Swansea University - School of Medicine
Swansea University – School of Medicine is a highly regarded institution for anybody looking to study medicine. Regardless of where you end up studying, Swansea University is located is a quaint but vibrant coastal city, it is an ideal location for any future medical student.
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.
Requirements – Swansea University – School of Medicine
Here are the specifications set by Swansea University:
To apply for Graduate Entry Medicine, you must have achieved the following by the time of application:
- Minimum grade C at GCSE in Mathematics
- Minimum grade C at GCSE in English/Welsh
AND achieved or predicted* to achieve a minimum of one of the following:
- 2:1 undergraduate degree in any subject, or
- Merit in an integrated master’s degree in any subject, or
- 2:2 undergraduate degree AND a Pass in a postgraduate higher degree (Masters or PhD) in any subject
*Pending results of degrees used in support of applications must be confirmed no later than 31 July in the year of intended enrolment. Offers which are conditional on degree results will be withdrawn if results are outstanding after this date.
For the full list of specifications, click here.
The Future Medic – Our services
The Future Medic is a well-renowned tutoring service for those seeking to study medicine, who need guidance. Whether it’s interview techniques, UCAT tutoring, and much more. Let us share with you the many services we offer.
Our mentoring programme has been specifically designed from the ground up by our Lead Tutor, Dr Valeed Ghafoor (MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, PGCert CPME). It is a 2-year programme, from the start of year 12, to the end of the interview cycle in year 13.
You will have unlimited access to our expert tutors, through your own dedicated WhatsApp group. This allows for a channel of open communication and dialogue. Your tutor is constantly available to you, via this group, which means that their support is not just limited to the live sessions.
This channel is for you to ask, discuss and clarify any and all aspects of the UCAS application process, Work Experience, UCAT, Personal Statement, Interviews. This does not need to be limited to only the UCAS process, as discussions also include life at medical school, working as a doctor in the NHS and much more!
Consistent feedback each year highlights this feature as one of the most popular of this service – students enjoy and find comfort in being able to ask questions whenever they think of them.
This mentoring programme consists of monthly live-sessions where study-timetables and action plans are made according to what is most relevant at the time.
The very first session is based on exploring your aspirations for medicine, your personality, any apprehensions you may have and your strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately, this is so that we can create a profile based on all of these factors, so that we can generate a two-year plan specific to your needs which accounts for all aspects of the UCAS process.
We always stress the importance of live sessions, as the interaction helps to develop richness of feedback and allows you to obtain a higher degree of critique from non-verbal communication.
Each live session is audio-recorded which helps in numerous ways. You can use the recordings to review your performance and the feedback given and use this as a tool for continued improvement outside of the sessions. The recordings also help us to measure your progress. It is a confidence booster to see how far you have progressed!
As this is our most popular, most in-depth and most detailed service, we ensure each student receives the quality guaranteed. As such, spaces are extremely limited and are appointed on a first-come, first-served basis.
- 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.
- Applied knowledge
- Curveball questions
- Difficult interview techniques
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.
- Infrastructure of NHS
- Pressures on NHS
- Privatisation / Funding
- Social Care & Equality
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.
- The 4 Ethical Principles
- The 3 C’s: Confidentiality, consent and competency
- When to break each principle
- Religious beliefs and medicine
- Organ Donation
- Do not resuscitate
With our UCAT tutoring service, you will have one-to-one tutoring with our medical education specialist, who sits on medical school interview panels.
Under the guidance of your tutor, you will get all the help you need to ace the UCAT and achieve your best possible UCAT score.
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 score- we are here to help!
Maybe it is interviews that you struggle with? If that is the case, we also offer interview tutoring with our experts.
We enjoy coaching Medicine applicants, so that they can start their journey of becoming a doctor.
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 score- our UCAT online course is sure to help!
Personal statement guidance
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:
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.
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:
We can also go through with you what questions you are likely to be asked at interview about your PS.
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:
- Thematic Tone
- First Impressions
- Any Red Flags
Contact The Future Medic today
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 requirements needed for Swansea University – School of Medicine, and how we can help.
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.