Does Leicester Medical School offer full cadaveric dissection?
Yes, each group of students has their own cadaver. As well as timetabled sessions in the dissection room, there are optional drop-in sessions. We also have an extensive collection of prosections and models and students can use the dissection room in their own time.
Watch a 360 degree video about our dissection facilities
Does Leicester Medical School run a problem-based learning (PBL) course?
Our course is not PBL but does offer many active learning opportunities. Group work is done in groups of 8-9 students and you will work together in that group on a daily basis through the first two years. Your group will have cadaveric practical sessions in the dissecting room, as well as practical sessions learning skills such as ECG and spirometry.
What hands-on practical experience will I get to develop my skills as a doctor?
In Phase 1 you will learn clinical skills including; history taking and physical examination skills. Our clinical skills unit allows you to learn techniques such as venepuncture in a safe setting.
In Phase 2, you are on full-time clinical placements learning from patients and clinicians. You will also have access to our state-of-the-art Simulation Centre, with its virtual wards, sophisticated simulation manikins and other equipment allowing a wide range of low to high fidelity simulation activity to be undertaken.
Where will my hospital placements be?
Your placements will be in the three main teaching hospitals in Leicester (in-blocks) and in a number of district general hospitals in the surrounding area (out-blocks). Students will have a mixture of in-blocks and out-blocks. Free accommodation is provided when you are on out-blocks.
What is special about Leicester Medical School?
Our blend of innovative technology-enhanced learning, great traditional learning such as full cadaveric dissection, and the patient focus of our curriculum, provides an excellent learning experience for our students.
We have dedicated Medical School student support teams with an Academic Support Unit led by dedicated academic and clinical staff and a Pastoral Support Unit lead by expert clinical academic staff. Watch a video about our support for students
Do many students intercalate?
This is an increasingly popular option, although it is not at all mandatory and the financial implications need to be considered. Students can intercalate internally or externally. We offer a intercalated BSc and an intercalated Masters programmes. An intercalated Masters can only be done after year 3 is completed.