The selection processes operate in two stages. The first stage being academic selection and the second stage being objective structured selection examinations.
Stage One: Academic Selection
This first stage involves judgements on the basis of the written application primarily related to academic achievement as an indicator of intellectual suitability for a medical course and the practice of medicine. Applicants may offer a variety of qualifications, but the overriding principle is that achievement should be at the highest level, and comparable to entrants to other medical schools in the United Kingdom. It is not intended that ability to pay the fees for the course should compensate for academic achievement that is less than usual for entry to a medical course in the UK.
Stage Two: Objective Structured Selection Examinations
The second stage of selection applies only to those who meet the academic threshold, and is intended to judge personal attributes relating to suitability for practice as a doctor. It consists of an Objective, Structured Selection Examination (OSSE), made up of a series of tasks intended to test abilities related to 'Good Medical Practice', published by the UK General Medical Council.
Exclusions from Entry
There are additional factors that may prohibit entry onto the MB ChB course:
Previous enrolment on a medicine course, whether completed or not
Evidence of dishonesty on the application form
Previous spent and unspent criminal convictions and bindovers
Failure to meet entry requirements
Please refer to the Code of Practice for Selection for a detailed description of the selection process.