Medical Schools

Aston

Medicine at University of Aston Medical School

Overview of Aston Medical School

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The unique, patient-focused MBChB programme at Aston University’s Medical School will prepare you for a successful career in the medical profession and make a lasting impact on people’s lives. Aston Medical School will develop your core competencies in medicine, hone your team-working skills and give you an understanding of the internationally admired NHS (National Health Service).

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Course Structure of Aston University Medical School

Phase 1: Throughout phase 1, you will develop your clinical skills and knowledge in blocks, covering topics such as physiology, pharmacology, public and global health and the musculoskeletal system. You’ll be introduced to clinical practice, learning how to interact effectively with patients, carers, colleagues and other healthcare professionals, develop consultation skills as well as an introduction to diagnostic reasoning. 


Phase 2: Much of your learning in phase two will take place in clinical environments, working with practising doctors and healthcare professionals. Your progress will be supplemented and supported with lectures, group work, workshops, independent study and other learning opportunities. The timetabling for these clinical years has to fit in with the availability of teaching staff at the hospitals and general practices and for this reason, we utilise a number of Wednesday afternoons for teaching.

Aston Medical School Requirements

GCSE

5 GCSEs/IGCSEs at grade 6 (B) - must include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Double Science (or international equivalent).

A Levels

AAA - AAB 


Must include Chemistry & Biology & pass in practical exam

IB

36


(6,6,6 at Higher Level in three subjects which must include Chemistry (HL6) and Biology (HL6) and the rest from three subjects at Standard Level (SL) and Diploma Programme Core

Scottish Higher

-

Scottish Advanced

AAA


Must include Chemistry and Biology.

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Admission Tests for Aston University Medical School

UCAT

Yes

How Does Aston Medical School Look At The UCAT?


There is no Aston Medical School UCAT cut off score.


Used in conjunction with academics.


The lowest UCAT interviewed in 2020 was 2110 for non-widening participation applicants and 1900 for widening participation students.



BMAT

No

GAMSAT

No

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Course Information

Graduate Entry

No

Intercalation

Optional

After year 2/3

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Work Experience for Aston University Medical School

No information available, however it is assumed to be preferred for the interview.

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Personal Statement for Aston Medicine

Read in conjunction with reference, but not scored. 

Used to differentiate borderline candidates.

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Does This Medical School Have A Gateway or Foundation Year?

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Description

Aston University are committed to widening participation. For students living in Solihull & Black Country - they can apply for the pathway to healthcare programme. 


If your high school qualification alone is not sufficient to gain entry, you will be required to complete a UK foundation programme. They accept:

  • Abbey College Manchester Medicine Foundation Programme: You must achieve a score of 75% overall with 75% or above in Chemistry and Biology

  • CATS Canterbury, Cambridge and London Medics Programme: You must achieve grades of AAA which must include Chemistry and Biology

  • Kings Advanced Level Foundation Course: You must achieve a score of 75% overall with at least 75% in Chemistry and Biology.

Criteria

All UK Home fee applicants, except those who have already graduated with a degree, will be asked to complete an online questionnaire to establish whether they fulfil one or more of our widening participation (WP) criteria listed below. 

  • Live in a widening participation postcode area. This can be checked using the Office for Students (OfS) postcode checker 

  • Come from a family where neither parent (or the one parent if in a single parent family) attended university in the UK or abroad

  • Currently be in receipt of a means-tested bursary (namely 16-19 Bursary or similar)

  • Been in receipt of free school meals any time over the last three years

  • Come from an underrepresented group (Gypsy, Roma, Traveller communities, refugees, children of military families) 

  • Are presently or have ever been in care. 

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Aston Medical School Interview

Type

- Length 7-10 stations, 6-8 minutes each

Dates

December to March

Topics

  • Understanding of studying and practising medicine

  • Motivation 

  • Verbal communication

  • Listening skills

  • Understanding of teamwork

  • Understanding of leadership skills

  • Understanding of compassion, respect and dignity

  • Problem solving

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Contact Details

Address: Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET 

Telephone:+44 (0)121 204 3000

We are passionate about providing personal support for every applicant who needs it

If you would like guidance to help you answer your questions, contact our in-house admissions consultants:

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