How To Get Into UK Medical School

(For International Students)

An A-Z guide for international students to successfully get into the UK’s most competitive medical schools


An ALL-IN-ONE Complete Guide To The Most Effective Strategy To Get You Into Your Top Choice UK Medical School: A Clear & Simple Course That Tells You EVERYTHING You Need To Succeed

International students are often those most in the dark about applying to medical school. Typically there is about a 6% success rate for international students applying to UK medical school. This course will teach you how to put yourself in that top 6% of applicants.

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Module 1: Medicine As A Career

Lesson 1 - Welcome International Students

This lesson kicks off the course by looking at why you are here, what’s to come and the best way to manage the course so that you get the most out of it.

Lesson 2 - Medicine As A Career

Here I share a little bit about my story, and how I learned the strategies that generate continual success. I also explain how I developed the teaching skills to successfully transfer those strategies over to you so that you too can successfully use them to get into medical school.

Lesson 3 - Getting The Right Psychology & Attitude

This lesson goes through the importance of developing the right mindset to have success at getting into UK medical school. Here, I will teach you some of the fundamental strategies to give you the winning mentality and focus required to claim your spot.

Lesson 4 - So You Want To Be A Doctor?

It is really important to understand the ‘Why?’ behind you wanting to be a doctor. Here we explain what life is like as a doctor and some of the many benefits of pursuing this incredible and fulfilling career.

Lesson 5 - Why Medicine In The UK?

Here I explain the benefits of studying medicine in the United Kingdom, and why it is one of the best places in the world to study this magnificent degree. I also show you how to use your medical degree to practice in a country outside of the UK.

Section 2: Preparing Your Application

Lesson 1 - The Application Process

In this lesson I give you an overview of the application process to give an overall picture of the application timeline. I introduce you to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS), discuss some key dates and look at the entry requirements for British Universities. I also explain the different types of medical course available to you.

Lesson 2 - Entry Requirements

I go into further depth on the entry requirements touched on in the previous lesson, where I discuss your school grades, and what makes a good doctor.

Lesson 3 - Personal Attributes & Commitment To Medicine

Your actions will be the biggest indicator of your commitment to medicine. I teach you what kind of people medical schools are looking for and what achievements make them more likely to offer you a place at medical school.

Lesson 4 - How To Get Work Experience

Your work experience is what will make you stand out from the crowd when submitting your application. I discuss the type of work experience you should be getting and reveal my 7-step method for getting hospital work experience in a UK hospital or general practice surgery.

Lesson 5 - Picking The Right Medical School For You

The medical school you choose to study at is one of the biggest decisions you will make. It is important that you pick the right medical school for YOU. Here I talk about the different types of medical schools that are available, share another 7-step guide to simplify the decision, and share my exciting ‘medical school selection tool’ that will make it easy to pick the right medical school for you.

Lesson 6 - Mature Students

The process can vary slightly for mature students. The way you write your personal statement and interview will be slightly different to students applying straight from school. Mature students may also be required to sit the Graduate Medical Schools Admission Test (GAMSAT).

Lesson 7 - Financial Aspects Of Medical School

Here I explain tuition fees, ‘Brexit’ and some of the key differences that international students need to consider regarding funding when compared to domestic applicants.

Section 3: Successfully Securing An Interview

Lesson 1 - Writing An Outstanding Personal Statement

Your personal statement is the main part of your application that will help selectors decide whether to invite you to interview or not. In this long lesson, I describe what the personal statement must include, a rough structure, plus examples of what to- and what not to- say.

Lesson 2 - Getting An Outstanding Reference

A good teacher reference is vital to compliment your personal statement and strengthen your application. You must choose the right person to write your reference, synchronise your statements and allow plenty of time so that they can write you an outstanding UCAS reference.

Lesson 3 - Application Submitted, Now What?

Here I explain what happens once you have submitted your UCAS application, and what to do while you’re waiting to hear back.

Lesson 4 - Acing The Aptitude Tests; UCAT & BMAT

To be allowed into UK medical school, you must perform well in the aptitude test to demonstrate that you have the mental capabilities to manage at medical school. Depending on which medical schools you are applying to, you may need to sit the UCAT (UKCAT), BMAT or both. I offer some advice on how to achieve the highest scores.

Section 4: Securing An Offer… And Realising It!

Lesson 1 - Interview Preparation

I share a powerful psychological tool to help you get in the right frame of mind to interview well. I then go on to talk about the things that you need to get across to the interviewers, and some practical tips, including what to wear.

Lesson 2 - Interview Success - General Tips

I go into further depth on what to expect during the interview itself, how the format works and interview techniques that will make them want to make you a conditional offer to medical school.

Lesson 3 - What Else To Expect At Interview

I explain the Multiple Mini Interview format, what to say when they ask you whether you have any questions for the interviewers, and some of the other possible tasks that universities may ask you to perform at the interview.

Lesson 4 - Accepting Your Conditional Offer

After your interview, you will either be accepted, rejected, or placed on a waiting list. This lesson explains what happens in each scenario.

Lesson 5 - Getting The Grades

If you have been offered a place at medical school, congratulations! If you already have the grades, the offer will be called an ‘Unconditional Offer’, which means you’re in. If your offer is dependent on you achieving certain grades, you will receive a ‘Conditional Offer’. Make sure you do everything you can to get the grades to realise your offer. Get a tutor if you need to… This is the final hurdle!

Lesson 6 - What To Do If You Don't Get An Offer

Sometimes it can happen that people don’t get the place they wanted at this attempt. This is NOT a time to give up. Here I explain how you have an even better chance of success the second time around. And what to do to make sure your next attempt is a successful one.

Section 5 : Medical School & Beyond

Lesson 1 - Establishing A Base - Accommodation & Amenities

How to pick your university accommodation and find your local amenities when settling into life at university.

Lesson 2 - The Course - Effective Study

The depth and volume of work at medical school is unlike anything you’re likely to have come across before. It is important that you learn YOUR most effective way to study whilst at medical school, and develop good study habits and good time management to free up time to enjoy a vibrant social life at the same time.

Lesson 3 - Balancing Life & Work

The people who consistently perform best at medical school are not those who stay indoors and study constantly all day every day, but those who achieve a good work-life balance. Maintaining a healthy body, a happy mind and good relationships with others are key to your success at medical school and in your career as a doctor.

Lesson 4 - Managing Difficulty

Every medical practitioner encounters difficulty of some sort during their medical career. Problems are a sign of life! However, they don’t have to take over your life if you know what to do when they arise. I offer some advice on how to manage adversity at medical school, and in later life

Lesson 5 - Go Forth & Prosper

I explain the current system for what happens after you graduate and explain some of the medical specialties in which you could find yourself.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to…
  • Choosing the best UK medical school for international students
  • What international grades count to apply to UK medical school
  • How to get the right VISA to study medicine in the UK
  • Scoring highly in the aptitude test, even if English isn’t your first language
  • How to succeed at the international applicant medical school interviews
  • Learning how to thrive at UK medical school
  • How to adapt to the UK culture and lifestyle

Why Our Course

27 Video Lessons

Full comprehensive videos covering each section in detail


10 booklets

A workbook which accompanies each video lesson


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30 booklets

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Written by a former medicine interviewer

Written by a doctor who sat on interview panels for medicine admissions

Course Author
This course was created by Future Doc. This is a company ran by Dr. Ashley Hilton. He is a dual qualified doctor and dentist, having specialised in the very exciting field of Maxillofacial surgery, which involves reconstructions of the face and mouth. Dr. Hilton attained his medical degree from Cardiff University and his dental degree from King’s College London, ranked 1st in the world for dentistry. 

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