Medical School Competition Ratios

"If you compare yourself to others, you become bitter. If you compare yourself to who you were yesterday, you become better!"

💪Apply to your strengths 

Tailour your medical application to the specific admissions criteria of your chosen universities; how do they use the UCAT and BMAT? Different medical schools will have different weightings and may even use them twice, first to shortlist applicants for interview and then again on deciding who to give offers to. Research them thoroughly 

💌 Apply to the universities that you love

Remember you will spending at least 5 years at your chosen university; reputation is irrelevant with a Medical degree. You will all graduate with a medical degree and be working in the NHS as foundation doctors. Don't just apply to a university because you think it is "easy" because all medical schools are hard to get into

📊 Competition ratios are NOT necessarily an indicator of difficulty

Each medical school has its own selection criteria, some have cut-offs on their exams. Some medical applicants will want to apply to a more clinical university, others will want more of an academic focus.

👩‍🏫 Apply to the universities that are best suited to your learning style 

(Always check the university website for up-to-date information!)

👇 We have provided a table below to give you guidance👇

Different universities have different teaching styles whether it be: PBL, CBL, integrated or Oxbridge. 

Source: Medical Schools Council

(Always check the university website for up-to-date information)

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