Shadowing a Doctor

December 21, 2016

Taking the UKCAT is one of the hardest and most stressful hurdles to overcome on your path to medical school. Thankfully, there are plenty of UKCAT practice resources out there to help you prepare for the exam – here are just a few examples.


Kaplan is an international company with loads of experience in preparing students across the world for different university entry tests. Their UK website is dedicated to exams such as the UKCAT and provides in-depth advice, practice papers and more – and they also offer in-person preparation if you need to speak to someone face to face.


As the name suggests, UKCAT Ninja aims to provide a slick and effortless approach to preparing for the UKCAT. The website – which is free to sign up for – has over 1,300 test questions and two full mock exams for you to sink your teeth into.

Get Into Medicine

Get into Medicine is a great website which focuses on ‘widening access to medicine’. It has lots of free resources on the UKCAT and more and is really doing its bit to make sure the most diverse applicants can successfully apply to medical school.

UKCAT website

Don’t forget to check out the UKCAT’s own website for up to date information on structure and formatting, test dates and even has its own 86-page guide to the test and how best to revise.

Your school

Last but definitely not least, look around you! Most large secondary schools and colleges will have experience of students applying to study medicine at university and will be able to offer you plenty of advice and guidance. Many schools even organise their own mock interviews or give students time to sit practice papers.

If you use as many of the different resources around you as possible, we’re positive that you’ll be successful in your UKCAT.

Good luck!