Get into Medical School: UKCAT® & BMAT®

Keep up to date with UKCAT and BMAT test changes, and guidance for medical school application with Kaplan

Getting in – more than being book smart

July 18, 2017 - Faiz Jabbar

Grades. Grades. Grades. If I get them then every Medical School will offer me a place. Wrong. The medical student possesses many qualities that make them successful, grades being just one of them, and when applying to medical school you want to make sure you have all the right qualities. Now, this may seem to be a daunting and impossible task, but what applicants need to realise is that you do not need to have every quality immediately and you do not need to show them all at once. The application process is a series of hurdles you need to pass...

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11 Do's and Don'ts for your First Year in Med School

July 13, 2017 - Amna Hussain

You made it! After all of the preparation and stress, you’re finally going to medical school. Congratulations! This is always an incredibly exciting time for both students and their families. It can be quite nerve-wracking and overwhelming at times, but do not panic. We have derived a list below of the 11 do's and don'ts for your first year in med school to help you out. Enjoy and good luck!...

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Medical School Applications: Do's and Don'ts

July 3rd, 2017 - Aisha Chowdhury

The personal statement is a crucial part of your medical school application. It is an opportunity for you to show medical schools why you are passionate about studying medicine. It is used by different medical schools in different ways. For example...

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A day in the life of a medical student

June 27, 2017 - Mariam Zaidi

Pre-clinical years

My first alarm rings at 6am. As mornings are always a struggle, I always end up pressing the snooze button until I can no longer delay my morning commute. Medical school timetables begin early. To get to a 9am lecture on time is crucial. 5 minutes late and you’re not allowed in by some lecturers...

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Applying smart to Medical School: university choices

June 21, 2017 - Faiz Jabbar

Where should I apply? The question every would-be medical student asks themselves. It is a tough one and is the most important decision you will make on your UCAS form. Where you apply really does make or break your application and the chances of getting an interview. You already have it harder than others, by only being allowed to apply to four medical schools, it is therefore vital that you are well informed of every medical school so that you find the one that is perfect for you...

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How I prepared for my MMI as a prospective medical student

June 12, 2017 - By Aisha Chowdhury

MMI stands for Multiple Mini Interviews. They are a circuit of stations that are generally around five to ten minutes long. Each of the stations has an interviewer and you are asked different questions in each. MMI stations can vary from ethical questions to acting stations to data interpretation.

My priorities before my interview

I carried out my MMI interviews in year 13, which was an extremely busy year. However, looking back at my time at school, I must say that it was my favourite year...

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When to sit the UKCAT exam?

June 01, 2016 - By Brian Holmes

The UKCAT season starts at the beginning of July each year running throughout the summer until early October. There are many factors to take into account when selecting your test date, which will then have a knock-on effect as to when you should start your UKCAT preparation. In this article we discuss factors to consider as well as tips based on our over 10 years of experience in working with UKCAT students. 

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UKCAT Test Change Update: The Official Announcement Edition

May 12, 2016 - By Brian Holmes

The UKCAT Consortium have now offically released information and sample practice material regarding this year's upcoming test change. We have taken all this information and provided a summary, so you can adjust your preparation accordingly. 

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UKCAT 2016 Test Change: Decision Making

May 12, 2016 - By Brian Holmes

Get the latest information about the UKCAT 2016 test change and the new test section Decision Making. We will take you through what we know about the new section so far and how we plan to address this new section in our UKCAT preparation courses in 2016.

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Can the UKCAT be prepared for?

March 30, 2016 - By Brian Holmes

There are some that say the UKCAT cannot be prepared for...this is simply not the case! Let us show you how you can prepare for the UKCAT exam and how it differs from traditional exams. 

This article outlines the challenges you will face throughout each section of the exam, as well as common mistakes and how a UKCAT course will help you to overcome these. 

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Looking ahead to the 2016 UKCAT

February 23, 2016 - By Brian Holmes

Learn about the 2016 UKCAT test change, implications for this year's test takers and the details of the realease so far. Also learn how to determine between preparation materials that are adapted to the 2016 test taker and those that are not. 

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