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Overview

A 6 year medical degree programme open to students studying A levels/Access to Medicine at non-selective, state schools in Greater London and to participants of Realising Opportunities across England. Stage 1 of the core MBBS curriculum is split over 2 years, allowing it to be studied at a steadily increasing pace and with greater academic and pastoral support.


Key benefits

  • New innovative curriculum for 2016 entry

  • Focus on learning in partnership with patients

  • Partner hospitals include Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’ Hospitals – three of the most renowned and busiest teaching hospitals in London

  • Learning from some of the world’s most eminent clinicians and scientists who are global leaders in life sciences and medical research

  • A multi-faculty university giving students access to a breadth of non-core subjects including humanities and social sciences

  • Twinned with leading medical schools around the world providing opportunities for clinical exchanges and placements


Key information

UCAS code A101

Duration Six years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Department

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Entry requirements

BBB-AAA

Required subjects

Chemistry and Biology required at A-level (or equivalent). GCSE requirement: at least grade B in English Language and Mathematics required.


Preferred subjects

None.

 

 

 


Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

NOTE: this programme is only open to students from non-selective, state schools in Greater London.  GCSEs must have been completed at a non-selective, state school in Greater London.

Applicants from other schools are encouraged to see the entry requirements for the five year A100 Medicine degree.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A levels: Offers will be made in the range of BBB to AAA (including Biology and Chemistry)and will take into account the candidate’s predicted/achieved grades and the school or college where these are achieved
Additionally: GCSE grade B in both English and Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma: QAA Access to Medicine/Dentistry HE Diploma taken at an eligible UK Further Education College full time over one year may be considered. Of the 45 Level 3 credits, 36 credits must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Selectors will be looking for an appropriate amount of Level 3 Chemistry and Biology. 
Additionally, GCSE grade B (or equivalent) in both English and Mathematics required.

Eligibility: This programme is only open to students from non-selective, state schools in Greater London. Applicants from other school/colleges are encouraged to see the entry requirements for the five year A100 Medicine degree.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: Not applicable for this programme. Please see our A100 five year Medicine degree instead.

European Baccalaureate: Not applicable for this programme. Please see our A100 five year Medicine degree instead.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successful applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successful applicants

Scholastic activities (Desirable): Any scholastic activity would be considered, e.g general reading, debating, theological interests etc.

Community activities (Very Desirable): We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school, college and community life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment. Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account e.g. clubs, theatrical, religious etc.

General (Desirable): We look for applicants who not only have interests but may have also achieved in these areas e.g. music, sport, first aid, etc.

Work shadowing/observation(Desirable): We would normally expect that applicants will have undertaken some voluntary work experience in a caring/health environment and/or observation in a clinical setting. It is important for applicants to have a realistic appreciation of what a career as a health professional involves.

Paid or voluntary work (Very Desirable): Any voluntary contribution to your community is taken into account, e.g. volunteering in a care home. We look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public e.g. in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

Interviewing

Are interviews offered? Yes 
Are all applicants interviewed? No, interviewees are selected 
Are all those made an offer interviewed? Yes 
What form does the interview take? A multiple mini interview with a number of interviews lasting around 40 minutes.
What is considered at interview? Communication skills; exploring in detail the interviewee's work or voluntary experiences; exploring general social and ethical issues, normally health-related; the interviewee's general suitability for the programme.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: This course is now closed to applicants for 2016 entry.

A maximum of four choices on the UCAS form may be made for programmes which lead to a professional qualification in medicine.

You may add one of the following alternative non-health programmes to your UCAS application: Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacology & Molecular Genetics, Physiology, Neuroscience, Human Sciences and Biomedical Science.

Please be assured that you will be considered as having a full commitment to Medicine whether you include a non-health programme choice or not. If you would like to discuss your options regarding programme choice, including adding a programme which does not appear on this list, please contact the Admissions Office.

The UKCAT: Please note: all applicants are required to sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) prior to applying to the EMDP degree. Please refer to the UKCAT website for details on registration at www.ukcat.ac.uk

For the Extended Medical Degree Programme (EMDP), the UKCAT is used contextually; test results are considered along with other factors, including where the applicant has been to school. However a low score in the UKCAT may substantially reduce your chances of being invited to interview.

Academic achievement: You should carefully check that you will meet the School of Medicine's minimum academic standards before making an application. Please note that many applicants meet the minimum requirements and so all applications are considered within a competitive environment.

In line with the recommendations of the report 'Fair admissions to higher education: recommendations for good practice' produced by the Admissions to Higher Education Review in 2004, King's will endeavour to consider other factors in addition to examination results, including the educational context of an applicant's formal achievement. As well as achievement at formal examination, King's will look for other indicators of potential and capability.

Personal statement and reference: Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application. We are looking particularly for evidence of appropriate commitment to, and realistic appreciation of, the academic, physical and emotional demands of a medicine degree programme and career. We would normally expect that you will have undertaken some work experience in a caring environment and/or observation in a dental clinical setting. If this is not possible, we look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public, eg in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

Communication skills and the ability to work successfully in a team are of great importance. We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school or college life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment.

Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account in addition to academic ability. We aim to ensure that all of our students can cope with the heavy academic workload of the programme and display those professional qualities, skills and attitudes that help to make competent and caring medical professional.

We would expect your application to be strongly supported by your referee both in terms of academic achievements/potential and in terms of your character and suitability for medicine.

UKCAT scores: Your UKCAT scores will be considered in our selection for interview. They will not be the sole indicator for selection and there is no universal ‘cut-off’ score for the UKCAT. Scores will be balanced against achievement in other areas, in particular your academic performance to date, and for the EMDP, are further considered in light of individual school performance data, as published by the Department for Education and Schools.

The interview: No offers are made without an interview. EMDP interviews are held in March and you must be available for interview in order to be considered for admission. A large number of applications are received for medicine. Although we recognise that this is an anxious time for you, all applications are carefully considered, and therefore you should not expect a response until the cycle has been completed in early May.

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) are used for selection. During MMIs candidates are asked to respond to questions relating to a scenario at a ‘station’ and then move onto the next station in a timed circuit. One of these station scenarios is designed to assess values and personality based attributes for example: kindness, compassion and empathy, respect for the individual, privacy and dignity, advocacy, decision-making, team working and integrity. Some scenarios are scientifically based and designed to assess information handling and evaluation skills, whilst others will assess knowledge on topical medical issues. Another station will assess the candidates’ ability to deal with an ethical dilemma. Communication skills will be assessed at EACH station.

A standardised interviewer assessment score sheet accompanies each station. Interviewers have no prior knowledge of candidates before they meet them at each station.

As we are seeking to identify your suitability for a clinical environment, we expect our interviewees to adopt the dress code required of clinical medical students at King's.

Examination 're-mark' policy: Conditional offer holders must supply to King’s all complete examination results (including final grades) by 30 August of the year of entry. For example, conditional offers holders who initially do not meet their offer may apply for an A level re-mark. If official notification of any change to the final grade is supplied to King’s no later than 30 August and this change meets the initial offer, the offer holder can begin the programme that academic year. Without exception, if the improved re-marked examination result is supplied to the Student Admissions Office after 30 August, a deferred offer of a place will be made.

Criminal conviction disclosure: All offers of a place, and continued enrolment, are made subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check. All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.

Getting a decision: There continues to be considerable pressure on the available places for students to study medicine. Applications to the medical school each year for our undergraduate medical programmes are around 4500 for a total of 410 places. Around 1200 – 1400 applicants are selected for interview.

For the EMDP, around 400 applications are received for 50 places. Candidates will be invited for interview in March 2016. The School aims to notify all applicants of its final decisions by the beginning of May 2016.

Not applicable for entry to this programme

Required subjects

Chemistry and Biology required at A-level (or equivalent). GCSE requirement: at least grade B in English Language and Mathematics required.


Preferred subjects

None.

 

 

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

NOTE: this programme is only open to students from non-selective, state schools in Greater London.  GCSEs must have been completed at a non-selective, state school in Greater London.

Applicants from other schools are encouraged to see the entry requirements for the five year A100 Medicine degree.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A levels: Offers will be made in the range of BBB to AAA (including Biology and Chemistry)and will take into account the candidate’s predicted/achieved grades and the school or college where these are achieved
Additionally: GCSE grade B in both English and Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma: QAA Access to Medicine/Dentistry HE Diploma taken at an eligible UK Further Education College full time over one year may be considered. Of the 45 Level 3 credits, 36 credits must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Selectors will be looking for an appropriate amount of Level 3 Chemistry and Biology. 
Additionally, GCSE grade B (or equivalent) in both English and Mathematics required.

Eligibility: This programme is only open to students from non-selective, state schools in Greater London. Applicants from other school/colleges are encouraged to see the entry requirements for the five year A100 Medicine degree.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: Not applicable for this programme. Please see our A100 five year Medicine degree instead.

European Baccalaureate: Not applicable for this programme. Please see our A100 five year Medicine degree instead.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successful applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successful applicants

Scholastic activities (Desirable): Any scholastic activity would be considered, e.g general reading, debating, theological interests etc.

Community activities (Very Desirable): We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school, college and community life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment. Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account e.g. clubs, theatrical, religious etc.

General (Desirable): We look for applicants who not only have interests but may have also achieved in these areas e.g. music, sport, first aid, etc.

Work shadowing/observation(Desirable): We would normally expect that applicants will have undertaken some voluntary work experience in a caring/health environment and/or observation in a clinical setting. It is important for applicants to have a realistic appreciation of what a career as a health professional involves.

Paid or voluntary work (Very Desirable): Any voluntary contribution to your community is taken into account, e.g. volunteering in a care home. We look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public e.g. in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

Interviewing

Are interviews offered? Yes 
Are all applicants interviewed? No, interviewees are selected 
Are all those made an offer interviewed? Yes 
What form does the interview take? A multiple mini interview with a number of interviews lasting around 40 minutes.
What is considered at interview? Communication skills; exploring in detail the interviewee's work or voluntary experiences; exploring general social and ethical issues, normally health-related; the interviewee's general suitability for the programme.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: This course is now closed to applicants for 2016 entry.

