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Based on a patient-centred approach, the course is designed around common and important clinical conditions. It relates clinical medicine to the underlying medical sciences. You'll have the opportunity to develop your clinical competencies from the very start.
We use a combination of approaches, including teaching on wards in hospitals, teaching in clinics (both in general practice and in hospitals), lectures, seminars, tutorials, small group work and dissection. You'll be supported by experienced teachers and personal academic tutors. We aim to ensure you're well prepared for a career in medicine.
Structure of the MBChB Programme
Phase 1: September year one to October year two.
Introduction to Medical Studies and Medical Sciences, Systems-based learning and teaching in the Basic Medical Sciences (cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal tract and liver, nervous, musculoskeletal, skin, blood, genitourinary, endocrine, and reproductive systems).
Integrated Clinical Demonstrations, Intensive Clinical Experience, Medicine and Society, Student Selected Components (SSCs) and Integrated Learning Activities (ILAs), Research Project.
Phase 2a: November year two to December year three.
Introduction to the Clinical Sciences, Systems-based learning and teaching in the Clinical Sciences, Integrated Clinical Demonstrations, Clinical Skills teaching and assessment.
Basic Clinical Competencies, Clinical Attachments, ILAs, SSC in medical ethics and law.
Phase 3: January year three to December year four.
Extended Clinical Competencies, Child Health, Women's Health, Psychiatry, Care of Older People, Neurology, Acute and Critical Care, General Clinical Care, Community Health, Public Health, Palliative Care, Specialty Attachments, Medical Audit, SSCs, ILAs, Medical Sciences.
Phase 4: January to June year five.
Advanced Clinical Competencies, Clinical Attachments in Medical and Surgical specialties, SSC, Student Assistantship.
Graduation is in July of year five. Your year as a Foundation Year 1 doctor begins in August, during which you remain under the supervision of the relevant Postgraduate Deanery. Following successful completion of this year you'll be fully registered with the General Medical Council.
There is no age restriction for entry to the course. However, students should be of an age where they are able to commit to the medical profession and NHS for a number of years. Applicants must demonstrate commitment to the values in the NHS Constitution.
We are a founding member of UKCAT, a consortium of medical schools across the country that has developed a pre-admission test for entry to study medicine. All applicants must take this test. Please visit the Medical School web pages for further information:
UKCAT pre-admission test
Modules: what you study and when
Financial help from the University - bursaries
If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.
How our bursary scheme works
Entry requirementsQualification Grades A Levels AAA including Chemistry and another science subject International Baccalaureate 36, 6 in three Higher Level subjects to include Chemistry and another science subject. No less than 4 in all Standard Level subjects BTEC Not accepted Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 D3 including Chemistry and another science subject Scottish Highers + 2 Advanced Highers AAAAB + AA in Chemistry and another science Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels A+AA including Chemistry and another science subject Other requirements
- Other science subject includes Biology/Human Biology, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology
- First degree requirements: 2:1 or higher and BBB at A Level
- You should have at least 8 GCSE subjects at grades A*-C. Of these, you must have six GCSE subjects at grade 7 or grade A that have been taken in one sitting. Mathematics, English and the Sciences (which may be dual awards) must be at grade 4 or C or above
- A Level General Studies, Critical Thinking and Further Mathematics are not accepted
- Unfortunately we are unable to accept A Level and GCSE resits or exams taken early
- You are required take the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) when you apply, and meet a threshold of 2460/3600
- For more details, please see www.sheffield.ac.uk/medicine/prospective_ug/applying/entryrequire or contact the Medical School
- International students need an overall IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
- Equivalent English language qualifications