The UK Medical Applicant Cohort Study (UKMACS) is an academic research study led by Dr Katherine Woolf at UCL Medical School.

The study is funded by a National Institute for Health Research Career Development Fellowship (grant reference number CDF-2017-10-008). The views expressed are those of the team and not necessarily those of the NHS, the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

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UKMACS lead Dr Katherine Woolf

The study aims to make sure the NHS benefits from getting the best doctors. It will do that by providing evidence about how to help applicants from all backgrounds apply to medical school.

The study is supported by, but independent from key stakeholders in UK medical education, including the Medical Schools Council Selection Alliance and The University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT).