Medical Schools

Liverpool

Medicine at University of Liverpool Medical School

Overview of Liverpool Medical School

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Founded in 1881, the University of Liverpool is the original ‘red brick’ university. The University of Liverpool Medicine programme is committed to producing superb doctors. Liverpool graduates will be ready to deliver outstanding patient care, in both current and future healthcare systems, and be able to apply a compassionate, evidence-based and patient-centred approach to their clinical practice.

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Liverpool University Medicine Course Structure

The Liverpool MBChB programme is committed to producing superb doctors. Graduates will be ready to deliver outstanding patient care, in both current and future healthcare systems, and be able to apply a compassionate, evidence-based and patient-centred approach to their clinical practice. 

  • Year 1: Core clinical science: the structure and function of the human body under ‘normal’ conditions

  • Year 2: Pathology and disease: ‘abnormality and illness’ and the interaction with the environment

  • Year 3: Becoming a Practitioner: Core clinical practice

  • Year 4: Broadening expertise: Specialist and challenging clinical practice

  • Year 5: Preparing for Practice: Emergency and acute clinical medicine

Liverpool Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE

A minimum of Grade 6 in English Language, Mathematic, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics (or Core & Additional Science). Minimum of 15 points from the best 9 GCSEs, where A*/9/8 = 3 points; A/7 = 2 points; B/6 = 1 points.

A Levels

AAA. 


Must include chemistry & biology/physics/maths A*AB accepted but the A* A grades must include Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Maths

IB

36 points to include 3 subjects at higher level; at least 6 and 6 in Biology and Chemistry and at least 6 in one other subject plus 3 further subjects at standard level, minimum of 5 points each 36 points overall (at first sitting): Higher level (HL) a minimum of 6,6,6 to include Chemistry together with either Biology, Physics or Mathematics and a third academic subject. 5,5,5 at standard level (subjects not offered at HL)

Scottish Higher

AAAAB-AAAAA plus Biology (A) and Chemistry (A) at Advanced Higher

Scottish Advanced

AAAAB-AAAAA plus Biology (A) and Chemistry (A) at Advanced Higher

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University of Liverpool School of Medicine Admission Tests

UCAT

Yes

How Does Liverpool Medical School Look At The UCAT?

 

Used with GCSES (UCAT: GCSES 1:3) ratio. 

SJT Band 4 = rejection. 

Needs at least 2400.

BMAT

No

GAMSAT

Required for Graduate applicants:
The minimum GAMSAT score will be agreed annually and, if necessary, on a competitive basis. The overall GAMSAT score is dependent on the number of A101 applicants who meet/exceed the minimum academic criteria, their performance in the admissions test, and on the number of available A101 interview slots.

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Course Information

Graduate Entry

Liverpool Graduate Medicine:
The Medicine and Surgery MBChB (Graduate Entry) is a 4 year course aimed at students with, or are expecting to achieve, a 2:1 honours degree or higher in a Biological, Biomedical or Health Science subject.

Intercalation

Optional

As you have been studying medicine at an advanced level for at least three years, if you opt for an undergraduate course for your intercalation year, you are qualified to dive straight into the final year of your chosen programme.

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Work Experience for Liverpool School of Medicine

No formal work experience is specified but applicants will need to address our non-academic criteria and include the demonstration of healthcare career awareness/insight, a caring contribution to the community, a critical, coherent and informative approach to communication and the values that embody and underpin good healthcare practice.

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Personal Statement for University of Liverpool Medical School

Not used in the selection process, but used to determine evidence of interest, commitment and motivation to study medicine, along with highlighting a crucial understanding of the expectations and realities of studying, and working, the medical world.

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Does This Medical School Have A Gateway or Foundation Year?

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Description

This is a pathway towards the full Liverpool medicine course, for UK and EU students only. Please note that this programme is not designed for A-Level students or School Leavers - it is mainly for those who have taken a break from studies. However, consideration may be given to candidates who studied some time ago.


Criteria

Requirements:

- 5 GCSE SUBJECTS AT GRADE B (Numerical Grade 6) to include: Mathematics, English Language and either Biology, Chemistry or Physics, Core and additional Science or Dual Science Award.

- IB: Applicants currently studying for International Baccalaureate will not be considered


Need at least 70% during the year to have progression to the Medicine course.

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University of Liverpool Medical School Interview

Type

The criteria used are currently under review but previous stations explored: the applicants’ core values and 8 attributes (using the personal statement), teamwork, communication skills, ethical views, learning from work experience and caring contribution, health-care awareness and insight and numeracy.

Dates

- January - Februrary - Number of stations: 6-8 - Length of each station: 5-7 minutes

Topics

Liverpool Medicine MMI Interview Questions / Topics

  • Motivation and Insight into Medicine

  • General/Personal Statement Station

  • Ethical Scenarios - Calculation Tasks

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Contact Details

The Admissions Officer
The Faculty of Medicine
School of Medical Education
The University of Liverpool
Cedar House
Ashton Street
Liverpool
L69 3GE

Tel:  0151 795 4370
Email:  mbchb@liv.ac.uk

Website:  www.liv.ac.uk/sme

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