Pre-application visits for medicine are a great way to experience the University of and its medical facilities. You can speak to a range of staff and students from the academic department that you wish to study in and take a tour of the campus and student accommodation. The university receives 1700 applications for just 154 places on the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MB ChB) course so it is worth asking staff for some advice on sitting the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) and making your personal statement stand out from the crowd.
You may also find out some information on how your university application will be scored. This will help you tailor your application so that you have a better chance of being offered an interview. The interview will be a multiple mini interview (MMI) which is a series of stations that will hold different tasks. It is worth asking any current students about their experience of this type of interview in order to prepare yourself.
Ask about the different aspects of the MB ChB course such as the opportunity to spend some time gaining work experience by helping in hospitals abroad. These are things that will set you apart from others so experiences like this are worth knowing about.
There will be no parking on campus when you visit the School of Medicine so you can either use public transport or park in other car parks. Details of these parking spots will be provided to you after booking.
There will be post-application visits for offer holders to Dundee’s School of Medicine. These will be held on dates between February and April and will provide a more in-depth look into the course and life at the University of Dundee. Parents are welcome to come as there will be a session available for them to attend. Unfortunately, the university can’t arrange individual visits to the medical school.