Edinburgh Medical School has been leading medical education, training and research for the past 300 years. Pioneers such as the creator of anaesthesia, James Young Simpson, and Joseph Lister, discoverer of antiseptic, studied here. In recent years the Medical School has led major medical innovations in stem cell research, cancer, immunity and many other fields.
Medicine at Edinburgh offers a modern, innovative curriculum designed to prepare you for contemporary medical practice. Our aim is for you to graduate as a competent, ethical and reflective doctor, with the care of patients as your first concern. You will graduate as an excellent communicator and team player, prepared for complex and uncertain situations, equipped for ongoing personal development, and trained for high professional achievement and leadership.
The breadth and depth of medical knowledge is expanding exponentially, with advances in medical science and research rapidly translated into clinical practice. Edinburgh's future doctors will be equipped with an understanding of the underpinning science, and the clinical skills to treat patients effectively, as well as the personal attributes and attitudes required by medical practice and to meet the standards of good medical practice as laid out by the General Medical Council (GMC).
We are the only Scottish institution to offer a six-year MBChB programme, which includes a year of full-time, research-based study in Year 3. We have a long history of medical students taking a year of intercalated, research-based study as part of their medical training and our programme embeds this research year in to the training of all of our medical cohort. Many students will either present or publish their research findings, which is beneficial to their future career, and our graduates typically perform well in entrance exams for the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons. You will choose from a range of more than 20 third year honours programmes that cover biomedical and clinical science as well as the medical humanities. These include diverse disciplines such as neuroscience, immunology, global health, anthropology and sociology of medicine and health sciences, which has surgical, medical and primary care streams.
At the end of the programme you will graduate with both a research-based Bachelor of Medical Sciences honours degree and an MBChB primary medical qualification. You will have a deep understanding of medical research and evidence-based medicine, and will have developed your analytical skills. All these will be useful in your chosen career, allowing you to understand and lead innovation in all fields of medicine from general practice to hospital-based specialties or public health. Progression directly from Years 2 to 4 is possible but will only be considered in special circumstances, such as graduate entrants with prior research experience.
The MBChB curriculum content is designed to meet the GMCâs outcomes for graduates. These will be achieved as you progress through your courses and attachments based on the human experience, activity and behaviour, from biomedical sciences to clinical practice within GP practices and hospital attachments in Edinburgh and across south east Scotland. By the end of the programme, you will be well equipped for a career in academic medicine, general practice or hospital medicine.
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World leading researchers leading your lectures, legendary theatres and comedy haunts, some of the most vibrant culture and food in Scotland... need I go on? It's a literary and cultural capital, you'll feel right at home.
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £1,820
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £1,820
Set for Year 1 for International at £32,100
I'm doing medicine so I have lots of lectures and reading to do which can be stressful, and often means I can't go out and socialise when my friends are - this can feel isolating, but overall I am really ensuing the uni experience. I like the independence compared to loving at home.
by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
Edinburgh is a quiet and nice city and the uni offers a lot of extracurricular activities, societies, events etc. There is no one day when nothing is happening. Medicine is a very good course, well organized and very rewarding.
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