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Why study medicine at Warwick?


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.


Accelerated learning

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.


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.


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.


Diverse intake

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.


Teaching excellence

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.


Case-Based Learning

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.


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.


Excellent graduate results and satisfaction

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.

graduating medics

Hear more from our students