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University Admissions

IN2UK University Admissions

Medicine and dentistry are two of the most popular, competitive yet rewarding careers in the world. However, they are also the most difficult courses to get admission into. This is further compounded if the number of seats available are only a fraction of the number of applicants that aspire to apply for these courses.

Why Medicine?

Most doctors agree there is no greater joy than curing a patient, or for a medical researcher than when you discover a new drug for a disease. If you want a degree and a career that offers numerous opportunities to grow and excel, to never stop learning whilst remaining at the forefront of innovation, then medicine is for you. It is a career that offers you satisfaction, respect, recognition and a stable livelihood which is protected from the economic uncertainties impacting most other careers.

Why Dentistry?

With the concept of dental hygiene and preventative care well established in the developed world and on a rapid increase in the developing nations, dentistry is a very respected and rewarding career with amazing prospects. It is also remains as one of the most competitive courses to apply for in the UK. On average, dentists working in the private sector can earn in excess of £140,000 per annum.

Medicine and Dentistry in India vs UK

India

  • Initial years are highly theoretical, and involve learning excessive amounts of material without patient contact.

  • Lack of funding and infrastructure for research. This puts students at a disadvantage when applying for residency positions as they have not published any papers.

  • Excessive focus on learning clinical material to pass the exam, rather than exploring and developing other interests.

  • Medical students have a stereotype of working excessive hours without enjoying university life.

  • Lack of research and international recognition makes it hard for Indian students to work abroad.

UK

  • Integrated courses allow patient contact from year 1, exposing students to both theoretical and clinical medicine.

  • Many opportunities for research, and to publish scientific papers.

  • Students have the opportunity to do a second degree in a subject of their choice during the course.

  • UK universities have over 500 extra-curricular societies and activities – ensuring university life is varied and fun.

  • Strong links with European and American universities give opportunities to conduct research and fellowships abroad.

A Career in the UK

There are several reasons why the UK is one of the best places to study medicine and dentistry:

As per NEET 2017 Results Statistics, the Indian medical system is highly competitive – despite over 10 Lac applicants, Indian medical school (government and private) only have a combined capacity to provide medical education for 63,985 students.

Within this figure, 50% of government seats are reserved for lower castes, meaning that it is close to impossible to get a seat by merit, even if the candidate is highly deserving.

The Medical and Dentistry training programs in India are still maturing, lack recognition internationally, with little focus on innovation and R&D.

Sadly the Civil and Government Hospitals providing training to junior doctors do not have the latest equipment or infrastructure curtailing the prospects and opportunities for aspiring doctors.

The UK currently has a shortage of doctors.

Numbers of international applicants from the EU are set to decrease after Brexit, providing a huge opportunity to accept more students from non-EU countries such as India.

The UK immigration system is set to be relaxed allowing you to convert your Student Visa into a Skilled worker Visa more easily after which you can apply for residency.

The UK has some of the best universities in the world.

University life in the UK offers many other advantages – research, extra-curricular activities and links with other universities in the USA and Europe.

Almost 10% of the NHS has Asian heritage, showing there is a large community of Indian students in the UK.

As per NEET 2017 Results Statistics, the Indian medical system is highly competitive – despite over 10 Lac applicants, Indian medical school (government and private) only have a combined capacity to provide medical education for 63,985 students.

Within this figure, 50% of government seats are reserved for lower castes, meaning that it is close to impossible to get a seat by merit, even if the candidate is highly deserving.

The Medical and Dentistry training programs in India are still maturing, lack recognition internationally, with little focus on innovation and R&D.

Sadly the Civil and Government Hospitals providing training to junior doctors do not have the latest equipment or infrastructure curtailing the prospects and opportunities for aspiring doctors.

The UK currently has a shortage of doctors.

Numbers of international applicants from the EU are set to decrease after Brexit, providing a huge opportunity to accept more students from non-EU countries such as India.

The UK immigration system is set to be relaxed allowing you to convert your Student Visa into a Skilled worker Visa more easily after which you can apply for residency.

The UK has some of the best universities in the world.

University life in the UK offers many other advantages – research, extra-curricular activities and links with other universities in the USA and Europe.

Almost 10% of the NHS has Asian heritage, showing there is a large community of Indian students in the UK.

Admissions Steps

There are a number of key steps required to gain admission to study medicine or dentistry in the UK:

Personal statement

Personal Statement

All students are required to submit an essay of 4000 characters which highlights their motivation to study medicine or dentistry and their experience and academic achievements to date. This is the first and a very critical step which needs to be right

UCAS Form

UCAS Form

This is an online form which is submitted to universities which includes the applicant’s grades, university choices, academic background and a reference from their school.

UKCAT

UKCAT

The UK Clinical Aptitude Test is a 2-hour online exam which is used by most dental and medical schools. It comprises of 5 sections, Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning, Decision Analysis, Situational Judgement and is scored on a scale of 300-900.

BMAT

BMAT

The Biomedical Admissions Test is used by the elite medical and dental schools. This 2-hour exam comprises
of Section 1 (Problem Solving and Critical Thinking), Section 2 (Science) and Section 3 (essay writing).

Interview

Interview

All prospective students are required to sit an interview in order to gain admission. This can exist in many different formats: traditional panel interview, MMI (multiplemini-interviews) and Oxbridge-style.

Why IN2UK?

There are many steps required to gain an offer to study medicine and dentistry at a UK university. By enrolling with IN2UK University Admissions you have the best chance to get the needed training and support to qualify for the world’s best career option in the world’s best universities which will change your life for the better and forever.

We pride ourselves on offering courses designed and delivered by Cambridge University students, who are at the top of their game and who have been through a similar journey. With our support, your intellectual potential and dedication, there should be no barriers to your entry into studying medicine and dentistry in the UK.