Study of medicine and dentistry in Britain


Study of medicine and dentistry in Britain

Medicine is one of the most competitive disciplines in Britain, and thousands of international students are admitted each year to medical schools.

Enrolling in medical schools requires a strong first class, a successful professional record of graduate medicine and work experience of one day a week for six months in hospital, home care, other care environment is the kind of evidence of the intention medical schools will expect and look for. Understanding the NHS and how it works is also critical for international applicants.

Entry standards for any medical school are strict. Admission interviews can be difficult and students should expect to ask about motivations, past work, and personal interests, as well as the ability to provide evidence of all past achievements, including relevant practical experience.

Medical access requirements

Undergraduate: If you decide to study medicine, you need to enroll in a medical school, which is often part of the university, but most colleges have links to suppress local hospitals. To study at the bachelor's level, students need A degrees in chemistry, biology and physics.
For foreign students wishing to study medicine at the bachelor's level, the Its degree should not be less than 6.5 in all four categories — reading, writing, speaking and listening — with a overall score of 7.0 overall in most universities.

Basic study: for two years, after which medical students move to training
Training: Over another two years. This brings together medical school graduates, other graduate graduates and various health care providers. Once finished, you will move to a specialized training course.
Specialized training: After completing four years of study, hard work begins! The process of entering into a specialty is often highly competitive, so a lot of hard work is needed to secure a place in the area you want to focus on. Training here can last for up to seven years.
Other options: If you have completed at least twelve years of education with high grades but lack the scientific and English skills necessary for undergraduate students, the International Foundation in Medicine, Biomedical Sciences and Health Sciences, for example at  St George University in London can to progress in this area. A year-long course, if you get more than 75% and pass the interview you can apply for an international medicine degree 6 (B.B./MPS) but if you get 65% you can apply for 3 years in biomedical sciences (international) (bachelor's degree with honors) degree.

Clinical proficiency test

The UK Clinical Proficiency Test (UKCAT) is part of a selection process requested by some medical and dental colleges in Britain. It is an online test aimed at testing cognitive abilities, critical thinking, and logical thinking. There are four logic tests and a circumstantial judgment test.

  • Verbal thinking. Assesses the ability to think logically about written information and reach a reasoned conclusion: 21 minutes, with 11 reading passages and 44 questions.
  • Quantitative logic. Assesses the ability to solve numerical problems: 24 minutes, 9 tables, charts, charts and other information and 36 questions.
  • Abstract thinking. Assesses the ability to deduce relationships from information through convergence and divergent thinking: 13 minutes and 55 questions.
  • Resolution analysis. Assess the ability to deal with different forms of information to infer relationships, make informed decisions, and decide on the appropriate response: 32 minutes, 1 full information scenario and 28 questions (basic calculator provided)
  • Circumstantial judgment. Measures your responses in cases, and your understanding of medical ethics: 27 minutes and 67 questions in 20 scenarios.
The test is performed at the local test center, with each sub-test in a multi-choice format. Previous papers are not available.

Biomedical Admission Test 

The Biomedical Admissions Test (MT) is an entry test for students who wish to apply for medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry and biomedical science courses in Britain. The test lasts for two hours and is divided into three sections:
  • Competence and skills: problem-solving tests, understanding arguments, data analysis and inference skills.
  • Scientific knowledge and applications: tests of the ability to apply scientific knowledge that usually covers science and mathematics.
  • Writing: The ability to choose, develop and organize ideas, and communicate with them in-writing, briefly and effectively.
Tuition fees

For international and EU students, the average cost of a bachelor's degree in medicine can be as high as £38,000 a year, depending on the quality of the institution. For example, at the University of Leicester, students in the UK and EU pay £9,000 a year, but if you live in a non-EU country, the tuition fee for a medical degree (P.S.P.M., Bachelor of Surgery/Cherorgerie) is £17,270 a year for the first year, then £35,170 for each year of years 3, 4 and 5.

If you want to study at the UK Medical School, you need to be fully aware of all the costs involved in studying and determining your budget. In addition to tuition fees, textbooks and equipment are required to be purchased on top of living expenses such as housing, food and travel.


A bachelor's degree in medicine usually takes 5 years, but some programs last only 4 years, while others take 6 – it depends on what kind of medical degree you do.
Currently doctors in Britain may need to train for up to 16 years before qualifying. 5 years for a degree (or six if you intercalat and take a useful theme like, say, medical history), 2 years for a graduate course, and then 3 to 8 years in specialized training.

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