Top application tips and student testimonies

Welcome from MedSoc!

Your Application

Applying to study Medicine is a big decision and a competitive process.

You may find the following links helpful in considering applying to Medical School and preparing your application:

  1. Medical Schools Council application tool
  2. UCAT Website link
  3. How to become a doctor (BMA)
  4. Applying for Medical School (Health Careers)
  5. NHS Constitution
  6. Getting into Medical School (GMC)
  7. The Medic Portal

For more information on the Sheffield Medical School Admissions process:

  1. The Medical School
  2. MB ChB—Entry 2020 
  3. Sheffield Medical School academic entry requirements
  4. 2020 Admissions timeline

Our Admissions Liaison, Zoe Rubins works closely with both the admissions team and the student-led Widening Access to Medicine Society (SWAMS).

SWAMS supports prospective medical students from widening participation backgrounds. They are an emerging group who are establishing a presence in Sheffield.   Contact her at admissions@medsoc.net with any questions

Additionally, MedSoc is here to support you throughout medical school, starting from your initial transition into this new world! All new students are encouraged to join a Medic Family, comprising fellow freshers and senior medics. These Families are one part of a larger system to keep you well-supported throughout medical school! The welfare team stands ready to support you through a wide variety of issues.

Open Days

Do visit us at one of our Undergraduate Open Days  – dates upcoming!

You will also have the chance to speak to current students and staff, as well as visit our campus and learning facilities. 

MedSoc’s Admissions Rep, Zoe Rubins will be available at these to speak to prospective students and applicants, and to answer any questions you may have.

Our Students

Welcome from the Admissions Liaison officer!

Sheffield Medical School is proud of its collaborative work culture and a strong tradition of learning from older years. Our learning environment is characterised by mutual support and a real sense of belonging amongst students and the wider Sheffield community.

With placements starting from the moment you arrive, your early years are very varied, which I have found to be highly motivating towards pursuing my medical career.

My early years’ GP placements have particularly facilitated unique experiences within the wider Sheffield community that are simply not possible in just the lecture hall. These placements allow you to learn the skills, personable values and clinical competencies required to become a successful doctor. 

Another distinctive aspect of Sheffield Medical School is learning anatomy through full body dissection and this is a unique privilege because it is offered in a select few medical schools nationwide. There is also the freedom to explore personal interests through student-selected modules interspersed throughout the course. I’ve found that all of these varied experiences help to make my medical education more logical and manageable. 

Alongside the academic aspects of the medical degree, Medsoc run a range of inclusive social events and support over 40 student interest groups and sports teams. As elected student body representatives, they also work hard to safeguard student well being and support your integration into university life.

I feel proud to be a part of this supportive and diverse community. I look forward to welcoming you through our doors this September!


Zoe Rubins

Admissions Officer, MedSoc ’20-21

Welcome Talk from Zoe and Haz

Starting off at medical school is so exciting, but can be really daunting! Everyone understands how many questions you have before starting, which is why MedSoc arranged a live webinar and a series of instagram lives and Q&As. This year more than ever, we want to make your transition as easy as possible, so we hope you find this all useful – here is the webinar if you missed it. Plus, refer to our instagram and facebook pages for even more information. We can’t wait for you to join us!