Your UCAS application

This page gives you some advice on completing your UCAS application for medical school, including writing your personal statement.

You apply to medical school online through UCAS between mid September and 15 October in the autumn before the course starts. This is earlier than the deadline for most other courses.

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Deferring entry

If you want to take a year off, check that your chosen medical schools accept deferred entry. If not, you can apply during your gap year, but you would need to be available for interviews. If you accept a deferred place, you can’t re-apply through UCAS the next year unless you withdraw your original application.

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