Widening participation entry requirements
Based on a patient-centred approach, the course is designed around common and important clinical conditions. It relates clinical medicine to the underlying medical sciences. You'll have the opportunity to develop your clinical competencies from the very start.
The course includes clinical teaching on wards in hospitals, clinics (both in general practice and in hospitals), lectures, seminars, tutorials, small group work and personal development supported by experienced teachers and personal academic tutors. We aim to ensure you're well prepared for a career in medicine.
Structure of the MBChB programme
Students on the A101 programme bypass Phase 1 (the first year) of the A100 MBChB programme.
Phase 2: October year one to December year two
Introduction, Longitudinal Early Years General Practice Placement, Introduction to the Clinical Sciences, Systems-based learning and teaching in the Clinical Sciences, Integrated Clinical Demonstrations, Clinical Skills teaching and assessment. Basic Clinical Competencies, Clinical Attachments, SSC in medical ethics and law.
Phase 3: January year two to October year three
Extended Clinical Competencies, Child Health, Women's Health, Psychiatry, Care of Older People, Neurology, Acute and Critical Care, General Clinical Care, Community Health, Public Health, Palliative Care, Specialty Attachments, Medical Audit, SSCs, ILAs, and Medical Sciences. Two elective periods (one in year three and one in year four).
Phase 4: October to June year four
Advanced Clinical Competencies, Clinical Attachments in Medical and Surgical specialties, SSC and Student Assistantship. Graduation is in July of year five. Your year as a Foundation Year 1 doctor begins in August, during which you remain under the supervision of the relevant postgraduate deanery. Following successful completion of this year you'll be fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC).
We are a founding member of UKCAT, a consortium of medical schools across the country that has developed a pre-admission test for entry to study medicine. All applicants must take this test. Please visit the Medical School web pages for further information:
UKCAT pre-admission test
5 years Duration
A101 UCAS Code