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Medicine at Kings College London & Interview Questions 2024

Overview of King's College London Medicine

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King's College Medicine is based in the centre of London, partner teaching hospitals include the renowned Guy’s, St Thomas’s and King’s College Hospitals. 


GKT Medical School has three stages: stage one focuses on biomedical sciences and foundations of medicine, stage two covers the principles of clinical practice and takes place in both clinical and academic settings, and stage three focuses on vocational clinical training. 


Students generally love studying at Kings where they can engross themselves within acitvities such as KCL Diwali show, debating societies and sports within GKT which takes place at Guys Campus at KCL. 

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Kings College London Medicine Course Structure

King's College London Medical School's course is divided into three ‘Stages’ with an intercalation year between Stages 2 and 3. Although we offer four entry routes into Medicine, all our students follow the same core MBBS curriculum. 


Stage 1 

Provides you with a foundation in biomedical sciences and population sciences, along with the skills to begin to integrate them with clinical practice.


Stage 2 

Brings together science and clinical practice in blocks organised around the human life-cycle and common pathological processes. It focuses on the care of patients with common conditions in a range of clinical settings. You will also follow patients for prolonged periods of time to learn how to deliver whole-person care. 


Stage 3

Is oriented towards future practice, and includes the opportunity to undertake elective study abroad. You will also conduct quality improvement projects and develop skills to transform patient and population health at home and abroad. Inter-professional training and increasingly realistic simulation are important parts of the curriculum.

King's College London Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE

Grade 6 (B) in both English and Mathematics required

A Levels

A*AA.


Must include Chemistry & Biology

IB

35 points 


Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 766 including Chemistry and Biology. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. GCSE Grade 6/B in both English and Mathematics also required (if no GCSE, passes are required at SL in English and Maths if not offered at HL).

Scottish Higher

AAA Including grade A in Advanced Higher Chemistry and Biology (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). If only one of Chemistry or Biology is offered at Advanced Higher, the other must be offered at Higher level at grade A.

Scottish Advanced

AA

Degree (Graduates)

King's College London Graduate Medicine Entry Requirements: 

Either a minimum 2:1 (upper second class honours) undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) in a Biosciences subject A Levels: No specific requirements UCAT: Required Interview: Required As a graduate, you are able to apply to the four-year kings graduate medicine course and the five-year program.

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King's College Medical School Admission Tests

UCAT

Yes

How Does King's Medical School Look At The UCAT?


Kings UCAT Cut Off 2024 for 2025 Entry

No King's UCAT cut-off score - but it is worth noting they average your score across the subtests and give that more consideration than individual subtest scores, and they consider SJT scores too. There is no cut-off score as UCAT is used in combination with the rest of your application in the shortlisting process. 


It is believed that Interview Selection is made up of a score that is made up out of 170:

  • UCAT /100

  • GCSEs /40

  • SJT /10

  • Contextual /20 


👉🏼 LOWEST UCAT Score INVITED TO INTERVIEW [ie Kings College London UCAT Cut Off Score]:

  • 2023 Entry: 2520 (non-WP)

  • 2022 Entry: 2360 (non-WP), 2380 (WP)

  • 2021 Entry: 2510 (non-WP), 2390 (WP)

  • 2020 Entry 2400 (non-WP), 2180 (WP)


👉🏼 AVERAGE UCAT Score INVITED TO INTERVIEW at King's:

  • 2022 Entry: 2951 (SJT Band 1), 2857 (WP)

  • 2021 Entry: 2953 (non-WP), 2890 (WP)

  • 2020 Entry: 2824 (non-WP), 2751 (WP)


✅ King's College Medicine Selection Process

For ranking in previous cycles, applications which met the entry requirements were ranked according to their UCAT score (average score and SJT band) compared to other applicants with improvement given for GCSE results (number of A*s) and School performance as well as an improvement on ranking if considered a Widening Participation applicant. 


Interview selection was scored out of 170 – UCAT 100 + SJT 10 + GCSE 40 + WP 20


UCAT Score

UCAT percentile rank (compared to King's applications) multiplied by 100.


