Aston Medical School

Overview

Aston Medical School took its first intake of medical students in September 2018. They have developed a curriculum that is patient-centred, as well as helping students develop the core competencies in medicine. Aston have partnered with a number of carefully selected NHS trusts and primary care providers to provide students with a diverse range of communities and settings to learn in, such as inner city, towns and rural locations.

Key Points

  • Heavy UCAT Focus
  • Early Clinical Focus
  • Very Competitive

About the university Compare

Key Information
Email[email protected]
Phone number +44 (0)121 204 3346
Course Information
Teaching style<>Integrated
Integrated placement
Course length5 years
5 years long broken into two stages.
BSCYes
There are 6 options of intercalating degrees available at Aston, with 1 BSc option and 5 MSc options. Details of which are available here.
Courses offered1 course offered
Undergraduate course - 5 years
Graduate entryNo
Foundation or accessNo
University Life
Local areaBirmingham
Social life
Interview
Interview styleMMI
7-10 stations, each lasting 6-8 minutes in length
Interview datesDecember 2019 to March 2020
Interview invites are usually sent out on a rolling basis from the end of November to the end of January.
Interview topicsStations which are mapped to the General Medical Council’s Promoting Excellence and the NHS Constitution Framework. Stations will assess the following attributes:
  • Understanding of studying and practicing medicine
  • Motivation
  • Verbal communication
  • Listening skills
  • Understanding of compassion, respect and dignity problem solving
  • Admissions Tests
    UCATThere is no cut off score for the UCAT or SJT score. Aston use the UCAT in conjunction with your personal statement and academic performance to invite students to interview.
    GAMSATN/A
    Academic Requirements
    GSCEGCSE’s not used provided minimum requirements are met
    Grades required: five GCSEs at grade B/6 of above. Subjects that must be included are English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology of Double Science.
    A-levelAAA-AAB
    Subjects required: Chemistry and Biology
    Grades required: AAA-AAB and must pass all practical elements of Chemistry and Biology.
    Excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.
    Retake policyYes
    Applicants with resits for GCSE, A-level or equivalent qualifications, with or without repeating an academic year will only be considered where there are exceptional circumstances and evidence of such is provided.
    Applicants who do undertake resits must achieve their final qualification profile for consideration in no more than three academic years, allowing for 1 resit year attempt only.
    Scottish highersN/A
    Scottish advancedAAA-AAB
    Subjects required: Chemistry and Biology
    Grades required:AAA-AAB
    IB35 points
    Subjects required: Chemistry and Biology
    Grades required: 6,6,5 in three subjects which must include Chemistry and Biology (HL) with grade 6 in both.
    BDGA only2:1 degree classification
    Subjects required: Any discipline plus 3 A levels including Chemistry and Biology.
    Grades required: 2:1 upper second class degree plus A levels at AAB with either specified subjects at grade A.
    Statistics
    Applications in 18/19405
    Total number of home applicants: 405
    Interviews in 18/19202
    Total number of applicants interviewed: 202
    Offers in 18/19100
    Total number of offers: 100
    Success rate in 18/19Application success rate:
    Offers per applicant: 1 in 4
    Interview success rate:
    Offers per interview: 1 in 2

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