Dukes Medical Applications is a new constellation of bespoke programmes from the Dukes Education Group, a cutting-edge global provider of education consultancy services.
Oxbridge Applications, an arm of the Dukes Education Group, was established in 1999 and is the global leader in Oxbridge admissions consulting and applications to top medical schools. Dukes Medical Applications draws from the expertise of Oxbridge Applications’ almost two decades of experience guiding and supporting undergraduate applications to Oxford, Cambridge and other UK medical schools.
We build upon admissions expertise, as well as detailed experience and research to extend a support programme that will enable you to maximise your chance of being a successful candidate to your chosen university. Through our medical school admission programmes, we help you to develop confidence as a potential medical professional by building on your academic and personal strengths rather than simply ‘serving you a place’. We believe that supporting applicants through programmes that centre academic rigour, specialist tutoring and experienced guidance is the best way to to see results.
Our Medical Consultations are opportunities for applicants and their families to meet with one of our Senior
Medical Consultants for a bespoke, research-led assessment of a candidate’s capacity to submit a strong medical application. Every year we conduct extensive research into the application process and interviews at each medical school, including Oxford and Cambridge, which comprises the backbone of our Medical Consultations. The Senior Medical Consultants who lead each Medical Consultation are graduates in Medicine from top UK universities whose medical and admissions expertise inform our bespoke consultations.
A Medical Consultation is divided into three key sections:
- Subject-specific mock interview. In a one-to-one interview environment, we will assess a student’s communication, subject-knowledge and potential to study their subject at university using real past interview questions.
- Parent consultation. Following the mock interview, we will ask the student to leave the session in order to discuss their performance with the family. This is also a chance to ask questions you may have about any aspect of the application process.
- Evaluation and next steps. As a group, we will discuss a strategy for developing the student’s skills in each area of the application process.
The Medical Application Programme
In the past 18 years, we have supported 60,000 applicants in over 120 countries, whilst also working annually with a global network of over 400 schools. We have aided hundreds of applicants to win places at top medical schools across the country through long-term tailored guidance in the form of our Medical Application Programme. 50% of Oxbridge Medical applicants on our Medical Application Programme received an offer to study Medicine, compared to the average of 15.2% for all applicants to Oxbridge Medicine.
If you are considering applying to medical school, a Medical Consultation with one of our Senior Medical Consultants is the best possible way to build a bespoke plan for preparation that will help you maximise your chances of winning a place. Book your consultation by contacting our consultants on:
+44 (0)20 7499 2394
Medical Admissions Test Days
Biomedical Assessment Test (BMAT)
The BMAT is the admissions test that applicants to Medicine, Biological Science, Veterinary Medicine and Dentistry must sit as part of the application process for specific universities. To support students applying to universities that require applicants to sit the BMAT, Oxbridge Applications has developed a BMAT Admissions Test Day. On the day, applicants will have the opportunity to sit a full-length mock BMAT paper, and will gain important insights into the test from our medical test experts.
UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)
Many medical and dental applicants will need to take the UKCAT as the primary admissions test to their chosen medical schools. Our UKCAT Admissions Test Day supports applicants who will need to take the UKCAT as part of their medical application. On the day, applicants will have the opportunity to sit a full-length mock UKCAT paper, and will gain important insights into the test from our medical test experts.
What to expect:
Oxbridge-graduate test specialists
Run by highly experienced Oxbridge-graduate specialists in the individual tests.
The most realistic mock tests available
Regular updates to papers to reflect nuanced changes in content and difficulty.
We ensure that students learn in an interactive, small-group context.
Adaptive to you
For tests requiring many different skill sets, you will receive structured support that adapts to areas you find harder.
Technique and strategy
A focus on essay technique & timing strategies, to make time work to your advantage.
Original mock tests
Includes all of our unique mock papers in your test, with incredibly detailed answer packs.
Experience the real test environment
Sit a full-length mock exam under timed, exam conditions, reproducing the intensity of the real exam.
Two full papers marked
Two full papers marked & returned to you with plenty of time to assess weaknesses before the real thing.
Admissions Test Workbook
For content, technique, tackling exam questions, developing essay technique and time management.
Dates: 22nd July (UKCAT), further dates to be announced
Location: Central London
+44 (0)20 7499 2394
WHY CHOOSE us?
Meet our consultants
Dr Emma Brierley, Senior Medical Consultant
Our Medical Applications support is provided by our team of medical graduates, led by Dr Emma Brierley MB BChir MA(Hons) Cantab. Emma graduated from Cambridge University in 2007 with a degree in Pre-Clinical Medicine and then in 2010 with a degree in Clinical Medicine.
She has worked in a variety of specialities including Gastroenterology, Care of the Elderly, Acute Medicine, General Practice, Vascular and General Surgery before finding her passion in Palliative Medicine.
She now uses her experience in Medicine and her time working with students on the Teach First programme, along with strong enthusiasm and dedication to help students become prepared and excel in Medical Applications and become successful applicants and doctors.
Alicia Luba, Senior Consultant
Alicia supports Dr Emma Brierley, conducting Private Consultations with families and students in our London offices as well as overseas. Alicia has a first-class English Literature degree from Oxford as well as an MA from King’s College London. She has been working with students and families since 2013, specialising in Oxbridge applications and school placements. Alicia travels to countries including Nigeria, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, meeting and advising students and parents.
Don Oboh, Mentor BA Oxon
Don is a final year medical student, and has mentored with Dukes Education for the past two years. He is currently studying at Imperial College London, where he is undertaking the clinical years of his degree. Previously, Don graduated from Oxford in Medical Sciences. As a mentor, Don has worked on dozens of events to support students to achieve their goal of studying Medicine and becoming a doctor. He is currently exploring a range of specialisms, but is particularly interested in psychiatry.