The UKCAT Consortium

The UKCAT Consortium is committed to fairness in selection to medicine and dentistry and to the widening participation in medical and dental training of under-represented social groups.

We are a charity and limited company managed by a Consortium of Universities who require the test for entry to their medical/dental programmes.

We were established in 2006 by admission tutors in response to University concerns about the difficulties of selecting fairly from increasing numbers of high achieving applicants.  UKCAT’s aims are to:

  • achieve greater fairness in selection by helping schools discriminate between candidates with equivalent qualifications

  • widen participation in medical and dental training of under-represented social groups

  • identify the characteristics in applicants which will make them good dentists and doctors

We have a contract with Pearson VUE to deliver our test on an annual basis to 25,000 candidates. 

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Benefits of the UKCAT

This video is aimed at universities that may be thinking of using an admissions test for their clinical courses and offers views from current members on how their institution benefits from being part of the UKCAT Consortium.