If you wish to study medicine in the UK, you will need to pass tough exams, meet strict entry requirements and show you are passionate about health care. Before that though, students need to pick a medical school to apply to.
Medicine graduates can pursue over 50 different professions once graduated, and employability rates are extremely high due to the highly skilled and in-demand nature of the profession. UK medical schools are ranked on a number of factors, including student to staff ratio, student satisfaction and career prospects after six months.
The Best Medical Schools in the UK
1. University of Oxford
The University of Oxford Medical School offers separate pre-clinical and clinical courses, enabling students to gain a comprehensive overview of medical science, before applying that knowledge in a clinical setting. Medical Colleges at Oxford offer individual tuition and the very best in pastoral support.
2. University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow School of Medicine provides a friendly environment where staff and patients will support you in your learning. The undergraduate MBChB course is designed to ensure you meet the necessary standards in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes that new doctors need, as identified by the GMC in its publication, ‘Outcomes for Graduates’.
3. Swansea University
The Swansea University Medical School is the best medical school in Wales and research produced by the department is the second best in the UK (Research Excellence Framework). Each of Swansea's six pathway degrees offer graduates a guaranteed interview for Graduate Entry Medicine, whilst the BSc (hons) Applied Medical Sciences (Foundation) will introduce students to the key concepts and knowledge you need to progress to the BSc in Applied Medical Sciences.
4. University of Edinburgh
The Edinburgh Medical School at the University of Edinburgh is one of the largest of its kind in the UK and the teaching team aspires to create an experience where research is cherished and is an important component of the life of every student. The six year Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBChB) degree will equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required to become a Foundation Year 1 doctor.
5. University of Bristol
The MB ChB Gateway to Medicine at the Bristol Medical School at the University of Bristol is for students who have the potential to become doctors but do not meet the current academic entry criteria. The course will “deepen existing knowledge of core basic sciences underpinning clinical subjects and places emphasis on the development of personal and professional skills”.
*Source: Times Good University Guide 2021.
Study Medicine in the UK
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