Pre-clinical medicine: I'm a mature applicant - am I eligible to apply?
While no age limit applies for admission to the medicine course, older applicants should consider the implications of seeking to enter the profession at a later stage, especially bearing in mind that qualification, probation and subsequent specialist training will take a considerable time to complete. To make a case for admission, you would obviously need to show clear evidence of commitment and motivation in switching vocation at this stage in your career.
Short-listing for interview for the A100 course in Medicine relies heavily on BMAT and GCSE performance. To calculate GCSE performance, we look at the proportion of A* grades across all GCSE subjects taken. Some applicants, though eligible, may find that their grades from school (at GCSE, for example), while meeting the minimum conditions that we specify are still somewhat lower than those achieved by successful applicants.