Timeline for Medical Entry 2023

Timeline for Medical Entry 2023

2 months ago by Chris

Getting into medicine is a complex process. It’s not just about your academic performance, you also need to succeed in UCAT and interviews. There are many important deadlines that you must not miss if you are to enter your dream course. This blog outlines the key dates and tasks so you can ensure you keep on track!





As soon as possible

Research universities

Research the requirements of each university. Check out our University Admissions Guide

No set deadline, but the earlier you commence UCAT preparation, the better

Commence your UCAT preparation

May – June 2022

A-level exams take place

Sit your exams!

24 May 9.30am BST

UCAT account registration opens


Create a UCAT account by visiting the UCAT Official website

20 June 6am BST

UCAT bookings open

Login to your UCAT account and book your UCAT testing session

11 July – 29 September

UCAT testing period

Sit the UCAT

Receive your UCAT results on UCAT test day

September BMAT registrations open Consider sitting BMAT (if applying to universities requiring BMAT and/or UCAT results not high enough)

6 September 2022


UCAS applications open; universities start making decisions on applications

Start your UCAS application

Write a personal statement: here are some tips

Consider where you will apply, ensuring you apply strategically

20 September 12 noon BST

UCAT access arrangement applications close

If you need to apply for access arrangements, make sure they submitted by this date.

22 September 12 noon BST

UCAT bookings close

The final day to book a UCAT date. Ensure you have both registered to sit UCAT and chosen a testing date.

15 October –  6pm BST

UCAS deadline

Ensure you have submitted your UCAS.

Early November

Results delivered to universities

UCAT will deliver your results directly to your chosen universities. No action is required by you – this is done automatically.

Universities will start sending out interview offers.


Prepare for your interview with personalised interview coaching

Nov - April

Interviews conducted

Attend as many interviews as possible to maximise your chances of obtaining a place in medicine.  

Jan - April

University offers released

Check your email for offers and celebrate your success!


As you can see, there is a lot to do! It can all feel overwhelming, but being organised and recording important dates in your calendar will ensure that you do not miss important deadlines. Best of luck on your journey to become a doctor!


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