5 months ago
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Greetings, what are some basic requirements for applying to a medical university for MBBS?

I have to start my A-levels in september 2021. I wanted to enquire about the requirements after that.

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@CameronBameron4 months ago

Just to be clear to most CV readers, this degree is not an American degree but a UK type of medical degree. The answer also has very little to do with applying to an accelerated medical program in the US which is called a BS/MD Bachelor of Science / Medical Doctorate program.

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5 months ago

Hi so if I remember correctly I believe MBBS is a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery the requirements are:-

A level high school certificate with at least two science subjects: Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Maths, etc. It seems most of the time Chemistry is a must

Or, if you already graduated a Bachelors - an honours degree in science at 2:1 or above, or equivalent can be a good advantage

Good level of English, usually an IELTS 6.5 – 7.0, or equivalent TOEFL or C1 Advanced language certificates

GPA of 3.75 or higher, or equivalent

Evidence of sustained academic achievement – you’ll need a transcript of academic records for that

Depending on the country, you might also need a locally recognized specialized medical exam like the UCAT or BMAT, in the UK. Its equivalent for the U.S. is the MCAT exam

Voluntary work experience in Health Care is also a plus

Sometimes you might need to take a Foundation programme to validate or meet the MBBS programme requirements

The university is also interested to know if you have the transferable skills needed to be a future doctor.

Hope this helps Good Luck!!!


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