Information on Medicine A100 Statistics for International Students

Sera Yu made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University of Edinburgh

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Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear University of Edinburgh,

I am writing to request data for the following questions:
1. For international students applying for undergraduate medicine A100 for the previous 4 admission cycles:
i) Total number of applications
ii) Total number of interviews
iii) Total number of offers
iv) Lowest and highest UCAT score for offer holders as well as those receiving interview offers
v) Are there any contextual criteria for international students? If so, what are they?
vi) UCAT cutoff or threshold if available.
vii) their countries

2. Are international applicants from different regions considered in the same pool or different pool? If so, could you clarify the groups?

Yours faithfully,

Sera Yu

Records Management, University of Edinburgh

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MVM Undergraduate, University of Edinburgh

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Dear Sera

 

Thank you for your email.

 

The University of Edinburgh Medical School is renowned for preparing its
students to be world class doctors. The MBChB programme curriculum aims to
ensure that our graduates are caring, competent, confident and reflective
practitioners, and are able to function at the highest level in academic,
hospital or community settings. Further information about the MBChB
([1]https://www.ed.ac.uk/medicine-vet-medici...
) is published on the website.

 

International students applying for undergraduate medicine A100 for the
previous 4 admission cycles

 

We will address your questions in order as follows:

 

Q1 i) to iii) –

Most of the information you request for cycles 2018; 2019 and 2020 is
readily accessible through the University website at:
[2]https://www.ed.ac.uk/medicine-vet-medici...

I have included the information for the entire cohort for 2017 in the
table attached.  In 2017 those applying from the Channel Islands/Isle of
Man are counted amongst Overseas applicants.  The UKCAT for 2017 entry
only comprised of three sections which were officially scored; hence why
the overall totals are less than in subsequent years.

 

Please note that prior to the 2020 cycle we did not routinely interview
applicants for medicine – we only interviewed graduates who were applying
to medicine as their second degree.  We did not report on the graduate
applicants by individual fee status groups; only by the overall cohort. 
In order to produce information on numbers of graduates from 2017 to 2019
inclusive who were international fee rate at each stage we would have to
individually research 921 records to make note of their fee status and
what stage in the process they reached.   Doing so would cost more than
£100, the limit over which the University is able to charge a fee for
responding to requests.  The level of the fee is set by legislation, and
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know if you would like this charge to be calculated. The basis on which we
calculate the cost of responding to freedom of information requests is set
out in the freedom of information charging information
([3]https://www.ed.ac.uk/records-management/...
) on our website.  The figures for 2020 entry are broken down into fee
status groups as this was the year assessment days (interviews) were
introduced for all applicants.

 

 

Q1 – iv)  I’m afraid we do not report on minimum; maximum and average
UKCAT/UCAT scores per fee status as these scores may only apply to one or
two individuals.  We only look at the entire cohort when providing this
information.   Please be aware that we cannot disclose information from
which individuals could be identified, [such as individual grades and
scores that they achieved], as this would breach the data protection
principles under data protection law.  The Freedom of Information
(Scotland) Act 2002 does not require us to provide this sort of
information as it is exempt under section 38(1)(b).

Under FOISA it does not matter who makes the request, if we disclose
information to one person we are expected to disclose it to all.  While
you may not be able to identify individuals from the information you have
requested, others, for example students and staff within the Medical
School, may be able to do so. 

 

Q1 – v) Contextual admissions apply to individual circumstances rather
than fee status.  For example: an applicant may be currently residing in
Scotland within a postcode which falls within our criteria or attend a low
progression school but still fall within the overseas/international fee
status.  More information on contextual admissions can be found on our
webpages here: 
[4]https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergradu...

 

Q1 – vi) We do not currently have a UCAT cut-off or threshold.  The only
scores we do not accept are a Band 4 in the Situational Judgement Section.

 

Q1 – vii) We do not report on the individual countries that applicants
apply from.  In order to produce information on the countries that
applicant’s applied from; 2017 to 2020 inclusive; who were international
fee rate we would have to individually research 1649 records to make note
of their country of domicile.   Doing so would cost more than £100, the
limit over which the University is able to charge a fee for responding to
requests.  The level of the fee is set by legislation, and is set at 10%
of any cost over £100, to a maximum of £50. Please let me know if you
would like this charge to be calculated. The basis on which we calculate
the cost of responding to freedom of information requests is set out in
the freedom of information charging information
([5]https://www.ed.ac.uk/records-management/...
) on our website.

 

Q2 – All international/overseas fee rate applicants are considered within
the same pool.

 

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Kind regards

 

Debbie

 

Debbie Clark

Admissions Officer

MBChB, Medical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Oral Health Sciences
Admissions

Room SU.219

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

The University of Edinburgh

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dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear MVM Undergraduate,

Thank you so much for providing the information as requested. However, the 2nd link doesn't seem to work. It says that no such page exists. Specifically this link:
https://www.ed.ac.uk/medicine-vet-medici...

Yours sincerely,

Sera Yu

MVM Undergraduate, University of Edinburgh

Thank you for your email. 

 

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Admissions staff are now working remotely.
Please be assured that we have everything in place to process applications
and manage email enquiries as usual.

 

For up-to-date information about the University of Edinburgh’s
arrangements for applicants, please visit our website: 
[1]https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/covid-19/prosp...

 

 

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland,
with registration number SC005336. Is e buidheann carthannais a th’ ann an
Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, clàraichte an Alba, àireamh clàraidh SC005336.

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MVM Undergraduate, University of Edinburgh

Dear Sera

 

The link you provide in your response below is not the same as the one
provided in my original response.  Your browser appears to have added a
suffix to this link which is rendering it a non-existent page.

 

The link provided in my original response is this: 
[1]https://www.ed.ac.uk/medicine-vet-medici...

 

But you will also find this information via a more direct link here to our
statistics: 
[2]https://www.ed.ac.uk/medicine-vet-medici...

 

I hope this is helpful.

 

Best wishes

 

Debbie

 

Debbie Clark

Admissions Officer

MBChB, Medical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Oral Health Sciences
Admissions

Room SU.219

College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

The University of Edinburgh

The Chancellor’s Building

Edinburgh BioQuarter

49 Little France Crescent

EDINBURGH

EH16 4SB

 

 

www.mvm.ed.ac.uk

www.twitter.com/EdinburghMBChB

 

 

 

 

 

BSL users can contact us via contactSCOTLAND-BSL, the on-line British Sign
Language interpreting service.

Find out more on the contactSCOTLAND website.

 

 

dangos adrannau a ddyfynnir

Dear MVM Undergraduate,

I see. Thank you so much for providing the information as requested.

Yours sincerely,

Sera Yu