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Lancaster University Medicine

Lancaster University Medicine

Medicine and Surgery MBChB – 2018 Entry

Course Overview

Your Medicine and Surgery course (MBChB) will be delivered through problem-based learning, supplemented with lectures, and clinical anatomy teaching.  You will be trained in clinical and communication skills and you will spend years 2-5 on clinical placements in the acute hospitals and primary care settings of Lancashire and Cumbria.

You can also pursue your own areas of interest through four Special Study Modules (SSMs) that broaden your experience and develop skills that are essential for applying scientific rigour in your future medical practice. You can choose to study abroad during your Elective or take a year out from the programme (between years 4 and 5) to study a medicine-related topic at BSc, MSc or MPhil degree level.

In Year 1 (Foundation of Medicine) you will learn key concepts in biomedical and social science. You’ll also choose the first of four SSMs to study.

For the next three years, you’ll continue your studies learning how to diagnose and manage illness.
You will develop your knowledge and skills through interaction with patients, spending time on clinical placement for over 40% of second year and throughout your third and fourth years.

In your second, third and fourth years, you will continue to pursue your own areas of interest through three more SSMs. At the end of your fourth year, you’ll undertake your Elective, which includes the opportunity to study abroad.

Throughout your final year you will gain intensive clinical experience in hospitals and the community to prepare you for your future career as a doctor. You’ll undertake five different rotations, two of which are Selectives in Advanced Medical Practice (SAMPs). You can choose to follow SAMPs in a wide variety of clinical specialties, giving you the opportunity to explore different potential medical careers during the course of your undergraduate degree.




Entry Requirement

Lancaster Medical School considers applications to its medical degree programme in a five stage selection process. Please see the Lancaster Medical School web pages for further information.

All applicants are required to take the Biomedical Admissions Test (BMAT) to be eligible for consideration.

If you are applying from outside the UK or if English is not your first language, you must sit either IELTS or the Pearson PTE Academic qualification before application and include details of the achieved grades on your UCAS application form

Grade Requirements

A Level AAA plus B in 4th AS subject and must include Biology and Chemistry. Or AAA-A*AA if no 4th AS or EPQ taken (depending on individual circumstances).

International Baccalaureate 36 points overall with at least 6 points in 3 Higher Level subjects which must include Biology and Chemistry

BTEC Not accepted on its own

Access to HE Diploma Specified Access to Medicine courses acceptable

Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications.

Graduate entry (i) a 2i degree in Biomedical/Health Sciences plus normally a minimum of BBB at A-level including Biology and Chemistry. (ii) a 2i degree in any other subject plus normally AAB at A-level including Biology and Chemistry. In addition, all graduate applicants must meet the GSCE requirements (see below)

Essential subjects

Subjects Biology and Chemistry are required at a level for entry

GCSE: Minimum score of 15 points from 9 subjects (A or A* = 2 points; B = 1 point). The 9 subjects must include Core & Additional Science (or Biology, Chemistry and Physics), Maths and English (grade B or above)

Further information

General Studies Accepted as 4th subject at AS level only

Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed

Interviews No applicant will be offered a place without being interviewed in person.  Lancaster Medical School uses the multiple mini interview format for their admissions interviews.  More information can be found on the Lancaster Medical School website

Contact Please see the Lancaster Medical School web pages for further information about admissions