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KCL offers an integrated medical course which provides students the chance to receive exceptional clinical training at partner hospitals such as Guy’s hospital, King’s Collegehospital 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 firststage into clinical contexts and learning about patients with common conditions.
An intercalation year 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 ScholarlyProjects 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 along side 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 all the 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 mytime as a medical student right in the heart of central London.
-by Sophika, studying medicine in the UK as a 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 themost renowned and busiest teaching hospitals in London. There is also a chance tobenefit from placements in general practices and hospitals covering most of thesouth 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 andsocial sciences. I am really enjoying my time as a medical student at King’s.
-by Azzra, current medical student at Kings College London
I’m a first-year medic at King’s College London (KCL). I am from India where I was born and brought up, however, I’ve lived in countries like Singapore and the US aswell. As an international student, I, therefore, understand that the idea of studying abroad can be daunting. However, I can say with confidence that choosing kings is one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life and I couldn’t be happier with where I am.
The GKT school of medical education is one of the best medical schools in the world where you can reap the benefits of quality teaching, a fantastic course, a diverse student population and a great location. Integrated teaching at KCL assures that all medical students who study here turn out to be well-rounded doctors who focus on holistic care. The clinical teaching here is unmatched at some of the best hospitals in the country (Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’s Hospital and King’s College Hospital)starting early in the 2nd year of your time at King’s. Additionally, Guy’s Campus islocated in the most happening and student-friendly area of London where you’ll be surrounded by your talented peers who come from varied cultural backgrounds and many different parts of the world.
I, having made it to King’s against odds that were very much against me, can say with conviction that I am well equipped to guide you and provide you with support in your journey to medical school.
-by Shivaan, medical student at KIngs College, London
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