Common Time 2019

Winchester College

Medical Society

Winchester College Medical Society (WCMS) was established in 2012 to formalise the preparation given to prospective medical applicants at the school. It is open to all year groups, but focuses primarily on helping boys in VI Book through the application process. The society typically meets on two or three occasions per term to discuss a variety of topics related to medicine. Other activities organised by the society include training courses for the BMAT and UKCAT examinations and a medical essay competition.

We rely heavily on members of the medical profession giving up their time to speak to the boys and are always looking for ways to establish new contacts. If you are able to contribute, please contact Dr Andrew Savory aps@wincoll.ac.uk.

Timeline of activities

In addition to ad hoc talks throughout the year, the following regular activities take place:

VI Book 2 Short Half
• Introduction to application requirements: work experience, reading lists, library and online resources, upcoming courses
• Applications invited for medical essay competition

VI Book 2 Common Time
• Feedback from members of VI Book 1 on experiences of interviews and the overall application process
• Discussion of work experience and reading lists

VI Book 2 Cloister Time
• In-house mock interviews held, followed by discussion of activities to be undertaken over the summer holiday
• UKCAT training course
• Draft personal statement to be submitted

VI Book 1 Short Half
• Internal Medic exam and feedback
• Mock interviews and discussion groups with a doctor
• BMAT training course
• Applications invited for medical essay competition
• Applications to university courses submitted

VI Book 1 Common Time
• Members of VI Book 1 to share their experiences of interviews and the overall application process with members of VI Book 2

VI Book 1 Cloister Time
• Examinations