I have been placed on the post-interview hold list, what does this mean?
The number of entrants into medicine each year is strictly controlled by the UK government. To try to help BSMS manage its intake, we place a number of applicants on to a hold list after they have been interviewed. These applicants narrowly missed the threshold for an offer.
The hold list allows us to make extra offers later in the cycle, or after A level results in August, while keeping within our permitted number of starters each year.
In 2014/15 all those placed on the hold list were later rejected and did not gain a place to study with us in 2015; however in 2013/14 cycle 31% of applicants who were placed on the hold list subsequently received an offer of a place to study with us in September 2014.