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Five years, full time (or six with Intercalated BSc)

UCAS deadline

15 October 2019


A100, institution code S49

UK, EU/EEA and non-EU (international) citizens may apply

Apply via UCAS

Our 5-year Medicine course will equip you with essential knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes required to practice medicine competently and professionally in a patient-centred, multidisciplinary environment. Students who complete the course are awarded a primary medical qualification called the MBBS and are then eligible to apply for provisional registration with the General Medical Council (GMC), and undertake the GMC Foundation Programme. (If you have previously studied at university then you should apply for our Medicine MBBS (graduate entry programme).


  • Contact with patients from year one of the course.

  • Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK, embedded in the local community and also providing a large range of regional specialist services.

  • Learn anatomy through demonstrator-led whole body prosection.

  • Patient-focused education with a strong emphasis on communicating with patients from a range of backgrounds.

  • Two opportunities to undertake student-selected component (SSC) of study on areas of interest to you.

  • Interprofessional education: learning opportunities exist for our students on a range of healthcare and science courses to learn alongside one another (interprofessional learning), reflecting the multidisciplinary nature of healthcare workplace environment.

  • Careers advice embedded into our teaching.

  • Opportunities to intercalate and extend your knowledge and obtain an iBSc in a variety of subjects.

  • Teaching is informed by our world-class research which informs practice, and often delivered by working clinicians and scientists.

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Home (UK/EU) tuition fees

Academic year

UK/EU (per academic year)

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*Tuition fees for Home (UK/EU) students are determined by UK government policy. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course. Fees for second and subsequent years are likely to increase annually in line with UK inflation as measured by the Retail Price Index (RPI-X) and subject to maximum regulated fee rates set by the government.

For more information, see our fees and funding pages

International (non-EU) tuition fees

Academic year

International (per academic year)

Total fee*







*Tuition fees for international students are set by St George’s, University of London. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course. Fees for second and subsequent years are likely to increase annually in line with UK inflation as measured by the Retail Price Index (RPI-X) and will not normally increase by more than 5 per cent each year, except when the rate of inflation is significantly more than that projected in the preceding year.

For more information, see our fees and funding pages

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If you meet our minimum academic requirements, you will be invited for an interview. With the exception of GCSEs, all qualifications must have been completed within the previous five years, including the year of application.

Medicine selection criteria

How we determine which applicants will be invited to interview and made an offer.

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Our admissions process

At St George’s, we strive to ensure our admissions process is fair and transparent. In order to make sure every applicant is treated equally, we use a process based on objective measures. For example, while we take the time to read your personal statement, it is not formally assessed, or used to determine whether you will be invited for a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).

The steps below outline our general admissions process and the way by which we determine which applicants will receive an offer to study Medicine MBBS / Graduate Entry Medicine at St George’s.

  1. Each applicant that meets our academic entry criteria (see below) is ranked by their UCAT score for Medicine MBBS or by GAMSAT score for Graduate Entry Medicine.

  2. We have a set number of interview places available each year:

    • we interview 800 – 1,000 applicants for our five-year Medicine programme;

    • we interview 300 – 400 applicants for our four-year Graduate Entry Medicine programme.

  3. Our final cut-off score is determined by the number of available interviews. Interview places will be allocated to applicants who have the highest UCAT/GAMSAT scores until all of our available interview places are filled.

  4. If, as a result of the number of MMIs we plan to offer, the cut-off score falls at a point where a group of applicants have achieved the same UCAT/GAMSAT score, we may increase or reduce the number of MMIs we conduct to accommodate all applicants who have received that score. This means that all eligible applicants with the same UCAT/GAMSAT score are considered equally.

  5. You will then be invited to attend an MMI which is a values-based recruitment process and reinforces objectivity.

  6. Once all of our interviews are conducted, we rank MMI scores and the highest scoring applicants are made an offer to study Medicine at St George’s.

Entry criteria: 2020 entry

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5 subjects graded B (6) or above


Five subjects which must include English Language, Maths and Science (Double or Triple Award).

Additional information

We accept resits of GCSEs. We do not accept Adult Literacy and Numeracy or Functional Maths instead of GCSEs.

A Levels




Including Chemistry and Biology or Human Biology.

Adjusted criteria

If you attend a school or college in England from this list (ie a non-selective state school with an average A-Level grade of D+ or below, or one that is in the bottom 20% in England for progression to Higher Education) then you may be eligible to receive an adjusted A-Level offer two grades lower than the standard for the course.

