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Medicine at University of Lincoln Medical School & Interview Questions 2024

Overview of University of Lincoln Medical School

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This five-year Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) Medicine degree aims to develop students into practising doctors. Upon graduation, students will be eligible to register provisionally with the General Medical Council (GMC) and begin work as a doctor on the UK Foundation Programme. Students will be registered with the University of Nottingham and upon successful completion will receive a University of Nottingham degree award. All applications for medicine at Lincoln University must be made through UCAS. Students will need to apply to the University of Nottingham and choose the Medicine BMBS (Lincoln pathway) as an option. The University of Lincoln has embarked on an exciting collaboration with the University of Nottingham to offer medical education in Lincolnshire. Students can now apply to study medicine at Nottingham University BMBS degree based in Lincoln, taught by academic staff from both universities. On all of the degree programmes the educational objectives are the same, namely to acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviour to allow a student to graduate with the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) degree and be eligible to practise as a new doctor on the UKFP foundation training programme.

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Course Structure at Lincoln University Medical School

The course is split into two phases: Early Phase: Students learn the skills and knowledge required to become a doctor and complete a research project leading to a BMedSci Later Phase: called the Clinical Phase, where students put their learning into practice on placements at hospitals and GP surgeries At Lincoln Medical School, you'll get the clinical skills you need for a successful career in medicine.

Lincoln Medical School Entry Requirements

GCSE

6 GCSEs at grade 7 (A) and a grade 6 (B) in English Language. These GCSEs must include Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths

A Levels

AAA


Must include biology or chemistry

IB

36 points


6, 6, 6 at Higher Level including Biology and Chemistry, excluding core component. English language is required at either standard level (grade 6) or higher level (grade 5).

Scottish Higher

-

Scottish Advanced

-

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Admission Tests for University of Lincoln Medical School

UCAT

Yes

How Does Lincoln Medical School Look At The UCAT?


Lincoln UCAT Cut Off 2023 for 2024 Entry: 


There is no fixed UCAT threshold score when selecting for an interview. They have their own scoring system as below (similar to Nottingham, however their threshold is usually lower). 


Lincoln Cut Off A10L Score:

  • 2023 Entry: 122 points (use scoring system below to calculate your own score)


Average UCAT Score of an Offer Holder at Lincoln A10L:

  • 2023 Entry: 2649


SJT Band 4 = Rejection


Lincoln Application Scoring (2024 Entry) - the same as University of Nottingham. 


They use a combination of UCAT & GCSE grades


🏆 GCSE Scoring


When selecting for an interview, we’ll score your highest eight GCSEs. You must have:

  • A minimum of six GCSEs at Level 7 (A), including both Biology and Chemistry

  • Achieved a minimum of a grade 6 (B) in Maths and English Language


✅ GCSE Points Scoring (32 Points)

  • 9 or A* = 4 points

  • 8 = 3 points 

  • 7 or A = 2 points

  • 6 or B1 = 1 point


🏆 UCAT Scoring (120 points)


A maximum of 60 points can be awarded for the cognitive skills element of the UCAT. 


There is no fixed threshold score to be selected for interview.


✅ Cognitive Skills (Max 60 points)


Each section of the UCAT is scored. The VR score is doubled. Ie max scores are: VR (24 points), AR (12 points), DM (12 points), QR (12 points). 

  • 801 to 900: 12 Points

  • 701 to 800: 10 Points

  • 601 to 700: 8 Points

  • 501 to 600: 6 Points

  • 401 to 500: 2 Points

✅ Situational Judgement Test (Max 60 points)

  • Band 1: 60 Points

  • Band 2: 45 Points

  • Band 3: 20 Points

  • Band 4: 0 Points

SJT Band 4 = Rejection Automatically


Therefore TOTAL SCORE is out of 120 + 32 points = 152 points


We do not score A levels, AS levels, or equivalent as we do not require predicted A level grades as part of our selection process. However, you'll still need to achieve the A level grades or equivalent required to meet the academic conditions of any offers.

BMAT

No

GAMSAT

No

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Course Information

Graduate Entry

Duration: 4 years

Graduate Entry Medicine is designed specifically for graduates to prepare you for a successful career in medicine. You'll learn from world-leading researchers and clinicians to achieve your goals.

Intercalation

Optional

University of Lincoln Medicine does not offer intercalating as part of this course (where a student takes a year out of their medical studies to complete a second degree) as the BMedSci is integrated into the course structure. As a result, all students will complete a BMedSci degree as part of their course here.


Applications : Place

Application Statistics (Home)

Application Statistics (International)

10

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Applications : Interview

NA

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International Student Tuition Fee

The international student fee per year is £28700

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Work Experience for University of Lincoln Medical School

Applicants are usually expected to complete regular work experience when applying for medicine. This can be:

  • Volunteering in a care-related setting

  • Volunteering with disadvantaged groups

  • Paid employment in a job working with the general public


As part of your application, you will usually be required to provide evidence of your work experience. This may include a description of the experience, dates for when it took place, and a reference contact.


Please note, we are not expecting any NHS work experience to have taken place or be ongoing after March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 


Your application for 2023 entry will not be negatively affected if you've been unable to complete any NHS work experience you had planned. 


We will however be looking for knowledge of the profession and an understanding of the scope of the role and we may ask about this during your interview.


If possible we'd advise that you speak to someone working in the NHS to ensure you are making an informed choice about your career in medicine. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to caring for people and a realistic idea of what working as a doctor entails.


Any students considering a gap year should use their time constructively either by working or further preparing themselves for a future career in medicine.

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Personal Statement for University of Lincoln Medical School

The personal statement and reference are assessed after interview before issuing offers. The personal statement is not scored.

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