UCL Medical School


Candidate selection and interviews

Competition for a place at Medical School is fierce. Approximately 3500 applications to the Medical School are received each year, for a total of 334 places (International Student places are capped by Government regulations). Up to 950 applicants are selected for interview.

The selection procedure

Our Selection Procedure guide gives an explanation of the Medical School's selection procedure.


No offers are made without interview.

Our interview process is currently under review. We anticipate using Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) for applicants in 2021-22 but will review our plans according to any travel or social distancing restrictions that may be in place at the time. Further information will be sent to candidates on application in October.

We suggest that students review information on the Medical Schools Council website regarding on-line interview preparation.

Timing of interviews

The interview season begins in December and runs through March. Invitations to interview are issued on a rolling basis throughout the season, with candidates normally being given at least one weeks' notice.

Candidates should keep us regularly informed of dates that they are unavailable by following the instructions on our Noticeboard.

Applicants should check their email regularly and should ensure that emails from Admissions are not diverted to the junk folder.  We advise candidates to monitor their Junk Folder and the UCL Applicant Portal for emails from UCL. If invited to interview we expect acknowledgment of attending within 5 calendar days.

Interview outcome

We aim to advise interviewees of the outcome of their interview as soon as possible. The outcome will be displayed on UCAS Track and on the UCL Applicant Portal. Successful applicants will receive an offer pack as an email. Candidates who are unsuccessful will normally be advised electronically only. Feedback will only be given, by request, to applicants who have been unsuccessful following an interview.