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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

  • An underlying philosophy of integration of medical science and clinical teaching.
  • 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.
  • Teaching underpinned by high quality online learning resources.
  • 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 during the elective module.

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 ABB 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.

International Baccalaureate Diploma: A typical offer is 35 points overall and 666 in three HL subjects. However if applicants are performing exceptionally well within their school/college and receive a good UKCAT score we may consider predicted or achieved grades at a lower level (to a minimum of 33 points and 655 HL). Chemistry and Biology are required at Higher Level. Additionally: Grade 5 SL  is required in both English and Mathematics, if not offered at GCSE.

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 ABB 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.

International Baccalaureate Diploma: A typical offer is 35 points overall and 666 in three HL subjects. However if applicants are performing exceptionally well within their school/college and receive a good UKCAT score we may consider predicted or achieved grades at a lower level (to a minimum of 33 points and 655 HL). Chemistry and Biology are required at Higher Level. Additionally: Grade 5 SL  is required in both English and Mathematics, if not offered at GCSE.

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 ABB 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.

International Baccalaureate Diploma: A typical offer is 35 points overall and 666 in three HL subjects. However if applicants are performing exceptionally well within their school/college and receive a good UKCAT score we may consider predicted or achieved grades at a lower level (to a minimum of 33 points and 655 HL). Chemistry and Biology are required at Higher Level. Additionally: Grade 5 SL  is required in both English and Mathematics, if not offered at GCSE.

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 ABB 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.

International Baccalaureate Diploma: A typical offer is 35 points overall and 666 in three HL subjects. However if applicants are performing exceptionally well within their school/college and receive a good UKCAT score we may consider predicted or achieved grades at a lower level (to a minimum of 33 points and 655 HL). Chemistry and Biology are required at Higher Level. Additionally: Grade 5 SL  is required in both English and Mathematics, if not offered at GCSE.

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 ABB 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.

International Baccalaureate Diploma: A typical offer is 35 points overall and 666 in three HL subjects. However if applicants are performing exceptionally well within their school/college and receive a good UKCAT score we may consider predicted or achieved grades at a lower level (to a minimum of 33 points and 655 HL). Chemistry and Biology are required at Higher Level. Additionally: Grade 5 SL  is required in both English and Mathematics, if not offered at GCSE.

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 ABB 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.

International Baccalaureate Diploma: A typical offer is 35 points overall and 666 in three HL subjects. However if applicants are performing exceptionally well within their school/college and receive a good UKCAT score we may consider predicted or achieved grades at a lower level (to a minimum of 33 points and 655 HL). Chemistry and Biology are required at Higher Level. Additionally: Grade 5 SL  is required in both English and Mathematics, if not offered at GCSE.

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 ABB 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.

International Baccalaureate Diploma: A typical offer is 35 points overall and 666 in three HL subjects. However if applicants are performing exceptionally well within their school/college and receive a good UKCAT score we may consider predicted or achieved grades at a lower level (to a minimum of 33 points and 655 HL). Chemistry and Biology are required at Higher Level. Additionally: Grade 5 SL  is required in both English and Mathematics, if not offered at GCSE.

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 ABB 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.

International Baccalaureate Diploma: A typical offer is 35 points overall and 666 in three HL subjects. However if applicants are performing exceptionally well within their school/college and receive a good UKCAT score we may consider predicted or achieved grades at a lower level (to a minimum of 33 points and 655 HL). Chemistry and Biology are required at Higher Level. Additionally: Grade 5 SL  is required in both English and Mathematics, if not offered at GCSE.

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 ABB 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.

International Baccalaureate Diploma: A typical offer is 35 points overall and 666 in three HL subjects. However if applicants are performing exceptionally well within their school/college and receive a good UKCAT score we may consider predicted or achieved grades at a lower level (to a minimum of 33 points and 655 HL). Chemistry and Biology are required at Higher Level. Additionally: Grade 5 SL  is required in both English and Mathematics, if not offered at GCSE.

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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Description

The EMDP is the UK’s flagship widening access to medicine programme and is specifically for students from non-selective state schools in Greater London. 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.

Stage 1 of the curriculum is delivered over two years: Year 1 (Stage 1A) and Year 2 (Stage 1B), allowing additional time for self-directed study, as well as a range of extra academic tuition and pastoral support. In Year 1 (Stage 1A), students sit examinations covering 1A content only, which they are required to pass at the standard MBBS pass mark. From Year 2 (Stage 1B) onwards, EMDP students sit exactly the same examinations as students on the conventional 5-year programme, must achieve the same pass mark and graduate with the same MBBS qualification. 

