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Medicine (MBChB)

 

MEDICINE (MB ChB)

Full-time 2019 entry, an undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above in any subject

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.

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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.

Year One

Year One will be delivered through largely university-based teaching, including integrated clinical exposure in various settings. You will be allocated to small learning groups made up of around ten students of different backgrounds and experiences. This method of working enables everyone to bring their own skills and knowledge to the group so you learn from one another, which we strongly believe enhances your learning experience. You will benefit from cutting-edge anatomy teaching using plastinated specimens and 3D imaging, and will build your clinical skills through supervised day-to-day work with patients both in the hospital setting and in the Community.

Year Two

Year Two will begin with a similar learning environment to Year One. You will gradually increase the amount of time you spend learning in health care settings, so that by the middle of this year you will find yourself immersed in community and hospital-based clinical teaching.

Year Three

You will learn in the context of a series of specialist blocks, further enhancing knowledge around core subject areas and developing professional skills. The majority of your learning will be based in GP practices in the wider community and in hospitals through our partner trusts.

Year Four

The majority of your learning will continue to be based in the wider community and hospitals through our partner trusts whilst preparing you to start practice as a Foundation Year I (FY1) doctor. In addition, a six-week elective in a setting of your choice enables you to observe how medicine is practised in another country or in a different social, cultural and physical environment. Our graduates emerge committed to the highest standards of clinical practice, professionalism and patient care.

Case-Based Learning

Case-Based Learning (CBL) is at the core of the MB ChB curriculum and is integrated across all four years of the programme. CBL is a leaner-centred method of teaching and learning that we regard as ‘directed discovery’. It identifies what is essential to know about a patient case while encouraging students, individually and in small groups, to take an active role in identifying what they need to learn and how they can learn it.

You will be assessed via a combination of examinations and coursework such as laboratory reports, presentations, posters and essays to monitor your progress and provide you with regular feedback.

The final degree classification is determined by Year 1 (10%), Year 2 (30%) and Year 3 (60%).

All candidates are expected to have completed a minimum of two weeks’ full-time (70 hours) of relevant work experience in the last three years (at the point of application). The types of experience that we value include voluntary work in a nursing home, care home, hospice or hospital volunteer, as well as employment in professional healthcare roles and official community-based healthcare. Your work experience must include experience of the healthcare environment, ideally of the NHS, and of direct hands-on care of people/patients (not friends or family members) with healthcare needs. We strongly encourage you to attain a variety of work experiences, as this will provide a better insight and understanding of the demands and requirements of a medical career. More information about our work experience requirements can be found here.

An undergraduate degree at 2:1 or above in any subject (or a un undergraduate degree at 2:2 plus a Masters or Doctoral qualification).

All applicants should take the UKCAT and complete work experience as detailed here.

You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.

  • UKCAT

    All applicants must take the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) or if appropriate, the UKCATSEN. Please note that UKCAT testing is available throughout the world. We use the UKCAT verbal reasoning score as one of the predictors of success in certain examinations at medical school. Our first round of selection therefore identifies those with a verbal reasoning score at or above the mean for the cohort sitting UKCAT in the year of application. More information about the UKCAT can be found here.

Upon successful completion of the MB ChB, graduates will be able to provisionally register with the General Medical Council and begin their Foundation posts. More information about the Foundation Programme can be found here.

Entry Requirements

To apply, you should have, or be predicted to gain, a minimum of an upper second class honours (2:1) degree (or overseas equivalent) in any subject. Candidates with a lower second class degree should hold either a Masters or a Doctoral qualification to be considered for entry to the MB ChB. More information about our academic qualification requirements can be found here.

UKCAT
All applicants must take the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) or if appropriate, the UKCATSEN. Please note that UKCAT testing is available throughout the world. We use the UKCAT verbal reasoning score as one of the predictors of success in certain examinations at medical school. Our first round of selection therefore identifies those with a verbal reasoning score at or above the mean for the cohort sitting UKCAT in the year of application. More information about the UKCAT can be found here.

Award
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB ChB)

Duration
4 years

Department Website

Warwick Medical School

Location of Study
University of Warwick and hospital and community-based clinical practices in the wider Coventry and Warwickshire area.

Tuition Fees

Find out more about fees and funding.

Other Course Costs

There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.

You should also consider accommodation and transport costs in attending your clinical placements. For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.