A maximum of four choices on the UCAS form may be made for programmes which lead to a professional qualification in medicine.

You may add one of the following alternative non-health programmes to your UCAS application: Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacology & Molecular Genetics, Physiology, Neuroscience, Human Sciences and Biomedical Science.

Please be assured that you will be considered as having a full commitment to Medicine whether you include a non-health programme choice or not. If you would like to discuss your options regarding programme choice, including adding a programme which does not appear on this list, please contact the Admissions Office.

The UKCAT: Please note: all applicants are required to sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) prior to applying to the EMDP degree. Please refer to the UKCAT website for details on registration at www.ukcat.ac.uk

For the Extended Medical Degree Programme (EMDP), the UKCAT is used contextually; test results are considered along with other factors, including where the applicant has been to school. However a low score in the UKCAT may substantially reduce your chances of being invited to interview.

Academic achievement: You should carefully check that you will meet the School of Medicine's minimum academic standards before making an application. Please note that many applicants meet the minimum requirements and so all applications are considered within a competitive environment.

In line with the recommendations of the report 'Fair admissions to higher education: recommendations for good practice' produced by the Admissions to Higher Education Review in 2004, King's will endeavour to consider other factors in addition to examination results, including the educational context of an applicant's formal achievement. As well as achievement at formal examination, King's will look for other indicators of potential and capability.

Personal statement and reference: Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application. We are looking particularly for evidence of appropriate commitment to, and realistic appreciation of, the academic, physical and emotional demands of a medicine degree programme and career. We would normally expect that you will have undertaken some work experience in a caring environment and/or observation in a dental clinical setting. If this is not possible, we look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public, eg in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

Communication skills and the ability to work successfully in a team are of great importance. We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school or college life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment.

Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account in addition to academic ability. We aim to ensure that all of our students can cope with the heavy academic workload of the programme and display those professional qualities, skills and attitudes that help to make competent and caring medical professional.

We would expect your application to be strongly supported by your referee both in terms of academic achievements/potential and in terms of your character and suitability for medicine.

UKCAT scores: Your UKCAT scores will be considered in our selection for interview. They will not be the sole indicator for selection and there is no universal ‘cut-off’ score for the UKCAT. Scores will be balanced against achievement in other areas, in particular your academic performance to date, and for the EMDP, are further considered in light of individual school performance data, as published by the Department for Education and Schools.

The interview: No offers are made without an interview. EMDP interviews are held in March and you must be available for interview in order to be considered for admission. A large number of applications are received for medicine. Although we recognise that this is an anxious time for you, all applications are carefully considered, and therefore you should not expect a response until the cycle has been completed in early May.

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) are used for selection. During MMIs candidates are asked to respond to questions relating to a scenario at a ‘station’ and then move onto the next station in a timed circuit. One of these station scenarios is designed to assess values and personality based attributes for example: kindness, compassion and empathy, respect for the individual, privacy and dignity, advocacy, decision-making, team working and integrity. Some scenarios are scientifically based and designed to assess information handling and evaluation skills, whilst others will assess knowledge on topical medical issues. Another station will assess the candidates’ ability to deal with an ethical dilemma. Communication skills will be assessed at EACH station.

A standardised interviewer assessment score sheet accompanies each station. Interviewers have no prior knowledge of candidates before they meet them at each station.

As we are seeking to identify your suitability for a clinical environment, we expect our interviewees to adopt the dress code required of clinical medical students at King's.

Examination 're-mark' policy: Conditional offer holders must supply to King’s all complete examination results (including final grades) by 30 August of the year of entry. For example, conditional offers holders who initially do not meet their offer may apply for an A level re-mark. If official notification of any change to the final grade is supplied to King’s no later than 30 August and this change meets the initial offer, the offer holder can begin the programme that academic year. Without exception, if the improved re-marked examination result is supplied to the Student Admissions Office after 30 August, a deferred offer of a place will be made.

Criminal conviction disclosure: All offers of a place, and continued enrolment, are made subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check. All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.

Getting a decision: There continues to be considerable pressure on the available places for students to study medicine. Applications to the medical school each year for our undergraduate medical programmes are around 4500 for a total of 410 places. Around 1200 – 1400 applicants are selected for interview.

For the EMDP, around 400 applications are received for 50 places. Candidates will be invited for interview in March 2016. The School aims to notify all applicants of its final decisions by the beginning of May 2016.

QAA Access to Medicine/Dentistry HE Diploma: of the 45 Level 3 credits, 36 credits must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.

Required subjects

Chemistry and Biology required at A-level (or equivalent). GCSE requirement: at least grade B in English Language and Mathematics required.


Preferred subjects

None.

 

 

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

NOTE: this programme is only open to students from non-selective, state schools in Greater London.  GCSEs must have been completed at a non-selective, state school in Greater London.

Applicants from other schools are encouraged to see the entry requirements for the five year A100 Medicine degree.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A levels: Offers will be made in the range of BBB to AAA (including Biology and Chemistry)and will take into account the candidate’s predicted/achieved grades and the school or college where these are achieved
Additionally: GCSE grade B in both English and Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma: QAA Access to Medicine/Dentistry HE Diploma taken at an eligible UK Further Education College full time over one year may be considered. Of the 45 Level 3 credits, 36 credits must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Selectors will be looking for an appropriate amount of Level 3 Chemistry and Biology. 
Additionally, GCSE grade B (or equivalent) in both English and Mathematics required.

Eligibility: This programme is only open to students from non-selective, state schools in Greater London. Applicants from other school/colleges are encouraged to see the entry requirements for the five year A100 Medicine degree.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: Not applicable for this programme. Please see our A100 five year Medicine degree instead.

European Baccalaureate: Not applicable for this programme. Please see our A100 five year Medicine degree instead.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successful applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successful applicants

Scholastic activities (Desirable): Any scholastic activity would be considered, e.g general reading, debating, theological interests etc.

Community activities (Very Desirable): We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school, college and community life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment. Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account e.g. clubs, theatrical, religious etc.

General (Desirable): We look for applicants who not only have interests but may have also achieved in these areas e.g. music, sport, first aid, etc.

Work shadowing/observation(Desirable): We would normally expect that applicants will have undertaken some voluntary work experience in a caring/health environment and/or observation in a clinical setting. It is important for applicants to have a realistic appreciation of what a career as a health professional involves.

Paid or voluntary work (Very Desirable): Any voluntary contribution to your community is taken into account, e.g. volunteering in a care home. We look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public e.g. in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

Interviewing

Are interviews offered? Yes 
Are all applicants interviewed? No, interviewees are selected 
Are all those made an offer interviewed? Yes 
What form does the interview take? A multiple mini interview with a number of interviews lasting around 40 minutes.
What is considered at interview? Communication skills; exploring in detail the interviewee's work or voluntary experiences; exploring general social and ethical issues, normally health-related; the interviewee's general suitability for the programme.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: This course is now closed to applicants for 2016 entry.

A maximum of four choices on the UCAS form may be made for programmes which lead to a professional qualification in medicine.

You may add one of the following alternative non-health programmes to your UCAS application: Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacology & Molecular Genetics, Physiology, Neuroscience, Human Sciences and Biomedical Science.

Please be assured that you will be considered as having a full commitment to Medicine whether you include a non-health programme choice or not. If you would like to discuss your options regarding programme choice, including adding a programme which does not appear on this list, please contact the Admissions Office.

The UKCAT: Please note: all applicants are required to sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) prior to applying to the EMDP degree. Please refer to the UKCAT website for details on registration at www.ukcat.ac.uk

For the Extended Medical Degree Programme (EMDP), the UKCAT is used contextually; test results are considered along with other factors, including where the applicant has been to school. However a low score in the UKCAT may substantially reduce your chances of being invited to interview.

Academic achievement: You should carefully check that you will meet the School of Medicine's minimum academic standards before making an application. Please note that many applicants meet the minimum requirements and so all applications are considered within a competitive environment.

In line with the recommendations of the report 'Fair admissions to higher education: recommendations for good practice' produced by the Admissions to Higher Education Review in 2004, King's will endeavour to consider other factors in addition to examination results, including the educational context of an applicant's formal achievement. As well as achievement at formal examination, King's will look for other indicators of potential and capability.

Personal statement and reference: Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application. We are looking particularly for evidence of appropriate commitment to, and realistic appreciation of, the academic, physical and emotional demands of a medicine degree programme and career. We would normally expect that you will have undertaken some work experience in a caring environment and/or observation in a dental clinical setting. If this is not possible, we look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public, eg in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

Communication skills and the ability to work successfully in a team are of great importance. We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school or college life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment.

Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account in addition to academic ability. We aim to ensure that all of our students can cope with the heavy academic workload of the programme and display those professional qualities, skills and attitudes that help to make competent and caring medical professional.

We would expect your application to be strongly supported by your referee both in terms of academic achievements/potential and in terms of your character and suitability for medicine.

UKCAT scores: Your UKCAT scores will be considered in our selection for interview. They will not be the sole indicator for selection and there is no universal ‘cut-off’ score for the UKCAT. Scores will be balanced against achievement in other areas, in particular your academic performance to date, and for the EMDP, are further considered in light of individual school performance data, as published by the Department for Education and Schools.

The interview: No offers are made without an interview. EMDP interviews are held in March and you must be available for interview in order to be considered for admission. A large number of applications are received for medicine. Although we recognise that this is an anxious time for you, all applications are carefully considered, and therefore you should not expect a response until the cycle has been completed in early May.

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) are used for selection. During MMIs candidates are asked to respond to questions relating to a scenario at a ‘station’ and then move onto the next station in a timed circuit. One of these station scenarios is designed to assess values and personality based attributes for example: kindness, compassion and empathy, respect for the individual, privacy and dignity, advocacy, decision-making, team working and integrity. Some scenarios are scientifically based and designed to assess information handling and evaluation skills, whilst others will assess knowledge on topical medical issues. Another station will assess the candidates’ ability to deal with an ethical dilemma. Communication skills will be assessed at EACH station.

