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Exeter offers a five-year BMBS course that involves early exposure to clinical environment in hospitals GPs and other community health settings.Education will is delivered through small-group teaching and case-based learning as well as a lectures and self-directed study organised in a clinically-contextualised, patient-oriented curriculum.
In the first and second years, students continually learn and rebuild on fundamental biomedical and psychosocial knowledge. Teaching focuses on integrating this learning into clinical contexts to hone vital clinical thinking skills in students. Basic clinical skills training also takes places through early clinical placement experiences.
In the later years of the programme students greatly expand their clinical knowledge and experience through clinical placements in a range of medical specialties across the South West of England.
In the final year of study, student prepare for their future training as a junior doctor through a series of apprenticeships that allow medical students to growfamiliar with the roles and responsibilities involved in the Foundation Programme.
Students have the opportunity to intercalate and obtain a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree between their fourth and fifth year. Students also have the chance to undertake an elective abroad or in the UK which can involve a research opportunity or a clinical placement in any area of interest to the student.
Hi, I am Maisie and I am a second year medical student at the University of Exeter. I have absolutely loved the last two years at medical school- they are definitely worth the hard work and dedication!
The structure of the course at Exeter is one of the main factors that appealed to me when deciding on which universities to apply to. Going on placement from your first week and having clinical exposure so early in your career is so important in order to become comfortable in a hospital setting. It was nerve wracking in the beginning however the university is so supportive and always there to answer any questions. My favourite part of the course would definitely be clinical skills- I start to feel like a real doctor during these sessions!
Exeter is an amazing city to live in as a student. Not only are you very central to the hospitals but also to the beach which is only a 30 minute journey away! I would love to be able to answer any questions you may have about applying.
-by Maisie, studying medicine in the UK, University of Exeter
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