Applicants who meet all minimum entry requirements are ranked based on their GAMSAT or MCAT scores. The highest scoring applicants will be invited to attend our assessment day early in the New Year. As this is a competitive process with many more applications than available spaces, and the score required to be invited to the assessment day may be higher than the minimum score specified in the entry requirements.
You will participate in three separate 20-minute face to face stations, conducted by pairs of selectors taken from our trained panel of clinicians, academics, medical students and members of the public. These stations are designed to take account of the personal and academic qualities needed as a doctor, as set out in ‘Good Medical Practice’, and the capacity to meet the outcomes of ‘Outcomes for Graduates’. These are:
- Communication skills,
- Problem solving skills,
- Coping with pressure,
- Insight and integrity,
- Passion for medicine and resilience to succeed.
The stations may take the form of interviews, presentations or role play scenarios. Your personal statement will be made available to the selectors and you may be asked about it. You will receive information on the format of the assessment day and anything you need to prepare when you receive your invitation. We reserve the right to change the format of stations and the competencies assessed between admissions cycles, without notice.