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    American Qualifications for UK Med School- Help!

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    Alight, the more that I research the more lost I am... I am trying to figure out if I qualify for Med school in the UK and which ones. Does anyone know if they will take the MCAT? Or do they require the UKCAT? I have a BA in Sociology and have taken other college level science courses... how do I know if I have the correct ones or if I need to take some more?? How do I calculate my Tariff Points to see how competitive my app is?? Argh.

    Any help from an American Student that has gone through the application process into UK would be very appreciated!!!

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    If you are American or Canadian and have lots of money, you can apply to St. Andrews University in Scotland. They've recently launched a program that allows North American students to complete a medical undergraduate degree and then be automatically admitted into medical school at the University of Edinburgh. The program outline says Canadian and American students will get "dedicated assistance with preparation for" exams and residency matches at home. BUT the program costs well over $250K in tuition alone.
    Good luck!

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    You can apply to any UK med school through UCAS - entries close in October for 2013 entry. You can look up the requirement for each medical school on their website. Minimum is a UK 2.1 degree, but I'm not sure what that is in US GPA equivalency. Best of luck

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    You will need to email the university.

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    Contact Atlantic Bridge: US and Canadian students studying medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine in Ireland and they will let you know about the steps and requirements for application to the Irish schools. That is a good starting point, anyway.
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    Look through the websites of the programs you are interested in. They usually have the requirements for international students listed out. I believe that some graduate entry 4 year programs do not take non-science graduates. Yes, you must take the UKCAT (source - UKCAT Details)

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatbout2morrow View Post
    Yes, you must take the UKCAT (source - UKCAT Details)
    With one caveat... if you apply to Irish graduate programs through Atlantic Bridge, they will accept the MCAT. English, Scottish, and Welsh schools will likely require the UKCAT, as indicated above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by devildoc8404 View Post
    With one caveat... if you apply to Irish graduate programs through Atlantic Bridge, they will accept the MCAT. English, Scottish, and Welsh schools will likely require the UKCAT, as indicated above.
    I was referring to UK schools.

    Aren't the schools which take part in the Atlantic Bridge program all located in the Republic of Ireland?

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    You're correct, 2morrow... it's Locumotion | Locum Recruitment Agency in Ireland | Locum Doctor Jobs | UK | Australia | South Africa that has Northern Ireland positions, and they are for residency and practice only. Atlantic Bridge's programs are all for medical school, and they are all in the Republic.

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    LOL I actually didn't know that Northern Ireland (part of the UK) and the Republic of Ireland were two different countries until I started my research into Irish schools...

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