Our five-year medical degree, awarded jointly awarded by Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent, leads to the qualification of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BM BS)*.
Kent and Medway Medical School builds on the existing high quality clinical teaching and research strengths of both universities and is working in partnership with Brighton and Sussex Medical School for support and quality assurance purposes.
Our degree programme
Throughout the programme, you focus on how you apply your learning to your clinical practice. You undertake placements in a range of integrated medical, surgical, primary care and community settings. You gain vital hands-on experience, develop clinical skills and learn to work in collaboration as part of a multi-professional team.
As part of our innovative, integrated curriculum, you learn in small groups and spend time with some of the best medical educators in their fields. You learn anatomy and physiology in a modern, well-equipped anatomy suite, using full-body dissection and sophisticated radiological imaging.
You can choose options in a wide range of other scientific and academic domains. It is also possible to take a year out and complete an additional degree as a intercalated degree, condensing a three-year BSc into one year. Alternatively, it may be possible to take an MRes or MSc with additional independent study.
You have access to facilities and support from both the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University. Our new Medical School will benefit from significant investment into modern, purpose-built facilities to develop dedicated and bespoke teaching and learning environments on both campuses.
For more information on your learning environment, see the Kent and Medway Medical School website.
When you are applying for Medicine and Surgery - BM BS, please apply to the Kent and Medway Medical School, institution code K31.
Fees and funding
For fees and funding information, please refer to the Kent and Medway Medical School website.
*Subject to successful progress through the General Medical Council's quality assurance programme.
Teaching includes laboratory classes, workshops and tutorials in the Medical School's purpose-built facilities. You learn anatomy and physiology in a state-of-the-art anatomy suite, using full-body dissection and cutting-edge radiological imaging.
You learn in a range of integrated primary care, community and hospital placements. Here you gain vital hands-on experience, develop clinical skills and learn to work in collaboration as part of a multi-professional team.
You also undertake self-directed learning, normally split between university and healthcare settings. This enables you to study topics of particular interest in greater depth and to develop your academic and scholarly skills in disciplines allied to medicine and healthcare.
As a trainee doctor you are required to sit many exams and complete formal and informal assessments. We use a combination of written assessments including essays, short-answer questions and single best-answer questions. We also test your communication and clinical skills through practical assessment methods.
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