For MBBS5 this will be an A-Level offer of ABB.

You will still have to meet all other academic and non-academic entry requirements.

Please note that eligibility is determined based on the school/college at which you take your A-Levels. If you completed your GCSEs at a school on our Adjusted Criteria list, but then undertook your A-Levels at a school/college that is not on this list, you will not qualify for an adjusted offer.

The scheme is reviewed annually, so may change scope in future years.

Additional information

Please note, the above states our minimum entry requirements, but you may receive an offer ranging between AAA – A*AA at A-level.

A Levels must be completed within one sitting across a maximum of two years. We do not accept resits which require a third year of study.

International Baccalaureate


Full Award Diploma


Overall score of 36


18 points at Higher Level, including a minimum grade 6 in Biology and Chemistry.

A minimum score of 5 must be attained in Maths and English, if at least a 6 (Grade B) grade has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE/O Level Maths and English.

Access Diploma


Full award diploma (Access to Medicine)


60 credits at level 3 (45 graded and 15 ungraded)


30 credits at Distinction and 15 at minimum Merit. All Chemistry and Biology credits must be at Distinction.

Additional credits

Any additional level 3 credits outside of the 60 credit diploma will not be accepted.

Additional information

You are required to have GCSEs in English Language and Maths alongside the Access Diploma as per the requirements outlined above.

Students studying an Access Diploma need to provide a detailed transcript. All units must be verified by the local Open College Network (OCN)

Other qualifications

Cambridge Pre-U Diploma

D3, D3, D3

Three principal subjects to include Biology and Chemistry.

Either: an additional AS level at grade B or a Pre-U short course at grade M2 or above.

Scottish Highers

Highers: AAA including Chemistry and/or Biology
Advanced Highers: AA including Chemistry and/or Biology
Subjects: Must include Chemistry and/or Biology.
English Language at Standard Grade 2 or higher is required.

Open University

120 units in total, including:
Level 1: Exploring/Discovering Science module, 60 units;
Level 2: Any other science-based module, 30 units;
Any other subject area (including humanities or arts) 30 units.
All results must be received and verified by us by 1 September the year of entry.

European Baccalaureate

EB with 8.5/10 or 85% overall including minimum 8.5 in Biology and Chemistry.

8.5/10 or 85% in English when EB taught in English; non-native speakers of English may alternatively offer IELTS with 7.0 overall including 7.0 in Writing and 6.5 in each other section.

UCL Undergraduate Preparatory Certificate in Science and Engineering (international students)

75% overall with no less than 60% in Biology, 60% in Chemistry, 68% in Academic Skill and 68% in Science and Society. Plus IELTS with 7.0 overall including 7.0 in the written element and 6.5 in all other elements, or gain 68% in Skills.

EU and International qualifications

For more information about the EU and International Qualifications we accept, please contact

Other tests

Please contact us for details

UCAT (United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test)

Both the section scores and the overall cut-off score must be met.

Section score

Minimum 500 in each individual section

Overall score

Minimum overall UCAT score (calculated every year)

Additional information

We will not be using the 'Situational Judgement' (SJT) section for 2020 entry.

We will not consider any extenuating circumstances in relation to UCAT test scores.

Additional information

UCAT results are used to select students invited to interview and to rank our post-interview waiting list.

UCAT scores do not need to be included on your UCAS application as we will be informed of your scores directly by Pearsons and UCAS. Please ensure that the name you use to register for UCAT is the same as that used on your UCAS form so results can be matched. We will also be informed of applicants who are exempt from the test or subject to special arrangements.

Historic Overall UCAT scores

For reference purposes only, we have detailed the overall scores we have required in previous years.

Entry year 

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 1890 (The UCAT test removed a section for 2017 entry)





  • Registration opens: 1 May 2019

  • Testing begins: 1 July 2019

  • Registration and online booking closes: 18 September 2019 at 5pm

  • Final booking deadline: 1 October 2019 at midday

  • Last testing date: 2 October 2019   

  • UCAS application deadline: 15 October 2019

Test preparation

UCAT has developed practice tests and a toolkit to support your test preparation.

View the information on the UCAT Candidate Preparation Toolkit page.

