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Anglia Ruskin’s five-year MBChB degree focuses on teaching students in an innovative, modern curriculum.
During training, you will learn new concepts as well as their connection to older, acquired concepts, which allows you to build a solid, integrated understanding of clinical practice.
The medical training program is divided into three phases:
Phase one starts in the first year, with a system-based approach that allows students to comprehend the fundamental principles of medicine. For instance, the programme entails learning about the respiratory, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems, using a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical aspects.
The second phase takes place during the second and third year, with a similar system-based approach to phase one. This time, however, you will consolidate your knowledge in a clinical setting through various clinical rotations.
Finally, Phase three extends between the fourth and fifth year, where the training shifts towards a case-based teaching style.
Overall, there are 100 core clinical problems that help students understand an integrated view of medicine. During this time, you will learn about several core specialty-based clinical placements and a final Preparation for Practice (PfP) placement.
The PfP block aids in developing the necessary experience for a junior doctor. You will also undertake foundation assistantship teaching blocks that focus on general practice, medicine and surgery.
Hi I’m Josh, I am a second year Medical Student at Anglia Ruskin University. I applied to 4 Medical Schools in England and was lucky enough to get all 4 offers. I started Medicine straight out of sixth form and chose ARU because of the integrated course design with early clinical placements as well as it being a brand new Medical School with amazing facilities. All the doctors in Essex are so excited about Essex’s first Medical School and so there are so many opportunities available at any of Essex’s 5 main hospitals for students.
My first year was amazing and included full cadaveric dissections of all the systems we had studied as well as regular weekly placements in hospital. In my spare time I am a light aircraft pilot and run a tutoring business. I am more than happy to help anyone interesting in going into Medicine.
-by Joshua Creese, Medical Student (MBChB) Anglia Ruskin School of Medicine
‘Hi I’m Maya and I am currently a third year undergraduate medical student at Anglia Ruskin University. After getting no offers for medicine, I had to stay motivated to work for my A Levels. Anglia Ruskin had opened in March 2018 and I attended an interview the day before my A Level Chemistry exam, within weeks I was shocked I had received an offer. The path to medicine is not easy. It requires hard work, determination and commitment. We will all encounter hurdles, but every time something doesn’t go to plan - stay positive, as there is always a way around it. I want to encourage applicants to reach their aim, no matter how long it takes.’
-by Maya Dhaliwal, medical student at Anglia Ruskin University
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