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Medicine (MB ChB) (Full-Time, 2020 Entry)

Medicine (MB ChB)

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  • Qualification
  • MB ChB
  • Duration
  • 4 years full-time
  • Entry Requirements
  • (See full entry
  • requirements below)


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 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.

Find out more information on the Warwick Medical School website.

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 UCAT and complete work experience as detailed here.

All applicants must have gained at least 70 hours of work experience in a healthcare setting. Find out more about this requirement on the Warwick Medical School website.

UKCAT: All applicants must take the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) or if appropriate, the UCATSEN. Please note that UCAT testing is available throughout the world. We use the UCAT 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 UCAT in the year of application. More information about the UCAT can be found here.

Additional requirements: You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.

Contextual data and differential offers
Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

  • Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP)
    All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP website.
  • We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
  • Taking a gap year
    Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Interviews
    We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

    Open Days
    All students who have been offered a place are invited to visit. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

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.

Helping you find the right career

Our department has a dedicated professionally qualified Senior Careers Consultant who works within Student Careers and Skills to help you as an individual. Additionally your Senior Careers Consultant offers impartial advice and guidance together with workshops and events, tailored to our department, throughout the year. Previous examples of workshops and events include:

  • Career Society at Medical School Event
  • AFP Interview Preparation
  • Warwick careers fairs throughout the year
  • Foundation Programme (UKFPO) Information evening

Find out more about our Careers & Skills Services 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.

All applicants must have gained at least 70 hours of work experience in a healthcare setting. Find out more about this requirement on the Warwick Medical School website.

UKCAT: All applicants must take the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) or if appropriate, the UCATSEN. Please note that UCAT testing is available throughout the world. We use the UCAT 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 UCAT in the year of application. More information about the UCAT can be found here.

Additional requirements: You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.

Award
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB ChB)

Duration
4 years full-time

Start date
28 September 2020

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Additional course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course. Students who choose to complete a work placement will pay reduced tuition fees for their third year.

This information is applicable for 2020 entry.

Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply. Please read our terms and conditions to find out more.

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