A standardised interviewer assessment score sheet accompanies each station. Interviewers have no prior knowledge of candidates before they meet them at each station.

As we are seeking to identify your suitability for a clinical environment, we expect our interviewees to adopt the dress code required of clinical medical students at King's.

Examination 're-mark' policy: Conditional offer holders must supply to King’s all complete examination results (including final grades) by 30 August of the year of entry. For example, conditional offers holders who initially do not meet their offer may apply for an A level re-mark. If official notification of any change to the final grade is supplied to King’s no later than 30 August and this change meets the initial offer, the offer holder can begin the programme that academic year. Without exception, if the improved re-marked examination result is supplied to the Student Admissions Office after 30 August, a deferred offer of a place will be made.

Criminal conviction disclosure: All offers of a place, and continued enrolment, are made subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check. All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.

Getting a decision: There continues to be considerable pressure on the available places for students to study medicine. Applications to the medical school each year for our undergraduate medical programmes are around 4500 for a total of 410 places. Around 1200 – 1400 applicants are selected for interview.

For the EMDP, around 400 applications are received for 50 places. Candidates will be invited for interview in March 2016. The School aims to notify all applicants of its final decisions by the beginning of May 2016.

Not applicable for entry to this programme

Required subjects

Chemistry and Biology required at A-level (or equivalent). GCSE requirement: at least grade B in English Language and Mathematics required.


Preferred subjects

None.

 

 

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

NOTE: this programme is only open to students from non-selective, state schools in Greater London.  GCSEs must have been completed at a non-selective, state school in Greater London.

Applicants from other schools are encouraged to see the entry requirements for the five year A100 Medicine degree.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A levels: Offers will be made in the range of BBB to AAA (including Biology and Chemistry)and will take into account the candidate’s predicted/achieved grades and the school or college where these are achieved
Additionally: GCSE grade B in both English and Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma: QAA Access to Medicine/Dentistry HE Diploma taken at an eligible UK Further Education College full time over one year may be considered. Of the 45 Level 3 credits, 36 credits must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Selectors will be looking for an appropriate amount of Level 3 Chemistry and Biology. 
Additionally, GCSE grade B (or equivalent) in both English and Mathematics required.

Eligibility: This programme is only open to students from non-selective, state schools in Greater London. Applicants from other school/colleges are encouraged to see the entry requirements for the five year A100 Medicine degree.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: Not applicable for this programme. Please see our A100 five year Medicine degree instead.

European Baccalaureate: Not applicable for this programme. Please see our A100 five year Medicine degree instead.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successful applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successful applicants

Scholastic activities (Desirable): Any scholastic activity would be considered, e.g general reading, debating, theological interests etc.

Community activities (Very Desirable): We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school, college and community life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment. Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account e.g. clubs, theatrical, religious etc.

General (Desirable): We look for applicants who not only have interests but may have also achieved in these areas e.g. music, sport, first aid, etc.

Work shadowing/observation(Desirable): We would normally expect that applicants will have undertaken some voluntary work experience in a caring/health environment and/or observation in a clinical setting. It is important for applicants to have a realistic appreciation of what a career as a health professional involves.

Paid or voluntary work (Very Desirable): Any voluntary contribution to your community is taken into account, e.g. volunteering in a care home. We look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public e.g. in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

Interviewing

Are interviews offered? Yes 
Are all applicants interviewed? No, interviewees are selected 
Are all those made an offer interviewed? Yes 
What form does the interview take? A multiple mini interview with a number of interviews lasting around 40 minutes.
What is considered at interview? Communication skills; exploring in detail the interviewee's work or voluntary experiences; exploring general social and ethical issues, normally health-related; the interviewee's general suitability for the programme.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: This course is now closed to applicants for 2016 entry.

A maximum of four choices on the UCAS form may be made for programmes which lead to a professional qualification in medicine.

You may add one of the following alternative non-health programmes to your UCAS application: Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacology & Molecular Genetics, Physiology, Neuroscience, Human Sciences and Biomedical Science.

Please be assured that you will be considered as having a full commitment to Medicine whether you include a non-health programme choice or not. If you would like to discuss your options regarding programme choice, including adding a programme which does not appear on this list, please contact the Admissions Office.

The UKCAT: Please note: all applicants are required to sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) prior to applying to the EMDP degree. Please refer to the UKCAT website for details on registration at www.ukcat.ac.uk

For the Extended Medical Degree Programme (EMDP), the UKCAT is used contextually; test results are considered along with other factors, including where the applicant has been to school. However a low score in the UKCAT may substantially reduce your chances of being invited to interview.

Academic achievement: You should carefully check that you will meet the School of Medicine's minimum academic standards before making an application. Please note that many applicants meet the minimum requirements and so all applications are considered within a competitive environment.

In line with the recommendations of the report 'Fair admissions to higher education: recommendations for good practice' produced by the Admissions to Higher Education Review in 2004, King's will endeavour to consider other factors in addition to examination results, including the educational context of an applicant's formal achievement. As well as achievement at formal examination, King's will look for other indicators of potential and capability.

Personal statement and reference: Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application. We are looking particularly for evidence of appropriate commitment to, and realistic appreciation of, the academic, physical and emotional demands of a medicine degree programme and career. We would normally expect that you will have undertaken some work experience in a caring environment and/or observation in a dental clinical setting. If this is not possible, we look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public, eg in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

Communication skills and the ability to work successfully in a team are of great importance. We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school or college life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment.

Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account in addition to academic ability. We aim to ensure that all of our students can cope with the heavy academic workload of the programme and display those professional qualities, skills and attitudes that help to make competent and caring medical professional.

We would expect your application to be strongly supported by your referee both in terms of academic achievements/potential and in terms of your character and suitability for medicine.

UKCAT scores: Your UKCAT scores will be considered in our selection for interview. They will not be the sole indicator for selection and there is no universal ‘cut-off’ score for the UKCAT. Scores will be balanced against achievement in other areas, in particular your academic performance to date, and for the EMDP, are further considered in light of individual school performance data, as published by the Department for Education and Schools.

The interview: No offers are made without an interview. EMDP interviews are held in March and you must be available for interview in order to be considered for admission. A large number of applications are received for medicine. Although we recognise that this is an anxious time for you, all applications are carefully considered, and therefore you should not expect a response until the cycle has been completed in early May.

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) are used for selection. During MMIs candidates are asked to respond to questions relating to a scenario at a ‘station’ and then move onto the next station in a timed circuit. One of these station scenarios is designed to assess values and personality based attributes for example: kindness, compassion and empathy, respect for the individual, privacy and dignity, advocacy, decision-making, team working and integrity. Some scenarios are scientifically based and designed to assess information handling and evaluation skills, whilst others will assess knowledge on topical medical issues. Another station will assess the candidates’ ability to deal with an ethical dilemma. Communication skills will be assessed at EACH station.

A standardised interviewer assessment score sheet accompanies each station. Interviewers have no prior knowledge of candidates before they meet them at each station.

As we are seeking to identify your suitability for a clinical environment, we expect our interviewees to adopt the dress code required of clinical medical students at King's.

Examination 're-mark' policy: Conditional offer holders must supply to King’s all complete examination results (including final grades) by 30 August of the year of entry. For example, conditional offers holders who initially do not meet their offer may apply for an A level re-mark. If official notification of any change to the final grade is supplied to King’s no later than 30 August and this change meets the initial offer, the offer holder can begin the programme that academic year. Without exception, if the improved re-marked examination result is supplied to the Student Admissions Office after 30 August, a deferred offer of a place will be made.

Criminal conviction disclosure: All offers of a place, and continued enrolment, are made subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check. All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.

Getting a decision: There continues to be considerable pressure on the available places for students to study medicine. Applications to the medical school each year for our undergraduate medical programmes are around 4500 for a total of 410 places. Around 1200 – 1400 applicants are selected for interview.

For the EMDP, around 400 applications are received for 50 places. Candidates will be invited for interview in March 2016. The School aims to notify all applicants of its final decisions by the beginning of May 2016.

Not applicable for entry to this programme

Required subjects

Chemistry and Biology required at A-level (or equivalent). GCSE requirement: at least grade B in English Language and Mathematics required.


Preferred subjects

None.

 

 

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

NOTE: this programme is only open to students from non-selective, state schools in Greater London.  GCSEs must have been completed at a non-selective, state school in Greater London.

Applicants from other schools are encouraged to see the entry requirements for the five year A100 Medicine degree.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A levels: Offers will be made in the range of BBB to AAA (including Biology and Chemistry)and will take into account the candidate’s predicted/achieved grades and the school or college where these are achieved
Additionally: GCSE grade B in both English and Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma: QAA Access to Medicine/Dentistry HE Diploma taken at an eligible UK Further Education College full time over one year may be considered. Of the 45 Level 3 credits, 36 credits must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Selectors will be looking for an appropriate amount of Level 3 Chemistry and Biology. 
Additionally, GCSE grade B (or equivalent) in both English and Mathematics required.

Eligibility: This programme is only open to students from non-selective, state schools in Greater London. Applicants from other school/colleges are encouraged to see the entry requirements for the five year A100 Medicine degree.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: Not applicable for this programme. Please see our A100 five year Medicine degree instead.

European Baccalaureate: Not applicable for this programme. Please see our A100 five year Medicine degree instead.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successful applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successful applicants

Scholastic activities (Desirable): Any scholastic activity would be considered, e.g general reading, debating, theological interests etc.

Community activities (Very Desirable): We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school, college and community life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment. Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account e.g. clubs, theatrical, religious etc.

General (Desirable): We look for applicants who not only have interests but may have also achieved in these areas e.g. music, sport, first aid, etc.

