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Leicester offers a 5/6 year course with an integrated, patient-centred curriculum which incorporates lectures, small-group teaching, clinical teaching and practicals (including cadaveric dissection). This medical programme is divided into two phases.
In phase one (first two years), students learnthe fundamentals of medical sciencethrough integrated modules that combine learning of the human structure and human health and illness. Community placements provide early exposure to healthcare settings and are part of providing students an understanding of the psycho-social contexts of healthcare. Basic clinical skills in communication, patient examination and professionalism are also developed.
Phase two (final three years) focuses on expansion of clinical education through placements in a wide range of hospital and community settings within Leicester and across the Midlands, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire. This involves placements across a range of different specialties to broaden clinical experience. Students also have the chance to work within a multidisciplinary healthcare team as part of their training.
In the final year, students prepare for their future role as a junior doctor by gaining experience through foundation assistantships and through clinical simulations and procedural training. Leicester also offer students the opportunity to undertake an intercalated degree and an electiveplacement (abroad or in the UK).
Hi, my name is Nikita, a graduate in Biological Sciences and now a 3rd year graduate entry medical student at the University of Leicester!
It is a fantastic feeling to be calling myself a medical student because as you progress through the course, you realise more and more how stimulating Medicine is, both academically and emotionally!
I am proud to say that I did not give up when my first application for Medicine was unsuccessful. As they say, "where there is a will there is a way.” Through this experience, I have grown a lot and I am really keen to be part of endeavours in which I can encourage students to maximise their own potential to achieve a successful application!
I feel incredibly privileged to be studying at The University of Leicester for several reasons, including the way the course is structured, such that it gives you a solid pre-clinical, integrated foundation so that you hit the ground running in your clinical phase! The lecturers are phenomenal; they are incredibly knowledgeable and they engage in teaching students effectively. There is a great support network, consisting of not only the lecturers but also senior medical students, who host plenty of revision societies and provide excellent resources to the juniors. Leicester Medical School has a lovely sense of a community and you will find plenty of opportunities to socialise and network with other medical students, as well as develop your own extracurricular interests to engineer a healthy work-life balance, which is something I truly believe in! You really can’t ask for more at Leicester!
I am incredibly excited to become a part of TAG and look forward to helping students in whatever way I can!
अप्लाई फॉर मेड से जुड़ कर मैं बहुत खुश हूँ और उम्मीद करती हूँ की जितना हो सके मैं स्टूडेंट्स की मदद कर पाऊँ!
-by Nikita, medical student in the UK at Leicester medical school
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