We expect academic ability, but equally we are looking for the right personal qualities that people require in a good doctor.Professor Chris Holland, Dean of Kent and Medway Medical School
Medicine involves long-term commitment and dedication. Our degree, at the Kent and Medway Medical School, offers you diverse career opportunities and experience to practice medicine across primary care, acute care, community and mental health settings, as well as the major medical and surgical specialities.
Our five-year medical degree, awarded jointly awarded with the University of Kent, leads to the qualification of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BM BS)*.
Kent and Medway Medical School builds on the existing high quality clinical teaching and research strengths of both universities and is working in partnership with Brighton and Sussex Medical School for support and quality assurance purposes.
Throughout the course, you focus on how you apply your learning to your clinical practice. You undertake placements in a range of integrated medical, surgical, primary care and community settings. You gain vital hands-on experience, develop clinical skills and learn to work in collaboration as part of a multi-professional team.
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AAB which must include chemistry or biology, and one of either chemistry, biology, mathematics, psychology, physics, computing or computer science. General studies and critical thinking are not accepted as a third A level.
A* to B or 9 to 6 in five subjects which must include English language, mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics or a double science.
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Your modules for year one cover the fundamentals of health and disease. You will also have the opportunity to study optional topics. The clinical placements, equating to one day per week (20%), will be spent in general practice and other community clinical and social care settings.
You will study modules totalling 120 credits.
Year 1 modules:
You will use individual patient studies to help you to underpin the knowledge, skills and professional values of a doctor. Patient educators are involved throughout our programme to give you critical understanding of the patient’s journey and feedback on your skills.
You will use an ePortfolio as part of your continual professional development, which will continue for the rest of your professional medical career. To help develop your skills, patient educators are involved throughout our programme to give you critical understanding and feedback.
Learning about leadership, management and how to work effectively within teams, you will have opportunity to learn alongside students from other years on the BM BS* programme, as well as with students on other programmes at the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University.
For the first two years on our programme, you will focus on systems-based learning, working individually and in groups for both your academic and clinical teaching. You will learn the core knowledge and clinical skills of a doctor using lectures, tutorials, clinical symposia, cadaveric dissection, e-learning and clinical simulation. We will help you reach your full potential as you learn in modern, bespoke simulation facilities and learning spaces.
Formal and informal assessments occur throughout the course. You will have the opportunity to prepare for your summative assessments through formative opportunities. Summative assessments include a combination of knowledge assessments including very short answer questions, single best answer multiple choice questions and some essays. We will also test your clinical and professional skills through practical assessment methods such as OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Exams).
Your professional development will be captured through assessments that sit within your e-Portfolio. This can include feedback from colleagues and staff, and your own reflective writing. Regular meetings with your Personal Academic Tutor and Educational Supervisor ensure that you are given support to keep on track throughout your programme.
On completion of the course you will be an excellent doctor, equipped with curiosity, academic, professional and clinical skills to influence and improve future health care.
You will be eligible to apply for a UK Foundation Programme job anywhere in the United Kingdom. This provides you with the required postgraduate experience to gain full registration with the General Medical Council. After obtaining full registration, you will have the education and experience to apply for any one of over 100 possible medical specialties. Qualified doctors also work in media, arts, business, third sector, government, the military, research and technology industries.
There are national programmes available for medical graduates to obtain specialist postgraduate training and experience in leadership, management, entrepreneurialism and research.
You have access to facilities and support from both the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. Our new Medical School will benefit from significant investment into modern, purpose-built facilities to develop dedicated and bespoke teaching and learning environments on both campuses.
For more information on your learning environment, see the Kent and Medway Medical School website.
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