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Foundation + MBBS @ UCLan

Hey,
I've got an offer from UCLan for Foundation with MBBS. I'm looking for students who are in the same programme and want to know:
1. Pros of studying there
2. Disadvantages
3. Facilities
4. Teaching styles

Thanks!
Original post by Anonymous
Hey,
I've got an offer from UCLan for Foundation with MBBS. I'm looking for students who are in the same programme and want to know:
1. Pros of studying there
2. Disadvantages
3. Facilities
4. Teaching styles
Thanks!

Hi there, I'm one of the current UK MBBS students from UCLan so hopefully I can answer some of your questions!

Pro's of studying here:

I have found UCLan to be really supportive during my studies which is really important at medical school. We have great wellbeing services and our own wellbeing team within the medical school who recognize the challenges that a medical degree poses!

Location - UCLan is really well located if you want to explore the local areas and the rest of the UK! There are direct trains down to London and up to Edinburgh making it really accessible. We are also only a 40 minute drive from the Lake District if you like exploring the outdoors.

Early clinical contact - we have early clinical contact with patients right from year 1 which is great for developing your skills.

Facilities:

We have brilliant gym facilities at UCLan which has everything from a gym floor to different classes running each day - this is a great way to try a new sport!

For medicine, we have anatomage suites which are a really interesting and interactive way to learn anatomy!

We also have clinical skills labs that are simulated for you to feel like you're in a hospital.

You can see more about the facilities at UCLan here.


Teaching styles:
In years 1&2, we get taught through a mix of lectures and workshops. In years 3,4&5 we get taught through a mix of Expert half days (which are like lectures), CBL, clinical reasoning, clinical skills and prescribing workshops.

I hope this helps!
-Rebecca, UCLan
Original post by Anonymous
Hey,
I've got an offer from UCLan for Foundation with MBBS. I'm looking for students who are in the same programme and want to know:
1. Pros of studying there
2. Disadvantages
3. Facilities
4. Teaching styles
Thanks!

Hey me too!
Original post by exampro238
Hey me too!
Hi @exampro238,

Great to hear that you have received an offer to study MBBS Medicine & Surgery (Foundation Entry) here at UCLan! 😊

If you have any questions about the course or life here as a student, I'd be happy to help.

All the best and we hope to welcome you onto campus in September.
-Sarah
Reply 4
Original post by UCLan Ambassador
Hi @exampro238,
Great to hear that you have received an offer to study MBBS Medicine & Surgery (Foundation Entry) here at UCLan! 😊
If you have any questions about the course or life here as a student, I'd be happy to help.
All the best and we hope to welcome you onto campus in September.
-Sarah

Hello, Could you please advise on studying foundation medicine in UCLAN Westlakes Campus compared to UCLAN Preston Campus.
Original post by Lijumat
Hello, Could you please advise on studying foundation medicine in UCLAN Westlakes Campus compared to UCLAN Preston Campus.

Hi there!

Our Westlakes campus is based near Whitehaven in the Lake District and is a little more rural than the Preston campus! Our foundation Medicine course is also only based at Westlakes and then for years 1&2 of medicine, you would be based at our Preston Campus. You still have access to great facilities like clinical skills labs at Westlakes which are similar to the ones you will use in Preston.

It is definitely a great place to be able to explore the Lake District from and have a nice change of pace from city life!

If you have any other questions, please let me know below!

-Rebecca, UCLan MBBS
Reply 6
Thanks Rebecca
Original post by UCLan Student
Hi there!
Our Westlakes campus is based near Whitehaven in the Lake District and is a little more rural than the Preston campus! Our foundation Medicine course is also only based at Westlakes and then for years 1&2 of medicine, you would be based at our Preston Campus. You still have access to great facilities like clinical skills labs at Westlakes which are similar to the ones you will use in Preston.
It is definitely a great place to be able to explore the Lake District from and have a nice change of pace from city life!
If you have any other questions, please let me know below!
-Rebecca, UCLan MBBS

Hi I just wanted to ask if u do the foundation year at uclan and apply to med school upon successful completion of the foundation year will the admission tutors still take a levels into consideration?
Original post by Anonymous
Hi I just wanted to ask if u do the foundation year at uclan and apply to med school upon successful completion of the foundation year will the admission tutors still take a levels into consideration?

Hi Anonymous!

If you are looking at the Foundation MBBS degree, then the entry requirements for this are as stated on the website. Upon successful completion, you automatically progress onto the MBBS degree.

I hope this helps,
Rebecca, UCLan MBBS
When does the term start and end? Like the month and date.
Original post by UCLan Student
Hi Anonymous!
If you are looking at the Foundation MBBS degree, then the entry requirements for this are as stated on the website. Upon successful completion, you automatically progress onto the MBBS degree.
I hope this helps,
Rebecca, UCLan MBBS

I just checked is it for international students only? I'm a UK citizen
Original post by Anonymous
I just checked is it for international students only? I'm a UK citizen
Hi Anon,

Thanks for your question. Yes, our MBBS Medicine & Surgery (Foundation Entry) course is only available to international students. If you would like to discuss your options further, our friendly course enquires team will be happy to help. You can email the team at [email protected] for support. 😊

Best wishes,
Sarah
Original post by exampro238
When does the term start and end? Like the month and date.
Hi @exampro238,

Thanks for your question. Timetables are very course specific and for those starting with us in September, timetables haven't been released yet. They will be available closer to the course start date.

Do let me know if you have any questions.

Best wishes ^Sarah

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