London Medical Schools and the UKCAT

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August 14, 2015 by Emedica

As we continue our trek around the country we look at the medical schools in London and the way that they consider the UKCAT as part of their admissions process.

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry

Undergraduate entry (A100) first assess minimum academic requirements – of which a UKCAT score in the third percentile or above is one for school leavers or gap year students. Thereafter predicted academic grades and UKCAT are considered equally (a 50/50 rating).  Please note that a UKCAT score above the third percentile will not guarantee an interview.

Graduate entry students have their UKCAT score considered alongside other criteria but it always constitutes 50% of their score prior to inviting a candidate for interview.

Imperial College School of Medicine

Imperial College require the BMAT, not the UKCAT.

Kings College London School of Medicine

Students will be shortlisted for interview with their UKCAT score being the most important criteria once other academic criteria have been met. It is worth noting that the required UKCAT score changes every year – sometimes going up and sometimes dropping.

2012 entry: 685

2013 entry: 695

2014 entry: 735

2015 entry: 630

This variation is due to the variations in three main factors – the number of applicants to Kings, the general performance of the cohort in the UKCAT, and the average quality of the applicant field.

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

This school does not use the UKCAT.

St George’s, University of London

You must score a minimum of 500 in each section of the UKCAT. (i.e. a 900 in QR won’t compensate for a 490 in VR). Once the average UKCAT scores for the whole cohort have been published in October St George’s will announce a cut off. They will not be using the SJT section for 2016 entry.

University College London, Eastman Dental Institute

UCL is not part of the UKCAT consortium

University College London, University College Medical School

UCL is not part of the UKCAT consortium.

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