Work shadowing/observation(Desirable): We would normally expect that applicants will have undertaken some voluntary work experience in a caring/health environment and/or observation in a clinical setting. It is important for applicants to have a realistic appreciation of what a career as a health professional involves.

Paid or voluntary work (Very Desirable): Any voluntary contribution to your community is taken into account, e.g. volunteering in a care home. We look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public e.g. in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

Interviewing

Are interviews offered? Yes 
Are all applicants interviewed? No, interviewees are selected 
Are all those made an offer interviewed? Yes 
What form does the interview take? A multiple mini interview with a number of interviews lasting around 40 minutes.
What is considered at interview? Communication skills; exploring in detail the interviewee's work or voluntary experiences; exploring general social and ethical issues, normally health-related; the interviewee's general suitability for the programme.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: This course is now closed to applicants for 2016 entry.

A maximum of four choices on the UCAS form may be made for programmes which lead to a professional qualification in medicine.

You may add one of the following alternative non-health programmes to your UCAS application: Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacology & Molecular Genetics, Physiology, Neuroscience, Human Sciences and Biomedical Science.

Please be assured that you will be considered as having a full commitment to Medicine whether you include a non-health programme choice or not. If you would like to discuss your options regarding programme choice, including adding a programme which does not appear on this list, please contact the Admissions Office.

The UKCAT: Please note: all applicants are required to sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) prior to applying to the EMDP degree. Please refer to the UKCAT website for details on registration at www.ukcat.ac.uk

For the Extended Medical Degree Programme (EMDP), the UKCAT is used contextually; test results are considered along with other factors, including where the applicant has been to school. However a low score in the UKCAT may substantially reduce your chances of being invited to interview.

Academic achievement: You should carefully check that you will meet the School of Medicine's minimum academic standards before making an application. Please note that many applicants meet the minimum requirements and so all applications are considered within a competitive environment.

In line with the recommendations of the report 'Fair admissions to higher education: recommendations for good practice' produced by the Admissions to Higher Education Review in 2004, King's will endeavour to consider other factors in addition to examination results, including the educational context of an applicant's formal achievement. As well as achievement at formal examination, King's will look for other indicators of potential and capability.

Personal statement and reference: Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application. We are looking particularly for evidence of appropriate commitment to, and realistic appreciation of, the academic, physical and emotional demands of a medicine degree programme and career. We would normally expect that you will have undertaken some work experience in a caring environment and/or observation in a dental clinical setting. If this is not possible, we look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public, eg in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

Communication skills and the ability to work successfully in a team are of great importance. We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school or college life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment.

Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account in addition to academic ability. We aim to ensure that all of our students can cope with the heavy academic workload of the programme and display those professional qualities, skills and attitudes that help to make competent and caring medical professional.

We would expect your application to be strongly supported by your referee both in terms of academic achievements/potential and in terms of your character and suitability for medicine.

UKCAT scores: Your UKCAT scores will be considered in our selection for interview. They will not be the sole indicator for selection and there is no universal ‘cut-off’ score for the UKCAT. Scores will be balanced against achievement in other areas, in particular your academic performance to date, and for the EMDP, are further considered in light of individual school performance data, as published by the Department for Education and Schools.

The interview: No offers are made without an interview. EMDP interviews are held in March and you must be available for interview in order to be considered for admission. A large number of applications are received for medicine. Although we recognise that this is an anxious time for you, all applications are carefully considered, and therefore you should not expect a response until the cycle has been completed in early May.

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) are used for selection. During MMIs candidates are asked to respond to questions relating to a scenario at a ‘station’ and then move onto the next station in a timed circuit. One of these station scenarios is designed to assess values and personality based attributes for example: kindness, compassion and empathy, respect for the individual, privacy and dignity, advocacy, decision-making, team working and integrity. Some scenarios are scientifically based and designed to assess information handling and evaluation skills, whilst others will assess knowledge on topical medical issues. Another station will assess the candidates’ ability to deal with an ethical dilemma. Communication skills will be assessed at EACH station.

A standardised interviewer assessment score sheet accompanies each station. Interviewers have no prior knowledge of candidates before they meet them at each station.

As we are seeking to identify your suitability for a clinical environment, we expect our interviewees to adopt the dress code required of clinical medical students at King's.

Examination 're-mark' policy: Conditional offer holders must supply to King’s all complete examination results (including final grades) by 30 August of the year of entry. For example, conditional offers holders who initially do not meet their offer may apply for an A level re-mark. If official notification of any change to the final grade is supplied to King’s no later than 30 August and this change meets the initial offer, the offer holder can begin the programme that academic year. Without exception, if the improved re-marked examination result is supplied to the Student Admissions Office after 30 August, a deferred offer of a place will be made.

Criminal conviction disclosure: All offers of a place, and continued enrolment, are made subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check. All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.

Getting a decision: There continues to be considerable pressure on the available places for students to study medicine. Applications to the medical school each year for our undergraduate medical programmes are around 4500 for a total of 410 places. Around 1200 – 1400 applicants are selected for interview.

For the EMDP, around 400 applications are received for 50 places. Candidates will be invited for interview in March 2016. The School aims to notify all applicants of its final decisions by the beginning of May 2016.

Not applicable for entry to this programme

Required subjects

Chemistry and Biology required at A-level (or equivalent). GCSE requirement: at least grade B in English Language and Mathematics required.


Preferred subjects

None.

 

 

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

NOTE: this programme is only open to students from non-selective, state schools in Greater London.  GCSEs must have been completed at a non-selective, state school in Greater London.

Applicants from other schools are encouraged to see the entry requirements for the five year A100 Medicine degree.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A levels: Offers will be made in the range of BBB to AAA (including Biology and Chemistry)and will take into account the candidate’s predicted/achieved grades and the school or college where these are achieved
Additionally: GCSE grade B in both English and Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma: QAA Access to Medicine/Dentistry HE Diploma taken at an eligible UK Further Education College full time over one year may be considered. Of the 45 Level 3 credits, 36 credits must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Selectors will be looking for an appropriate amount of Level 3 Chemistry and Biology. 
Additionally, GCSE grade B (or equivalent) in both English and Mathematics required.

Eligibility: This programme is only open to students from non-selective, state schools in Greater London. Applicants from other school/colleges are encouraged to see the entry requirements for the five year A100 Medicine degree.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: Not applicable for this programme. Please see our A100 five year Medicine degree instead.

European Baccalaureate: Not applicable for this programme. Please see our A100 five year Medicine degree instead.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successful applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successful applicants

Scholastic activities (Desirable): Any scholastic activity would be considered, e.g general reading, debating, theological interests etc.

Community activities (Very Desirable): We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school, college and community life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment. Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account e.g. clubs, theatrical, religious etc.

General (Desirable): We look for applicants who not only have interests but may have also achieved in these areas e.g. music, sport, first aid, etc.

Work shadowing/observation(Desirable): We would normally expect that applicants will have undertaken some voluntary work experience in a caring/health environment and/or observation in a clinical setting. It is important for applicants to have a realistic appreciation of what a career as a health professional involves.

Paid or voluntary work (Very Desirable): Any voluntary contribution to your community is taken into account, e.g. volunteering in a care home. We look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public e.g. in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

Interviewing

Are interviews offered? Yes 
Are all applicants interviewed? No, interviewees are selected 
Are all those made an offer interviewed? Yes 
What form does the interview take? A multiple mini interview with a number of interviews lasting around 40 minutes.
What is considered at interview? Communication skills; exploring in detail the interviewee's work or voluntary experiences; exploring general social and ethical issues, normally health-related; the interviewee's general suitability for the programme.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: This course is now closed to applicants for 2016 entry.

A maximum of four choices on the UCAS form may be made for programmes which lead to a professional qualification in medicine.

You may add one of the following alternative non-health programmes to your UCAS application: Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacology & Molecular Genetics, Physiology, Neuroscience, Human Sciences and Biomedical Science.

Please be assured that you will be considered as having a full commitment to Medicine whether you include a non-health programme choice or not. If you would like to discuss your options regarding programme choice, including adding a programme which does not appear on this list, please contact the Admissions Office.

The UKCAT: Please note: all applicants are required to sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) prior to applying to the EMDP degree. Please refer to the UKCAT website for details on registration at www.ukcat.ac.uk

For the Extended Medical Degree Programme (EMDP), the UKCAT is used contextually; test results are considered along with other factors, including where the applicant has been to school. However a low score in the UKCAT may substantially reduce your chances of being invited to interview.

Academic achievement: You should carefully check that you will meet the School of Medicine's minimum academic standards before making an application. Please note that many applicants meet the minimum requirements and so all applications are considered within a competitive environment.

In line with the recommendations of the report 'Fair admissions to higher education: recommendations for good practice' produced by the Admissions to Higher Education Review in 2004, King's will endeavour to consider other factors in addition to examination results, including the educational context of an applicant's formal achievement. As well as achievement at formal examination, King's will look for other indicators of potential and capability.

Personal statement and reference: Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application. We are looking particularly for evidence of appropriate commitment to, and realistic appreciation of, the academic, physical and emotional demands of a medicine degree programme and career. We would normally expect that you will have undertaken some work experience in a caring environment and/or observation in a dental clinical setting. If this is not possible, we look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public, eg in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

Communication skills and the ability to work successfully in a team are of great importance. We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school or college life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment.

Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account in addition to academic ability. We aim to ensure that all of our students can cope with the heavy academic workload of the programme and display those professional qualities, skills and attitudes that help to make competent and caring medical professional.

We would expect your application to be strongly supported by your referee both in terms of academic achievements/potential and in terms of your character and suitability for medicine.

UKCAT scores: Your UKCAT scores will be considered in our selection for interview. They will not be the sole indicator for selection and there is no universal ‘cut-off’ score for the UKCAT. Scores will be balanced against achievement in other areas, in particular your academic performance to date, and for the EMDP, are further considered in light of individual school performance data, as published by the Department for Education and Schools.

