Medical Schools

UCL (University College London)

Medicine at University College London Medical School

Overview of UCL Medical School

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University College London Medical School has a total intake of 350 students per year. It consistently ranks in the top 3 in league tables, and its central London location is a draw for many prospective students. Teaching takes place at hospitals, including University College Hospital (Bloomsbury campus), The Royal Free Hospital (Hampstead), and the Whittington Hospital (Archway). UCL runs a 6 year traditional course with integrated BSc in the third year that is compulsory. 


Most students are part of their sports society - RUMS, which allows UCL students to represent the medical teams at a particular sport. This ends the year with a sports ball, attended by these sports members. 

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UCL Medicine Course Structure

UCL Medicine Course involves: The modules in each year are themed and focus on:

  • Year 1: Fundamentals of Clinical Science 1

  • Year 2: Fundamentals of Clinical Science 2

  • Year 3: Integrated BSc (can undertake the BSC in a wide range of disciplines across the medical sciences). 

  • Year 4: Integrated Clinical Care

  • Year 5: The Life Cycle and Specialist Practice

  • Year 6: Preparation for Practice Students - this is the final year of study, where you will shadow junior doctors to try to improve your chances of being best prepared for F1 and improve your medical practice. 

UCL Medicine Entry Requirements

GCSE

Mathematics & English Language at grade B (6). For UK-based students, a grade C (5) or equivalent in a modern foreign language is required.

A Levels

A*AA.


Must include biology and chemistry

IB

Points: 39.


Subjects: A total of 19 points in three higher level subjects including Biology and Chemistry, each with a minimum score of 6. No score below 5. This is declared on your UCAS application. 

Scottish Higher

-

Scottish Advanced

-

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Admission Tests UCL Entry Requirements

UCAT

No

BMAT

Yes

How Does UCL Medical School Look At The BMAT?

  • Average BMAT scores for UCL applicants in the 2019/20 cycle Section 1: 4.3 Section 2: 4.1 Section 3: 2.9A. 

  • No cut-off score. 

  • Section 3 no longer used at interview.

GAMSAT

No

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Course Information

Graduate Entry

UCL Medicine Graduate Entry: nil. Graduates must apply for the undergraduate program but are exempt from the intercalated year.

Intercalation

Compulsory

UCL Scientific Method in Depth (integrated BSc) A wide range of integrated BSc degree programmes are available, for example, Cardiovascular Science; Global Health; Mathematics, Computers and Medicine; Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering; Neuroscience; Oncology; Paediatrics and Child Health; Pharmacology; Physiology; Primary Healthcare; Surgical Sciences and Women's Health.

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Work Experience for Medicine UCL

Work experience (both personal and through work experience or volunteering) is desired, particularly if it has involved contact with the healthcare profession or laboratory work, or if the candidate has been involved with the sick, disabled, very young or elderly, and, importantly, is able to reflect on their experiences.

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Personal Statement for UCL Medical School

All personal statements are read carefully by several people, the criteria below being considered, and an overall ‘priority’ score is assigned to each. Demonstration of motivation to study Medicine and an appropriate attitude. Other interests, for example music, travel, sports, or any activities that are considered to broaden the general education of the candidate. Evidence of teamwork, leadership and communication skills. The referee’s assessment of academic ability, study skills, motivation for medicine and personal qualities.

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Does This Medical School Have A Gateway or Foundation Year?

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University College London Medicine Interview

Type

- Number of interviewers: 3

Dates

UCL Medicine Interview Dates: December to March

Topics

UCL Medicine Interview Questions / Topics

  • Academic curiosity and interest in healthcare

  • Motivation for and understanding of a career in medicine (including robustness for the course)

  • Problem solving and reasoning ability

  • Professional attitudes and values (factors such as flexibility, integrity, empathy, honesty, conscientiousness and compassion)

  • Team work, leadership, resilience and individual strengths

  • Communication skills (including verbal ability, listening skills, eye contact)

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Contact Details

Medical Admissions Office
UCL
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT

Tel:  020 7679 0841
Email:  medicaladmissions@ucl.ac.uk

Website:  www.ucl.ac.uk/medicalschool

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