Thursday, April 19, 2012

BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT)

What is BMAT
The BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) is a 2 hour pen and paper test consisting of 3 separate sections. The BMAT does not require a great amount of extra study as it relies on skills and knowledge that candidates should already have.
The test has 3 sections:
Section 1: Aptitude and Skills
Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Application
Section 3: Writing Task
The BMAT has a dedicated website ( This provides further information about the test, administration, guidance for centres and candidates alike, as well as specimen test materials for practice purposes.

The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine

NTU and Imperial College London announce admissions requirements for the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
The Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, a partnership between NTU and Imperial College London. Their goal is to  train a generation of doctors who will put patients at the centre of their exemplary medical care. Graduates of the five-year undergraduate medical degree programme beginning in 2013 will have a strong understanding of the scientific basis of medicine, along with interdisciplinary subjects including business management and technology.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Imperial College London today announced the admissions requirements for the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. The new school will enrol its first 50 students in August 2013.
The admission will be stringent based  requirements which include the BioMedical Admissions Test (BMAT) as well as a series of Multiple Mini Interviews. Prospective students will also need the highest grades in their pre-university qualifications, which may include ‘A’ Levels, the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the NUS High School Diploma, the Polytechnic Diploma or other equivalent international qualifications.
According to Professor Stephen Smith, the founding dean of the  Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine ,they are looking for students who are not only academically brilliant  but also students who are caring and compassionate, and are committed to pursue medicine as a long-term career in the context of Singapore’s ageing population. Other than exceptionally good pre university results and a good BMAT score, there will be a series of mini interviews  which are designed to assess whether students have the skills required to successfully complete the joint Imperial-NTU MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery) programme.
Students wishing to apply for a place at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine in 2013 will need to sit for the BMAT on Wednesday 7 November 2012.
All applications to the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine must be submitted online between December and April via the NTU application portal at:

Application Process
 Applications must include the following information:
  • Academic results
  • Personal statement
  • Co-curricular accomplishments
  • Official testimonial from school
  • 2 Reference letters
  • Any other supporting documents