In parts of  the core curriculum, medical students have a choice of 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 during the elective module.

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.

The EMDP programme has five key aims:

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

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.

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

Outcome of the programme

At the end of the undergraduate programme you will receive your MBBS (or equivalent) degree, which is a primary medical qualification (PMQ). Holding a PMQ entitles you to provisional registration with the General Medical Council, subject only to its acceptance that there are no Fitness to Practise concerns that need consideration. Provisional registration is time limited to a maximum of three years and 30 days (1125 days in total). After this time period your provisional registration will normally expire.

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 will need to apply during the final year of your undergraduate programme through the UK Foundation Programme Office selection scheme, which allocates these posts to graduates on a competitive basis. All suitably qualified UK graduates have found a place on the Foundation Year 1 programme, but this cannot be guaranteed, for instance if there were to be an increased number of competitive applications from non-UK graduates.

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 will then be 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.

There is some discussion about whether to remove provisional registration for newly qualified doctors. If this happens then UK graduates will receive full registration as soon as they have successfully completed an MBBS (or equivalent) degree. It should be noted that it is very likely that UK graduates will still need to apply for a training programme similar to the current Foundation Programme and that places on this programme may not be guaranteed for every UK graduate.

The GMC is currently considering the introduction of a formal assessment that UK medical graduates would need to pass in order to be granted registration with a licence to practise. Although no final decision has been taken as to whether or when such an exam will be introduced applicants should be aware that the GMC envisages that future cohorts of medical students may need to pass parts of a medical licensing assessment before the GMC will grant them registration with a licence to practise.

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?

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.

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.


    Stage 1 (Years 1A and 1B) provides students with the building blocks of biomedical sciences, and population sciences and the skills to begin to integrate them with clinical practice. It is delivered over 2 years: Year 1 (Stage 1A) and Year 2 (Stage 1B), allowing additional time for self-directed study, as well as a range of extra academic tuition and pastoral support. In Year 1 (Stage 1A), students sit examinations covering 1A content only, which they are required to pass at the standard MBBS pass mark. From Year 2 (Stage 1B) onwards, EMDP students sit exactly the same examinations as students on the conventional 5-year programme, must achieve the same pass mark and graduate with the same MBBS qualification.

    • Foundations of Biomedical Science (1): 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.

    • Foundations of Biomedical Science (2): 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.

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

    • Doctor and Society and Introduction to Clinical Skills: This covers the philosophical, organisational, 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 includes preparatory workshops on student health, wellbeing and resilience. 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 in 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.


  • Stage 2 Principles of Clinical Practice is covered during Years 2 and 3 of the programme and brings together science and clinical practice in blocks organised around the human life-cycle and common pathological processes.

    • From Science to Clinical Practice: These integrated blocks build on Stage 1 and bring biomedical, population and social sciences to life by blending classroom and technology-enhanced learning with authentic clinical experiences. This builds on our scenario-based approach with students assigned to clinical environments to develop their generic clinical skills while at the same time learning how to assess and work with patients to manage common clinical conditions.  Each integrated block lasts 8 weeks. There are four blocks in Year 2 and four blocks at the beginning of Year 3.

    • Longitudinal placements: These are designed to foster a whole-person approach to patient care. The longitudinal placement is based in General Practice, mental health and other settings. The one-day per week placements are designed to allow students to follow a panel of patients as they move through clinical services and learn about long-term conditions. Students 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 skills and patient advocacy capabilities, and to begin to learn about shared decision-making.

    • Student selected components (SCC): SCCs are projects and short courses in medical, scientific and nonmedical subjects that each student selects according to personal interest. There is a broad choice, including subjects in Arts and Humanities. Popular SCCs typically include modern languages, medical humanities, population sciences, biomedical sciences and clinical sciences.

    • Scholarly projects: Students undertake a scholarly project in an area of interest selected from across the multi-faculty university. The opportunities include lab-based projects, population-based studies, systematic reviews and qualitative studies. Students may elect to extend their project at the end of Stage 2.

    • Doctor as teacher: This introduces students to the theories related to clinical teaching and learning and provides opportunities to develop teaching skills and reflect on their own approaches to learning clinical medicine. Students may elect to become more involved in education by opting to do the Doctor as Teacher (II) Module at the end of stage 2.

    • Tasters: Short clinical placements to explore a clinical specialty, which provide opportunities for students to test career hypotheses and explore possible specialties or broader career areas. 


  • Stage 2 Principles of Clinical Practice is covered during Years 2 and 3 of the programme and brings together science and clinical practice in blocks organised around the human life-cycle and common pathological processes.

    • From Science to Clinical Practice: These integrated blocks build on Stage 1 and bring biomedical, population and social sciences to life by blending classroom and technology-enhanced learning with authentic clinical experiences. This builds on our scenario-based approach with students assigned to clinical environments to develop their generic clinical skills while at the same time learning how to assess and work with patients to manage common clinical conditions.  Each integrated block lasts 8 weeks. There are four blocks in Year 2 and four blocks at the beginning of Year 3.

    • Longitudinal placements: These are designed to foster a whole-person approach to patient care. The longitudinal placement is based in General Practice, mental health and other settings. The one-day per week placements are designed to allow students to follow a panel of patients as they move through clinical services and learn about long-term conditions. Students 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 skills and patient advocacy capabilities, and to begin to learn about shared decision-making.

    • Student selected components (SCC): SCCs are projects and short courses in medical, scientific and nonmedical subjects that each student selects according to personal interest. There is a broad choice, including subjects in Arts and Humanities. Popular SCCs typically include modern languages, medical humanities, population sciences, biomedical sciences and clinical sciences.

    • Scholarly projects: Students undertake a scholarly project in an area of interest selected from across the multi-faculty university. The opportunities include lab-based projects, population-based studies, systematic reviews and qualitative studies. Students may elect to extend their project at the end of Stage 2.

    • Doctor as teacher: This introduces students to the theories related to clinical teaching and learning and provides opportunities to develop teaching skills and reflect on their own approaches to learning clinical medicine. Students may elect to become more involved in education by opting to do the Doctor as Teacher (II) Module at the end of stage 2.

    • Tasters: Short clinical placements to explore a clinical specialty, which provide opportunities for students to test career hypotheses and explore possible specialties or broader career areas.

    • Intercalation: An intercalated year can be taken between Stages 2 and 3. This might include studies in anatomy, biochemistry, computing for biologists, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pathology, nutrition, pharmacology, physiology, psychology, as well as languages and humanities subjects.


  • An intercalated year can be taken between Stages 2 and 3. This might include studies in 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 is covered during Years 4 and 5 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: These include placements in emergency and critical care, mental health, child health, women’s health, general practice, long-term conditions, and acute care. They are designed to enable students to develop their capabilities in a range of settings so they can manage both acutely unwell patients and patients with long-term conditions. All clinical blocks focus on managing the totality of patients’ healthcare needs, for example, mental health will be covered both as a distinct block and as a common element to the other clinical blocks. The teaching programme covers evidence-based practice, diagnostics, pathology, therapeutics, professionalism, ethics and law.

    • Quality Improvement, Global Health and preparation for electives: Students undertake a quality improvement project, global health assignments and electives.

     



  • Stage 3 Integrated Clinical Practice is covered during Years 4 and 5 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: These include placements in emergency and critical care, mental health, child health, women’s health, general practice, long-term conditions, and acute care. They are designed to enable students to develop their capabilities in a range of settings so they can manage both acutely unwell patients and patients with long-term conditions.All clinical blocks focus on managing the totality of patients’ healthcare needs, for example, mental health will be covered both as a distinct block and as a common element to the other clinical blocks. The teaching programme covers evidence-based practice, diagnostics, pathology, therapeutics, professionalism, ethics and law.

    • Quality Improvement, Global Health and preparation for electives: Students undertake a quality improvement project, global health assignments and electives.

    • Elective: A final year elective module offers students the opportunity to undertake an eight-week elective in the UK or abroad.

    • Tasters: As in Stage 2, these short clinical placements provide opportunities for students to test career hypotheses and explore possible specialties or broader career areas.

    • Transition to F1 (Foundation year 1): The aim of this module is to finish preparing students to become medical professionals who can be trusted to provide safe and effective care as a member of a multidisciplinary team, and take responsibility for clinical decisions under supervision. This programme focuses on the generic roles and responsibilities of an F1 doctor to help facilitate a smooth transitional to work as an F1 doctor. Employers or deaneries typically provide induction and additional shadowing opportunities in the week prior to taking up an F1 post.




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