This course is patient-focused and designed in such a way that all learning takes place in a clinical context.
During Phase 1, there’s a balanced mix of lectures, clinical teaching and group work. You’ll be solving a range of cases in an environment supported by leading academics and clinically qualified staff.
During years 3 to 5, you’ll work with doctors in the US in a range of clinical placements. Each placement comes with its own set of outcomes that will define what you should know and be able to do by graduation.
The medical profession is always evolving, which means lifelong learning is an important part of a career in medicine. During the course, you should be prepared to reflect on your skills and progress, and organize your own self-directed study.
You’ll be covering a lot of ground in this course. But ultimately, everything must come together in your mind when solving clinical problems. The ways we assess and teach will help consolidate your knowledge and understanding as you go along.
During Phase 1, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to test your learning and get feedback. We’ll give you feedback on the summative assessments you must pass to get to the next stage, and we’ll use a range of techniques to test how well you’re applying your knowledge and skills to clinical problems and patient management.
During the clinical years, you’ll get regular feedback during your placements
Preparation for the USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 examinations is integrated into and supported within the course.
You’ll be supported from the moment you arrive. We’ll assign you a personal tutor to regularly meet and talk to about feedback, continuing professional development, or any personal issues you might have.
You’ll also have access to our dedicated Pastoral Support Unit. Plus, we offer welfare, study and accessibility support to any student who needs it.
The George Davies Centre
The Centre offers a truly state-of-the-art teaching environment: new lecture theatres, seminar rooms and consultation rooms, each featuring high quality IT gear and the latest infrastructure to support iPads and teaching technology.
The Centre is also a hub for medical research, where our academics team up to generate new knowledge and research into major chronic diseases and patient safety