The interview: No offers are made without an interview. EMDP interviews are held in March and you must be available for interview in order to be considered for admission. A large number of applications are received for medicine. Although we recognise that this is an anxious time for you, all applications are carefully considered, and therefore you should not expect a response until the cycle has been completed in early May.

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) are used for selection. During MMIs candidates are asked to respond to questions relating to a scenario at a ‘station’ and then move onto the next station in a timed circuit. One of these station scenarios is designed to assess values and personality based attributes for example: kindness, compassion and empathy, respect for the individual, privacy and dignity, advocacy, decision-making, team working and integrity. Some scenarios are scientifically based and designed to assess information handling and evaluation skills, whilst others will assess knowledge on topical medical issues. Another station will assess the candidates’ ability to deal with an ethical dilemma. Communication skills will be assessed at EACH station.

A standardised interviewer assessment score sheet accompanies each station. Interviewers have no prior knowledge of candidates before they meet them at each station.

As we are seeking to identify your suitability for a clinical environment, we expect our interviewees to adopt the dress code required of clinical medical students at King's.

Examination 're-mark' policy: Conditional offer holders must supply to King’s all complete examination results (including final grades) by 30 August of the year of entry. For example, conditional offers holders who initially do not meet their offer may apply for an A level re-mark. If official notification of any change to the final grade is supplied to King’s no later than 30 August and this change meets the initial offer, the offer holder can begin the programme that academic year. Without exception, if the improved re-marked examination result is supplied to the Student Admissions Office after 30 August, a deferred offer of a place will be made.

Criminal conviction disclosure: All offers of a place, and continued enrolment, are made subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check. All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.

Getting a decision: There continues to be considerable pressure on the available places for students to study medicine. Applications to the medical school each year for our undergraduate medical programmes are around 4500 for a total of 410 places. Around 1200 – 1400 applicants are selected for interview.

For the EMDP, around 400 applications are received for 50 places. Candidates will be invited for interview in March 2016. The School aims to notify all applicants of its final decisions by the beginning of May 2016.

Not applicable for entry to this programme

Required subjects

Chemistry and Biology required at A-level (or equivalent). GCSE requirement: at least grade B in English Language and Mathematics required.


Preferred subjects

None.

 

 

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

NOTE: this programme is only open to students from non-selective, state schools in Greater London.  GCSEs must have been completed at a non-selective, state school in Greater London.

Applicants from other schools are encouraged to see the entry requirements for the five year A100 Medicine degree.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A levels: Offers will be made in the range of BBB to AAA (including Biology and Chemistry)and will take into account the candidate’s predicted/achieved grades and the school or college where these are achieved
Additionally: GCSE grade B in both English and Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma: QAA Access to Medicine/Dentistry HE Diploma taken at an eligible UK Further Education College full time over one year may be considered. Of the 45 Level 3 credits, 36 credits must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Selectors will be looking for an appropriate amount of Level 3 Chemistry and Biology. 
Additionally, GCSE grade B (or equivalent) in both English and Mathematics required.

Eligibility: This programme is only open to students from non-selective, state schools in Greater London. Applicants from other school/colleges are encouraged to see the entry requirements for the five year A100 Medicine degree.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: Not applicable for this programme. Please see our A100 five year Medicine degree instead.

European Baccalaureate: Not applicable for this programme. Please see our A100 five year Medicine degree instead.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successful applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successful applicants

Scholastic activities (Desirable): Any scholastic activity would be considered, e.g general reading, debating, theological interests etc.

Community activities (Very Desirable): We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school, college and community life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment. Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account e.g. clubs, theatrical, religious etc.

General (Desirable): We look for applicants who not only have interests but may have also achieved in these areas e.g. music, sport, first aid, etc.

Work shadowing/observation(Desirable): We would normally expect that applicants will have undertaken some voluntary work experience in a caring/health environment and/or observation in a clinical setting. It is important for applicants to have a realistic appreciation of what a career as a health professional involves.

Paid or voluntary work (Very Desirable): Any voluntary contribution to your community is taken into account, e.g. volunteering in a care home. We look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public e.g. in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

Interviewing

Are interviews offered? Yes 
Are all applicants interviewed? No, interviewees are selected 
Are all those made an offer interviewed? Yes 
What form does the interview take? A multiple mini interview with a number of interviews lasting around 40 minutes.
What is considered at interview? Communication skills; exploring in detail the interviewee's work or voluntary experiences; exploring general social and ethical issues, normally health-related; the interviewee's general suitability for the programme.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: This course is now closed to applicants for 2016 entry.

A maximum of four choices on the UCAS form may be made for programmes which lead to a professional qualification in medicine.

You may add one of the following alternative non-health programmes to your UCAS application: Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacology & Molecular Genetics, Physiology, Neuroscience, Human Sciences and Biomedical Science.

Please be assured that you will be considered as having a full commitment to Medicine whether you include a non-health programme choice or not. If you would like to discuss your options regarding programme choice, including adding a programme which does not appear on this list, please contact the Admissions Office.

The UKCAT: Please note: all applicants are required to sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) prior to applying to the EMDP degree. Please refer to the UKCAT website for details on registration at www.ukcat.ac.uk

For the Extended Medical Degree Programme (EMDP), the UKCAT is used contextually; test results are considered along with other factors, including where the applicant has been to school. However a low score in the UKCAT may substantially reduce your chances of being invited to interview.

Academic achievement: You should carefully check that you will meet the School of Medicine's minimum academic standards before making an application. Please note that many applicants meet the minimum requirements and so all applications are considered within a competitive environment.

In line with the recommendations of the report 'Fair admissions to higher education: recommendations for good practice' produced by the Admissions to Higher Education Review in 2004, King's will endeavour to consider other factors in addition to examination results, including the educational context of an applicant's formal achievement. As well as achievement at formal examination, King's will look for other indicators of potential and capability.

Personal statement and reference: Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application. We are looking particularly for evidence of appropriate commitment to, and realistic appreciation of, the academic, physical and emotional demands of a medicine degree programme and career. We would normally expect that you will have undertaken some work experience in a caring environment and/or observation in a dental clinical setting. If this is not possible, we look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public, eg in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

Communication skills and the ability to work successfully in a team are of great importance. We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school or college life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment.

Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account in addition to academic ability. We aim to ensure that all of our students can cope with the heavy academic workload of the programme and display those professional qualities, skills and attitudes that help to make competent and caring medical professional.

We would expect your application to be strongly supported by your referee both in terms of academic achievements/potential and in terms of your character and suitability for medicine.

UKCAT scores: Your UKCAT scores will be considered in our selection for interview. They will not be the sole indicator for selection and there is no universal ‘cut-off’ score for the UKCAT. Scores will be balanced against achievement in other areas, in particular your academic performance to date, and for the EMDP, are further considered in light of individual school performance data, as published by the Department for Education and Schools.

The interview: No offers are made without an interview. EMDP interviews are held in March and you must be available for interview in order to be considered for admission. A large number of applications are received for medicine. Although we recognise that this is an anxious time for you, all applications are carefully considered, and therefore you should not expect a response until the cycle has been completed in early May.

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) are used for selection. During MMIs candidates are asked to respond to questions relating to a scenario at a ‘station’ and then move onto the next station in a timed circuit. One of these station scenarios is designed to assess values and personality based attributes for example: kindness, compassion and empathy, respect for the individual, privacy and dignity, advocacy, decision-making, team working and integrity. Some scenarios are scientifically based and designed to assess information handling and evaluation skills, whilst others will assess knowledge on topical medical issues. Another station will assess the candidates’ ability to deal with an ethical dilemma. Communication skills will be assessed at EACH station.

A standardised interviewer assessment score sheet accompanies each station. Interviewers have no prior knowledge of candidates before they meet them at each station.

As we are seeking to identify your suitability for a clinical environment, we expect our interviewees to adopt the dress code required of clinical medical students at King's.

Examination 're-mark' policy: Conditional offer holders must supply to King’s all complete examination results (including final grades) by 30 August of the year of entry. For example, conditional offers holders who initially do not meet their offer may apply for an A level re-mark. If official notification of any change to the final grade is supplied to King’s no later than 30 August and this change meets the initial offer, the offer holder can begin the programme that academic year. Without exception, if the improved re-marked examination result is supplied to the Student Admissions Office after 30 August, a deferred offer of a place will be made.

Criminal conviction disclosure: All offers of a place, and continued enrolment, are made subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check. All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.

Getting a decision: There continues to be considerable pressure on the available places for students to study medicine. Applications to the medical school each year for our undergraduate medical programmes are around 4500 for a total of 410 places. Around 1200 – 1400 applicants are selected for interview.

For the EMDP, around 400 applications are received for 50 places. Candidates will be invited for interview in March 2016. The School aims to notify all applicants of its final decisions by the beginning of May 2016.

Not applicable for entry to this programme

Required subjects

Chemistry and Biology required at A-level (or equivalent). GCSE requirement: at least grade B in English Language and Mathematics required.


Preferred subjects

None.

 

 

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

NOTE: this programme is only open to students from non-selective, state schools in Greater London.  GCSEs must have been completed at a non-selective, state school in Greater London.

Applicants from other schools are encouraged to see the entry requirements for the five year A100 Medicine degree.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A levels: Offers will be made in the range of BBB to AAA (including Biology and Chemistry)and will take into account the candidate’s predicted/achieved grades and the school or college where these are achieved
Additionally: GCSE grade B in both English and Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma: QAA Access to Medicine/Dentistry HE Diploma taken at an eligible UK Further Education College full time over one year may be considered. Of the 45 Level 3 credits, 36 credits must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Selectors will be looking for an appropriate amount of Level 3 Chemistry and Biology. 
Additionally, GCSE grade B (or equivalent) in both English and Mathematics required.

Eligibility: This programme is only open to students from non-selective, state schools in Greater London. Applicants from other school/colleges are encouraged to see the entry requirements for the five year A100 Medicine degree.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: Not applicable for this programme. Please see our A100 five year Medicine degree instead.

