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Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science

This page contains information, resources and links to support students who are applying to study medicine, dentistry and veterinary science,


MWOP (Medical Work Observation Programme) allows sixth formers within Cardiff and the Vale to gain much needed work experience and to observe real life clinical environments such as a variety of theatres, ward rounds and clinics

The Uni Guide to Medicine allows students to compare courses, entry requirements and contains tips to help them write a competitive personal statement.

The Medical Portal produced in partnership with the Royal Society of Medicine is a fantastic resource for any aspiring medics. It provides support on all aspects of the application process and is must visit website for anyone considering a medical career.


The UCAT website is the place students need to visit to book the UKCAT however it also contains lots of sample questions that students can work through.

The Biomedical Admission Test (BMAT) is an admission test for medicine, dentistry and biomedical science at some universities. Information about the test and resources to help students prepare can be found at the official website.

The BMA Ethics Toolkit is a fantastic resource to help students prepare for ethical questioning in medical interviews.

This excellent article from Karen N Foster (Admission Lead for Medicine at the University of Aberdeen) explains what to expect from Multiple Mini Interviews and how best to prepare for them. 

This excellent article from Julian Sheather, Deputy Head of Ethics, at the BMA, offers great advice on how to answer ethical questions at interview.

The Core Values and Attributes needed to study medicine are described in this useful document from the Medical Schools Council.

Informative document from the Medical Schools Council.

 “Consent: Patients and doctors making decisions together." Publication currently under review

Informative document from the Medical Schools Council.

Guidance from the Medical Schools Council on alternatives to work experience during the COVID 19 Pandemic.

This website has a wealth of information on clinical ethics and useful cases studies which will help students prepare for interviews. 

Excellent guide to help students prepare for the BMAT 

The Complete University Guide to Dentistry offers advice on choosing courses, as well as information such as league tables, student satisfaction and graduate opportunities.

A comprehensive guide from UCAS to support students applying for dentistry.

The Uni Guide to Dentistry allows students  to compare courses, entry requirements and contains tips to help them write a competitive personal statement.

An excellent resource for students interested in dentistry careers.

A fantastic resource for current and aspiring dentists. It includes an excellent careers website and links to online magazines and journals.

A useful resource for students thinking of making an application. Contains information on entry requirements, work experience, personal statements and admission tests

The Uni Guide to Veterinary Science allows students  to compare courses, entry requirements and contains tips to help them write a competitive personal statement.

The Veterinary Schools Council website contains useful information for students thinking of applying to study Veterinary Science.

This page from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons website contains lots of information for aspiring students.

Some useful links and resources from the BVA for students interested in Veterinary Medicine

This online course from the University of Edinburgh, gives student a taste of courses covered in the first year of a veterinary degree

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