BSMS requires all UK/EU applicants to sit the BMAT in the year of application in order to be considered for interview.
We feel that BMAT is a fair and transparent method for selecting for interview. We value that it is not only a test of aptitude, but also of knowledge. BSMS believes that it is important that applicants are able to demonstrate that they are able to construct a clear argument and present it using a good level of written English; this can be evidenced in Section 3.
We believe that the BMAT allows applicants to put themselves in the spotlight; if you have the ability and talent to succeed in medicine then the BMAT gives you the perfect opportunity to show us, regardless of your background. BSMS scores the BMAT out of 28 (9 marks for Section 1, 9 for Section 2 and 5 marks for each element of Section 3) we then rank all applicants according to their total score out of 28 and work down the rankings to fill our interview places. For 2016 entry, applicants without contextual data who scored 16 or above were invited for interview (the cut off score will vary each year).
To help you prepare for the test, BMAT have produced a number of very useful resources including guides to the content of the course and past test papers.
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You are required to register with BMAT assessment centres prior to the test. Please refer to the BMAT website for key dates and additional information. The results of the BMAT will be used to assess each application and will form part of the process to select applicants for interview. BMAT may also be used as a final discriminator if needed after interview.
If you feel that your performance on the day of the test was effected by extenuating circumstances you must apply to BMAT for Special Consideration.
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BSMS will not consider any requests for Special Consideration that have not followed the procedures detailed on the BMAT website.
We require all applicants to have obtained grade B or above in Maths and English Language or English Literature.
Most standard offers for entry to us are conditional on gaining three A grades at A level (to include Biology and Chemistry). We do not specify the nature of the third A-level subject and the vast majority of our applicants will choose to study Maths or Physics, however we strongly encourage applications from students who study humanities or the arts as we recognise their value in broadening academic horizons. It should be noted that general studies is not acceptable at any level.
We reserve the right to make alternative offers where appropriate.
The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ)
We welcome candidates who have successfully completed an Extended Project, recognising the effort that they have expended and the valuable skills and knowledge that they will have gained. However the EPQ will not form part of any offers that we make.