How to Apply
Step 1: Clinical Aptitude Test
KMMS requires all applicants to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). All tests must be completed in the year of your application. For more information, please visit www.ucat.ac.uk.
What is the UCAT and how does the process work?
The UCAT is a requirement for all applicants who wish to apply for the Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery undergraduate programme at KMMS.
Please use the UCAT test centre locator on the UCAT website to find your nearest test centre. UCAT offer a bursary to cover the test fee for details of eligibility and how to apply please visit the UCAT bursary page.
Your UCAT score will be used alongside our entry criteria when initially assessing applications. KMMS will operate a threshold for UCAT score, but we are unable to define this threshold in advance.
How do I find my UCAT score?
According to the UCAT website, “When you leave the test centre you will be given a copy of your UCAT score report. Your score report will also be accessible online through your Pearson VUE account. You should allow approximately 24 hours after your test for this to be uploaded.” Please see the UCAT webpage for further details.
UCAT will provide you with the log-on details to your Pearson VUE system where your scores can be accessed at any time after this.
Should I do coaching for the UCAT?
Whilst there are many commercial companies offering coaching for the UCAT, UCAT do not work with any of these companies or endorse the use of their materials. These courses can cost candidates a great deal of money and UCAT would advise you to be sceptical about their claims.
We advise all students to prepare for the UCAT by using the free OFFICIAL practice materials available on the UCAT website.
What score will you accept on Situational Judgement Tests (SJTs)?
SJTs form part of the UCAT test. The results are graded in bands from one to four. KMMS will not consider applications from anyone with a band 4 score.
Step 2: UCAS Application
You will need to submit your application to KMMS through UCAS. The application will include personal details, qualification information, references from your teachers or workplace, and your personal statement. For more information, please visit www.ucas.com.
If you choose to apply for KMMS, you will receive log-in details for KentVision (the University of Kent’s applicant portal that we are using), which will be sent to you via e-mail. We would advise you to both check your emails and log into KentVision regularly, as some school firewalls may automatically assign messages similar to the ones we send applicants to Junk/Spam and we’d hate you to miss any communications from us.
Step 3: Log in to KentVision
Once you have applied, you will receive an email with log-in details for KentVision. Here, you will be able to see any updates regarding your application. If you haven’t received acknowledgement of your application containing your KentVision log-in details within 48 hours, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I accept an offer?
If we are able to make you an offer, you will be notified through UCAS Track as well as your KentVision applicant portal. If you wish to accept a KMMS offer, you will need to go into UCAS Track and accept our offer as a firm choice or an insurance choice by the UCAS deadline.
For further details about UCAS deadlines, please visit their website.
Step 4: The Interview
Successful candidates will be invited to interview. The first round of interviews will be held in January 2024. KMMS uses the Multiple Station Mini Interviews (MMIs) and we have made two videos, which are available on our KMMS YouTube channel, about the MMIs process.
View our How to Apply graphic which displays the application process.