Fear not! Despite Open Days being cancelled across the country, Ciara and Lucy are bringing the Open Days to you through a series of ‘OpenPods’ where they interview Medical Students from different universities across the UK. They ask all the important questions that will help you make an informed decision as to which Medical School is right for you. Listen for fantastic insight from students who know what they are talking about. And the best part… you don’t even need to leave your house!

Make sure you comment on each blog post if you have any questions and the medical student being interviewed would be delighted to help!

2 episodes will be released every Monday at 5am so make sure to keep checking back to get all the tips and tricks from medical students at your favourite universities!

OpenPod – Hull York Medical School (Heidi)

Fear not! Despite Open Days being cancelled across the country, Ciara and Lucy are bringing the Open Days to you through a series of ‘Open Pods’ where they interview Medical Students from different universities across the UK. They ask all the important questions that...

OpenPod – University of Manchester (Rob)

Fear not! Despite Open Days being cancelled across the country, Ciara and Lucy are bringing the Open Days to you through a series of ‘Open Pods’ where they interview Medical Students from different universities across the UK. They ask all the important questions that...

OpenPod – University of Cardiff (Dion)

Fear not! Despite Open Days being cancelled across the country, Ciara and Lucy are bringing the Open Days to you through a series of ‘Open Pods’ where they interview Medical Students from different universities across the UK. They ask all the important questions that...

OpenPod – University of Leeds (Ahmed)

Fear not! Despite Open Days being cancelled across the country, Ciara and Lucy are bringing the Open Days to you through a series of ‘Open Pods’ where they interview Medical Students from different universities across the UK. They ask all the important questions that...

OpenPod – Liverpool (Anusha)

Fear not! Despite Open Days being cancelled across the country, Ciara and Lucy are bringing the Open Days to you through a series of ‘Open Pods’ where they interview Medical Students from different universities across the UK. They ask all the important questions that...

OpenPod – St George’s (Sophie)

Fear not! Despite Open Days being cancelled across the country, Ciara and Lucy are bringing the Open Days to you through a series of ‘Open Pods’ where they interview Medical Students from different universities across the UK. They ask all the important questions that...

OpenPod – King’s College London (Sujan)

Fear not! Despite Open Days being cancelled across the country, Ciara and Lucy are bringing the Open Days to you through a series of ‘Open Pods’ where they interview Medical Students from different universities across the UK. They ask all the important questions that...

OpenPod – University of Oxford (Soham)

Fear not! Despite Open Days being cancelled across the country, Ciara and Lucy are bringing the Open Days to you through a series of ‘Open Pods’ where they interview Medical Students from different universities across the UK. They ask all the important questions that...

OpenPod – University of Cambridge (Lucy)

Fear not! Despite Open Days being cancelled across the country, Ciara and Lucy are bringing the Open Days to you through a series of ‘Open Pods’ where they interview Medical Students from different universities across the UK. They ask all the important questions that...

OpenPod – UCL (Sylvia)

Fear not! Despite Open Days being cancelled across the country, Ciara and Lucy are bringing the Open Days to you through a series of ‘Open Pods’ where they interview Medical Students from different universities across the UK. They ask all the important questions that...

University of Glasgow - Rebecca

In this Open Pod episode, Ciara and Lucy interview Rebecca from the University of Glasgow. Glasgow is an integrated course with an optional intercalation year. The A Level entry requirements for 2021 entry are AAA, and the lowest UCAT score considered for interview was 2650 (in 2019). Listen to hear all about how students really find the course and get some top tips on how to get in!

University of Bristol - Chris

In this episode, we interview Chris about what it’s like to be a medical student at Bristol. Listen to hear all about how the course is delivered, including intercalation and clinical placement, as well as what general student life is like. Most importantly, get some handy tips, tricks and all the insider knowledge you need to tailor your application to the University of Bristol! 

UCL - Sylvia

In this Open Pod episode, Ciara and Lucy interview Syliva from the University College London. UCL is an advertised as an integrated, but has very limited patient contact in the pre-clinical years. The course also has a compulsory intercalation year. The A Level entry requirements for 2021 entry are A*AA, and the average BMAT score for 2018/19 entry was Section 1: 4.3, Section 2: 4.1 and Section 3: 2.9A. Listen to hear all about how students really find the course and get some top tips on how to get in!