Details of the exam and register to sit the test can be found on the UCAT website

English language

If English is not your first language and you have not sat a GCSE/IGCSE, you must provide evidence of your proficiency via the tests listed below.  The test is valid for a period of two years.


English Language grade 6 / B or above.

Please note: all components (speaking, listening, reading and writing) must be completed and assessed.


(International English Language Testing System)

7.0 overall (including 7.0 in Writing and Speaking component and a minimum score of 6.5 in the Reading and Listening component)

You are able to take two attempts to achieve your IELTS qualification per year and your test results are valid for two years. 

Pearson’s Test 

Overall score of 67 overall (with at least 67 in Writing element, and no section with a score below 61).

Non-academic criteria

Work experience

At interview, you will be required to demonstrate that you have gained voluntary/work experience in a medical or health-related field and demonstrate a broad awareness of the scope of medicine. For further information about work experience, please visit Taste of Medicine.

Health and police screening

Satisfactory clearance in both, including immunisation against Hepatitis B, MMR, Meningitis, TB and Chicken Pox
Enhanced Police Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Candidates accepted onto healthcare courses are required to pass an occupational health screening. When admitting candidates to study and practice as a health practitioner, we have an obligation to both patients and to the individual student. Candidates who are concerned about a health issue are strongly advised to contact us prior to applying. All offers of places are made subject to satisfactory health clearance and an agreement to undergo appropriate blood tests and immunisations.

All candidates will be asked to be immunised against Hepatitis B for personal safety, so please contact your general practitioner (GP) to arrange a screening. You should begin a course of Hepatitis B immunisation as soon as you submit your UCAS application, as it consists of three injections over a six month period. If you firmly accept an offer you will be sent a confidential health questionnaire and further information about the process of screening for Hepatitis B.

This course will include work with children and vulnerable adults so all applicants will be required to have an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check. More information about this is sent to applicants as part of the admissions process.

Read more about DBS checks.

Professional registration 

If you belong to a registered professional body, you will be required to provide details if invited to interview.

If you are a current healthcare professional or a member of a registered professional body, you must provide details of your registration. If you've had your professional registration suspended or revoked, or undergone a disciplinary/fitness to practice investigation, you will be required to provide further information if selected for interview. This will be reviewed by the admissions tutor and you may be required to provide full copies of related documentation. Any information you disclose will only be used for the purpose of considering your application to the applied course.

Work experience and insight

You will be required to demonstrate insight into Medicine through relevant work/voluntary experience at interview. You must also provide references for each piece of work/relevant experience you intend to present at interview. Undertaking relevant work experience and gaining insight from such activities helps you to decide whether Medicine is the right choice for you. We expect applicants to have a combination of experience in both healthcare and non-healthcare settings. You should be able to demonstrate why these experiences are relevant to an application for Medicine. Such experience could include, but is not limited to, participation in the following:

  • paid/unpaid voluntary placements

  • school, college or university societies

  • full or part-time employment

  • the Guides, Scouts, Red Cross or similar organisations.

  • shadowing a healthcare professional

  • gap year experience

  • caring for a sick relative or first-hand experience of illness.

It is good to have a broad range of experiences in a variety of settings, including hands-on healthcare experience where possible, in order to gain insight into different aspects of skills and qualities needed by a medical student.
As a result, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge of your own abilities and limitations

  • explain what you have learned and what you have contributed.

We expect you to demonstrate insight into transferable skills such as communication, patience, accuracy, teamwork, leadership and perseverance. You will also need to be able to relate those to your application for Medicine.  Evidence that you have made a consistent effort to participate in such experience as a regular commitment is preferred.If invited to interview, you will be required to provide references for any formal work experience you have carried out within the last two years. This is not a character reference and should only state dates, hours worked and duties undertaken.

For more information about work experience, read the Medical Schools Council's guidance for medicine applicants.


If you studied but did not complete medicine at an alternative university and are re-applying on the basis of A Levels, please provide formal evidence as to why you withdrew from medicine studies previously. Applicants will be reviewed on a case by case basis; however, we're not able to consider individuals who were suspended from previous medicine studies due to fitness to practice issues or failure in assessments/examinations.

Similarly, candidates who are currently enrolled on a degree (or have already been awarded a degree) cannot be considered for this course. These applicants are invited to apply to our graduate entry medicine course.

This course will equip you with the essential knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes required to practice medicine competently and professionally in a patient-centred, multidisciplinary environment.

