Exeter Medical School has an intake of approximately 130 students per year and operates in several clinical locations across the south west including Exeter, Truro, Torbay and Barnstaple. UEMS has excelled in university subject tables, having been placed 8th in the 2015 Guardian rankings for BMBS. Operating an integrated PBL teaching style, students have the opportunity to develop problem-solving skills that will prepare them for their future career. University of Exeter Medical school also operates programmes in Medical Science and Medical Imaging BSc, for which a new state of the art development has recently been built.
5 Years, Integrated and Problem-based. Two years pre-clinical followed by three years clinical with the opportunity it intercalate in between years 4 and 5.
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What are the best things about your Medical School?
- It offers an extremely supported way of teaching the course. We have meetings with our academic tutor every term and feedback is always efficient and in depth.
- Early clinical exposure. Clinical placements start from as early as the second week and we have the opportunity for significant hospital-based experience in the student-selected aspect of our course from very early on.
- The course follows the human life cycle and each fortnightly case unit is accompanied by a clinical placement and teaching of relevant clinical skills. Integrating the content in this way makes it much easier and more interesting to learn.
What are the hardest things about your course?
- Having to split the cohort up for clinical years. Half of the year will have to go to Truro and the student can only submit a preference, not a choice.
- The self-directed nature of the course makes it at times difficult to know how much depth to go in to and what content to cover.
What’s the social side of your Medical School like?
MedSoc is an extremely large society on St. Luke’s campus and welcomes the new students reading a variety of different subjects each year. Exeter nightlife is a great opportunity to take advantage of. MedSoc runs frequent social nights out, combined with the array of daytime and activities, which are always a great laugh. There are also plenty of other great societies to get involved with at St. Luke’s as well as the Streatham campus. Medical students and others living around St. Luke’s tend to form a close and tightly-knit community which makes the social life even better. The self-directed nature of the course makes it easier to plan a social life around it.
What tips would you give to someone applying to your Medical School?
- Ensure you have suitable academic and personal credentials, these are published on the medical school website
- Be personal and approachable at your interview, they want you to be yourself. Don’t worry if you’re nervous!
- Be prepared that the medical school do sometimes give A*AA offers or equivalent, be aware of this when you apply.