Minimum entry requirements
- Length of study: 6 years
- Hours per week: 20
- Typical student age: 19 - 27
Typical student mix:
21% Middle Eastern, 25% Asian, 26% Far Eastern, 11% Russian, 17% South American
Dates and fees
- Start dates:
Tuition fees: 29870.00 GBP
- Our admin fee: 49 GBP
- Textbooks: 500.00 GBP
- Estimated travel fees to the USA: 700.00 GBP
- Fees are per year of course: 29000.00 GBP
- Other expenses:
The six year International Medicine (BSc/MBBS6) is underpinned by four themes:
- Basic and Clinical Sciences
- Patient and Doctor
- Community and Population Health
- Personal and Professional Development
Years 1 and 2 - Basic Clinical Sciences
Basic and Clinical Sciences is the largest theme in terms of its content, as it incorporates the majority of the factual knowledge students require to qualify. However, all four themes are of equal importance in equipping you for a professional life as a medical practitioner.
The programme is sub-divided into the following six modules:
Reproduction and Development Child Health (Paediatrics)
Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Sexual Health, Ageing, Death
Nutrition, Alimentary System, including liver, Gastroenterology, Endocrinology, Renal Medicine, Urology
Immunology, Infection, Haematology, Oncology, Preventative Medicine, Public Health Medicine
Musculoskeletal system, including connective tissues, Rheumatology, Orthopaedics, Traumatology, Plastic Surgery, Skin and Dermatology
Cardio-respiratory system, Cardiology/Cardiovascular Surgery, Respiratory Medicine, ENT.
Nervous System, Neurology/Neurosurgery, Vision and Opthalmology, Psychiatry, Psychology
Year 3 - Clinical placements
Enrolled students in our International Medicine (BSc/MBBS) programmes will be exposed to clinical placements both in the UK and the US. In the UK, clinical placements will be held in St George’s Hospital, as well as other hospitals in London and the surrounding areas.
By experiencing clinical placements in different countries, we aim for our students to be able to gain a strong understanding of international healthcare systems and differing models of medical care and treatment. The UK clinical placements will take place during years 1 to 3 of the International Medicine programme.
For the final two years, which are spent in clinical practice in the United States (US and Canadian citizens) or the United Kingdom and the United States for holders of other passports, students will experience a wide range of clinical placements. The school's first clinical site in the US is Jackson Park Hospital in Chicago, Illinois.
Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) this not-for-profit charitable organization’s primary purpose is extending medical services in the fields of research, education, public health and community welfare. Jackson Park Hospital has been serving the south side of Chicago for nearly 100 years.
It is an acute, short-term comprehensive care facility with a 326-bed capacity.. The hospital offers full medical, surgical, obstetric, paediatric, psychiatric, and medical stabilization services along with medical sub-specialties including cardiology, pulmonary, gastrointestinal disease, renal, orthopaedics, ENT, ophthalmology, infectious disease, HIV, haematology/oncology and geriatrics.
The emergency department handles approximately 25,000 patient visits annually with full-time attending physician coverage, nurse practitioners, resident physicians and medical students.
Year 4 - The BSc year
The fourth year provides advanced coverage of a variety of topics and the opportunity to undertake in-depth research, resulting in the award of a Bachelor of Science degree (with Honours).
You will be supervised by academic and research staff in the individual research laboratories and at other sessions within St George’s, University of London. You choose from a variety of taught courses (examples previously offered given below) and will be able to undertake your research project in a related area:
- Biology of Cancer, Clinical Aspects of Birth Defects, Clinical Aspects of Cancer Genetics
- Clinically Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy, Clinical Neuroscience, Cloning, Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine, Development and Disease
- Diagnostic Microbiology, Genes and Gene Expression in Eukaryotic Cells, Health Psychology, Human Genetics, Human Cardiovascular and Respiratory Pharmacology
- Images of Anatomy, Immunity and Infection, Leadership in Disaster Medicine, Learning and Teaching: Student and Professional, Medical Ethics and Law, Therapeutics: Protein to Patient.
Approaches to learning
The curriculum adopts a learner-centric approach where the emphasis is on both learning and teaching. The overall objective is to increase your understanding and your skills.
Starting with a structured approach to learning that incorporates clinical placements, the approach shifts in emphasis through the clinical transition year (year three) towards a more self-directed model, reflecting your development as a learner.
Case Based and Problem Based Learning around a central case as a starting point to allow you to understand the relevance of your learning to your future clinical practice as a doctor. Other learning activities, such as lectures, lab work, clinical demonstration, clinical and communication skills, medical law and ethics, are related to the week’s central case.
The spiral curriculum is designed to help you revisit, deepen and extend your knowledge, skills and understanding, reinforcing materials previously covered, and allowing you to progressively build on skills.
Year 5 - Core Clinical Placement
In year 5 (International Medicine), there will be 42 weeks of core clinical placements covering the following subjects:
- Surgery Family Medicine
Year 6 - Critical Care and Emergency Medicine
In year 6 (International Medicine) students will take:
- Critical Care and Anaesthesia – 4 week core placement
- Emergency Medicine – 4 week core placement
- Sub-Internship – 8 week placement
- Special Study module – 5 week placement
- Elective – 5 week placement. Students have the opportunity to complete electives in the US, UK and around the world