KMMS is planning to welcome its first students in September 2020 and the team are all working remotely to prepare for this.
We are monitoring and following all advice from Public Health England, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the World Health Organisation and we are reviewing all guidance daily.
Both our parent universities are publishing regular updates and information for staff, students and applicants. As The University of Kent is handling the Admissions process please read the information they have posted in regards to supporting applicants.
KMMS Specific FAQs – 2020 entry
Is KMMS likely to have places in Extra or Clearing in 2020?
Due to cancellation of A levels exams in 2020, it is difficult for all medical schools to predict the impact of this, and the award of calculated grades, on their admissions. KMMS does have a contingency plan to enter Extra in order to fill our places if offer holders do not accept their KMMS offers, but this will not be clear until the May deadline. KMMS does not plan to enter Clearing, but will maintain a waiting list from our previously interviewed applicants who agree to be on this list.
KMMS Specific FAQs – 2021 entry
General statement about 2021 entry
For the 2021 entry cycle, this is proceeding normally at this time. We have published our Entry Requirements 2021 on our website and welcome applications from any person who meets these requirements, including those who have previously been unsuccessful in their KMMS application.
Do international applicants have to pass their English language requirements before application for 2021 entry?
This was a requirement for 2020 entry, but KMMS will reconsider this rule for 2021 entry due to cancellation of exams over the summer of 2020. If the English language tests are re-instated in reasonable time before the UCAS deadline, this requirement will stand; it may be relaxed if there is no chance to sit the tests before the UCAS deadline.
What is the attitude of KMMS to work experience, as many opportunities for work experience have been lost during the Covid restrictions in 2020?
We consider work experience to be valuable for medical school applicants, and recognise that many applicants have already been active in volunteering and community work before the Covid outbreak. KMMS notes that many formal NHS and care sector placements for intending medical students have been cancelled during 2020 and will make suitable allowances.
Are the Open Days still taking place?
In addition to the Open Days at Canterbury Christ Church University and The University of Kent KMMS has planned a dedicated Open Day on June 20th. We are currently following Public Health England guidance in relation to public events and gatherings. We are still taking bookings for this Open Day and we will evaluate near the time if this event can proceed as planned.
We will also run the Virtual Open Day on September 15th and we are looking into other ways of communicating with applicants and answering their questions.
If you have a question for us please email email@example.com and we will try to address your enquiry as soon as possible.
How do I get a copy of the KMMS prospectus?
You can download a copy of our prospectus from our website.
When will the UCAT tests take place?
For all information about the scheduling of UCAT tests for 2021 entry please see the UCAT website.