FAQs for MBChB at Three Counties Medical School, University of Worcester

1. I am a home student. Can I apply this year?

Sadly not, in 2023 we are only open for international students. This may change of there is a change in government policy. Please watch our website for any news.

2. I don’t have a degree. Can I apply?

TCMS is a graduate entry course so you need to have a first degree at 2:1 or above.

3. Which degrees do you accept?

So long as you have a 2:1, (or a 2:2 plus a masters) any subject is acceptable. If it is not a science or healthcare degree you will need two science GCSEs at grade C or above.

4. Which aptitude tests do you accept?

GAMSAT or UCAT. If you don’t have a science degree, you need to sit GAMSAT

4. What score do I need on the aptitude test?

We don’t have hard cut off score, it depends on the shape of the curve of all applicants. However in 2022, most shortlisted applicant scored more than 50 on GAMSAT (maximum 73) or 2500 on UCAT (maximum 3020).

5. I applied to medical school last year and did not get in. Can I use the same aptitude score?

It depends; GAMSAT is valid for two years and UCAT for one year.

6. I see you need CASPer as well. When should I take that?

CASPer is only for shortlisted applicants. We will tell you if you are eligible to take it, after you have applied through UCAS

7. I have taken CASPer before, can I use the same one?

It depends. If you took an England-specific test in the same cycle, you might be able to. Speak to Altus and they will advise if they can distribute your score to us.

8. I have heard you only accept people who live in the Three Counties, is that true?

Not for 2023, we are only accepting International applicants. We cannot accept any Home students.

9. Can I apply directly to the University?

No. You need to apply through UCAS in the usual way.

10. If I am ill on the CASPer date or my interview date, can I reschedule?

The key here is to contact us ASAP and let us know. If you have already sat CASPer, and there is anything we can do to reschedule your interview, we will, but we cannot guarantee it. However, CASPer is run by Altus not us and once the date is set we have no control over when it runs. So if you miss that we are unlikely to be able to help.