This is a concise guide to getting into medical school. It covers everything you need to know without the long-winded explanations found in other books and online. The Essential Guide to Getting into Medical School prepares you for all eventualities, so you can be ready for every aspect of your application and address any shortcomings you may have which may otherwise hinder your chances. It offers helpful tips, tactics, questions and warnings to assist with decision making and personal preparedness. This book is ideal for students of any age, from GCSE onwards, including those applying as postgraduate students. It is also highly recommended for international students wanting detailed advice on how to secure admission.
Preface. About the authors. Who is this book for? Introduction. Stage 1: General process. Why are you pursuing this career? Getting started. Work experience. Finances. Entrance requirements. Current UCAS application format. The International Baccalaureate. Admissions examinations. Stage 2: The application process. Personal statement. General advice. Why medicine. Work experience. Academic achievements. Sporting activities. Extra-curricular activities. Closing statement. Personal statement examples. Mock paper. Verbal reasoning. Abstract reasoning. Quantitative reasoning. Decision analysis. The interview process. Preparation before the interview. General courtesy. Question types. Questions to ask. Stage 3: Choices after your results. The aftermath of your results. You secured a place. Alternatively, you did not secure a place. Student case studies. Acknowledgements. Appendices. Appendix 1: List of university requirements - GCSE/GEC available. Appendix 2: List of university requirements - A-level/IB. Appendix 3: University contacts list. Appendix 4: Useful websites. Appendix 5: Useful courses. Appendix 6: Checklist. Appendix 7: Answers and justifications.