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Male and female applicants had equal success rates (11%) in this year’s admissions exercise for the standard (6-year) medical course. 107 of the 983 female applicants were made offers, while 61 of the 562 male applicants were made offers. Female candidates were less successful in the shortlisting exercise, but after interviews they had higher offer rates, resulting in the overall success rate being almost identical for males and females.
Overall, 64% of those made offers in 2016 were female and 36% were male. This compares with 56% female in 2015, 51% female in 2014, 52% female in 2013, 50% female in 2012, 40% female in 2011, and 45% female in 2010.
Of those receiving offers, 93% were attending or had attended schools in the UK. 60% of all successful applicants were from UK state schools and 34% from UK independent schools.