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Welcome to the destination for UKMLA preparation! We are dedicated to helping you excel in the UK Medical Licensing Assessment with our tailored and trusted study resources. From guides to books, digital tools and expert guidance, we've got you covered. Check out our resources and prepare for UKMLA success!

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What is the UKMLA and what do I need to know?

Dr Phil Xiu, editor of Elsevier’s Crash Course book series and the Editor-in-Chief of ClinicalKey Student Assessment UK explains what the UKMLA is and what you need to know

Download our guide to the UKMLA

Written by Dr Phil Xiu this guide covers the objectives of the UKMLA, the different components to the exam, skills, advice and preparation strategies.

Study Resources

ClinicalKey Student

There are plenty of resources out there to supplement the teaching at medical school, but why not check out what you have access to via your med school first.

Many of our resources like ClinicalKey Student are available via your medical school. Click hereopens in new tab/window or ask your librarian if your medical school has access.

You can also create your own flashcards on ClinicalKey Studentopens in new tab/window to help reinforce concepts, great for revision.

The following books, which are fantastic resources for the UKMLA are available on ClinicalKey Student and also available to purchase in print and ebook format via www.elsevierhealth.comopens in new tab/window bookstores and other online sellers. ​

Why not also check out these videos created by junior doctors to support your CPSA (OSCE) preparation?

The content for the video’s was created using the Unofficial Guide to Medicine seriesopens in new tab/window and subjects include: Complex Histories, ECG interpretation, Joint examination, ABJ interpretations, Limb neurology, LFT’s, Breaking bad news, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Hematology.

Preparing for the Applied Knowledge Test, AKT…

… and looking for practice questions? look no further. ClinicalKey Student Assessment has thousands of questions on high – yield subject tailored to meet UKMLA exam standards. Practising with the questions on ClinicalKey Student will help to grow your confidence in this UKMLA exam style of question. You can also:

  • Track your performance over time

  • Indicate confidence level

  • Use in exam or study mode

  • Get remediation from Key Elsevier Textbooks

Click hereopens in new tab/window or ask your librarian if your medical school has access ClinicalKey Student Assessment.

The Elsevier CK question bank has transformed my preparation for the UKMLA. The question stems are structured very similarly to the real UKMLA questions and the rationales are all based on NICE CKS, meaning the bank's content is reliable, up-to-date and relevant for finals.

Mehar, UCL Medical School

High Yield UKMLA topic videos​

Evidence shows that testing is one of the most important contributing factors to aid your revision and it can drastically improve your memory. ​​

To help you prepare for the UKMLA, Dr Phil Xiu has created a series of videos covering high yield topics that you need to know for the AKT. Dr Phil will take you through a series of multiple-choice questions explaining which answer is right and why and why the detractors are just that! ​

A series of 10 videos and cardiology is ready to watch now!


Osmosis, from Elsevier is also a great tool to help with learning though med schooland to build confidence before exams.

Video’s, flashcards, questions and high yield notes combined with amazing study techniques can really help to prepare you for exam success.

Take a look at this study Vlog from 3rd year medical student Robyn Taylor to see how Osmosis helped her.

STUDY VLOG 📚 Osmosis review game changer for Visual Learners UK Med school!🩺

Question of the week

Over on our social media channels (see below) we will be posting a question from ClinicalKey Student Assessment each Wednesday. Follow us to test yourself, find out about new products, get advice and tips and great give – aways!