Medical Schools


Medicine at University of Oxford Medical School

Overview of Oxford Medical School


Oxford University Medicine have been ranked number one for the last nine years in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences - the only non-North American institution to be top-ranked by THE in any subject discipline. The Medicine course at Oxford provides a well-rounded intellectual training with particular emphasis on the basic science research that underpins medicine. It is beneficial to attend the Oxford University Medicine Open Day.


Oxford University Medical School Course Structure

Oxford Medical School offers the pre clinical and the clinical stage. In the Pre-clinical stage of the course (years 1-3), most tutorials, classes, and lectures are delivered by members of academic staff, research staff or NHS clinicians (usually at the level of consultant) and mostly take place in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre in the Science Area. In the Clinical stage of the course (years 4-6), most teaching is delivered by clinicians from the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust as well as local primary care physicians, and University academic staff.

Oxford Medicine Entry Requirements


There are no formal GCSE requirements for Medicine however successful candidates usually have very high GCSE grades (used in combination with BMAT score)

A Levels



39 (including core points) with 766 at HL. Candidates are required to take Chemistry and at least one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics to Higher Level.

Scottish Higher


Scottish Advanced

AA (taken in the same academic year and to include Chemistry, plus one from Biology, Physics or Mathematics) plus Highers: AAAAA (taken in the same academic year).


Oxford Medical School Admission Tests





How Does Oxford Medical School Look At The BMAT?

No formal cut off. Usually needs an average of 6 in band 1 and 2. Sections 1 & 2 are considered as 80%, Section 3 as 20%.


Not Required


Course Information

Graduate Entry

Oxford Graduate Medicine

This course is an intensive four year medical course and has been designed for graduates who are trained in applied or experimental sciences.

After a two-year transition phase covering basic science and clinical skills, the accelerated programme leads into the final two years of the standard course and to the same Oxford medical qualification as the standard (six-year) course. The four-year course is designed specifically for science graduates, and places a strong emphasis on the scientific basis of medical practice.



Oxford offers an Intercalation Year. Oxford has retained a distinct three-year pre-clinical stage that includes studying towards a BA Honours degree in Medical Sciences, followed by a three-year clinical stage. The course is considered to be the best in the world, according to the Times Higher Education’s league table for 2014-15, a position it has held since 2011-12.


Work Experience for Oxford University Medicine

All applicants are free to make reference to skills or experience acquired in any context to date when trying to address our selection criteria: sometimes applicants refer to voluntary work and other extra-curricular activity, but many forms of evidence can help demonstrate to tutors that an applicant has tried to make an informed decision regarding his/her own suitability to study Medicine.


Personal Statement for Oxford Medicine

Your personal statement is an important part of your application to Oxford. It allows you to tell us about your interests, achievements and ambitions in your own words. Although the Medical School do not formally score your statement, they read it carefully. If you are invited for interview, the statement is likely to provide a focus for the questions that you are asked. It is therefore essential that your statement is an accurate, unembellished account of your activities.


Does This Medical School Have A Gateway or Foundation Year?





Oxford Uni Medicine Interview


Number of interviews: 2


Oxford Medicine Interview Dates: The majority of interviews take place in December, although exact dates may vary.


Oxford Medicine Interview questions / topics:

  • Personal Characteristics

  • Academic Potential - Recent Interview Questions

  • Why Medicine/Oxford? - Background and Personal Statement

  • Work Experience: - General Questions - Attributes of a Good Doctor

  • Biology and Abstract Biology Questions - Chemistry-Based Questions - General Science-Based Questions - Medicine-Based Questions - The NHS - Ethical Dilemmas


Contact Details

Student Administrative Officer
Medical Sciences Teaching Centre
South Parks Road

Tel:  01865 285783


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