UCLan now has a medical school Watch
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Bear in mind this is a privately funded course, it doesn't come under the normal system (which has started cutting places due to over supply) so like Buckingham it will take a few years to get GMC approval and will cost a significant amount to attend.
EDIT: Didn't realise it said £35,000 per year. Wow.
Starting September 2014, UCLan will be offering the MBBS for people who have achieved AAB at A-level to include chemistry and biology, and have achieved a decent set of GCSE grades with B's in English, maths and science. They will also allow graduates to apply who have achieved a 2:1 in a science subject, or a 2:1 in a non-science subject alongside a score of >55 on the GAMSAT.
I never knew that such privately-run universities/courses existed until now! Just looked up Buckingham as well.
Does this mean that Student Finance does not apply to these universities?
which that money equivalent to a nice decent house I must admit!
Any views on this?
Can someone link me? :P
I am looking into medicine and my uncle spoke to a lecturer he knows at uclan. He told me that there are problems at uclan with many staff being sacked and many strikes. He said that they are working with Blackburn hospital, who have had a lot of problems and they were criticized when the NHS inspected them. I tried calling but they don't seem to have any staff yet and no students. I will not be spending 30,000 at an ex-poly to study medicine and in a hospital with a bad reputation.
Although, in the medicine world, being the only one would be a bit odd.