best med sch in ukWatch
St. Bartholomew's - Queen Mary, University of London
For Medicine it goes something like this:
Aren't the oxford and cambridge medical degrees mainly theory based?
I applied to Imperial, King's College London, Oxford and UCL and would recommend them all to prospective students
i've heard of a lot of people in the medical profession that oxbridge do not have the best med schools.
You will get at the end doctors who are very good on all the theory behind medicine, who are also fully trained in clinical skills, but according to some they may not be able to relate as well as others to their patients (this could have something to do with the fact that Cambridge is fairyland anyway and not related to the real world). I think this depends entirely on personality. I would not have been happy doing a problem based learning course, and I am thoroughly enjoying my Cambridge course. I do not think I will be a worse doctor for it, however some people may not come out with the requisite people skills, though they may be excellent in theory.
League tables are hugely subjective - the year I applied, in one paper Newcastle was top, in another it was 11th. Realistically all the medical schools in the UK are good, or they wouldn't be allowed to be open. In choosing where to go you should really consider the style of the course, the location (you will be living there for at least 5 years rather than the normal 3, and probably remaining in the area for your junior doctor years, so you have to like where you live) as well as the reputation.
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