Bristol Medical School

Our partnersWe are partnered with a number of carefully selected NHS trusts and primary care providers who serve an exceptionally diverse range of communities and settings such as inner city areas, towns and rural locations. This means you will encounter a wide range of patients and experiences, giving you an excellent foundation for your future medical career. Learning how to recognise and manage a broad spectrum of conditions as well as understanding the importance of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team will give you a wider perspective of clinical practice.Find out more. You’ve come a long way and if you’ve picked up even half of the grades and experience you need for med school then you’re equipped with the qualifications and ability needed to get into many other well-respected degrees.

It will present you with charts, data and written/visual information and then ask you interpret what you’ve seen. So if you believe that you’re in a position to thrive among the physical, psychological, adaptive and cognitive challenges that medical studies bring then read on, you may just have found your calling. With unrivalled access to leading UK specialist hospitals, our teaching is led by expert clinicians and researchers. The school’s mission is to deliver excellent research, focused on improving the health of individuals and the population, and to develop the next generation of clinicians and scientists. Our colleges are at the heart of Oxford’s reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Living costs at Oxford might be less than you’d expect, as our world-class resources and college provision can help keep costs down.

This accommodation is guaranteed, so you don’t need to worry about finding somewhere to live after accepting a place here, all of this is organised for you before you arrive. A vast array of speciality training pathways is available after obtaining a medical qualification, ranging from general practice or emergency medicine through obstetrics or ophthalmology to paediatrics or psychiatry. Successful candidates must meet our requirements forhealth and fitness to practise.

The current lockdown restrictions have made it more difficult for our students to informally interact with patients whilst they are on placement in hospital or at GP practices. Consequently, there is a need for us to find other ways of helping them to understand what it is like to be a patient. In particular, it is important for our students to gain an insight into the experience of living with some of the medical conditions that they have studied from a scientific perspective. We hope that this will enable them to offer improved care to patients in the future. If you didn’t quite get the grades you needed to enrol with your choices the two biggest options available to you is to resit your final year or apply for a similar course with the appropriate entry criteria through Clearing.

The interviewer will want to discuss medicine itself including medical ethics, advancements and key hot topics or current affairs about the NHS. You’ll also be asked about your own life, your motivation, your hobbies and passions and ways in which you’ve worked through problems and challenges. Expect questions like “give me an example of when you worked with a team to achieve a critical goal” or “explain a time where you coped under considerable pressure”. Reviewers will be looking for any practical actions you may have taken that underlines your passion for the subject.

It’s also worth thinking about links to hospitals and practical considerations around clinical placements. For example, some Med Schools might need you to travel far or relocate for placements, whereas others may have links with hospitals which are on their doorstep. Intercalated Courses allow you to take a year out to gain a BSc or MSc in a related subject. Depending on the course, this could be optional or compulsory – but it’s not offered by every Med School. You can only apply for Medicine at four universities through UCAS, but there are 43 in the UK!

We hope you will enjoy the opportunity to meet with other ‘Simulated Patients’ and our medical students. It may also help to enhance your CV if you are applying for other roles in the future. There are a few life skills you want to relate back to your work experience – motivation, mental fortitude and a genuine desire to help others. The admissions team will not only want to see practical experience but also an understanding of the more emotive component of medicine – genuine care, understanding and desire to assist. A coldly written personal statement that merely discusses grades and achievements doesn’t read well compared to a personal statement that discusses patient care.

This is risky and competitive – you don’t want to be stuck on your course for 2 years if you don’t succeed with your transfer. One thing to bear in mind is that if you take this route and can’t transfer, failing to finish the whole degree will likely negatively impact your chances of ever getting into med-school. You need to illustrate your commitment – finish your degree and try to apply to med-school as a graduate.

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