University of Leicester - Keertana

In this Open Pod episode, Ciara and Lucy interview Keertana from the University of Leicester. Leicester is an integrated course with an optional intercalation year. The A Level entry requirements for 2021 entry are AAA, and more points are allocated for those with UCAT scores higher than 2900. Listen to hear all about how students really find the course and get some top tips on how to get in!

University of Cambridge - Lucy

In this Open Pod episode, Ciara interviews Lucy from the University of Cambridge. Cambridge is a traditional course but still integrates some clinical patients in the preclinical years. The course also has a compulsory intercalation year. The A Level entry requirements for 2021 entry are A*A*A, and the average BMAT score for 2018/19 entry was Section 1: 5.5, Section 2: 6.1 and Section 3: 3.5A. Listen to hear all about how students really find the course and get some top tips on how to get in!

University of Oxford - Soham

In this Open Pod episode, Ciara and Lucy interview Soham from the University of Oxford. Oxford is a traditional course and has a compulsory intercalation year. The A Level entry requirements for 2021 entry are A*AA, and the average BMAT score for 2018/19 entry was Section 1: 5.6, Section 2: 5.8 and Section 3: 3.6A. Listen to hear all about how students really find the course and get some top tips on how to get in!

Kings College London - Sujan

In this Open Pod episode, Ciara and Lucy interview Sujan from King’s College London. KCL is an integrated course with an optional intercalation year. The A Level entry requirements for 2021 entry are AAA, and the average UCAT score for offer holders was 2699 (in 2018/9). Listen to hear all about how students really find the course and get some top tips on how to get in!

St George's - Sophie

In this Open Pod episode, Ciara and Lucy interview Sophie from the St George’s, University of London. St George’s is an integrated course with an optional intercalation year. The A Level entry requirements for 2021 entry are AAA, and the lowest UCAT score considered for interview was 2590 (in 2018). Listen to hear all about how students really find the course and get some top tips on how to get in!

University of Liverpool - Anusha

In this Open Pod episode, Ciara and Lucy interview Anusha from the University of Liverpool. Liverpool is an integrated course with an optional intercalation year. The A Level entry requirements for 2021 entry are AAA, and a competitive UCAT score was 2420 (in 2018). Listen to hear all about how students really find the course and get some top tips on how to get in!

University of Leeds - Ahmed

In this Open Pod episode, Ciara and Lucy interview Ahmed from the University of Leeds. Leeds is an integrated course with a compulsory intercalated year. The A Level entry requirements for 2021 entry are AAA, and those scoring above a total BMAT score of 42 were invited for an interview (2017).  Listen to hear all about how students really find the course and get some top tips on how to get in!

University of Cardiff - Dion

In this Open Pod episode, Ciara and Lucy interview Dion from the University of Cardiff. Cardiff is an integrated course with an optional intercalation year. The A Level entry requirements for 2021 entry are AAA, and the UCAT is not a massive part of the application. Instead, a higher weighting is placed on GCSEs.  Listen to hear all about how students really find the course and get some top tips on how to get in!

University of Manchester - Rob

In this Open Pod episode, Ciara and Lucy interview Rob from the University of Manchester. Manchester is an integrated course with an optional intercalation year. The A Level entry requirements for 2021 entry are AAA, and candidates above a UCAT threshold (2600 in 2018) are automatically invited to interview.  Listen to hear all about how students really find the course and get some top tips on how to get in!

Hull York Medical School - Heidi

In this Open Pod episode, Ciara and Lucy interview Heidi from the Hull York Medical School. Hull York is an integrated course with an optional intercalation year. The A Level entry requirements for 2021 entry are AAA, and your UCAT is used alongside your GCSEs to select for interview.  Listen to hear all about how students really find the course and get some top tips on how to get in!

Whilst we try not to use any medical school jargon in these episodes without first explaining them, if you are at all confused make sure you check out our series on ‘Choosing a Medical School‘ by clicking the button below! This will help you understand how to maximise your chances of getting an interview and offer for medical school by applying strategically, as well as the difference between PBL, integrated and traditional course teaching

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