You'll need to complete:
- a 5 year degree in medicine, recognised by the General Medical Council (GMC)
- a 2 year foundation course of general training
- a 3 year specialist training course in general practice
If you don't have qualifications in science, you may be able to join a 6 year degree course in medicine. This includes a 1 year pre-medical or foundation year.
When you apply for a course in medicine, you may be asked to take the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) or the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT). They test the skills you'll need on the course like critical thinking, problem solving, data analysis, communication and scientific knowledge.
You'll usually need:
- 3 A levels at grade A in chemistry and either biology, physics or maths, plus another academic subject
- 7 GCSEs, including sciences, with 5 subjects at grades 9 to 7 (A* or A) and English and maths at least grade 6 to 5 (B)