Medicine MBBS is underpinned by four main themes:

  • Basic and Clinical Sciences

  • Patient and Doctor

  • Community and Population Health

  • Personal and Professional Development.

In the early years these themes are delivered through six modules: Life Cycle, Life Protection, Life Support, Life Maintenance, Life Structure, and Life Control.

In years one and two, the emphasis is on lectures, tutorials and group activity with short clinical and community-based placements.

From year three the emphasis shifts away from lecture-based activity to a combination of problem based learning and student-selected components, rotating with clinical attachments. Clinical attachments from year three onwards are primarily based at the healthcare trusts as listed previously, but also at hospitals and other community-based sites in south London and the south-east of England.

You have the opportunity in your third or fourth year to undertake an intercalated BSc of your choice.

In years four and five the focus is heavily on clinical attachments, again with complementary lectures running in parallel. You have maximum exposure to clinical environments in hospitals, primary care trusts and other community-based attachments.

Within the final year all students undertake an elective. This is an opportunity for you to explore, in a practical setting, an aspect of medicine of particular interest to you, anywhere in the world. Elective plans are reviewed and approved by an academic member of staff, and a report is written upon completion. Read more about our elective options.

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Year 1






Broad introductory syllabus covering all modules, themes and teaching strands. First two days in each of the first ten weeks involve interprofessional education



Half day general practice and community visits



Life Support Module (Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems)



Good Medical Practice Clinical Attachment (Paediatrics and Geriatrics, Medicine, Surgery)



Life Maintenance Module (Endocrine and Alimentary Systems, Kidney and Body Fluids, Metabolism)

Typical year one clinical sciences learning week






Anatomy/Dissecting room

Expert tutorials


Case-based Learning tutorial





Clinical skills and communication

Small group tutorial

Year 2






Life Structure module (Musculoskeletal and Integument, Genetics)



Good Medical Practice clinical placement continuation



Life Control module (Neuroscience and Psychiatry)



Student selected components; study an area of interest in depth, developing research and presentation skills and to gain insight into possible careers



Life Cycle module (Inheritance, Reproduction, Growth, Ageing and Disability)



Good Medical Practice clinical placement (continuation)



Life Protection module (Infection, Immunity, Mechanisms of Disease)



Student selected components; study an area of interest in depth, developing research and presentation skills and to gain insight into possible careers

Year 3 (transition)




Problem based learning 


Life Support, Life Cycle



 Junior Medicine (6), or Junior Surgery (6) or General Practice/Primary Care (3) and Geriatrics (3)

Problem based learning


Life Control, Life Structure



Junior Medicine (6), or Junior Surgery (6) or General Practice/Primary Care (3) and Geriatrics (3)

Problem based learning 


Life Protection, Life Maintenance



Junior Medicine (6), or Junior Surgery (6) or General Practice/Primary Care (3) and Geriatrics (3)



Student selected components; study an area of interest in depth, developing research and presentation skills and to gain insight into possible careers.



Clinical Assessment

Optional intercalated BSc

Selecting the option to study an intercalated BSc allows you to advance your coverage of a variety of topics and undertake in-depth research, resulting in the award of a Bachelor of Science degree (with Honours). You are supervised by academic and research staff in individual research laboratories. Entry is competitive and selection is based on academic results.

A number of opportunities are also available for students who wish to intercalate at an alternative institution.

A wide range of BSc modules is available, below are some examples:

  • Diagnostic Microbiology

  • Clinically Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy

  • Science of Reproduction

  • Cloning, Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine

  • Behavioural Medicine

  • Therapeutics: protein to patient.

Year 4 (penultimate)


Attachments (undertaken on rotation)

Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Specialities (ENT, Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Rheumatology)


Neurology/Disability/Stroke/Palliative care


General Medicine/General Surgery including Cardiology


Clinical Assessment

Year 5 (final)


Attachments (undertaken on rotation)

Advanced Clinical Practice

Student Selected Component


Assistant House Officer attachments (five weeks each of Medicine and Surgery)

General Practice


A&E and Emergency Medicine

Critical Care and Anaesthetics

Public Health

Clinical Finals Assessment




F1 preparation

The curriculum is organised into integrated learning weeks, supported by case- and problem-based learning tutorials, and typically includes lectures, tutorials, practical and anatomy sessions, and self-directed study.


