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KCL offers an integratedmedical course which provides students the chance to receive exceptional clinical trainingat partner hospitals such as Guy’s hospital, King’s College hospital and St. Thomas’ hospital as well other healthcare settings across the South-East of England. The medical teaching throughout the course also incorporates lectures, tutorials, seminars, self-directed learning, etc.
Stage one of the course involves learning fundamental medical knowledge which includes biomedical and population sciences. Students also have the opportunity to develop basic clinical skills such as communication, professionalism, etc.
In stage two, students focus more on applying the scientific knowledge from the first stage into clinical contexts and learning about patients with common conditions.
Anintercalationyear is offered between the second and third stage to obtain a BSc degree in an area of interest to the student. Student-Selected Components and Scholarly Projects are also offered during Stage Two.
The final stage is focused on preparation for practice through extensive expansion of clinical experience and through clinical simulations and inter-professional training. Students also further develop skills in patient communication, population health, etc. Quality improvement projects are also undertaken as well as elective, typically abroad, to allow students the chance to explore Medicine in the wider world.
I am a first-year medical student at King’s College London (KCL). I was born and raised in London, and I really wanted to go to KCL ever since I started volunteering in the chemotherapy wards at King’s College London Hospital, an affiliated training hospital. King’s medical students can train at Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’ hospitals and other notable hospitals all across South England. KCL integrates medical science alongside clinical teaching and we have professors who are leading medical research globally. At KCL, we start seeing patients from second year. Early patient contact is not available at allthe other medical schools, that may follow are more traditional delivery of medical education. Currently, I am based at Guy’s Campus, at London Bridge and enjoying my time as a medical student right in the heart of central London.
-by Sophika Uthayakumar, first year medical student at KCL
I chose to apply to King’s College London after visiting the beautiful Guy’s Campus on the open day back in 2019 and fell in love with it immediately. After researching the course structure and teaching delivery, I knew it was the place for me.
Medicine at King’s is an integration of medical science with clinical teaching throughout with focus on learning in close contact with patients with partner hospitals including Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’ Hospitals – three of the most renowned and busiest teaching hospitals in London. There is also a chance to benefit from placements in general practices and hospitals covering most of the south of England. One aspect of King’s curriculum that I love is that it is varied and gives you access to a breadth of non-core subjects including humanities and social sciences. I am really enjoying my time as a medical student at King’s.
-by Azzra Maricar, current medical student at Kings College London
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