Years 1 and 2:
Most of your first two years will be spent learning about the structure, processes and functions of the human body, and about the many inter-related systems that form it. You will explore each system, and how it performs both in health, under stress, and when it has become diseased or injured.
You will also learn about the social and psychological aspects of illness, and will spend time interacting with actual patients in the community.
You will work closely with a partnered Teaching Hospital Trust to develop your clinical and communication skills throughout your third year. You will gain experience diagnosing and managing common diseases and complaints, as well as learning about pathology, pharmacology, epidemiology and public health on the theoretical level.
Years 4 and 5:
For your last 2 years, you will participate in an attachment to a clinic corresponding to your chosen specialty. These include:
- General Practice
- Bone and Joint Disease
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- Oncology, Ear, Nose and Throat
- Peri-Operative Care
In year 5 you will also take part in an Acutely Ill Patient Attachment.
Lastly, you will continue elective studies at U Birmingham’s medical school, another fine UK University, or at a qualifying school abroad.