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Medicine at St George’s is a five-year integrated course. This programme focuses on the themes of Basic and Clinical Sciences, Patient and Doctor, Community and Population Health as well as Personal and Professional Development.
The first two years involvelearning the scientific foundations of medicine and also gaining a an understanding of the clinical context of this scientific knowledge. This learning is characterised into the following categories: Life Cycle, Life Protection, Life Support, Life Maintenance, Life Structure and Life Control. This education is delivered in the format of lectures, tutorials, group activities and practicals in addition to community-based clinical placements.
In the third year, learning is focused more on problem-based learning activities and Student-Selected Components (SSCs) as well as more lectures and clinical placements hospitals and other healthcare settings across South London and South-East Englandto enhance clinical understanding. In your third or fourth year you can also choose to do an intercalation degree and obtain a BSc.
In the final two years of the course, the focus is very much on gaining as much clinical experience as possible through numerous clinical attachments in various medical and surgical disciplines including Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Neurology and Psychiatry, etc.
Fifth year students also do an elective in a setting and area of medicine of their choosing and organisation which can be done abroad or in the UK.And in preparation for becoming a Foundation Doctor, final year students also take a number of student assistantships which provides an opportunity to shadow a junior doctor and prepare for their roles and responsibilities.
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