This guide outlines the Med Schools that accept reapplications and the steps you should follow to reapply – plus tips to help you improve your application.

Where Can I Reapply?

Many Medical Schools allow candidates to reapply for their Medicine programmes. The table below lists each UK Med School’s policy for reapplications.

Medical SchoolCan You Reapply?
AberdeenYes
AstonNo
Anglia RuskinNo
BartsYes
BirminghamYes
Brighton & SussexYes
BristolYes
BuckinghamNo
CambridgeYes
CardiffYes
DundeeYes
Edge HillYes
EdinburghYes
ExeterYes
GlasgowYes
Hull & YorkYes
ImperialNo
KeeleNo
Kent and MedwayYes
King's College LondonYes
LancasterYes
LeedsYes
LeicesterYes

LincolnYes
LiverpoolYes
ManchesterYes
NewcastleYes
Norwich (UEA)Yes
NottinghamYes
OxfordYes
PlymouthYes
Queen's BelfastYes
SheffieldYes
SouthamptonYes
St Andrew'sYes
St George'sYes
SunderlandYes
UCL (University College London)Yes
University of Central LancashireYes
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How Do I Reapply For Medical School?

If you’ve applied to Medicine before, you still need to register with UCAS again. The username and password you previously used won’t work, so you’ll need to create a new account.

The rest of the application process is the same – you need to upload a Personal Statement, fill in your personal details and select the Med Schools you’ve chosen. When making your selections, make sure you double-check which ones allow reapplications, because you don’t want to waste an application choice!

Don’t forget to update your Personal Statement with any new work experience you now have, and with information on how you made the most of your gap year. If you’re resitting your A-Levels, remember to update your details with new predicted A-Level grades.

How Can I Improve My Application This Time?

If you didn’t get into Medical School last time, you’ll naturally want to improve your application and boost your chances of getting in this time. Some universities, like St Andrews, UCL and Leicester, specifically ask that reapplicants show new evidence of improvement in their application.

Ways of improving your application could include:

  • Resit your A-levels: If you were disappointed with your A-Level results, you might want to resit them. With some subjects, you might even have the option to just retake specific units. You could also choose to revise independently, without going back to lessons, and sit the exam at your school in the summer. Speak to your teachers about which option is best for you, considering your grades – and make sure you check each Medical School’s A-Level Resit Policies, because some might not consider your application if you are resitting.
  • Improve your work experience: Getting more work experience is a great way to make the most of your gap year, add more to your Personal Statement and demonstrate your enthusiasm for Medicine.
  • Do extra prep for the UCAT/BMAT: If you aren’t studying for all of your A-Levels this year, you should have some more time to prepare for Med School admissions tests. Make the most of this time to maximise your UCAT or BMAT prep and try to boost your score!
  • Practise for interviews: Start your interview prep early (if you get an invite, you might find you only have a small window to get ready) and familiarise yourself with common interview questions and the NHS hot topics which often come up. You could book an Interview Course to learn proven strategies, and/or a Mock Interview to get some practice with live feedback.
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