European Baccalaureate: Not applicable for this programme. Please see our A100 five year Medicine degree instead.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successful applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successful applicants

Scholastic activities (Desirable): Any scholastic activity would be considered, e.g general reading, debating, theological interests etc.

Community activities (Very Desirable): We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school, college and community life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment. Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account e.g. clubs, theatrical, religious etc.

General (Desirable): We look for applicants who not only have interests but may have also achieved in these areas e.g. music, sport, first aid, etc.

Work shadowing/observation(Desirable): We would normally expect that applicants will have undertaken some voluntary work experience in a caring/health environment and/or observation in a clinical setting. It is important for applicants to have a realistic appreciation of what a career as a health professional involves.

Paid or voluntary work (Very Desirable): Any voluntary contribution to your community is taken into account, e.g. volunteering in a care home. We look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public e.g. in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

Interviewing

Are interviews offered? Yes 
Are all applicants interviewed? No, interviewees are selected 
Are all those made an offer interviewed? Yes 
What form does the interview take? A multiple mini interview with a number of interviews lasting around 40 minutes.
What is considered at interview? Communication skills; exploring in detail the interviewee's work or voluntary experiences; exploring general social and ethical issues, normally health-related; the interviewee's general suitability for the programme.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: This course is now closed to applicants for 2016 entry.

A maximum of four choices on the UCAS form may be made for programmes which lead to a professional qualification in medicine.

You may add one of the following alternative non-health programmes to your UCAS application: Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacology & Molecular Genetics, Physiology, Neuroscience, Human Sciences and Biomedical Science.

Please be assured that you will be considered as having a full commitment to Medicine whether you include a non-health programme choice or not. If you would like to discuss your options regarding programme choice, including adding a programme which does not appear on this list, please contact the Admissions Office.

The UKCAT: Please note: all applicants are required to sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) prior to applying to the EMDP degree. Please refer to the UKCAT website for details on registration at www.ukcat.ac.uk

For the Extended Medical Degree Programme (EMDP), the UKCAT is used contextually; test results are considered along with other factors, including where the applicant has been to school. However a low score in the UKCAT may substantially reduce your chances of being invited to interview.

Academic achievement: You should carefully check that you will meet the School of Medicine's minimum academic standards before making an application. Please note that many applicants meet the minimum requirements and so all applications are considered within a competitive environment.

In line with the recommendations of the report 'Fair admissions to higher education: recommendations for good practice' produced by the Admissions to Higher Education Review in 2004, King's will endeavour to consider other factors in addition to examination results, including the educational context of an applicant's formal achievement. As well as achievement at formal examination, King's will look for other indicators of potential and capability.

Personal statement and reference: Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application. We are looking particularly for evidence of appropriate commitment to, and realistic appreciation of, the academic, physical and emotional demands of a medicine degree programme and career. We would normally expect that you will have undertaken some work experience in a caring environment and/or observation in a dental clinical setting. If this is not possible, we look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public, eg in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

Communication skills and the ability to work successfully in a team are of great importance. We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school or college life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment.

Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account in addition to academic ability. We aim to ensure that all of our students can cope with the heavy academic workload of the programme and display those professional qualities, skills and attitudes that help to make competent and caring medical professional.

We would expect your application to be strongly supported by your referee both in terms of academic achievements/potential and in terms of your character and suitability for medicine.

UKCAT scores: Your UKCAT scores will be considered in our selection for interview. They will not be the sole indicator for selection and there is no universal ‘cut-off’ score for the UKCAT. Scores will be balanced against achievement in other areas, in particular your academic performance to date, and for the EMDP, are further considered in light of individual school performance data, as published by the Department for Education and Schools.

The interview: No offers are made without an interview. EMDP interviews are held in March and you must be available for interview in order to be considered for admission. A large number of applications are received for medicine. Although we recognise that this is an anxious time for you, all applications are carefully considered, and therefore you should not expect a response until the cycle has been completed in early May.

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) are used for selection. During MMIs candidates are asked to respond to questions relating to a scenario at a ‘station’ and then move onto the next station in a timed circuit. One of these station scenarios is designed to assess values and personality based attributes for example: kindness, compassion and empathy, respect for the individual, privacy and dignity, advocacy, decision-making, team working and integrity. Some scenarios are scientifically based and designed to assess information handling and evaluation skills, whilst others will assess knowledge on topical medical issues. Another station will assess the candidates’ ability to deal with an ethical dilemma. Communication skills will be assessed at EACH station.

A standardised interviewer assessment score sheet accompanies each station. Interviewers have no prior knowledge of candidates before they meet them at each station.

As we are seeking to identify your suitability for a clinical environment, we expect our interviewees to adopt the dress code required of clinical medical students at King's.

Examination 're-mark' policy: Conditional offer holders must supply to King’s all complete examination results (including final grades) by 30 August of the year of entry. For example, conditional offers holders who initially do not meet their offer may apply for an A level re-mark. If official notification of any change to the final grade is supplied to King’s no later than 30 August and this change meets the initial offer, the offer holder can begin the programme that academic year. Without exception, if the improved re-marked examination result is supplied to the Student Admissions Office after 30 August, a deferred offer of a place will be made.

Criminal conviction disclosure: All offers of a place, and continued enrolment, are made subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check. All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.

Getting a decision: There continues to be considerable pressure on the available places for students to study medicine. Applications to the medical school each year for our undergraduate medical programmes are around 4500 for a total of 410 places. Around 1200 – 1400 applicants are selected for interview.

For the EMDP, around 400 applications are received for 50 places. Candidates will be invited for interview in March 2016. The School aims to notify all applicants of its final decisions by the beginning of May 2016.

Required subjects

Chemistry and Biology required at A-level (or equivalent). GCSE requirement: at least grade B in English Language and Mathematics required.


Preferred subjects

None.

 

 

 

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements

NOTE: this programme is only open to students from non-selective, state schools in Greater London.  GCSEs must have been completed at a non-selective, state school in Greater London.

Applicants from other schools are encouraged to see the entry requirements for the five year A100 Medicine degree.

General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy: Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A levels: Offers will be made in the range of BBB to AAA (including Biology and Chemistry)and will take into account the candidate’s predicted/achieved grades and the school or college where these are achieved
Additionally: GCSE grade B in both English and Mathematics.

Access to HE Diploma: QAA Access to Medicine/Dentistry HE Diploma taken at an eligible UK Further Education College full time over one year may be considered. Of the 45 Level 3 credits, 36 credits must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Selectors will be looking for an appropriate amount of Level 3 Chemistry and Biology. 
Additionally, GCSE grade B (or equivalent) in both English and Mathematics required.

Eligibility: This programme is only open to students from non-selective, state schools in Greater London. Applicants from other school/colleges are encouraged to see the entry requirements for the five year A100 Medicine degree.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): Not acceptable for entrance to this programme.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: Not applicable for this programme. Please see our A100 five year Medicine degree instead.

European Baccalaureate: Not applicable for this programme. Please see our A100 five year Medicine degree instead.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance: Required for successful applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check: Required for successful applicants

Scholastic activities (Desirable): Any scholastic activity would be considered, e.g general reading, debating, theological interests etc.

Community activities (Very Desirable): We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school, college and community life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment. Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account e.g. clubs, theatrical, religious etc.

General (Desirable): We look for applicants who not only have interests but may have also achieved in these areas e.g. music, sport, first aid, etc.

Work shadowing/observation(Desirable): We would normally expect that applicants will have undertaken some voluntary work experience in a caring/health environment and/or observation in a clinical setting. It is important for applicants to have a realistic appreciation of what a career as a health professional involves.

Paid or voluntary work (Very Desirable): Any voluntary contribution to your community is taken into account, e.g. volunteering in a care home. We look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public e.g. in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

Interviewing

Are interviews offered? Yes 
Are all applicants interviewed? No, interviewees are selected 
Are all those made an offer interviewed? Yes 
What form does the interview take? A multiple mini interview with a number of interviews lasting around 40 minutes.
What is considered at interview? Communication skills; exploring in detail the interviewee's work or voluntary experiences; exploring general social and ethical issues, normally health-related; the interviewee's general suitability for the programme.

Selection procedure

Application deadline: This course is now closed to applicants for 2016 entry.

A maximum of four choices on the UCAS form may be made for programmes which lead to a professional qualification in medicine.

You may add one of the following alternative non-health programmes to your UCAS application: Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacology & Molecular Genetics, Physiology, Neuroscience, Human Sciences and Biomedical Science.

Please be assured that you will be considered as having a full commitment to Medicine whether you include a non-health programme choice or not. If you would like to discuss your options regarding programme choice, including adding a programme which does not appear on this list, please contact the Admissions Office.

The UKCAT: Please note: all applicants are required to sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) prior to applying to the EMDP degree. Please refer to the UKCAT website for details on registration at www.ukcat.ac.uk

For the Extended Medical Degree Programme (EMDP), the UKCAT is used contextually; test results are considered along with other factors, including where the applicant has been to school. However a low score in the UKCAT may substantially reduce your chances of being invited to interview.

Academic achievement: You should carefully check that you will meet the School of Medicine's minimum academic standards before making an application. Please note that many applicants meet the minimum requirements and so all applications are considered within a competitive environment.

In line with the recommendations of the report 'Fair admissions to higher education: recommendations for good practice' produced by the Admissions to Higher Education Review in 2004, King's will endeavour to consider other factors in addition to examination results, including the educational context of an applicant's formal achievement. As well as achievement at formal examination, King's will look for other indicators of potential and capability.

Personal statement and reference: Your personal statement is one of the many factors in the overall assessment of your application. We are looking particularly for evidence of appropriate commitment to, and realistic appreciation of, the academic, physical and emotional demands of a medicine degree programme and career. We would normally expect that you will have undertaken some work experience in a caring environment and/or observation in a dental clinical setting. If this is not possible, we look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public, eg in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.

Communication skills and the ability to work successfully in a team are of great importance. We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school or college life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment.

Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account in addition to academic ability. We aim to ensure that all of our students can cope with the heavy academic workload of the programme and display those professional qualities, skills and attitudes that help to make competent and caring medical professional.

We would expect your application to be strongly supported by your referee both in terms of academic achievements/potential and in terms of your character and suitability for medicine.

UKCAT scores: Your UKCAT scores will be considered in our selection for interview. They will not be the sole indicator for selection and there is no universal ‘cut-off’ score for the UKCAT. Scores will be balanced against achievement in other areas, in particular your academic performance to date, and for the EMDP, are further considered in light of individual school performance data, as published by the Department for Education and Schools.

The interview: No offers are made without an interview. EMDP interviews are held in March and you must be available for interview in order to be considered for admission. A large number of applications are received for medicine. Although we recognise that this is an anxious time for you, all applications are carefully considered, and therefore you should not expect a response until the cycle has been completed in early May.

Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) are used for selection. During MMIs candidates are asked to respond to questions relating to a scenario at a ‘station’ and then move onto the next station in a timed circuit. One of these station scenarios is designed to assess values and personality based attributes for example: kindness, compassion and empathy, respect for the individual, privacy and dignity, advocacy, decision-making, team working and integrity. Some scenarios are scientifically based and designed to assess information handling and evaluation skills, whilst others will assess knowledge on topical medical issues. Another station will assess the candidates’ ability to deal with an ethical dilemma. Communication skills will be assessed at EACH station.

A standardised interviewer assessment score sheet accompanies each station. Interviewers have no prior knowledge of candidates before they meet them at each station.

As we are seeking to identify your suitability for a clinical environment, we expect our interviewees to adopt the dress code required of clinical medical students at King's.

Examination 're-mark' policy: Conditional offer holders must supply to King’s all complete examination results (including final grades) by 30 August of the year of entry. For example, conditional offers holders who initially do not meet their offer may apply for an A level re-mark. If official notification of any change to the final grade is supplied to King’s no later than 30 August and this change meets the initial offer, the offer holder can begin the programme that academic year. Without exception, if the improved re-marked examination result is supplied to the Student Admissions Office after 30 August, a deferred offer of a place will be made.

Criminal conviction disclosure: All offers of a place, and continued enrolment, are made subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service Check. All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.

Getting a decision: There continues to be considerable pressure on the available places for students to study medicine. Applications to the medical school each year for our undergraduate medical programmes are around 4500 for a total of 410 places. Around 1200 – 1400 applicants are selected for interview.

For the EMDP, around 400 applications are received for 50 places. Candidates will be invited for interview in March 2016. The School aims to notify all applicants of its final decisions by the beginning of May 2016.

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Course detail

Description

The EMDP is the UK’s flagship widening access to medicine programme. The programme runs for six years rather than the usual five, allowing the first stage to be studied at a slower pace and with greater support for the first three years. EMDP students follow the same medical curriculum as all other medical students and undergo the same rigorous assessment.

Now in its 15th year, over 300 students are currently studying on the EMDP. Each September we will take another 50 eligible students onto the course.

Which programme should I apply to?

Applicants will only be considered for the EMDP if they apply for UCAS course code A101. If applicants wish to also be considered for the standard five-year programme then they must apply to UCAS course code A100 as well as A101, and each application will be considered separately.

Eligibility for the EMDP

All 50 EMDP places are funded by HEFCE which means that only applicants with Home/EU fee status are eligible to apply to the programme. Grade requirements for the EMDP are aligned with individual school performance, as reported annually by the Department for Education and Schools. The minimum offer is BBB at A level
Applicants who have previously registered for, started or completed a degree at another higher education institution in the UK or overseas are not eligible for the EMDP.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must satisfy the following criteria:

• Applicants must be completing, or have completed, all A levels at a non-selective, state school in Greater London
• From the age of 11, applicants must have attended only educationally non-selective state schools or FE Colleges – no independent or selective study. All schools attended since the age of 11 should be listed on the UCAS form.
• Applicants will have completed all GCSEs, including maths and English, at a non-selective state school.
• Applicants must have achieved a grade B or higher in Maths and English GCSE. Please note that candidates re-sitting GCSEs in Maths or English will not be considered and are recommended to reapply once they have achieved their grades.
• Applicants taking A levels must have achieved, or be predicted to achieve, at least BBB including Chemistry, Biology and one other A level (not including General Studies or Critical Thinking).
• Applicants taking an Access to Medicine course are eligible if they have completed it, or are about to complete it, at an eligible FE college in Greater London. If applicants are taking the Access to Medicine course and have previously started or completed A levels, all academic achievements will be assessed.
• Applicants taking an Access to Medicine course are expected to achieve 60 credits overall, 45 credits at level 3, 36 level 3 credits at distinction and the remaining 9 at merit.
• All applicants must sit the UKCAT in the appropriate admissions cycle.
• Applicants must be able to demonstrate a genuine "commitment to the community" in their UCAS statement. This could be in the form of regular voluntary work at school or within the wider community.

Eligibility through Realising Opportunities (RO)

The EMDP admits 50 students a year from non-selective state schools in Greater London but may offer up to five places (maximum) each year to RO participants from any non-selective state school in the UK who meet all eligibility criteria and are successful at interview.

Please note that candidates taking part in RO who are attending an A level school or college in Greater London must also be attending a non-selective, state A level school/college.


If you successfully complete the RO programme your application to the EMDP at King’s will receive additional consideration when short-listing for interview. This is dependent on you meeting the schools’ eligibility criteria and some additional admissions criteria for this programme, specifically that you have attended only non-selective, state schools since the age of 11, that you have achieved at least a grade B in Maths and English at GCSE, that you are completing three A levels including Biology and Chemistry, and that you have sat the UKCAT.

RO candidates who want to apply to the EMDP should also be able to demonstrate evidence of "commitment to community" in their UCAS statement: this could be in the form of regular voluntary work at school or within the wider community. We would also like candidates to have taken up all opportunities available to them through RO for attending medically-themed outreach events, and would ask for evidence of that in your UCAS statement.

RO candidates who are successful at interview will be expected to achieve at least BBB at A level.

How are applications to the EMDP assessed?

Once applicants have satisfied all eligibility criteria, applications are assessed using a number of contextual details included on the UCAS form, including the personal statement and educational reference.

We are looking for candidates who:

1. Are academically capable of coping with the course: some evidence of “excellence” at GCSE would be an advantage to candidates who have not yet completed their A levels.

2. Can demonstrate evidence of genuine enthusiasm for medicine and a realistic understanding of the demands of the professional life of a doctor. For example: have you taken part in any medical outreach opportunities? For more information about King’s Outreach for Medicine programme, see: www.kcl.ac.uk/outreachmed

3. Will contribute to the College community, have experience of being effective and responsible leaders, and who have gained some practical experience of working as part of a team.

Special consideration

Special consideration will be given to candidates who:

• Are in care.

• Are attending a sixth form school or college whose educational performance is ranked to be in the bottom third of schools eligible for the EMDP. Educational performance is assessed by using the "Average Point Score per Entry" data, as published by the Department for Education and updated annually. The most recent data will be used.

• Are completing or have completed King’s widening participation schemes, including K+ and Outreach for Medicine events (such as Med-View) or are participating in Realising Opportunities.

How are candidates selected for interview?

Once all contextual factors are considered, around 180 of the most competitive and suitable candidates will be invited for interview. The EMDP is a competitive programme with around 10 applications for every place. It is not possible to interview everyone who is eligible and meets the minimum entry requirements, and we will select only the most promising candidates in the context of their educational background for interview.

What is the interview process?

Interviews are expected to take place in March 2016. The EMDP interviews candidates by using a "Multiple Mini Interview" format (MMI), where candidates rotate around a number of different stations, each lasting between 5 and 10 minutes. An interviewer will be present in each station. All candidates will take part in a short interview "debriefing" session after the process is completed.

How can I prepare for interview?

Candidates may be asked to discuss aspects of their UCAS statement, to answer questions on particular topics, or to complete specific tasks. You can prepare for the MMI by thinking about why you are interested in medicine and the experiences you have had that make you suitable for the degree and for the profession. You should also expect to be asked to demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, and some understanding of current issues in medicine, public health and medical ethics.

We are looking for candidates who have excellent attention to detail, can think on their feet and be reflective about their experiences by responding naturally to a question, rather than repeating memorised phrases or ideas. We would also expect candidates to demonstrate openness, honesty, clarity in thought and expression, and a realistic and professional approach to being selected for a place at medical school.

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

The EMDP programme has five key aims:

a) To widen participation in medicine by levelling the educational playing field;
b) To prepare outstanding doctors capable of working as members of teams to provide safe and effective patient-centred care;
c) To educate students to become clinical scientists committed to life-long learning and scholarship;
d) To nurture resilient professionals capable of adapting to changing healthcare needs; and
e) To inspire collaborative leaders actively engaged in the improvement of patient and population health

The curriculum is divided into three Stages:

• Stage One (Foundations of Medicine) focuses on biomedical sciences, illustrated and informed by clinical practice. There are opportunities to develop clinical skills in simulated environments and nurture the core values enshrined in the NHS Constitution.

• Stage Two (Principles of Clinical Practice) focuses on the care of patients with common conditions in a range of clinical settings. Students will also follow patients for prolonged periods of time to better understand how to deliver whole-person care. This is underpinned by biomedical and population sciences.

• Stage Three (Integrated Clinical Practice) is vocationally oriented and includes the opportunity to study abroad for an elective period. Students also contribute to quality improvement projects and develop additional skills to transform patient and population health at home and abroad. Inter-professional training and simulation at increasing levels of fidelity are important curriculum elements.

In addition to the core curriculum, medical students have a choice of optional elements that allow you to explore topics of interest in greater depth across our Multi-Faculty University and with our clinical partners. Twinned with 12 prestigious global institutions, King’s has an exceptionally wide range of opportunities for study abroad. Clinical rotations can also sometimes be taken overseas.

