All applicants applying to study medicine at Edinburgh must sit the UKCAT or apply for an exemption code from the UKCAT consortium.
The UKCAT was introduced in 2006 as part of the selection process for the majority of the UK University Medical and Dentistry Schools.
You must take the test prior to applying through UCAS. For example if you are applying in September then you must take the test between July and September.
If you reapply to Edinburgh the following year then you must resit the test.
You cannot revise for the UKCAT. There are practice tests on the UKCAT website.
Please do not send your test results to the Admissions Office as we are advised by UKCAT of your score.
Registration opens: 1 May 2013
Testing begins: 1 July 2013
Registration deadline: 20 September 2013
Bursary and voucher application deadline: 20 September 2013
Exemption application deadline: 20 September 2013
Booking/rescheduling deadline: 2 October 2013
Last testing date: 4 October 2013
The Selection Committee uses your UKCAT score to make a more informed decision about your application.
Once all the scores are received we rank them, divide the groups into quartiles and allocate a score. The points are then added to your total score to contribute towards your final ranking.
Due to the introduction of the Situational Judgement section of the test, we will be assessing this as part of our non-academic requirements and not alongside your overall UKCAT score.
We will consider all scores and no applicant will be excluded from selection based on the score achieved in their UKCAT test (although applicants will be excluded if they have failed to take the test and not gained an exemption).
The score an applicant achieved may be looked at again when final decisions are being made and there is a number of applicants with the same ranked score and limited places left to offer.
This article was published on Aug 20, 2013