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Our four year MB ChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) programme is designed for graduates. It is a challenging but extremely rewarding programme designed to help you become a highly competent, compassionate and strongly motivated doctor, committed to the highest standards of clinical practice, professionalism and patient care.

Our innovative and distinctive programme is the largest graduate-entry course in the UK, with an intake of 193 graduates each year (from 2018 entry). The course is taught by staff at the forefront of their subjects at The University of Warwick and at our regional hospitals. We offer innovative new facilities for teaching anatomy and clinical skills based at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.

By the time you graduate, you will have developed the knowledge and key personal skills and attitudes necessary to pursue a successful professional career as a doctor.


Course structure

Across all four years, the educational activities will include case-based learning, lectures, small group sessions, experiential learning, clinical skills and e-learning.

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Support and guidance

Throughout your studies at WMS you will have access to a great deal of support and guidance. Familiarity with the learning environment and assessment methods allows personal tutors and clinical educational supervisors to provide guidance and support.

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Facilities

We have new purpose-built facilities - among them the well-equipped Medical Teaching Centre, opened in 2002, where students are taught during the first part of the course.

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Key features of the Warwick MB ChB programme:
  • Largest all-graduate entry programme in the UK – 193 places available
  • First-class training facilities in local hospitals
  • Early clinical experience
  • Cutting-edge anatomy training
  • Academic excellence - highly qualified and committed staff with a passion for excellent student development
  • Part of The University of Warwick, a research-led university consistently ranked in the Top Ten in the UK national league tables for teaching and research and recently ranked 5th in the 2013 Guardian University guide

Support and guidance

Throughout your studies at WMS you will have access to a great deal of support and guidance. Familiarity with the learning environment and assessment methods allows personal tutors and clinical educational supervisors to provide guidance and support to help prepare for the challenges of life as a junior doctor and into speciality training.

From the beginning of the course you will have a personal tutor (who can offer both academic and pastoral care), the WMS staff (some of whom you will have met during the Open Day and admissions process), your small learning group and peer support from the later years.

As you move into the clinical-based years you will meet regularly with a clinical educational supervisor with whom you will review your progress and who will help you set your learning targets.

While out in the Trusts, you will be additionally supported by the Undergraduate and Speciality Co-ordinators, the consultants you are attached to, the Associate Clinical Directors and Speciality leads.

In addition you are able to access all the student support systems in place for a student at the University of Warwick which include: