University of Sheffield Medical School
Based on a patient-centred approach, the course is designed around common and important clinical conditions. It relates clinical medicine to the underlying medical sciences. You’ll have the opportunity to develop your clinical competencies from the very start.
We use a combination of approaches, including teaching on wards in hospitals, teaching in clinics (both in general practice and in hospitals), lectures, seminars, tutorials, small group work and dissection. You’ll be supported by experienced teachers and personal academic tutors. We aim to ensure you’re well prepared for a career in medicine.
Structure of the MBChB Programme
Phase 1: September year one to October year two.
Introduction to Medical Studies and Medical Sciences, Systems-based learning and teaching in the Basic Medical Sciences (cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal tract and liver, nervous, musculoskeletal, skin, blood, genitourinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems).
Integrated Clinical Demonstrations, Intensive Clinical Experience, Medicine and Society, Student Selected Components (SSCs) and Integrated Learning Activities (ILAs), Research Project.
Phase 2a: November year two to December year three.
Introduction to the Clinical Sciences, Systems-based learning and teaching in the Clinical Sciences, Integrated Clinical Demonstrations, Clinical Skills teaching and assessment.
Basic Clinical Competencies, Clinical Attachments, ILAs, SSC in medical ethics and law.
Phase 3: January year three to December year four.
Extended Clinical Competencies, Child Health, Women’s Health, Psychiatry, Care of Older People, Neurology, Acute and Critical Care, General Clinical Care, Community Health, Public Health, Palliative Care, Specialty Attachments, Medical Audit, SSCs, ILAs, Medical Sciences.
Phase 4: January to June year five.
Advanced Clinical Competencies, Clinical Attachments in Medical and Surgical specialties, SSC, Student Assistantship.
Graduation is in July of year five. Your year as a Foundation Year 1 doctor begins in August, during which you remain under the supervision of the relevant Postgraduate Deanery. Following successful completion of this year you’ll be fully registered with the General Medical Council.
There is no age restriction for entry to the course. However, students should be of an age where they are able to commit to the medical profession and NHS for a number of years. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to the values in the NHS Constitution.
We are a founding member of UKCAT, a consortium of medical schools across the country that has developed a pre-admission test for entry to study medicine. All applicants must take this test. Please visit the Medical School web pages for further information:
Financial help from the University – bursaries
If you’re a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant – you don’t have to pay it back.
|A Levels||AAA including Chemistry and another science subject. A Levels in General Studies, Critical Thinking and Further Mathematics are not accepted.|
|International Baccalaureate||36, 6 in three Higher Level subjects to include Chemistry and another science subject. No less than 4 in all Standard Level subjects|
|Cambridge Pre-U||D3 D3 D3 including Chemistry and another science subject|
|Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers||AAAAB + AA in Chemistry and another science subject|
|Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels||A+AA including Chemistry and another science subject|
|If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department|