British Medical Journal Student Membership by wuyunyi


									Getting into Medicine in the UK

 IB points: Edinburgh: 37                   HL: 6,6,7
               Leicester: 36                 HL: Bi:6, Ch:6
                Brighton: 38                 HL: 18 (Bi:6, Ch:6)

 French Baccaularéat:
 Sheffield Hallam Uni: French Baccalaureate with a score               of 12
 or 13. For courses such as pscychology, physiotherapy, law or other
 accredited courses we require a score of 14 or 15
     French Bac Entry Requirments

With over 2,500 international students from all parts of the world currently studying at
Sussex, the University is very experienced in assessing the qualifications offered by
students from outside the UK.
These are only a guide and, as each application is treated individually, offers may vary
with different applicants
        French Bac Entry Requirments
French Baccaularéat:
14+         majority of subjects.
16+         Sciences and Maths

•Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English and another language must be offered.
•Biology should be included as well.
•These examination results must be obtained at the first sitting.

                                 demand for places is much higher
  For nearly all degree programmes
       than places available. The majority of offers will be made to
       students who achieve grades well above the minimum entry
In 2007 and 2008 the offer threshold for most degree programmes was achieved/predicted 14 or 15 although some
programmes had a threshold of 16 out of 20.
  No vocabularly or syllabus allowances
    for non-English trained students
You have to take the UKCAT or BMAT.
No allowances are made for non-English trained
students vocabularly difficulties:
•you are not allowed a dictionary in the exam
•you are not given consideration in marking.

Applicants of the following countries (France is included) must sit the UKCAT or
  Personal Statements: ONE only!

• You have 4 choices for medicine.

• Your 5th UCAS choice has to be a non-medicine

• You only get one personal statement.

• Tailor this to medicine and nothing else.

• Other courses may write to you to ask for
another non-medical personal statement,
but this is rare.
Which Universities ask for BMAT and which
               for UKCAT?

                BMAT Universities:

             UKCAT Universities:

Additional overview here including some suggestions on choosing a medical
  Take UKCAT / BMAT more than
    once in an academic year?
It doesn’t look like this is possible.

Ring the universities you are interested in to
 Test Preparation: Specimen Tests

• FULL Tests available for each of the three assessments.

• SPECIMEN test condensed version of all three tests available

BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)
 BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)

The results are only valid in the year that you are applying and the cost of
the test will be:

•£27.30 if applying in the UK
•£51.00 if applying from elsewhere
          « Knowledge » Component
Mathematical and scientific knowledge that you will have covered by the age
of 16: Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
BMAT Section 2 will always be based around the relevant version of the UK
National Curriculum taken by the majority of the cohort.
This can be found here, p.32 ot 54 covers the Biology, Physics and
Chemistry syllabus:
« Science A » and « Science B » have the same curriculum, just a different
test at the end:

Maths Curriculum for 2010 (and 2011)can be found here:
         « Knowledge » Component
“for those that were educated elsewhere than the UK it is wise to check that
you have covered the same information in your syllabus”

Areas of syllabus not relevant to the biomedical sciences are omitted, these
•green plants as organisms,
•useful products from organic sources,
•useful products from metal ores and rocks,
•useful products from air,
•changes to the Earth and atmosphere
•the Earth and beyond and seismic waves
Warning from an ex-testee: BMAT website says you only need "double
science GCSE and maths GCSE" to be able to do the paper. however, i
would seriously disagree with this statement, having done double science and
maths GCSE (and got A*s).
I do chemistry, biology and maths A-level so those sides were covered, but
the physics was completely impossible! there is no way that you would be
able to complete the paper without at least AS knowledge of
thinking-taking-bmat.html )
The Test: Problem-Solving, Knowledge,
        Synthesise information

Section 1: Aptitude and Skills
Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Application
Section 3: Writing Task
Aptitude & Skills Test = Problem
        Solving Abilities
Alevel/IB Knowledge Test
Communication Test
BMAT Test Centres in France
 Test Results: 5 out of 9 or above is
•Each question, in Sections 1 and 2, is worth one mark.

•Total raw marks for each section are converted to the BMAT scale, which runs
from:             1 (low) - 9 (high).
•Scores are reported to one decimal place.

•Typical BMAT candidates                     5.0 (approximately half marks).
• Best   candidates                          6.0
• Exceptional       candidates               7.0+.
UK Clinical Aptitude Tests

Only four choices can be used to apply to medical schools.

            : if currently receiving some form of government benfit
UK Clinical Aptitude Tests
UK Clinical Aptitude Tests
   L’Entrée en Médecine en France
Tous le monde avec un BAC peut accéder à la
première année.

Epreuves repartie sur deux périodes dans la première

Premier 20% réussis les examens

Droit de redoubler qu’une seule fois dans ta vie.
            British Medical Journal
Student Membership:
British Medical Journal Subscription
The many faces of « Doctor »

   Medical Specialities: They cover most of
   the conditions for which people are admitted to
   hospital . . . and focus on particular organs such
   as the heart (cardiology), or disease processes
   such as cancers (oncology).

Pediatrics, Pathologists, Obstetrics, Gynaecology,
Opthalmology, Anaesthetics, Psychatriatry etc. etc.
Don’t need to have a precise Idea, but be
 aware of the wide range of roles within
       « Medicine » or « Doctor »

          « Before i used to say I
         wanted to be an Optician
            and suddenly it just
          changed to dentistry »
The many roles within Medicine
More Information
Non-Doctor Roles within Medicine
                   PAY and BENEFITS

Junior doctors: 40hour week + 50% supplement (is standard working hours)
         1st yr:   £33, 285 (38, 945€ or 3 245€/month)
         2nd yr:   £41, 285 (48 303€ or 4 025€/month)
         Specialist training: £44,117 to £69,369 (see “Speciality Doctor” grade)

Consultant:        £74,504 to £176,242.
                   dependent on length of service & performance

General Practitioner(GP): self employed holding contract with a Primary Care
                          Trust and profits therefore vary:
                           £70 000 - £160 000
If not employed directly by PCT:     £53,249 to £80,354

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