This covers the admissions / application process that is specific to medicine
We recommend that potential applicants come to Oxford for one of the University and college open days. There are specific events at Hertford, including an opportunity to meet and talk with Prof. Greaves, as well as talks and events in the Medical Sciences teaching Centre, a 5 minute walk away on South Parks Road.
If you decide to apply to Hertford to read A100 Medicine, you will need to sit the Biomedical Aptitude Test (BMAT).
All applications for A100 Medicine will be considered centrally and ~340 students invited to interview for ~150 places at colleges within Oxford. Last year (2011) we had 1,514 UCAS applications to read Medicine at Oxford and we made 154 conditional offers.
What happens if I am shortlisted for interview?
All shortlisted applicants will attend two interviews, one at their ‘first choice’ college and one at a second college. Students who express no preference will be allocated to a first choice college centrally. If you are invited for interview, you will be asked to arrive on the Sunday evening or Monday evening of the relevant week and will have your two interviews over the following 24 hours. Once the second interview is complete you will be free to go home.
In Hertford and most other colleges interviews last around half an hour, although some colleges may hold two interviews with different panels. Hertford Medicine interviews are conducted by a panel of two or three tutors. We do not seek to test your specific knowledge: rather we are interested in how you will benefit from studying medicine at Oxford, especially how well you will respond in a tutorial teaching environment.
What is the standard offer to read Medicine at Oxford?
Applicants are informed of decisions by letter within a week of the interview. The standard conditional offer for admission in October 2013 will be 3 A-levels to include Chemistry (compulsory) and at least one from Biology, Mathematics and Physics A*AA (taken in one academic year). For details of other alternative qualifications, IB, European Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and overseas qualifications see