Admissions processes at the seven United Kingdom veterinary schools: a review

Hudson, N.P.H., Rhind, S.M., Moore, L.J., Dawson, S., Kilyon, M., Braithwaite, K., Wason, J. and Mellanby, R.J. (2009) Admissions processes at the seven United Kingdom veterinary schools: a review. Veterinary Record, 164(19), pp. 583-587. (doi: 10.1136/vr.164.19.583)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/vr.164.19.583

Abstract

The major challenge in veterinary undergraduate admissions is to select those students with most suitability for veterinary training and careers from a large and diverse pool of applicants with very high academic ability. This paper describes a review of the admissions processes of the seven veterinary schools in the UK. There was significant commonality in the entry requirements and the criteria upon which the schools made decisions on candidates. There was some variation in the procedures used by individual schools to select candidates, but common themes existed within these processes. All of the schools evaluated both academic and non-academic factors for individual applicants, and all used interviews in some format as a selection tool after an initial short-listing process. The procedures and approaches to selection processes are compared and discussed

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wason, Mrs Joyce
Authors: Hudson, N.P.H., Rhind, S.M., Moore, L.J., Dawson, S., Kilyon, M., Braithwaite, K., Wason, J., and Mellanby, R.J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Journal Name:Veterinary Record
Publisher:B M J Group
ISSN:0042-4900
ISSN (Online):2042-7670

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