene expression in eukaryotes is a topic that comes up frequently in the MCAT. It features as part of the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section and you may be asked both stand alone and passage based questions on it. To help your MCAT prep, we’ve created this overview of how gene expression is controlled in Eukaryotes, including what happens when the controlling mechanisms fail.

MCAT —
Oct 27, 2022

Evolution: MCAT

Evolution forms part of the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section of the MCAT exam. Therefore, it’s essential to revise this, and other topics listed in the syllabus, in order to achieve a good MCAT score. This study guide will take you through everything you need to know about evolution for the MCAT, and provide links to where you can find further guidance.

MCAT —
Oct 27, 2022

The Excretory System: MCAT

The excretory system is a key topic in the MCAT and forms part of the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section of the exam. To effectively prepare for the MCAT, it’s essential that you have a good understanding of the various parts of the excretory system, and are able to answer questions related to them.

MCAT —
Oct 27, 2022

Meiosis: MCAT

‘Meiosis and other factors affecting Genetic Variability’ is included in the MCAT syllabus and forms part of the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living System section of the test. To prepare for the MCAT test, it’s crucial to familiarize yourself with topics like meiosis and others that are found in the syllabus. Having a good understanding of these topics will help ensure that you achieve a good MCAT score. This overview will explain everything you need to know about meiosis for the MCAT.

MCAT —
Oct 27, 2022

Immune System: MCAT

If you’re preparing for the MCAT exam, you’ll want to begin by revising the subjects listed in the MCAT syllabus. The immune system is one of the key MCAT topics included in the syllabus and forms part of the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living System sections of the exam. This comprehensive overview is designed to provide you with everything you need to know about the immune system for the MCAT exam.

MCAT —
Oct 27, 2022

Nerve Cells: MCAT

A good starting point when preparing for the MCAT is to familiarize yourself with the syllabus and identify topics that you’ll need to study. Nerve cells, which are included in the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section of the exam, are just one of many MCAT subjects which you’ll need to know well. To keep things simple we’ve created a handy nerve cell study guide for the MCAT. This will put all the information in one place that you need to score highly on the nerve cell questions of the test.

MCAT —
Oct 27, 2022

Respiratory System: MCAT

The respiratory system is a key section of the MCAT syllabus and forms part of the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section of the exam. If you’re applying to medical school in the US, you’ll be aware that you need to achieve a good score on the MCAT exam. We’ve written this overview of the respiratory system to support your MCAT prep.

MCAT —
Oct 27, 2022

MCAT Guide

The majority of U.S. medical schools, as well as many Canadian schools, require you to submit exam scores for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) as part of the application progress; our MCAT Guide will provide you with all the information you need for registering, preparing for and completing the MCAT exam.

MCAT —
Oct 18, 2022

Differences Between the MCAT and UCAT

The application process for medical school can vary considerably depending on where you’re applying to study, including the type of admission exam you’re required to complete; the following compares two prominent medical school entry exams and the differences between the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). This guide provides you with information regarding who requires the MCAT or UCAT, their level of difficulty and key information about the format of the exams.

MCAT —
Oct 18, 2022

What is a Good MCAT Score?

The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), developed and administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), is a standardized, multiple-choice examination. As it’s used by the majority of U.S. medical schools and many Canadian ones, as part of their admission process, you may be wondering what a good MCAT score is, or have other queries relating to MCAT scoring, before you apply. This guide will provide you with all you need to know about the MCAT scoring system, including the score range, MCAT percentiles and the old scoring system.

MCAT —
Oct 18, 2022

MCAT Checklist

Developed and administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is a standardized, multiple-choice exam, used by the majority of U.S. medical schools and many Canadian schools as part of the admissions process. If you’re planning to undertake the exam, this MCAT Checklist will provide you with all the information you need for registering and preparing for the exam.

MCAT —
Oct 18, 2022

Protein Structures: A guide for the MCAT

What do I need to know about Protein Structures for the MCAT exam?

MCAT —
Oct 18, 2022

CARS MCAT: Strategies for Success

The Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) is one of four sections that make up the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)’s Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Using a range of passages and related questions, the CARS section tests your ability to comprehend what you have read.

MCAT —
Oct 18, 2022

Citric Acid Cycle: MCAT

The citric acid cycle is one of many MCAT subjects that you need to be aware of for the MCAT exam. It forms part of the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems MCAT section and is essential to revise as part of your MCAT preparation. To support you, we’ve prepared a comprehensive overview of the citric acid cycle for the MCAT exam.

MCAT —
Oct 18, 2022

Membrane-Bound Organelles and Defining Characteristics of Eukaryotic Cells: MCAT

Having a good understanding of membrane-bound organelles and being able to define the characteristics of eukaryotic cells is vital for the MCAT exam if you want to achieve a good score. This comprehensive guide will provide you with an overview of the key subject information based on the MCAT syllabus.

MCAT —
Aug 31, 2022

Circulatory System: MCAT

The circulatory system is one of the most well-known systems of the human body. It also forms part of the MCAT syllabus – within the Biological and Biochemical Foundations of Living Systems section – and therefore it’s essential that you have a good understanding of the circulatory system for the MCAT exam. This guide provides a comprehensive overview of the circulatory system to help you achieve a good MCAT score.

MCAT —
Aug 17, 2022

Amino Acids for the MCAT

Amino acids form part of the MCAT syllabus, so it is important you revise this area thoroughly when preparing for your MCAT exam.

MCAT —
Jun 6, 2022