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Medicine at University of Aston Medical School & Interview Questions 2024

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

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


Scoring of GCSE grades

  • 9/8/A* = 4 points

  • 7/A = 3 points

  • 6/B = 2 points

  • 5/4/C = 1 point


The maximum score for GCSEs (or equivalent) will be 24 points.


Average GCSEs Results of An Offer Holder

  • 2021: 22.5 points

  • 2022: 23.8 points

A Levels

A*AA [new for 2024 entry]


The A* must be in Biology or Chemistry.


Average Predicted Grades For Offer Holders:

  • 2021: Minimum: A*AA; Average A*AA 

  • 2022: Minimum: A*AB; Average A*AA


We do not consider AS grades in our academic scoring.

IB

37 (raised for 2024 entry)


(7,6,6 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. The 7 must be in chemistry or biology. 

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?


Aston UCAT Cut-Off 2023 for 2024 Entry: There is no Aston Medical School UCAT cut-off score - it is used in conjunction with academics (see scoring below). 


They look at Academics (24 points) + UCAT score (12 points) = Total of 36 points [see below how to score]


👉🏼 Aston Score Cut Offs

  • 2023 Entry: 31.5/36 points (non-WP)


🏆 Aston UCAT Points Scoring Criteria (Max 12 points)

  • 3500 - 3600 = 12 points 

  • 3400 - 3490 = 11.5 points 

  • 3300 - 3390 = 11 points 

  • 3200 - 3290 = 10.5 points 

  • 3100 - 3190 = 10 points 

  • 3000 - 3090 = 9.5 points 

  • 2900 - 2990 = 9 points 

  • 2800 - 2890 = 8.5 points 

  • 2700 - 2790 = 8 points 

  • 2600 - 2690 = 7.5 points 

  • 2500 - 2590 = 7 points 

  • 2400 - 2490 = 6.5 points 

  • 2300 - 2390 = 6 points 

  • 2200 - 2290 = 5.5 points 

  • 2100 - 2190 = 5 points 

  • 2000 - 2090 = 4.5 points 

  • 1900 - 1990 = 4 points 

  • ...and so on


✅ Aston GCSE & A-Level Scoring Criteria [Note it differs if predicted or completed A-Levels]


👉🏼 LOWEST academic scores INVITED TO INTERVIEW at Aston Medical School (2022 Entry):

  • Lowest = 22 points

  • Average = 23 points

  • Highest = 24 points



🏆 If NOT completed A-Levels - max = 24 points


Scoring of 6 GCSE grades (Maximum = 24 points)

  • 9/8/A* = 4 points

  • 7/A = 3 points

  • 6/B = 2 points

  • 5/4/C = 1 point

  • 2022 entry: Average Points = 23.8



🏆 If HAVE completed A-Levels (need a minimum of A*AA) - max = 24 points


Scoring of 6 GCSE grades (Maximum = 12 points)

  • 9/8/7/A*/A = 2 points

  • 6/B = 1 points

  • 5/4/C = 0 point


Scoring of 3 A Level grades (Maximum = 12 points)

  • A*/A = 4 points



👉🏼 LOWEST UCAT score INVITED TO INTERVIEW (Aston CUT OFF SCORES)

  • 2023 Entry: 2610 (non-WP)

  • 2022 entry: 2380 (Home), 2450 (WP), 2050 (International); note some places mentioned 2680 as their UCAT Cut Off Score

  • 2021 entry - 2150* note may include WP students; no data for non-WP students, but may be >2680.

  • 2020 entry - 2110* note may include WP students 


👉🏼 AVERAGE UCAT score INVITED TO INTERVIEW

  • 2022 entry: 2631 (Home), 2657 (WP), 2496 (International)


👉🏼 LOWEST UCAT score GIVEN AN OFFER

  • 2022 entry: 2380 (Home), 2450 (WP), 2210 (International)


👉🏼 AVERAGE UCAT score GIVEN AN OFFER

  • 2022 entry: 2661 (Home), 2655 (WP), 2525 (International)


SJT is only used in borderline candidates (2023)


Aston Medical School Admission Process:

We rank all applicants based on their achieved qualifications which are normally GCSEs or equivalent international qualifications and total UCAT score. We do not consider the SJT banding in our ranking. The top-ranking applicants are then invited for an interview and re-ranked with the total score for their Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs). Upon completion of the MMIs, the top-ranking applicants are offered a place to study in the MBChB programme at AMS. Applicants are divided into Home non-widening Participation (Home), Home Widening Participation (WP) and International and are ranked separately within their group.


For 2024 entry: Note that Aston aims for 40% of its UK places to be allocated for widening participation criteria



🏆 Aston Selection Post Interview

  • Aston add your interview score to your academic and ucat score

  • This is done as 25% of your total score

  • Ie total selection score = Academics (50%) + UCAT (25%) + Interview (25%)


BMAT

No

GAMSAT

No

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Course Information

Graduate Entry

No

Intercalation

Optional

After year 2/3


Applications : Place

Application Statistics (Home)

Application Statistics (International)

NA

NA


Applications : Interview

NA

NA

International Student Tuition Fee

The international student fee per year is £44550

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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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