Decision Making

Decision Making
Decision Making

At The Future Medic, we provide many services in order to help you become the best possible medical student you can be, offering tutoring and mentoring and more with our expert staff ready to guide you.

Decision-making is a critically important skill to have refined as a medical professional and is an assessed criteria when taking your UCAT test.

Studying medicine can open the door to a wide list of careers, all of which contain the skill of decision making, so it is understandable why it is so imperative to have this skill in order.


The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) is one of the many forms of admissions tests that is used by a selection of Universities within the UK, Australia, and New Zealand.

The test must be completed in addition to passing A-Levels for those who wish to study medicine.  Over twenty seven thousand people took this test as of 2018.

The A-levels needed for medicine studies are just one part of a very complex application process to secure a spot for studying. With less than 16% of applications to study medicine in 2022 resulting in an offered place, the application process is very highly competitive.

The UCAT is designed to support a strong academic record by testing various situational and skill-based areas that a student would need to possess to make it in the world of medicine naturally. The scoring is split across five categories which all make up individual parts of the test. These are:

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Decision Making
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Abstract Reasoning
  • Situational Judgement

You can access UCAT question banks on the UCAT website, which we have highlighted below:

Click here to access the UCAT practice tests on the UCAT website. Want to know how to calculate your UCAT score from your practice test? Click here

Choose from anywhere between 1 hour of UCAT tutoring to 20 hours, to help you unlock your full potential.

It doesn’t matter how far along you are in your Medicine journey– whether you are applying during your A-Levels, or if you have previously been rejected for Medicine and you need a higher UCAT scoreour UCAT online course is sure to help!

Decision Making

Decision Making
Decision Making

Why is decision-making a critical factor that must be assessed when seeking to be a medical professional?

The answer is simply that if you do become a part of any job in the medical field, the likelihood is that you will have people’s lives in your hands.

Poor decision-making could lead to possibilities such as the patient taking the wrong medication, or delaying a serious and urgent surgery and much more.

Poor decision-making can be facilitated by a lack of professionalism. If a patient offends you or speaks rudely to you, some people may be tempted to react out of spite, which in turn could affect a patient’s life.

Although there is a firm limit on what any medical professional will tolerate in terms of attitude, There are established rules when it comes to treating staff in every practice. There may be times where the medical professional must have a level of maturity to be able to not take any disrespect personally and recognise if the patient is acting out of frustration.

Excellent decision-making is the foundation of a competent medical professional, they are able to see signs and act accordingly in order to treat their patient quickly and effectively.

Not everybody is born with the ability to recognise and act accordingly, good decision making, like any other skill is developed with practice and learning, and that is what we at The Future Medic can offer you. Book today

The Future Medic is here to help

So how exactly will The Future Medic help you?

As part of our UCAT preparation we offer online courses designed for you to take at a time that suits you, alongside this we offer personalised 1 to 1 sessions with our highly qualified tutors with years of experience in the medical field as well as tutoring for UCAT tests and much more.

We are proud to share the fact that we have an average mean score for UCAT tests at 743, whilst the average UCAT results (of those not taking our courses) is 607. This only highlights how we can help you achieve more than the average through our courses.

Regardless if you have failed your UCAT once before, we are happy to help you excel and retake your test with more knowledge and confidence than before.

We will not only tell you the difference between good and bad decision making, we help implement all the tools you need within yourself to be able to discern a good decision from a bad decision and much more.

So book today to help develop your skills, understanding and essential skills needed to be a thriving medical professional.

Other services we offer

Decision Making
Decision Making

Medical school interviews

Is it not your UCAT test that you’re worried about? Maybe you struggle in interview situations, we can also help you thrive in interviews, we cover every aspect you need to be aware of during a medical school interview, including:

Communication Skills:

  • Body language
  • Rate & Tone
  • Mirroring Posture
  • Clarity of Articulation
  • Minimising Jargon/Waffle
  • How to use words you don’t understand
  • Breaking bad news
  • Communicating your thought process
  • Active Listening

Lateral thinking / Problem solving:

This section deals with questions that seem unrelated, may cause you to fluster and lose your focus or train of thought. These are a common reason why students fail their interviews.

NHS & Hot Topics:

It is crucial for a medical applicant to have an understanding of the NHS and its structure. You may not know what you want to specialise in, but you should be aware of how GPs link to specialties, and understand the links between the public and private sector.

Medical Ethics:

In this section we tackle the hardest part of the interview – Medical Ethics. We help you integrate terminology such as the medical pillars and GMC Guidelines into your answers as well as showing you how to approach common ethical scenarios such as confidentiality, organ donation and abortion.

To see our full list of interview subjects we cover, click here.

Personal statement help

Our team of doctors have read thousands of medicine personal statements as part of the medical school admissions process, and know exactly what is required to make your personal statement special and unique. We’ve got some amazing support options for you to help you craft the perfect Personal Statement. These are:

Shine Bright Like a Diamond

With this service, you can start with having written nothing, and by the end, have created the perfect medicine personal statement for you.

What you get:

  • Unlimited Hours of Coaching
  • Unlimited Reviews
  • The best service available
  • One-To-One sessions
  • Intensive Personal Statement Tutoring

We help you write your medicine personal statement from scratch if needed. We help you structure it in the best possible way, focusing on each section in detail with unlimited redrafts and unlimited reviews until it is perfect.

We will also tutor you on aspects of the statement you will be asked about in interview.

Personal Statement coaching

Book a one-to-one session with our expert tutors. Get specific coaching on the five domains of your PS as well as guidance on:

  • Structure
  • Language
  • Syntax
  • Authenticity

We can also go through with you what questions you are likely to be asked at interview about your PS.

Last minute checkup

This is a review of your medicine personal statement by one of our admissions’ panel doctors. The constructive criticism and advice you will receive will focus on the 5 domains:

  • Language
  • Expression
  • Professionalism
  • Thematic Tone
  • First Impressions
  • Any Red Flags

Book your personal statement guidance today!

Book your UCAT tutoring today

Decision Making
Decision Making

Our team at The Future Medic understand the responsibility to provide our country with the next generation of bright minds who will innovate, revolutionise and excel in the study of medicine.

That is why we have made it our mission to supply you with all the knowledge, skills and resources you could possibly need to enter this competitive yet rewarding field of expertise. We hope to have highlighted the need to have excellent and refined decision making which can be supplemented by our courses.

So what are you waiting for? To access the very best in medical school interview tutoring, head to our website now. Alternatively you can contact us directly, got a few more questions? Our blogpage may be able to help.