Entrance exams explained
- By: Phillipa Brothwood
When applying to medical school you will face entrance exams. Most medical schools require you sit these additional exams to be considered for their courses. The exams are often a cause for concern among applicants because of their unusual topics and questions and the fact that they can be taken only once during an admission cycle, which increases the pressure to succeed. Although some concerns are valid, with focused preparation getting a high score is more than achievable.
UK medical schools use two main entrance exams for undergraduate entry. The most widely used is the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT), followed by the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT). This article will discuss how these exams are used by medical schools and will aim to demystify the entrance exam process, giving you the knowledge to succeed. In two further articles in this series we will look at the types of questions used