The final session in our series of UCAT events in collaboration with Access to the Professions.
In this session we will be looking back to the practice exam and thinking about what sections were particularly challenging.
We will then go through each section of the UCAT exam, looking at ways you can get ahead while keeping an eye on things that can waste time or throw you off.
Before this session:
- Start some gentle practice of the question banks on the UCAT website (see here)
- Reflect on the practice exam in session 2
- Enjoy your summer!
Pupils in S5 registered with Access to the Professions should have received an email with details on how to register. It is not too late to register with Access to the Professions, which you can do here.
Information evening for 2nd and 3rd year pupils
We hosted 127 parents and pupils at our annual information evening for 2nd and 3rd year pupils at state schools in Edinburgh (and some from further afield). Held in the Chancellor’s building of the University of Edinburgh’s medical school the evening featured talks from medical students and doctors, as well as the Widening Participation team of the University of Edinburgh about life as a medic and the process of getting in.
Who’s in Health?
You Can Be A Doctor were delighted to join the Chief Medical Officer for Scotland, Catherine Calderwood, and the Dean of Clinical Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, John Iredale, to launch the Who’s in Health? campaign in Scotland at Sciennes Primary School. The aim is to get health professionals into every Primary School in the UK. Find out more here.
If you’d like You Can Be a Doctor to visit your Primary School in the Edinburgh area, email Primary@youcanbeadoctor.co.uk
S2/S3: Information evening
Find out how you can be a doctor. Aimed at second and third year school pupils who want to be a doctors this event will give you an idea of what that involves, with talks from doctors and medical students about their experience.
S4: Introduction to Clinical Skills
Join us in the Clinical Skills Centre at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. You’ll move round four stations, each run by a doctor, which will introduce you to some of the skills we use every day and give you a glimpse of life as a medical student.
S5: Introduction to Anatomy
Edinburgh University Anatomy Study Group, You can be a doctor and the University of Edinburgh invite you to experience the wonders of anatomy firsthand. This is a big part of the medical curriculum and is unlike anything taught in schools, so come along and see what is inside you.
S5/6: Chemistry revision
Chemistry Students from the University of Edinburgh will take you through everything you need to know about Higher and Advanced Higher Chemistry, from Hess’ law to fractionation.
S5/6: What is an intercalated degree?
Intercalated degrees are soon to be compulsory at the University of Edinburgh and are available at every medical school in Scotland but what do they involve? We’ll have medical students and staff to answer that question and in the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine.
S5/6: Biology Revision
Biology is crucial to a medical application. We’ve got Biology students from the University of Edinburgh to help you get to grips with everything from Golgi apparatus to ecology! We’ll have multiple sessions leading up the exams in May.
S5 UCAT Event
In a joint collaboration between Access to the Professions and You Can Be A Doctor, this is a series of three events on offer to help you apply for and complete the UCAT exam. These sessions include a practice exam and will also cover the applications process, funding and format of the exam plus exam tips!
S6: Mock interviews
Most medical schools in Scotland interview as part of the admissions process but for many of you, this will be your first experience with interviews. We’ll run you through a mock interview to give you an idea what to expect.