Largest graduate-entry course
We're home to the UK's largest graduate-entry course, meaning you'll be with plenty of like-minded people who have all been through the university experience before.
"We're all in the same boat and have all taken the decision to go back to university, despite the sacrifices that entails. We're here because we're passionate about becoming doctors, and that makes studying all the more enjoyable." - Chloe
Our accelerated course is a challenging but very rewarding programme, meaning that if you're prepared to work hard you can become a doctor in just four years, compared to the normal five.
"It’s very busy and I do feel challenged – but in a good way! There’s a good stepwise progression between each year of the course, ensuring you develop your academic knowledge, confidence and responsibilities." – Madhu
Early patient contact
Students get out into the community from the very first term of year one, followed by clinical and community placements in term 2 where you can practise history taking and examination skills.
"The biggest thing that drew me to Warwick was the fact that we have some clinical exposure from the first year, which a lot of other courses don’t offer until further into the degree." - Farhana
Cutting-edge clinical anatomy and skills training
We have a collection of plastinated prosections and cross sections for anatomy teaching directly from Gunther von Hagens’ Plastinarium in Germany. The prosections are invaluable for training the surgeons and doctors of the future, both in anatomy tuition and for hands-on surgical training and education. Hear from students and staff all about anatomy teaching at Warwick in this video.
"Our first year anatomy sessions were taught to an incredibly high standard, despite it being a particularly hard subject to teach." - Greg
As well as having students who have progressed to Medicine straight from their undergraduate degree, many of our students come to us having spent years working as professionals in a wide range of careers, bringing a fantastic wealth of experience to lessons and discussions. We're one of only a few medical schools to accept students who have no background in science.
Find out more about how we're working to further diversify our intake here.
"In my year alone I'm surrounded by people who gave up fantastic, well-established careers in everything from the finance industry or clinical research to music and teaching because they wanted to study medicine." - James
Our staff on the MB ChB, both here at Warwick Medical School and out in our partner hospitals and GP practices, are highly qualified and committed to teaching, with a passion for excellent student development. You can find out more about some of our teaching staff here.
“The academic and clinical staff are wonderfully supportive and a real inspiration.” – Chloe
Case-Based Learning (CBL) is at the core of our MB ChB curriculum and is integrated across all four years. It's a learner-centred method, with students learning about a particular topic individually and in lectures before working through a related case together as a group.
"My CBL group are amazing and every week we work through a new case together. I feel like I learn so much, as we direct our own learning and have time and space to ask questions and make mistakes in a safe, supportive environment." - Amy
Rich support network
As well as having a dedicated personal tutor, our students benefit from a strong peer support network. We run a buddy scheme, and students in higher years get involved in teaching those in lower years. There's a wide range of societies and sports clubs available for students to socialise in their free time.
"There's always something going on for you to get involved in! I've been involved in teaching for the lower years, such as the Peer Support scheme and putting on a weekly seminar on any difficult topics that tend to come up." - Naomi
Excellent graduate results
Our graduating medics perform strongly in their applications to the Foundation Programme. In 2019, our students came second in the UK based on their highest average total score for the Programme, with 90% allocated to their top preference placement.
In other successes:
- 100% of our 2018/19 finalists were allocated to a top 5 preference Foundation Programme placement.
- One of our 2018/19 finalists achieved the top overall mark for the Foundation Programme in the country.
Hear more from our students
Take a look at our student profiles to find out why some of our students chose to come to Warwick, what they did before coming here and how they've found the course so far.
Two of our MB ChB students have been blogging during their time on the course. Find out how they've got on in the MedLife blog.
Hear from some of our students and members of our teaching team and get a glimpse inside some of our teaching facilities in our MB ChB videos.