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Free Seminar - Sunday, 7 August, 4:00PM-5:30PM SGT

Road to UK Medical Schools: Admitted Student Panel Discussion

Recommended Attendees: Grade 10, 11, 12 (or JC 1/2, IB Year 1/2, NS) students & parents

Applying to UK medical schools is not only competitive, but also daunting and often complicated. What makes for an ideal medical applicant? What are the minimum UCAT and BMAT scores? Can students apply without having completed any doctor shadowing attachments? What kind of volunteering opportunities are recommended for aspiring medical students? What kind of questions do they ask in the interviews?

Get tips from Prep Zone students who successfully made it through the medical application process! In this seminar, you will get to hear first-hand from four Prep Zone medical students who gained admission to the University of Edinburgh, University of Nottingham, St George’s University of London, Cardiff University, Imperial College London, King’s College London, and University of St Andrews. They will share their experiences on the school shortlisting process, the key components of a successful application, and how they managed their time during the application process.

There will also be a Q&A session during which you can ask questions from the medical student panelists or our Prep Zone Admission Consultants.

Agenda

  • Key components for a successful application & the application timeline
  • School shortlisting – How to decide which schools to apply to in the UK?
  • Time management – Balancing UCAT & BMAT test preparation
  • Q & A

Date & Time

Date: Sunday – 7 August 2022
Time: 4:00PM – 5:30PM Singapore Time (GMT+8)
Location: Online

Sign-up for this free seminar today – no commitment required! Parents are welcome to join.

Testimonials

I felt that the consultation was really effective. The most helpful area and time-consuming one was practising for interviews. The deep bank of questions as well as Sooyeon’s ability to question and probe as well as give advice ensured that I always came out of the sessions with something better.
The help in the Personal Statement was also exemplary. The fact that there was more than 1 consultant looking at it made the quality of the Personal statement much higher than it had been initially.
Overall, I was very happy with how easy it was to get along with Sooyeon, which greatly helped my application and skills. Sooyeon also utilizing the concept of ‘homework’, where she gave me stuff to do also made me less lost and ensured that I was able to keep a track of what I was doing and ensure that I would meet deadlines.

DavidCambridge

I signed up with Prep Zone academy as I wanted to study medicine in the UK and I needed more detailed and focused advice which I could not get very much of in my own school. My consultants made my application process much smoother and less stressful. I definitely feel that they have helped me land my admission offers. They answered many questions about universities and the application process, answers which I could not find easily online. With so many different universities, they helped me pick the most suitable according to my grades and my own wishes. However, I think the biggest way my consultants helped me was through my personal statement, which was very challenging to write, especially with the word limit. They advised me on which of my experiences to write about and how to make my personal statement appeal to the universities. They were also very detailed in their advice, as we went through several drafts with a lot of meticulous editing before getting to the final draft.

ElizabethGlasgow

I signed up with Prep Zone in order to facilitate my application process in a stress-free manner, and this was carried out in exceptional fashion. Not only was I ahead of the curve, I was also well informed regarding university admissions to my preferred destinations by my consultants Lina and Nirali. Both of them worked with me on my personal statement quite extensively and this was a key factor in my success. Having a strong personal statement, as a candidate for both biomed and med I showed interest in both fields and this strengthened my application. This is solely attributed to the work put in by both my consultants. In finality, the organisation as a whole proved to be very helpful by providing the right guidance and support over the last few years.

VishaalTrinity College Dublin (Medicine)

I think both Lina and Nirali were extremely helpful in my application process, none of my applications would have been the quality they are without them. In addition to making my applications so well the consultants also encouraged me throughout the process especially when I was extremely nervous about my applications.

DevikaUCC (Medicine) and King’s (Medicinal Chemistry) (Medicine)

It's been a joyful experience of working with the two consultants. It's very nice of Sooyeon to ask Christy who is a law graduate to take charge of my interview preparation. The mock interview was of the most help for me because it trained me to remain calm, focused and analytical in a highly intense setting and the constant encouragement from the two consultants did boost my confidence along the way.

RuilinOxford

Both Tiffany and Simonas were very helpful with my med applications by guiding me towards what Universities expect from my application but also what makes me stand out as a candidate. During an interview preparation, Tiffany helped me develop my answers in a strategic way that would allow an examiner to understand me better as a candidate and a person. I truly believe that I landed my St George's offer because I did a mock with Tiffany a few days prior to the interview. Taking classes with Prep-zone Academy boosted my confidence and gave me realistic insight into what to expect.Thank you very much for your help!

LaurieAccepted to St George's University of London, University of Manchester

I heard about Prep Zone through a friend who was also at Prep Zone. I found Prep Zone’s advice for my Personal Statement and other additional questions very useful, my consultant was very reactive and sent emails to the universities to get information about the entry requirements. The different MMI preparations and the one-to-one interviews with different consultants were also very helpful, and it really helped me to be confident for the interviews themselves. I believe Prep Zone did help me efficiently throughout the application process, and my application would probably not have been as solid without Prep Zone’s experience and expertise.

A.G.Accepted to Royal College of Veterinary Science, University of Edinburgh

I signed up for this as I was applying to college in the UK, but being in high school in the US, I had no idea how to navigate the application process and how to choose what schools to apply to. I think one of the things my consultant, Nirali, was most helpful for in the beginning was shortlisting colleges. She helped me understand which universities I would have a better chance at and made sure my list had a good amount of safety schools, targets, and reaches. In addition to that, I think the interview preparation she provided made me feel a lot less nervous and more ready for the interviews.

DhritiAccepted to King's College London

I signed up for help for my overseas applications as I was not sure how to tailor them for the UCAS and I was not confident in my interview skills. The consultants helped me to craft my personal statements by providing tips on content, structure and flow while also helping me pick out relevant information. As for the interview preparation, the consultants simulated both MMI and panel interviews and gave expectations and points of improvement for both. They coached me in questions that broadly mirrored the style if not the exact content of the actual interview questions and made me realise how I should adapt my answers based on the question and how I should approach difficult questions in a methodical manner.

AnirudhAccepted to University College London, University of Sheffield, University of Birmingham

I signed up with Prep Zone as I wanted to get some help making my application stand out to the Admissions Team. Given that it was my first time applying to Med Schools and university in general, I also thought that it would be better if I had someone to guide me through it. My consultant was very helpful and I could tell that she really cared about me. She was very supportive throughout my whole journey and always answered all my queries in a very friendly manner.

S.D.Accepted to NUS

Prep Zone was recommended to me by a friend. I felt that my consultant, Nirali was very supportive throughout all the stages of application and preparation, particularly in finalizing my personal statement. I also found my mock interviews to be extremely helpful. I did several mock interviews with many different consultants prior to my college interview which made me confident and well prepared.

R.S.Accepted to University of Aberdeen

It was a very enjoyable and helpful process as my consultant was always there to answer any queries I had regarding the entire process as well as work well with me to set up a schedule so that I would remain on task throughout the duration and get practice to improve myself throughout. The advise and feedback provided was very detailed and played a huge part in allowing me to learn from my mistakes and improve to end up acing the admission process.

DaniyalAccepted to University of Leicester, University of Manchester

My consultant was there for me every step of the way and it was very helpful to have that support system to get into medical school! I also found the MMI sessions very helpful. It was really helpful to have someone to email at any time about any issue I have with my application or otherwise.

RakshaAccepted to NTU, UCL, Edinburgh, Manchester

Track Record

StudentAccepted into
T. R.Newcastle University, St. George's University of London, University Of Birmingham, University College Cork
R. A.University College London, University of Manchester, University of Edinburgh
O. F.University College London, University of Sheffield
A. G.University of Liverpool
M. M.King's College London, University of Dundee
D. H.Newcastle University, King's College London, University of Cambridge
A. G.University College London
M. L.Trinity College Dublin
M. M.King's College London, University of Bristol, University of Nottingham
S. H.Queen Mary University of London
K.S.Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine), National University of Singapore (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine)
E. T.King's College London, University of Edinburgh
R. A.Imperial College London, King's College London, University College London
S.D.National University of Singapore (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine)
I. N.University of Leicester
D. O.University Of Birmingham, University of Sheffield
A. K.Queen Mary University of London
B. T.University of Glasgow, University of Manchester
L. C.University of Bristol
X.L.Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine)
D.S.University of Leicester, University of Manchester
J.J.National University of Singapore (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine)
F.S.Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine)
D.P.Kings College London/ Medicine; University of Edinburgh/ Neuroscience; Newcastle University/ Medicine
Z.J.King's College London/ Medicine, University of Aberdeen/ Medicine
O.M.University of Manchester, MBChB Medicine; University of Sheffield, MBChB Medicine; Trinity College Dublin, MB BCh BAO Medicine
A.K.Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine), National University of Singapore (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine)
R.S.University of Aberdeen
E.P.University of Glasgow, Medicine; Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, Medicine
M.M.Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine), National University of Singapore (Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine)