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    It doesn't matter where you study medicine unless you want to work privately, I don't think. Even in that case it bares no resemblance. As all medical schools are difficult places to graduate and enter from and Medicine is a difficult course there is no bad medical school.
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    speaking of med schools, has buckingham gotten accreditation yet? I read on here about some people getting places there but when I was in sixth form in 2009, it wasnt accredited (in fact peninsula had just gotten accreditation)
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    All medical schools are very good and extremely difficult to get into. But to answer your question I would say it's factors like the teaching style, patient contact etc that may give someone a preference of one med school over another.

    Cardiff is a very good medical school and the new course structure makes it stand out imo.
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    (Original post by tutorscience)
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    The one you get in to.
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    I would say Cardiff just because they're ranked well lmao #shallow

    But really I just came in to agree that Oxbridge, London and Scotland take up pretty much the top 10 medical schools. imo, ofc.
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    It's totally subjective - different people suit different courses, and they all have to meet the GMC's standards, so there aren't any "bad" medical schools, but I'm sure you've probably heard that already.

    There are more objective ways than league tables to look at things though, for example check out this recent report by the GMC: http://www.gmc-uk.org/SoMEP_chapter_3.pdf_58053779.pdf

    It's called "Preparing doctors through medical education and training", and it basically presents the findings of surveys of junior doctors, finding out how well their university prepared them for being a foundation doctor. The top university in terms of "I was adequately prepared for my first foundation post" was UEA (woohoo!) with 85% agreeing. The lowest scorer was actually Cambridge with 60%. They also asked "The skills I learned at medical school set me up well for working as a foundation doctor", with UEA again coming top with 97% agreeing, and Cambridge and Imperial joint bottom with 62%. Remember Oxbridge and London definitely does not necessarily equate to a better course!

    https://reports.gmc-uk.org/views/Med...o&%3Aembed=y#7 This is an interesting tool too, looking at foundation doctors getting onto their specialty training. The top three universities for this are Keele, Leicester and UEA. You can compare different outcomes here: http://www.gmc-uk.org/education/25496.asp

    It's an interesting read, and arguably a much more objective measure of how "good" a medical school actually is than the league tables!
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    (Original post by futuremedic19)
    Cardiff is a very good medical school and the new course structure makes it stand out imo.
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    Not sure if done deliberately, but I think the juxtaposed statements from futuremedic above tells you everything you need to know OP

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    There are more objective ways than league tables to look at things though, for example check out this recent report by the GMC: http://www.gmc-uk.org/SoMEP_chapter_3.pdf_58053779.pdf
    Excellent links.

    There are some other comparisons too. The complete page is here, with reports on exam results, more data on the preparation surveys amongst others.

    Definitely better than league tables (who frequently use measures like employment heavily when that works completely differently in medicine), but not infallible.

    (Original post by Cam,)
    https://reports.gmc-uk.org/views/Med...o&%3Aembed=y#7 This is an interesting tool too, looking at foundation doctors getting onto their specialty training. The top three universities for this are Keele, Leicester and UEA. You can compare different outcomes here: http://www.gmc-uk.org/education/25496.asp
    That's the proportion that applied to training, not got in as you imply, but yeah sure. The equivalent list for received an offer is Wales, Oxford, Birmingham, then Leeds, Newcastle.
 
 
 
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