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The A-Z guide to Medical Universities: King’s College London

Embarking on the journey to become a medical professional is a significant undertaking, and choosing the right medical school is a crucial decision. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the intricacies of one renowned institution—King’s College London. Known for its commitment to excellence in medical education, King’s has established itself as a prominent choice for aspiring medical students.

Navigating through the application process, interviews, work experience expectations, and academic requirements, this guide aims to provide a detailed roadmap for prospective candidates. Understanding the nuances of each element can significantly enhance your chances of securing a coveted spot in King’s College London's esteemed Medicine program.

Join us as we dissect the key components of the application process, unravel the mysteries of interviews, and shed light on the statistics that shape the journey towards a medical degree at King’s. Whether you're a prospective applicant or just curious about the intricacies of medical school admissions, this A-Z guide is your compass to navigate the path towards a future in medicine.

The Process
No King’s UCAT cut-off score - but worth noting they average your score across the subtests and give that more consideration than individual subtest scores, plus they consider SJT scores too.

When considering those students which will be shortlisted for interview the selectors consider the following; GCSE (or equivalent performance), predicted or achieved A-level grades (or equivalent), the personal statement, the reference and the score in the UCAT.

UCAT score-50%
GCSEs-40%
Contextual Factors-10%

The Interview
Type: MMI- A standardized interviewer assessment score sheet accompanies each station. Interviewers have no prior knowledge of candidates before they meet them at each station.
Dates: November - March
Topics:
Motivation and Insight into Medicine
Personal statement/General Stations
Ethical dilemma/scenario
Case Article Review
Your opinion on recent health news
Data Analysis
Observation Tasks
Role play Station

Work Experience
Medicine King’s College London Work Experience: King’s would normally expect that you will have undertaken some work experience in a caring environment and/ or observation in a Medical clinical setting. Paid or voluntary work (Very Desirable): Any voluntary contribution to your community is taken into account, e.g. volunteer in a care home.

Exams
GCSE Grade 6 (B) in both English and Mathematics required
A Levels A*AA
Must include Chemistry & Biology

Statistics
Applicants: 2841
Interview invites: 1033
Offers given: 716
Chance of success post-interview: 69%

How Important is the Personal Statement?
Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application. King’s would normally expect that you will have undertaken some work experience in a caring environment and/or observation in a Medical clinical setting. Communication skills and the ability to work successfully in a team are of great importance. Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account in addition to academic ability. King’s would expect your application to be strongly supported by your referee both in terms of academic achievements/potential and in terms of your character and suitability for medicine.

UCAT Scores
In 2021, the average score invited for interview was 2809.

Are you ready to unlock the doors to King’s College London’s Medicine program? Let's embark on this insightful journey together.

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