Explaining the timeline for Graduate Entry Medicine can sometimes be confusing – a lot of work happens the year/s before!
As of now (March 2021) this will be my (rough based on last year) timeline:
May 2021 – GAMSAT registration opens for September 2021 testing.
June 2021 – UCAT registration opens for 2021 testing (July – October).
July 2021 – UCAT testing begins.
September 2021 – GAMSAT testing.
October 2021 – UCAS deadline for Medicine & Dentistry applicants. UCAT testing ends.
November 2021 – UCAT results sent to universities. GAMSAT results released to September candidates.
December 2021 – Communication from Universities – Interview invites, pre-interview rejections and work experience evidence.
January 2022 – Interviews begin. GAMSAT registration for March 2022 opens.
February 2022 – Student Finance applications open for new students. Deadline is roughly the end of May 2022.
March 2022 – Offers and waiting lists begin being allocated. GAMSAT testing.
July 2022 – Most offers/ rejections sent out. Waiting lists still operate.
September 2022 – Waiting lists close and courses start for 2022.
Exceptions or other time constraints – work experience must be completed by the October 2021 UCAS application deadline to be counted towards your application total (e.g. Warwick University).
Some universities send correspondence throughout the application cycle, others operate under radio silence.