Our innovative medicine course provides exciting opportunities for study across a wide range of subjects and will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed for your future career.
Why study Medicine at Bristol?
Bristol has a well-established medical school with an excellent reputation and state-of-the-art facilities, providing quality teaching to prepare you for a career in medicine.
In 2017 we introduced a new, innovative curriculum centred on patient contact, integration of scientific and clinical learning, and development of the skills needed to become a good doctor.
Clinical training takes place in academies based at both central teaching and regional district hospitals in Bath, Gloucestershire, north and south Bristol, Somerset, and Swindon. There are opportunities for intercalation, research and studying abroad during final-year electives.
We aim to nurture your abilities and aspirations through mentoring, encouragement, support and feedback. We will help you to achieve the knowledge, skills and attitudes required by the General Medical Council.
What kind of student would this course suit?
This subject should appeal to bright, motivated individuals who enjoy working with people, communicating, solving problems and adapting to changes in the healthcare environment. We will look for some evidence of healthcare work experience in your application, which will have given you an insight into the role of the doctor and the practice of medicine. You will need to demonstrate honesty and integrity and be capable of maintaining confidentiality.
How is this course taught and assessed?
Teaching is provided through a blend of lectures, practical exercises, small-group tutorials, case-based discussions and clinical work with doctors and healthcare professionals in a variety of settings. These can include primary care, outpatient clinics, hospital wards, the operating theatre and delivery suites. You will learn from patients in their homes, in the community and in clinical academies across Bristol and the South West. Periods of elective study and student-selected components allow you to explore areas of personal interest.
We will provide feedback on your progress to ensure you achieve required learning outcomes. Summative assessment consists of written and practical exams, project submissions and workplace-based assessments, which mirror those you will encounter in your postgraduate career.
What are my career prospects?
On successful completion of the national two-year clinical Foundation programme, you will be fully registered with the General Medical Council and may embark on postgraduate training in primary or secondary care. Our graduates have an excellent record of obtaining the Foundation posts they apply for, and most go on to fulfilling careers in the NHS as General Practitioners or specialist doctors.
Read more about what students from Medicine go on to do after graduation.
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