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Exeter offers a five-year BMBS course that involves early exposure to clinicalenvironment in hospitals GPs and other community health settings.Education will isdelivered through small-group teaching and case-based learning as well as a lectures andself-directed study organised in a clinically-contextualised, patient-orientedcurriculum.
In the first and second years, students continually learn and rebuild on fundamentalbiomedical and psychosocial knowledge. Teaching focuses on integrating this learninginto clinical contexts to hone vital clinical thinking skills in students. Basicclinical skills training also takes places through early clinical placement experiences.
In the later years of the programme students greatly expand their clinical knowledge andexperience through clinical placements in a range of medical specialties across theSouth West of England.
In the final year of study, student prepare for their future training as a junior doctorthrough a series of apprenticeships that allow medical students to growfamiliar with theroles and responsibilities involved in the Foundation Programme.
Students have the opportunity to intercalate and obtain a Bachelor’s or Master’s degreebetween their fourth and fifth year. Students also have the chance to undertake anelective abroad or in the UK which can involve a research opportunity or a clinicalplacement 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. Ihave absolutely loved the last two years at medical school- they are definitely worththe hard work and dedication!
The structure of the course at Exeter is one of the main factors that appealed to mewhen deciding on which universities to apply to. Going on placement from your first weekand having clinical exposure so early in your career is so important in order to becomecomfortable in a hospital setting. It was nerve wracking in the beginning however theuniversity is so supportive and always there to answer any questions. My favourite partof the course would definitely be clinical skills- I start to feel like a real doctorduring these sessions!
Exeter is an amazing city to live in as a student. Not only are you very central to thehospitals but also to the beach which is only a 30 minute journey away! I would love tobe able to answer any questions you may have about applying.
-by Maisie, studying medicine in the UK, University of Exeter
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