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Teaching and learning methods

The course is structured across five years. The first two years (clinical science years) provide a thorough understanding of clinical science and first-hand clinical experience through a range of placements, giving you an insight into the patient journey and the role of multidisciplinary teams.

At the start of year three (T year) you will begin your transition from clinical science to clinical practice. You will undertake three five-week clinical attachments (medicine, general practice and surgery) interspersed with problem-based learning and lectures to consolidate and maximise the learning from your clinical experience.

In your fourth year (P year) you will rotate between 10-week clinical attachments in four specialities:

  • surgery and surgical specialities

  • medicine and medical specialties

  • paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology

  • neurology and psychiatry.

In your final year (F year) you will deepen your understanding of different areas of clinical practice through a series of assistantships where you shadow junior doctors and understand the role for which you are preparing. In this year you can also arrange to undertake elective study anywhere in the world.

We utilise a variety of teaching styles to encourage learning including:

  • lectures

  • expert tutorials

  • clinical and communication skills sessions

  • demonstrator-led anatomy teaching using whole-body prosections in the Dissecting Room

  • directed self-learning

  • student-selected special study

  • independent study.

Case-based learning

Each week begins and ends with a tutorial based on a clinical scenario. By applying the taught theory to a clinical context, both your critical skills and learning techniques develop.

Problem-based learning

Given a clinical problem, you use self-directed research to make a diagnosis and suggest an appropriate course of action. Problem-based learning encourages learning in context, self-motivation and deep, rather than surface understanding.

Teaching takes place on our shared site in Tooting. It is supplemented by general practice attachments in London and hospital attachments throughout south London and south-east England, including:

  • St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London

  • Epsom and St Helier NHS Trust, Carshalton, London

  • Kingston Hospital NHS Trust, Kingston, Surrey

  • Croydon Health Sciences NHS Trust, Croydon, London

  • South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust.

Assessment methods

The emphasis is on regular formative and summative assessments with detailed feedback throughout.

Assessment methods include:

  • short answer questions

  • single best answer

  • clinical cases – for example, mini-CEX (Clinical Evaluation Exercise), Direct observations of Practical Procedures (DOPS), Case Based Discussion (CBD).

You will also be assessed with Objective Structured Practical Examinations in the Dissecting Room, and Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) where you perform a set of structured tasks, which can include practical procedures, interviewing skills and examination of patients.

You will be assessed in three domains:

  • doctor as practitioner: through objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE)

  • doctor as scientist: through year-end knowledge tests

  • doctor as professional: through longitudinal professional assessment, attendance and case analysis project.

Find out how this course is structured and assessed on the Unistats website.

A medical qualification from St George’s is quality-assured and recognised internationally. With our MBBS you will be perfectly placed to contribute to the ongoing development of medicine and healthcare provision globally.

Through an integrated study programme of medical sciences and clinical sciences, graduates are fully equipped to perform well in the GMC Foundation Programme and further develop the essential knowledge and competencies needed to pursue a specialist discipline. The majority of our MBBS graduates choose to remain in the south London area, and to complete their two-year Foundation Programme at one of our affiliated healthcare trusts.

At the end of the undergraduate course you will receive your MBBS degree, which is a primary medical qualification (PMQ). Holding a PMQ entitles you to provisional registration with the General Medical Council (GMC), as long as the GMC has no concerns relating to your fitness to practise. Provisionally registered doctors can only practise in approved Foundation Year 1 posts; the law does not allow provisionally registered doctors to undertake any other type of work.

To obtain a Foundation Year 1 post you will need to apply during the final year of your undergraduate course through the UK Foundation Programme Office selection scheme, which allocates these posts to graduates on a competitive basis. So far, all suitably qualified UK graduates have found a place on the Foundation Year 1 programme, but this cannot be guaranteed.

Successful completion of the Foundation Year 1 programme is normally achieved within 12 months and is marked by the award of a Certificate of Experience. You will then be eligible to apply for full registration with the General Medical Council. You need full registration with a licence to practise medicine unsupervised in the UK in the NHS or private practice.

Regulations in this area change from time to time so we recommend visiting Medical Careers NHS, which also provides information on working as a doctor.

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Medical Licensing Assessment

The GMC is in the process of implementing a national Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) that all UK medical graduates will need to pass in order to be granted registration with a licence to practise. Currently, indicative timelines suggest this will be applicable to students graduating in 2023 and beyond.

