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New study on disability in medicine published

Published this month, a new study is the first report to ‘map’ disability in medicine in the UK.  Using data from the UK Medical Education Database (UKMED), the objective of the study was to examine factors associated with declaration of d...



UCAT 2021 Information for candidates

The recent Government announcements regarding the roadmap out of lockdown has provided us with greater certainty regarding our plans for 2021 testing.  In 2021 we intend to deliver the UCAT in Pearson VUE test centres throughout the UK an...



Information for UCAT Online candidates testing in the final week

This update is for candidates sitting the UCAT Online during the last week of testing. Some candidates are having issues testing at home.  The volume of online tests in this last week may result in more candidates encountering delays in t...



UCAT 2020 Update 22 June

Registration for the UCAT opens on 1 July. Candidate Testing Guides now available. Candidates can test at a test centre or at home. Candidates are strongly advised to test early. Candidates testing at home may use an erasable whitebo...



COVID-19 Update

On Wednesday, March 11, the World Health Organization classified COVID-19 (coronavirus) as a pandemic. The UCAT Consortium is continuing to monitor the global situation as it relates to UCAT delivery in 2020 (for entry to University in 202...



New MSC Summer Schools for 2020

Following the successful first year of MSC Summer Schools, the number of events is growing from four in 2019 to five in 2020, with eight medical schools participating. The initiative is funded by Health Education England and aimed at youn...



More people than ever want to be a doctor

This week UCAS have published statistics from the October 2019 applications deadline.  This shows that a record 23,710 people have applied to study medicine at university next September, up 6 per cent on last year.  The increase is reflect...



A record year for UCAT

UCAT results for 2019 have now been released showing that this has been a record year, with more candidates than ever before taking the test.  Over the summer months a total of 29,375 candidates sat the test, an increase of 18% from last ...