As you have pointed out - it's ilegal in the UK to discriminate on the grounds of age. SGUL are in some 'trouble' with their under 45 policy for their graduate entry course as it does not conform to the EU directive (although there is no age limit for their 5 year course).
Originally Posted by blueeyes
I certainly do not know of the exceptions. It's the rule.
Visit admissionsforum or medschoolguide and see how many over 35 year olds there are in UK med schools, and indeed how many are applying.
Schools that routinely take people over the age of 35 (that I definitely can confirm due to actually knowing people above this age of said courses) are - and in alphabetical order:
Barts and The London - very mature friendly.
Birmingham has a reputation for being agest but I have 3 friends older
than 35 in year 2 (well to be honets one is 34, but lets not split hairs!)
Bristol - I have a non-graduate friend there who tells me there are plenty
of oldies in his year (3rd)
East Anglia - very mature friendly - prefer matures to school leavers.
GKT - very mature friendly. I also had an offer to study here, as did a lot
of the oldies in my year at Barts.
Hull-York - I was talking to a HYMS 2nd year student, who was a 40 year
old mum of three at the BMA MSC conference in April.
Keele - again, I have some good friends - some in their 40's here.
Leeds - I have friends here in thie 30's and 40's.
Leicester - very mature friendly, indeed the chair of the BMA MSC is a
mature student at here.
Actually I think you get the point!
About 6 years ago it was very difficult to get into medical school over the age of 21 - I know because I made enquiries before deciding to do a doctorate instead. That is simply not the case any more!
I recommend getting a copy of 'The Insiders Guide to Medical School' as each UK medical school gives the typical number of mature offers they make per year. Most are around 20% and above.
I would say about 15% of my year are above the age of 30 - and around 7% are over 35. When n=277, that's actually quite a few!
So, actually - please provide a list of those who categorically do not accept over 35s...
Last edited by DrFluffy; 11-08-2005 at 04:45 AM.
BSc (hons), D.Phil.
2nd year medical student,
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK.