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Anglia Ruskin University

Securing a place at Anglia Ruskin Medical School is a rigorous journey that demands a thorough understanding of the selection process, meticulous preparation, and a compelling demonstration of academic excellence and personal qualities. Aspiring medical students must not only meet stringent academic requirements but also exhibit essential attributes such as communication skills, teamwork, and ethical reasoning.

In this article, we delve into the intricacies of the Anglia Ruskin Medical School admission process, encompassing its three-phase selection procedure, interview structure, crucial topics covered, and the significance of work experience. With insights into exam requirements, UCAT scores, and the role of the personal statement, prospective applicants will gain valuable insights into what it takes to embark on a fulfilling journey towards a career in medicine at Anglia Ruskin University.

The Process They expect applicants to be familiar with the NHS, NHS constitution and the General Medical Council (GMC) requirements of medical students.

Selection Process – 3 phases

  • Phase 1: Academic Screen
    All applications are checked to ensure that they meet the minimum academic entry requirements.
  • Phase 2: Shortlisting
    All applicants meeting the main academic entry requirements will be ranked on their UCAT Score, SJT 4 is automatic rejection, with shortlisting points for living or studying in the East of England region, with further points for Essex.
  • Phase 3: Interviews (MMI)
    Successful candidates get an offer!

The Interview - Length: 8 stations, 7 minutes per stations


Anglia Ruskin Medicine Interview Dates: December to January


Anglia Ruskin Medical School Interview Questions / Topics: - Interpersonal and communication skills (including empathy) - Teamwork and leadership - Preparation and motivation - Critical thinking, problem solving - Ethical/moral reasoning - 'Integrity'

Work Experience - It is desirable for applicants to have undertaken work experience in the healthcare sector, whether that be shadowing, volunteering, paid-work or observing. Clinical and non-clinical experience are important, which could be in a nursing home, nursery, charities, voluntary organisations, pharmacy as well as GP surgeries and hospitals. The purpose of the work experience is to give you an insight in to the working day of a healthcare professional, to challenge any preconceptions that you may have and give you a realistic view of the job roles you wish to pursue.

Exams? - GCSE

5 GCSEs at Grade 6-9 (A*-B), including English Language, Maths and two science subjects.

A Levels


Must include Chemistry & Biology/ Chemistry/ Maths/ Physics Resit of AAA accepted within two academic years of application (should have AAB or BBB (Widening Access) first time round).

  • Statistics - Applicants-1243
  • Interview invites-600
  • Offers given-352
  • Chance of success post-interview-59%

How Important is the Personal Statement? - While we do not directly use your personal statement in the selection process, you should be prepared to discuss or use aspects of your statement at the interview. We will be looking to understand your motivation to study medicine, your appreciation of the role and responsibilities of being a doctor, as well as evidence of any work experience you have undertaken to support your application.

UCAT Scores – 2021 entry -** 2370 was the minimum UCAT score.**

2020 entry- 2410 was the minimum UCAT score.

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