This course is typically delivered over 5 years.
The first term of year one will see you gaining a solid background in the medical sciences and an understanding of disease processes. The second term will be body systems based, involving actual clinical cases.
In your first year you will also complete the Student Selected Component, a 4 week group-work based module, and the Foundations of Primary Care module.
In your second year you will build upon your knowledge of human biological systems. You will undertake many different weekly clinical attachments, working with several different interdisciplinary team members. In addition, you’ll have another 4 week Student Selected Component, on human disease and its molecular mechanisms.
You’ll round out your study of the Foundations of Primary Care over the course of year 3. You’ll also study Medical Humanities, and continue with a series of clinical attachments, this time on a bi-weekly basis.
In year 4, you’ll focus on developing your management and diagnostic skills. You’ll have 9 separate 5-week clinical attachments, at least one at Inverness.
During your ‘Apprentice Year’, you’ll become truly prepared to begin practicing as a physician. You’ll complete GP/Psychiatry, Surgical and Medical attachments, and become prepared to work as a foundation doctor.