Overview Our MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery*) is a 4-year, graduate-entry, programme that will prepare you to be a compassionate, highly skilled doctor able to pursue any career pathway you choose. At Worcester you’ll spend much of your time learning medicine in the community alongside patients, as well as studying on campus. You’ll work closely with primary care teams, consultants and allied health professionals during a series of projects and placements - in general practice, outreach clinics, community hospitals and care facilities. You will of course spend time in hospitals – for example on medical and surgical wards, from specialised cancer treatment centres and psychiatric in-patient units, to labour wards and research laboratories - but from your first weeks as a medical student you will meet patients in general practice and start to join them on their healthcare journey. *Launching September 2022, subject to General Medical Council and University of Worcester approval Key features
- Open to graduates of any discipline. We welcome applications from graduates in any subject area, including non-science degrees.
- Problem based learning. You’ll work in small groups facilitated by practicing doctors following a 'problem based learning' curriculum. This often starts with the problems patients bring to you, and means you will learn about health from both the doctors’ and patients’ perspective.
- Community based. For much of the course you’ll be immersed in the community, NHS and local health care teams.
- Clinical skills training. We're developing a brand-new specialist teaching space on campus, which will contain simulation facilities for clinical skills training.
- Interdisciplinary. You’ll work and learn alongside students from a range of health professions courses – providing many opportunities to learn from one another.
- Train for any specialism. You'll train to work as a medical doctor and with further training can practice in any specialist area, from General Practice or Public Health, to Psychiatry, Anaesthesia or Surgery.
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Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- General Medical Council
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The MBChB course at Worcester is a graduate-entry programme. To be considered you will: - hold, or be expected to achieve in the year of application, a 1st or 2:1 undergraduate degree in any subject (or 2:2 plus Masters or Doctoral degree) - have passed GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above in Maths and English* - not have previously commenced a medical degree in the UK or overseas If your degree is in a non-Science subject you will also need to: - have passed GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above in two science subjects (maths is not included as a science subject) *Applicants whose first language is not English must also: - have passed IELTS with a score of at least 7.0 overall, with 7 in the speaking component and at least 6.5 in all other in all components **Additional requirements** You will then be required to pass UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test), or GAMSAT (Graduate Medical School Admission Test), or MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test) to a requisite level and if successful be required to: - perform to a required level in the CASPer situational judgment test If you achieve that you will need to: - perform to a required level in two semi-structured interviews (whilst the pandemic regulations and restriction on travel apply, these are likely to be online interviews). Final acceptance onto the course will be subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service check (or international equivalent), and an occupational health assessment.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
If an application is progressed further by the medical school, candidates will need to sit an on-line Situational Judgement Test organised independently by CASPer.
University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
Pass UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) OR GAMSAT (Graduate Medical School Admission Test) OR MCAT (Medical College Admissions Test) to a requisite level
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||Pass IELTS with a score of at least 7.0 overall, with 7 in the speaking component and at least 6.5 in all other in all components (applicants from non-English speaking countries only)|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.