Timeline for applying to medical school

What? When? Which course?
Explore options,
do work experience
In the year before applying GeMS course
Sit UKCAT July to September UKCAT course
Compose personal
statement and submit
UCAS form
July to mid-October GeMS course
(if applying to Oxbridge,
Imperial, or UCL)
Early November BMAT course
Sit interviews December onwards GeMS course and/
or Interview skills
Receive offers Normally about 2 weeks
after sitting an interview

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