Gateway to Medicine is aimed at students with the potential to become doctors but who do not meet the standard academic entry criteria to apply directly to our five-year Medicine course. Our Gateway courses are a widening participation initiative for UK students who fulfil specific criteria and wish to apply for a clinical programme. During the Gateway year, students will learn alongside each other, benefiting from shared interprofessional insight and the unique community of Bristol's medical, dental and veterinary schools. Students will be taught by teachers who are scientists and clinicians. The Gateway course builds on core basic sciences underpinning clinical subjects (chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, anatomy and physiology); it encourages reflection and places emphasis on personal and professional development; strengthens practical, statistics, research and library skills; considers attributes and behaviours that enable successful transition to university study. Successful completion of the Gateway year allows automatic progression onto the five-year MB ChB Medicine. Eligibility This course is open to applicants from specific schools and colleges in the UK only and/or to those who have spent 3 months or more in care. Further information and lists of the eligible schools and colleges is available at contextual offers: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT, formerly UKCAT) is required for admission to this course. You may be eligible for a UCAT bursary to cover the cost of taking the test; please visit www.ucat.ac.uk for more information. The course admissions statement will provide full details and will be available online by September 2022. Health and conduct Certain health conditions may be incompatible with some careers in medicine. Further information can be found with our pre-course information, or you can contact our Occupational Health team. If you have a chronic health condition contact the enquiries team for guidance on making an application. Medical students must complete a health questionnaire and undergo a medical examination. Non-immune students must be immunised against hepatitis B and tuberculosis. In accordance with General Medical Council guidelines, all medical students undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check in line with other UK health-related courses.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.
This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We do not accept international applications for our Gateway courses.
The University Clinical Aptitude Test (formerly UKCAT) is required. Bursaries are available to cover the cost of taking the UCAT; please see the UCAT website for details: ucat.ac.uk Work experience is recommended; please see the Admissions statement.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Health questionnaire and medical examination. Non-immune students must be immunised against hepatitis B and tuberculosis.
University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
The University Clinical Aptitude Test (formerly UKCAT) is required. Bursaries are available to cover the cost of taking the UCAT; please see the UCAT website for details: https://www.ucat.ac.uk/
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level: Profile B Further information about English language requirements and profile levels: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/language-requirements/ For 2020 entry English language requirements are being reviewed and will be confirmed by August 2019.
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