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University of Warwick Medical School

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June 9, 2022

Note: The University of Warwick offers an accelerated four-year Graduate Entry Medicine (MBChB) only.

Teaching Overview

The University of Warwick Medical School’s curriculum is centred around case-based learning, using a range of teaching methods to support learning, including:

  • Lectures
  • Small group sessions
  • Experiential learning
  • Clinical skills
  • Clinical experience/placements
  • Anatomy tuition, including prosections

You can find out more about case-based learning at Warwick Medical School here.

During the programme, you’ll undertake the following clinical placements:

  • Year 1: Supervised work with patients within a hospital setting (see the NHS Partnership Trusts below) and in the community (Coventry and Warwickshire area).
  • Year 2: Gradual increase in clinical attachments throughout the year as you become “immersed in community and hospital-based clinical teaching”.
  • Year 3: Six six-week 'Specialist Clinical Placements’.
  • Year 4: A final two six-week 'Specialist Clinical Placements’.

The 'Specialist Clinical Placements’ will cover the following eight specialties:

  • Care of the Medical Patient
  • Care of the Surgical Patient
  • Acute Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Child Health
  • Musculoskeletal Healthcare
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • General Practice

Teaching Hospitals / Clinical Partnerships

Warwick Medical School’s key partner trusts are:

  • University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
  • George Eliot Hospital
  • Warwick Hospital
  • Alexandra Hospital, Redditch

During the programme, you'll spend time within hospital settings in Coventry, Nuneaton, Rugby and Warwick, and primary and community care settings in Coventry, Warwickshire and the eastern fringes of Birmingham, Worcester and Northamptonshire. You can find out more here.

Extracurricular / Additional Opportunities

You'll have opportunities to explore areas of interest in more depth through student selected components (SSCs) in year 2 and 3, and an elective period in year 4. You can choose to undertake your elective outside of the UK to experience medical practice in a different country.

Outside of the curriculum, the University of Warwick Medical Society (MedSoc) has an array of Medical School societies and charities you can get involved in, including 'specialist professional interests' such as: Oncology, Psychiatry, Global health (MedSin), Trauma and emergency medicine (STEP), Anaesthetics, General practice, Surgical Society, and Wildness, aviation and space medicine (WASPS).

Selling Points

Warwick Medical School boasts the largest graduate-entry course and a “diverse intake” of students, providing a wealth of experience and different backgrounds to enrich small group sessions and discussions.

Interview Information

Warwick Medical School uses the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format for its interview. Usually you will attend their ‘selection centre’ for approximately two hours and undertake six mini interviews/MMIs. The interviews will assess competencies such as:

  • Teamwork
  • Insight
  • Resilience
  • Communication
  • Empathy
  • Probity
  • Respect and dignity

You can find out more information about Warwick Medical School’s ‘selection centre’ and their application process here.

For 2023 entry, the interview will be held online, following the MMI format. Warwick provides the following interview dates on their website: Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th, Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th December 2022.

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