Kings College London

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Overview of King's College London Medicine

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.

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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

Required subjects: Chemistry and Biology
Including GCSE grade 6/B in both English and Mathematics required

A Levels

A*AA
Including Chemistry and Biology. All applicants must take the UCAT. Please see further details below.
Additionally, GCSE grade 6/B in both English Language and Mathematics required.

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

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King's College Medical School Admission Tests

UCAT

Required

The overall UCAT score averaged across the four subtests is given more consideration than the individual subtest scores. The Situational Judgement Test (SJT) is also taken into account when shortlisting.

When considering those students which will be shortlisted for interview the selectors consider the following; GCSE (or equivalent performance), predicted or achieved A-level grades (or equivalent), the personal statement, the reference and the score in the UCAT.

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

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.

Foundation Year / Gateway 

Yes, the King's International Foundation (September to June) and the Extended King's International Foundation (August to June) offer one-year, full-time courses designed to prepare you for undergraduate study at King's and other top UK universities.

Foundation Year Medicine King's College London:
- Study Mode: Full Time
- Required A Levels: ABB
- Duration: 6 years with MBBS degree (7 if intercalating)

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Kings Medical Work Experience

Medicine King's College London Work Experience:
King’s would normally expect that you will have undertaken some work experience in a caring environment and/or observation in a Medical clinical setting.

Paid or voluntary work (Very Desirable): Any voluntary contribution to your community is taken into account, e.g. volunteer in a care home.

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Personal Statement for King's Medicine

Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application.

King’s would normally expect that you will have undertaken some work experience in a caring environment and/or observation in a Medical clinical setting.

Communication skills and the ability to work successfully in a team are of great importance.

Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account in addition to academic ability.

King’s would expect your application to be strongly supported by your referee both in terms of academic achievements/potential and in terms of your character and suitability for medicine.

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King's College London Medicine Interview

Type

King's Medicine Interview Type: Multiple Mini Interviews

A standardised interviewer assessment score sheet accompanies each station. Interviewers have no prior knowledge of candidates before they meet them at each station.

Dates

KCL Medicine Interview Dates: Between November and March

Topics

King's Medicine Interview Questions / Topics:

- Motivation and Insight into Medicine
- Personal statement/General Stations
- Ethical dilemma/scenario
- Case Article Review - Your opinion on recent health news
- Data Analysis
- Observation Tasks
- Role play Station

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Contact Details

- Address: King's College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS, United Kingdom
- General Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7836 5454

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Phone: 0203 488 5468

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