Medical school courses

This page looks at the different types of courses available to you at medical school and gives information and advice about entry to each.

To train as a doctor, the first stage is to take a degree at medical school. Depending on the university or course, you will be awarded an MB, BMBS, MB ChB, MB BS or similar, but they are generally called ‘first MB’.

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There are various types of courses:

You can find courses in medicine by searching our course finder or by visiting the Medical Schools Council website.

For a summary of the academic requirements for medical school, see the British Medical Association (BMA) website. Up-to-date information is also available through the UCAS website and through medical school websites and prospectuses.

Entry requirements

Medical schools set their own academic entry requirements, so it’s important to check these with individual schools. However, for all courses entry means:

Skills and interests

You need to prove that you:

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