The format and details of the assessment are yet to be decided while the GMC is in consultation with all UK medical schools. However, it is not envisaged that the type or amount of assessment is likely to be significantly different from the existing assessments students undertake in their final year of Medicine. 

You can read more information on the GMC website.

Apply for this course through UCAS. We welcome applications from mature students.


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UCAS checklist

Information to include on your form 

 You must provide:

  • full details of your Level 2 (GCSE equivalent qualifications) with grades

  • full details of your Level 3 (A Level or equivalent qualifications) with achieved/predicted grades

  • a personal statement (more information about this document is available on the UCAS website)

  • an academic reference from your current or most recent institutions with predicted grades.

After submitting your application to UCAS

  • log in to UCAS Track and check your application to see if all your academic details have been included

  • if any subjects or predicted results are missing, email the Admissions Officer with your UCAS number and missing subjects and grades

International applicants

  • International applicants must provide a full syllabus/transcript of the subjects they have completed up to year 12 (or equivalent).

  • Students from outside the EU/EEA/Switzerland will need a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Read our visa and immigration advice.


After making an application, shortlisted candidates will be invited to a Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).

Multiple Mini Interview (held December to March)

An MMI combines traditional-style questions with task-based activities. The interview consists of eight activities each lasting five minutes (40 minutes in total).

Example MMI tasks

  • Pack a suitcase for a trip, where the case can only contain half of the items available.

  • Travelling on the London Underground, one of your friends has become separated from the group – it’s their first time in London – describe your plan of action.

  • You have a list of 15 individuals, giving their sex, age and occupation – you can save five of them from nuclear attack – which five and why?

  • As captain of a football team, inform a member of your team that they have not been selected to play in the final.

  • Inform your neighbour that you have just (accidentally) run over and killed their cat.

Key competencies assessed

  • Academic ability and intellect.

  • Empathy.

  • Initiative and resilience.

  • Communication skills.

  • Organisation and problem solving.

  • Team work.

  • Insight and integrity.

  • Effective learning style.

This interview format provides a high level of interaction between you and the interviewer. It gives you a chance to demonstrate more than just a taught knowledge of your chosen field of science.

MMIs are a better predictor of academic performance and professional behaviour than traditional panel interviews. This format also allows us to assess more candidates in a shorter period of time, which means you will get the results of sooner.

Visit Taste of Medicine (Scrubbing Up section) for more advice on preparing for interviews.

Learn more about how to ace your MMI.

Extenuating circumstances

We define extenuating circumstances as unforeseen and outside of an applicant’s control. The circumstances must demonstrate that there has been a substantial, serious impact on your academic studies and results.

For example, such circumstances would include: health and personal problems, disability or difficulties with schooling. Whilst St George’s is keen to widen participation for particular groups, we are required to ensure that you as an applicant can cope with the rigours of, and are suited to, the programme you apply for.

Please note that we cannot consider extenuating circumstances in regards to UCAT scores.

Who can complete the form?

You will need to ask a representative or teacher at your school, college or university to complete the Extenuating Circumstances Form for Applicants (please note that this form is only for use by applicants and not current St George's students).

If your school or college is unaware of your circumstances, the form can be completed by another official such as a GP or social worker. Forms completed by family members unfortunately cannot be considered.

How and when the form needs to be submitted

The form needs to be completed and submitted by a representative or teacher at your school or college or university within 15 working days of you submitting your application form (UCAS or direct applications)

Please send the form to

For medicine MBBS5 (A100) and medicine MBBS graduate entry (A101) - the form must be received no later than the 1st November in the year of application.

For all other healthcare courses - the form should be received no later than 1 March (in the year of entry).

What else you need to include

It should include any information that is relevant to the application and the circumstances. Formal supporting documentation (e.g. from a GP) can also be attached. This will ensure that the Admissions Tutors are able to accurately assess the circumstances in context with the academic record.

Notes for schools/colleges/universities

When considering endorsing an applicant’s circumstances, please note the following points.

  1. Appropriate circumstances would be serious, acute or chronic illness since the age of 14 or recently diagnosed illness (for example, depression) that has led to significant educational disruption.

  2. Significant caring responsibilities or a recent bereavement or serious illness of an immediate family member.

  3. Serious disruption of educational provision at their school/college/university.

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Five years, full time (or six with Intercalated BSc)

Application Deadline

15 October 2019


A100, institution code S49

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