Scottish Medical Schools and the UKCAT

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August 11, 2015 by Emedica

We are now going to blog about what universities are currently saying on their websites about the UKCAT. This will take place over a number of weeks but we will finish by the time your UCAS forms need to be in!

University of Aberdeen: The School of Medicine and Dentistry

Aberdeen only includes general information about the UKCAT, and some general information about how they use it. They say they consider your UKCAT score alongside academic factors and stress that their candidates have a range of scores. The information about the highest and lowest UKCAT scores of those to whom they made an offer is incomplete though.

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/smd/medicine/ukcat.php

University of Dundee: School of Medicine

The university website doesn’t appear to be fully updated with references to 2013 entry alongside 2015 entry details. The information is consistent though and Dundee say they rank candidates based on both academic criteria AND UKCAT score prior to inviting the top 550 for interview. An excellent UKCAT score may compensate for a dropped grade academically. They say their average successful candidate scored around 2650 in 2014 which would be the 75th decile range. Dundee appear supportive of the SJT section of the UKCAT and may use it at interview stage.

http://www.dundee.ac.uk/study/ug/medicine/#!info-your-application

The University of Edinburgh: College of Medicine

Edinburgh university divides UKCAT scores of candidates into octiles – presumably giving you a maximum of 8 points towards your overall ‘score’ by which you will be ranked. The SJT component will not be considered as part of your UKCAT score but will be considered as part of your ‘non academic criteria’ for entry.

Your UKCAT score may be looked at again in a ‘tie break’ situation.

http://www.ed.ac.uk/medicine-vet-medicine/undergraduate/medicine/applying/how-to-apply/requirements/ukcat

University of Glasgow: School of Medicine

Glasgow emphasises that it reviews its use of UKCAT annually. In common with other universities it considers UKCAT ‘alongside’ other criteria prior to inviting around 600 candidates for interview. Glasgow said they would not use the SJT component of the UKCAT in 2015 entry considerations but there is no published information about 2016 entry.

http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/medicine/mus/admissions/ukclinicalaptitudetestukcat/

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