Making an application to study Medicine, Veterinary Science or Dentistry can be daunting.
Medicine and Dentistry are demanding professions where you will not only be required to demonstrate outstanding academic ability but also manual dexterity and clinical skills.
For most university courses the minimum entry requirements are three As at A level. To give yourself the best chance of gaining a place you should gain at least two weeks of work experience.
A Veterinary Science course is a demanding one academically, physically, and emotionally and you must be committed to work hard to be a successful veterinary science student. Although courses at university are five years long, places are much sought after and consequently you will need not only a high level of academic ability but also a wide variety of work experience. Placements covering as many different aspects of veterinary work as possible including farm work, observation of large animal and small animal practice and lambing will stand you in good stead.
This pathway will provide with all the advice and support needed to ensure you have an application that stands out from other applicants whilst enabling you to gain the academic qualifications required to meet university entrance.
Choose one or more academic advanced level subjects. Psychology, Physics, Mathematics, English, or History are all readily accepted by the most prestigious Universities
Future Medics Elective
Option to follow the Gifted Student Programme
HE+ / OXNET
Opportunities to attend Medical, Dental and Veterinary talks
University Visit Programme
First aid course
Preparation for UKCAT, BMAT (University Admissions Tests)
To develop understanding of what a career in Medicine involves and your suitability for your intended profession, you are strongly advised to undertake some relevant work experience in a health or social care environment.
Work placements and work shadowing
University of Cambridge – MB BChir Medicine (A*A*A)
University of Liverpool – BVSc Veterinary Science (AAA)
University of Manchester – BDS Dentistry (AAA)
University of Bradford – BSc Optometry (AAA)
University of Nottingham – BPharm Pharmacy (AAB)
Likely employment opportunities:
Doctor, Consultant, GP, Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Optician, Veterinarian,
Chemistry [A], Biology [A], Psychology [A]
Where next :
University of Liverpool