There are three routes at Nottingham by which medical students graduate as doctors — the five- and six-year undergraduate courses (A100 and A108) and the graduate entry four-year course (A101).
On all three courses the educational objectives are the same, namely to acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviour to allow the graduate to practise as a new doctor on the foundation training programme with the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) degrees.
Integrated. In addition, all students on the five- and six-year courses obtain a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci) degree.
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What are the best things about your Medical School?
- Early clinical experience.
- Getting both a BMedSci and a BMBS degree in 5 years.
- Peer support.
What are the hardest things about your course?
- Balancing the workload with everything else (social life, volunteering etc.).
- Doing a dissertation in about 4 months.
- Can be emotionally tiring at times.
What’s the social side of your Medical School like?
There is so much to do at Nottingham! All medics are members of Medsoc, which organises special socials like Winter Ball and Celebrity Cocktail Party, welfare packs and drop-in support sessions and the “Medic Parents” scheme. It also involves a number of sports clubs and societies such as Medics Football, Medics Widening Access to Medical School and Teddy Bear Hospital. The Nottingham Student’s Union also introduce you to even more opportunities for societies, sports, volunteering, part-time employment, nights out cultural experiences and other ways to meet lots of different people.
What tips would you give to someone applying to your Medical School?
- Talk to as many students as possible at Open days.
- Start preparing your personal statement and UKCAT early — they’re important!
- Persevere at getting work experience, and show what you’ve gained from it.