Study Medicine in the UK

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Study Medicine in the UK

The UK has a long tradition of educating medical students from all over the world. 34 medical schools in the UK are recognized by the General Medical Council. UK-trained doctors go all over the world to practice medicine and are recognized for their practical clinical skills, intellectual rigor, and their personal qualities such as professionalism and compassion. 
It is also home to some of the best medical schools in the world with great reputations for world-class research, such as Oxford and Cambridge. The National Health Service (NHS) is one of the largest publicly-funded health services in the world, and that leads to all the UK universities have close ties with different hospitals across the country. The NHS is involved in the UK medical education system as students spend two to three years learning within its facilities and from the staff. 
Studying medicine in the UK is organized by many schools as a 5-year program for medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy. Graduate entry medicine programs are available for graduate students dreaming to become Doctors.
For students, in particular, one of the benefits of the UK medical system is that they can start at age 17+ – they do not need to complete a degree in another discipline first.

Top Medical Universities in the UK

  • University of Oxford
  • University of Cambridge
  • Imperial College London
  • University College London
  • King’s College London
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of Manchester
  • Queen Mary University of London

Careers in Medicine:

  • Anesthetist
  • Cardiologist
  • General Practice
  • Neurologist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Pathologist
  • Radiologist
  • Surgeon

Cost of Studies and Cost of Living
Tuition fees for studying Medicine in the UK ranges from £31000 to £55000 and the cost of living ranges from £10000 to £12000 which covers your rent, food, travel and miscellaneous.

Selection Criteria
Academic Requirements:-

  • High School Grades
  • Interviews (Panel/Group/MMIs)
  • Medicine Entrance Exams- UCAT, BMAT & IELTS

Non- Academic Requirements:-

  • Doctor Shadowing
  • Hands-on Experience in Caring Roles
  • Motivation/Passion for Medicine
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Hobbies, Interests, Time Management & Discipline

How GoToUniversity will help
Applying to study medicine in the UK is a long and challenging process. But GoToUniversity is here to help you through every step after deciding on medicine. In summary, these are:
1.    Deciding on Medicine — making sure being a doctor is right for you
2.    Doing Work Experience — finding out what it’s like and strengthening your application
3.    Choosing a Medical School — narrowing down from 34 to your top four
4.    Completing UCAS — applying to four UK medical schools through UCAS
5.    Writing a Personal Statement — Writing a great personal statement for your UCAS form
6.    UCAT Preparation — getting a top mark in this key entrance exam for most medical schools
7.    BMAT Preparation  — taking this second exam if you are applying to certain universities
8.    IELTS Preparation — IELTS of 7.5 bands and no band less than 7
9.    Passing the Interview — performing well at medical school interviews
10.  Accommodation — guidance on suitable accommodation types
11.  Visa Assistance — guidance on right documentation and application process
12. Starting at medical school!!!


Speaker - Nishant Jha

Nishant has been in the education industry since 2011, he comes with rich experience in guiding students from various backgrounds and age groups. He has counselled thousands of students ranging from high school students to MBA aspirants with professional backgrounds. His expertise lies in various countries starting from the US, Canada, UK, Ireland and other European countries. He keeps his counselling sessions very interactive with students by giving them enough opportunities to speak and express themselves. He believes one should not strive for a top but a right fit with respect to a university. His students' are graduates or current students of universities like Cornell, UC Berkeley, Columbia, UC Los Angeles, Oxford University, London School of Economics, Imperial College London, University of Toronto, University British Columbia, McGill, Trinity College London and the list goes on. 
His students are doing a variety of courses like engineering, sciences, business courses, liberal arts studies, medicine, and humanities. Its a testimony of his knowledge of various courses offered at the universities, their application process and career opportunities

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