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									   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.
        English Language Medicine
Med and Vet Programmes still open for 2012 Entry
There are now over 40 programmes in Medicine:
•over 20 in Dentistry
•8 in Vet Science, all taught through English,

Some have closed by May of Y13:
•Charles Prague [2nd Faculty],

. . but some still accept applications even in May - largely in Central and
Eastern Europe are still taking applications.

Note that some deadlines at the better schools are by second half of may at
latests: MU Warsaw: 20 May
            Work Experience
Red Cross – join the Toulouse section, but
organisation of activities can be limited. Find out
about other medically related charitable
organisations you can get involved with.

Old people’s homes . . .

Leeds(?) joint uni with another uni in Hawaii and
study part of your course in each (Norwich also,
Keele – research to find more)
Useful Medical Courses for Y12/13 students
Highly recommended, and worth the cost, by 2011-13 students Charlotte Owens and
Catherine Heylings who attended the Medlink course at Christmas in Y12 (one day
lectures lasted from 09h00 to 02h00 in the morning, 1h lecture, 10min break throughout
(with break for lunch)! Christmas or Summer holidays: 4 days: lectures 9h-02h00 at
Nottingham University. Everything about medicine, from practicing doctors and medical
students. Cost approx: £1000.

English Language Medicine
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
                      Medicine in the US
Four-year bachelor's degree or at least 90 credit hours from an accredited college
or university.
Many applicants obtain further education before medical school in the form of
Master's degrees, or other non science related degrees (40% of medical school
degrees in fields other than biology or specialized health sciences in 2005)

Obligatory to complete year-length undergraduate courses with labs in biology,
general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics; some medical schools have
additional requirements such as biochemistry, calculus, genetics, psychology and

A student with a bachelor's degree who has not taken the pre-medical coursework
may complete a postbaccalaureate (postbacc) program. Some postbacc programs
are specifically linked to individual medical schools to allow matriculation without a
gap year, while most require 1–2 years to complete.
In 2010, 42,742 people applied to medical schools in the United States through the
American Medical College Application Service. 18,665 of them matriculated into a
medical school for a success rate of 44%

Application essay: primary opportunity to describe your reasons for entering a
medical career. Essay is open-ended to allow creativity and flexibility for the
candidate to draw upon his/her personal experiences/challenges to make him/her
stand out amongst other applicants.
Essential Info: Non-US citizen medical applicants
Unlike medical education in the UK, the study of medicine in the U.S. generally
begins AFTER completion of four years of undergraduate study which includes
meeting the pre-medical school course requirements along with obtaining a
bachelor's (B.A.) degree in any subject. Medical school itself usually lasts four years
and is followed by 3-7 years of graduate medical education (internship/residency). A
few medical schools provide limited programs beginning after high school that
combine undergraduate college study with medical education. Students are admitted
provisionally to these programs based upon their high school credentials and, if their
performance is satisfactory, are permitted to progress to the M.D. degree. This
program generally takes six or seven years and admission to it is extremely
competitive for foreign students.
There are very few opportunities for foreign students to obtain the Doctor of Medicine
degree in the United States. American medical schools receive twice as many
applications from qualified U.S. citizens as can be accommodated and many of the
publicly-supported medical schools are required by law to admit only state residents.

Most institutions require foreign students to have completed at least the last two
years of their undergraduate study in a U.S. college or university. An increasing
number of medical schools require a bachelor's degree from a U.S. school.
Even with a U.S. bachelor's degree, medical schools admit few foreign students
since space is so limited. In 2001, of the 34,859 submitted applications, there were
17,456 accepted of which 230 were foreign students.
                    Medicine in the US

MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test
              Medical School Tuition & Fees
           Association of American Medical Colleges:
According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the median tuition in 2010-
•Public: $28,685 total cost including books, lab fees etc: $49,298
•Private: $46,899 total cost including books, lab fees etc: $66,984

                                In 2010, the median debt at graduation
                                •Public: $150,000
                                •Private: $180,000

Pharmacy : 5 or 6-year program, consisting of a 2-year pre-pharmacy curriculum
followed by 3 or 4 years of professional studies.

Fees have been increasing considerably over last 5yrs: Annual tuition and fees at public medical schools in 2005-
2006 averaged $19,961 for state residents and $38,865 for non-residents. At private schools, tuition and fees
averaged $36,271 for residents and $37,872 for nonresidents. These figures do not include housing or living
Fees have risen in US since 2005 –
 are they likely to continue rising?
Annual tuition and fees at public medical schools in 2005-2006 averaged
$19,961 for state residents and $38,865 for non-residents. At private schools,
tuition and fees averaged $36,271 for residents and $37,872 for nonresidents.
These figures do not include housing or living expenses.

Pharmacy is a 5 or 6-year program, consisting of a 2-year pre-pharmacy
curriculum followed by 3 or 4 years of professional studies.
     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
   GCSE A* Maths, Physics,
Chemistry, Biology 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
            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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