Lectures and seminars are complemented by practical-skills training, e-learning and teaching by patient educators and student peers. A key resource for all King’s medical students is the Virtual Campus, a constantly updated online environment which you can access at any time, from anywhere in the world. As well as providing administrative support including timetables and reading lists, the virtual campus offers innovative teaching and learning resources such as clinical videos and interactive scenarios.

Students may also opt to undertake a one-year Intercalated BSc degree, which often includes an experimental research element.

Although there are four entry routes into medicine at King’s, all students follow the same core MBBS curriculum.

Outcome of the programme

The arrangements for registration outlined below are those that apply at present. There is a proposal that the UK Parliament change the law to allow full registration at the point of graduation from medical school, which would allow graduates to practice without the need for a first postgraduate year of provisional registration. If Parliament changes the law, full registration is unlikely to be moved to the end of medical school before 2022. It should also be noted that the current situation where all graduates from UK medical schools find employment within the NHS in their first postgraduate year is already no longer guaranteed.

Currently, at the end of the undergraduate programme you will receive your MBBS degree, which is a primary medical qualification (PMQ). Holding a PMQ entitles you to provisional registration with the General Medical Council. Provisionally registered doctors can only practise in approved Foundation Year 1 posts: the law does not allow provisionally registered doctors to undertake any other type of work. To obtain a Foundation Year 1 post you apply during the final year of your undergraduate course through the UK Foundation Programme Office Application System, which allocates these posts to graduates on a competitive basis.

Successful completion of the Foundation Year 1 programme is normally achieved within 12 months and is marked by the award of a Certificate of Experience. You are then eligible to apply for full registration with the General Medical Council. You need full registration with a licence to practise for unsupervised medical practice in the NHS or private practice in the UK.

Although this information is currently correct, students need to be aware that regulations in this area may change from time to time.

Location

King’s offers students within the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine unrivalled educational resources including the Gordon Museum which is the largest pathology museum in the UK. King’s Chantler Simulation & Interactive Learning Centre is a state-of-the-art interprofessional undergraduate and postgraduate facility providing clinical classrooms, hospital and community care settings.

Structure

  • Currently, students study the following programme structure. King's reviews its programmes on a regular basis, in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting learning opportunities and this information is therefore subject to change. Please check here for updates, or contact the School/department for further advice.

    Stage 1 Foundations of Medicine

    Stage 1 will be covered over years 1 and 2

    Stage 1 covers:

    Foundations of Biomedical Science: Students learn the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology of body systems, metabolism, communication within and between cells, molecular and cell biology, immunology and pharmacology

    Biomedical Science: The students develop a deeper knowledge of biomedical sciences by practical work in anatomy supported by appropriate material concerning the functional anatomy, biochemistry and physiology of systems

    Population Science and Quality Improvement: This introduces students to the structure of the Health Service in the UK and the role of organizations such as the GMC, BMA, medical Royal Colleges, NICE and MRC. Students are set on a learning path relating to the concepts of leadership, teamwork (including multi – disciplinary teamwork), and quality improvement.

    Genes, Behaviour and Environment: There is an emphasis on learning about the complex interplay of genes, behaviours and the environment and the opportunities to work with patient and the public to modify risk. Students are set on the path of a patient-centred approach to medicine

    Introduction to Clinical Skills and Communication: Students are introduced to basic skills of communication and clinical practice using simulated clinical environments and clinical skills. Patient educators are used to help students develop their confidence taking a history and undertaking a physical examination. Once students have demonstrated that they can be trusted to work with patients in a supervised environment, they are allowed to progress.

    Doctor and Society: This covers the ethical and legal principles underpinning medical practice. Students explore the social contract between doctors and society and what it means to be a member of the medical profession. It also includes preparatory workshops on student health, wellbeing and resilience.

    Student Selected Components: These are areas of study for which students are able to select the subject and which give additional opportunities to explore areas of interest to them in allied fields such as: modern languages, medical humanities and the Associateship of King’s College

    In addition, there is EMDP-specific material:
    • Chemistry
    • Numeracy
    • Pharmacology
    • Anatomy
    • Academic English
    • Enquiry-based learning
    • Science Communication


  • Stage 1 continued covering:

     Biomedical Science: The students develop a deeper knowledge of biomedical sciences by practical work in anatomy supported by appropriate material concerning the functional anatomy, biochemistry and physiology of systems

    • Population Science and Quality Improvement: This introduces students to the structure of the Health Service in the UK and the role of organizations such as the GMC, BMA, medical Royal Colleges, NICE and MRC. Students are set on a learning path relating to the concepts of leadership, teamwork (including multi – disciplinary teamwork), and quality improvement.

    • Genes, Behaviour and Environment: There is an emphasis on learning about the complex interplay of genes, behaviours and the environment and the opportunities to work with patient and the public to modify risk. Students are set on the path of a patient-centred approach to medicine

    • Introduction to Clinical Skills and Communication: Students are introduced to basic skills of communication and clinical practice using simulated clinical environments and clinical skills. Patient educators are used to help students develop their confidence taking a history and undertaking a physical examination. Once students have demonstrated that they can be trusted to work with patients in a supervised environment, they are allowed to progress.

    • Doctor and Society: This covers the ethical and legal principles underpinning medical practice. Students explore the social contract between doctors and society and what it means to be a member of the medical profession. It also includes preparatory workshops on student health, wellbeing and resilience.

     Student Selected Components: These are areas of study for which students are able to select the subject and which give additional opportunities to explore areas of interest to them in allied fields such as: modern languages, medical humanities and the Associateship of King’s College

    In addition, there is EMDP-specific material:

    • Academic English
    • EMDP-specific taught SSC or Language SSC


  • Stage 2: Principles of Clinical Practice

    Stage 2 is covered during years 3 and 4 of the programme

    Stage 2 provides greater emphasis on clinical practice and uses the experience of longitudinal placements and care pathways to integrate biomedical sciences, population sciences and generic clinical skills. It:

    Longitudinal placements: these are designed to foster a whole-person approach to patient care. Student learn with a panel of patients or other service users in general practice, mental health or other care settings. The placements are designed to help students develop clinical, shared decision-making and patient advocacy capabilities.

    Clinical Practice: Students are allocated to short clinical placements (typically 4 week blocks) organised around common patient care pathways. These opportunities to both develop generic clinical skills but also the ability to provide care for patients with common acute and long-term conditions. These common conditions provide the context for further integration of biomedical sciences and population sciences.

    Diagnostics, Pathology and Therapeutics: Students learn to identify appropriate investigations and develop the capabilities to develop safe, effective and economic management plans. The course also covers the imaging sciences, microbiology, immunology, genetics, bio-engineering, pathology and pharmacology.

    Biomedical Sciences: This builds on Stage 1 as students develop a deeper knowledge of biomedical sciences by practical work in anatomy and physiology relevant to their clinical placements.

    Genes, Behaviour and Environment: This builds on stage 1 and relates genetics, behavioural sciences, microbiology, immunology, pathology, environmental sciences, population sciences to their clinical placements.

    Population Science and Quality Improvement: Drawing upon their experiences on clinical placement experiences, students are expected to critically reflect on the factors that enhance patient experience, reduce the risk of error and improve outcomes.

    Doctor and Society: This builds on stage 1 and helps students grow in self-awareness, develop their reflective practice skills, apply ethical and legal principles in medical practice and embed life-long learning skills.


  • Stage 2: Principles of Clinical Practice continued

    Year 4 offers the same Core Components as in Year 2 with the addition of

    Doctor as teacher: covering educational theory and practice to support students in developing their confidence and competence as educators.

    Tasters: these provide opportunities for students to explore possible career options.

    Projects: these provide opportunities for students to develop teaching skills, quality improvement skills and a knowledge of global health


  • An intercalated year can be taken at this point. This might include anatomy, biochemistry, computing for biologists, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pathology, nutrition, pharmacology, physiology, psychology, as well as languages and humanities subjects.

    Stage 3 Integrated Clinical Practice

    Stage 3 is covered during years 5 and 6 of the programme

    During Stage 3 students consolidate and develop their capabilities in a range of different settings and grow in confidence as they contribute, under direct supervision, to the care of patients in a range of different settings.

    Clinical blocks: The clinical blocks include placements in mental health, child health, women’s health, general practice, outpatients, elective care, emergency medicine and acute and critical care. They are designed to enable students to develop their capabilities in a range of settings so they can both manage both the acutely unwell patient and patients with long-term conditions. Mental health will be covered both as distinct block but also as a common thread to the other clinical placements to foster a whole-person approach to patient care.

    Diagnostics, Pathology and Therapeutics: This builds on the module in Stage 2. Students are expected to develop focussed plans to confirm a diagnosis, contribute to the development of management plans that take account of co-morbidities.

    Doctor and Society: This builds on stages 1 and helps students to model professional attributes as they take increasing responsibility for patient care and their own learning.

    Population Science and Quality Improvement: This focuses on the improvement of patient care in a range of different settings and include a live quality improvement project.

    Global Health: This covers the global determinants of health and disease and variations in healthcare delivery and medical practice. It supports students with the preparation for their elective including the ethics of undertaking an elective in another country and the steps that need to be taken to safeguard one’s own health.


    UG programme year six

    Stage 3 Integrated Clinical Practice continued

    Year 6 offers the same Core Components as in Year 5 with the addition of

    Electives: A final year elective offers students the opportunity to undertake an eight-week elective in the UK or abroad which will include a project, assessed on return.

    Tasters: These are in a clinical setting and offer students the opportunity to explore possible career options.

    Preparation for practice: The aim of this block is to train medical professionals who can be trusted to provide safe and effective patient care as a member of a multidisciplinary team and under supervision. This programme focuses on the generic roles and responsibilities of a F1 doctor to help facilitate a smooth transitional to work as an F1 doctor. Induction and additional shadowing opportunities are typically provided by employers/deaneries in the week prior to taking up an F1 post.



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