✅ SJT Scoring

Points added according to the SJT Band: 

  • SJT Band 1 = 10 points

  • SJT Band 2 = 5 points

  • SJT Band 3/4 = 0 points


✅ GCSE

For GCSEs, points were awarded according to the number of A*s achieved at GCSE (subject is not considered). Less than 5 scored 0, 5 scored 10, 6 scored 20, 7 scored 30, 8+ scored 40. Scores were adjusted according to the GCSE attainment quintile of the school. 

  • School in bottom two quintiles, then A = A*

  • School in the third quintile, then A = 0.5A*

  • School in top two quintiles, then A=A 


✅ A-levels

Predicted or achieved A Level grades or equivalent have been used to assess whether applicants would meet or exceed the minimum entrance requirements for the course.  Thereafter such grades have not been factored into the ranking process which takes place afterward and has determined who is and is not invited to interview for the course. 


Post-interviews, interview score has been the main factor used to decide who offers have been made to.


Graduate Entry Medicine at Kings College London UCAT Cut Off Scores (A102)


👉🏼 LOWEST UCAT Score INVITED TO INTERVIEW [ie Kings GEM UCAT Cut Off Score]:

  • 2023 Entry: 2890

  • 2022 Entry: 2850


👉🏼 AVERAGE UCAT Score INVITED TO INTERVIEW for Kings GEM:

  • 2023 Entry: 3038

  • 2022 Entry: 3046


👉🏼 LOWEST UCAT Score GIVEN AN OFFER for Kings Graduate Entry Medicine:

  • 2023 Entry: 2890

  • 2022 Entry: 2850


👉🏼 AVERAGE UCAT Score GIVEN AN OFFER for Kings GEM:

  • 2023 Entry: 3022

  • 2022 Entry: 3056


🏫  King's College London acceptance rates and statistics for MBBS Graduate/Professional Entry Programme GEM:

  • 2023 Entry: 980 Applications, 78 Interviews, 24 Offers

  • 2022 Entry: 1247 Applications, 75 Interviews, 28 Offers



👉🏼 Latest UCAT Cut Off Scores Per Medical School (Updated for 2024 Entry)

👉🏼 Where to apply with a low UCAT score in 2024 (2025 Entry)
 

BMAT

No

GAMSAT

No

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Course Information

Graduate Entry

- King's College Graduate Medicine
- Study Mode: Full time
- Course Type: Singly Honours
- Length: Four years
- Start date: September

Intercalation

Optional

Yes, the intercalated degree is a one-year BSc course which gives you the opportunity to study the subjects of your choice in greater depth across King’s and the university’s clinical partners. The intercalated BSc is a mandatory requirement however students can request to opt-out; the intercalated BSc is taken between Stages 2 and 3 of the course.


Applications : Place

Application Statistics (Home)

Application Statistics (International)

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Applications : Interview

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International Student Tuition Fee

The international student fee per year is £48600

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Kings Medical Work Experience

We would normally expect that you will have undertaken some work experience in a caring environment and/or observation in a Medical clinical setting. If this is not possible, we look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public, eg. in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

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Personal Statement for King's Medicine

Medicine Personal statement

Not used to rank - but looked at.


Personal statements have been used to review an applicant’s commitment to study for a programme of their choice, as well as allowing for an applicant to demonstrate their prior knowledge. Work experience would be considered part of demonstrating an applicant’s commitment to study. 


Personal statements would be taken into consideration during the assessment phase of the application cycle, alongside the aforementioned factors. However, the personal statement review has not informed the ranking process of applications ahead of interview invitations in previous cycles. 


We look for personal statements that are clear, concise and relevant. They should demonstrate and include where possible: 

  • Your rationale for medicine

  • Work experience

  • Shadowing doctors, voluntary work in healthcare setting etc

  • Extra-curricular activities 


Our advice is to be honest about yourself, demonstrate that you’ve reflected on what you’ve learnt, what that tells you about yourself and why you want to study medicine. Ask someone you trust to read it and feedback. Make sure everything you say is true and don’t try too hard to stand out.


Personal statements are used as part of the interview short-listing process.