Medicine MBChB Overview
We provide two routes to an MBChB. Our well-established five-year curriculum for applicants with A-levels or equivalent, and a four-year accelerated curriculum for graduates with significant experience working in a caring role. The four-year curriculum for graduates is derived from the five year course, and provides opportunities for a whole new range of entrants to careers in medicine.
The four-year programme is designed to be suitable for a wide range of graduates. It offers a rapid route to medical qualification which recognises the knowledge and experience of entrants, but which also ensures a good understanding of human structure and function.
Aims and Objectives
Both five and four-year curricula provide you with the clinical competence to work as a Foundation Doctor, and the potential to develop along the curriculum of medical education into a humane and rational doctor.
The Education Committee of the General Medical Council has approved the curricula and graduation will make you eligible for provisional registration as a doctor.
The curricula are highly integrated, both ‘horizontally’, in that the disciplines within medicine are learned together, and ‘vertically’, in that clinical work and clinical relevance are introduced from the very beginning.
Both curricula are divided into two phases. Phase 1 will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to profit immediately from full time clinical education in Phase 11. In the five-year programme, Phase 1 lasts five semesters, in the four year programme it has been shortened to three semesters.
Phase 11 is exactly the same for students on both programmes who form a single cohort, distributed over the full range of clinical attachments available to the medical school.