This is a demanding course, typically lasting five years, which looks at how the human body works, the principles of disease processes and introduces clinical procedures. There is also the option to specialise in an area such as anaesthetics, radiology, paediatrics or general practice.
Medicine courses are competitive and course requirements vary. Alongside good grades in the right subjects, some Medicine courses use admissions tests such as the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) (https://www.ucat.ac.uk/) and the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) (https://www.admissionstesting.org/for-test-takers/bmat/). Check specific entry requirements carefully (https://www.informedchoices.ac.uk/universities).
Many different types of activity can support your application including volunteering, work experience and paid employment. Find out more from the Medical Schools Council (https://www.medschools.ac.uk/media/2331/relevant-experience-for-applying-to-medical-school.pdf).
These subjects are usually essential