There are now five Medicine course pathways by which Nottingham medical students graduate as doctors. View information on Lincoln Medical School>>
On all of the degree programmes the educational objectives are the same, namely to acquire the knowledge, skills and behaviour to allow a student to graduate with the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) degree and be eligible to practise as a new doctor on the UKFP foundation training programme. In addition, all students on the five- and six-year courses obtain a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci) degree.
Five-year undergraduate entry medicine (A100/A10L)
This route is for UK, EU and international applicants. You will first take an integrated three-year Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci) degree and then progress to complete the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) course.
Six-year undergraduate entry medicine (A108/A18L)
This route is for UK students who meet our widening access criteria and have not been to university previously. You will begin with a foundation year and then join students on the five-year course.
Four-year graduate entry medicine (A101)
This route is for home, EU and international applicants. It is a four-year fast-track course designed specifically for graduates of any discipline. The first 18 months are based at a purpose-built medical school on the Royal Derby Hospital’s site. Students then join the Clinical Years of the five-year course.
Highlights of studying medicine at Nottingham:
- Learn anatomy through experience of full-body dissection
- Complete an integrated BMedSci in your third year, allowing you to undertake a supervised research project in an area you find interesting without studying an extra year
- Gain early interaction with patients through regular visits to general practices and hospitals across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.
- Enjoy learning at the fantastic University Park campus and Medical School located in a leading teaching hospital
Nottingham uses traditional and electronic teaching methods to give you a varied learning experience. Typically you can expect:
- Case-based learning
- Full-body dissection
- Simulated clinical skills
- Small-group learning
- Placements in general practices and hospitals
Summative assessments take place at the end of each year or each clinical phase of the course. Formative assessments happen at regular intervals throughout the course to provide practice, information on progress and feedback for students.
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 UCAT early — they’re important!
- Persevere at getting work experience, and show what you’ve gained from it.