UKCAT - the UK Clinical Aptitude Test - is committed to achieving greater fairness in selection to
medicine and dentistry and to the widening participation in medical and
dental training of under-represented social groups. The UKCAT Consortium Ltd is a company limited by guarantee. The
members of the company, who also nominate its board of directors, are
the 26 universities that have agreed to adopt the UKCAT as part of
their selection process for medicine and dentistry.
The test helps universities to make more informed choices from
amongst many highly-qualified applicants. It ensures that the
candidates selected have the most appropriate mental abilities,
attitudes and professional behaviour required for new doctors and
dentists to be successful in their clinical careers. The UKCAT does not contain any curriculum or science content; nor
can it be revised for. It focuses on exploring the cognitive powers of
candidates and other attributes considered to be valuable for health
Check out the UKCAT website here.