Applying to Oxbridge
This article breaks down the application process to Oxbridge
- By: Zak Tait
If you’ve decided that Oxbridge sounds like a learning style that you could benefit from and the traditional approach suits your academic interest in medicine, you need to know about the application process. Oxbridge applications run through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), and most of the process is the same as application for a medical degree at any other university. Like other medical schools, they will expect you to have done some work experience and developed your personal qualities, but there are a few additional requirements for an Oxbridge application.
Oxford and Cambridge universities use the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT), which is taken in November after the UCAS deadline. This means that you won’t know your BMAT score when you apply (unlike your UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT). You might see this as a gamble. For more information see “The BMAT explained,” doi:10.1136/sbmj.h3314. Both universities use the BMAT