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 2 to 3 year core medical training (CMT) or Acute Care Common Stem (ACCS)
- 4 to 7 years of specialist training, depending on your chosen area of medicine
Each university sets its own entry requirements.
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.
If you already have a degree in a science subject (minimum 2:1) you could take a 4 year graduate entry programme into medicine.
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)