Other requirements

UKCAT

All applicants to Leicester Medical School are required to take the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) in the year of application. This test helps universities widen access and make fairer choices amongst the many highly qualified applicants who apply for medical degrees.

Age on Entry

Applicants to the A100 course must be 18 years old by 1 September of their entry year. This is due to patient contact from Semester 1.

Applicants to the A199 course must be 17 years old by 1 September of their entry year. This is because you will need to be 18 years old by 1 September the following year due to patient contact from Semester 1.

Applicants who do not meet our age requirement may still apply and we will consider their application in the normal way. However, we will ask such applicants to defer starting until our age requirement has been met.

Health requirements

Academic scoring, and the interview process are all undertaken outwith of any health or special circumstances. However, if you are made - and accept - an offer you will be required to complete a health declaration form. You may be contacted by the University's Occupational Health team if it is deemed appropriate.

The UK Government requires that all medical students in this country must be screened for hepatitis B.

It is not possible under current GMC rules to omit any part of the medical course curriculum so you must have adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to undertake all of these. The GMC's document 'Tomorrow's Doctors' details all the mandatory practical proceedures for completion of the course and preliminary regsistration.

Information for disabled or dyslexic candidates

DBS checks (formerly CRB)

The University is required to use the Government's Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to assess the suitability of applicants to Medicine. If you have previous or pending cautions or convictions you should contact the Medical School in writing. All information will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Re-Applicants

Applicants who have applied to us previously may be considered providing they meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants presenting with achieved or predicted A-levels, IB or equivalent who have applied once before, but have not been interviewed, will be considered and scored as usual on their second application. Subsequent applications will not be considered without further qualification at degree level.
  • Applicants presenting with achieved or predicted degree who have applied once before with their degree, but have not been interviewed, will be considered and scored as usual on their second application.  Subsequent applications will not be considered without substantial evidence of paid employment in a caring role.
  • Applicants presenting via the Access to Medicine route who have applied once before, but have not been interviewed, will be considered and scored as usual on their second application.  Subsequent applications will not be considered without substantial evidence of paid employment in a caring role.

In all cases applicants who have been rejected following interview will only be considered in a subsequent application if their interview score was no more than 10% below the level required for an offer in the year that they applied.

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