St George’s, University of London

St George’s, University of London has been improving health for over 250 years. As the UK’s specialist health university, it is tackling today’s challenges head-on, such as the work our researchers, staff and students are currently undertaking to combat Covid-19. By studying with St George’s, you will join a community that is making a difference. Its close links with local healthcare trusts, in particular St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with which we share a campus, put us it a unique position to give you a real taste of what your future working life holds.

Highlights include:

St George’s five-year Medicine (MMBS) programme will equip you with essential knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes required to practice medicine competently and professionally in a patient-centred, multidisciplinary environment. The curriculum is organised into integrated learning weeks, supported by case and problem-based learning tutorials, and typically includes lectures, tutorials, practical sessions and self-directed study. You will also have the opportunity to learn anatomy through demonstrator-led whole body prosection.

Students who complete the course are awarded a primary medical qualification called the MBBS and are then eligible to apply for provisional registration with the General Medical Council (GMC), and undertake the GMC Foundation Programme. If you have previously studied at university, then you should apply for our Medicine MBBS (Graduate Entry) programme.

The programme is split into clinical science and clinical practice. It focuses on four themes: Patient and Doctor, Basic and Clinical Sciences, Community and Population Health and Personal and Professional Development.

The first two years, the clinical science years, are structured to help students understand clinical science through various methods such as placements which give insight into the patient journey and understand the role of multidisciplinary years. There are six key modules that are tackled: Life Cycle, Life Protection, Life Support, Life Maintenance, Life Structure and Life control. These modules are delivered through various means such as tutorials, lectures and group activities.

In the third year (T year) students transition into clinical practice and undertake a three five-week clinical attachment, supplemented with problem-based learning and lectures in order to solidify learning from the clinical experience.

In the fourth year, (P year), there is a 10-week rotation in four specialities: ‘surgery and surgical specialities’, ‘medicine and medical specialities’, ‘paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology’ and ‘neurology and psychiatry.’ In the final year (F year), students undertake an elective, which provides an opportunity to explore a practical setting and aspects of Medicine that are of personal interest. Clinical practice is deepened through a series of assistantships in which students shadow junior doctors in order to prepare them for their FY1.

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