International Graduate Medicine MBBS4

Study medicine in London and the USA. If you have a bachelor's degree or higher, or a master's degree or doctorate, you are eligible to apply for this course. Complete your first two years at St George’s, University of London and your two years of clinical placements in the US or internationally.

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If you find this course cheaper elsewhere, we will match the price and give you a £50 voucher when you book*.

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Minimum entry requirements

  • Minimum age: 21
  • English level: C1: Advanced / | IELTS 7
  • Academic level:

    2:2 degree, 24 MCAT or 55 GAMSAT

Course format

  • Length of study: 4 years
  • Hours per week: 20
  • Typical student age: 22 - 34
  • Typical student mix:
    22% Middle Eastern, 31% Far Eastern, 26% Asian, 21% Eastern European

Dates and fees

  • Start dates:
    • 1 Sep 2015
    • 4 Jan 2016
    • 4 Apr 2016
  • Tuition fees: 32663.00 GBP
  • Compulsory fees

    • Our admin fee: 49 GBP
    • Textbooks: 500.00 GBP
  • Optional add-ons

    • Travel fees to the USA: 700.00 GBP
  • Other expenses:

Why choose this programme?

The programme is structured so that you will experience the benefits of studying in the UK where you will gain insight into the National Health Service (NHS), one of the best healthcare delivery systems in the world while also gaining international clinical experience.

By using a Problem Based Learning (PBL) curriculum, the programme expertly incorporates virtual patients and virtual clinics into the learning process to supplement the more experiential, hands-on clinical practice.

In particular the course provides a strong emphasis on professional and clinical practice with guided support towards the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).

Basic Clinical Sciences - What will I study?

Years 1 and 2 of the International Graduate Medicine (MBBS4) programme are completed at St George’s, University of London in south west London. The campus is co-located in St George’s Hospital and students in this programme study alongside domestic UK/EU students who are also studying medicine and other health science disciplines.

During these years, you will follow a Problem Based Learning (PBL) curriculum where you will complete work in groups and individual study. PBL sessions are then supplemented by lectures, clinical and communication skills classes and clinical rotations.  This includes 18 weeks of clinical attachments during year 2, the transitional clinical practice year, that take place in St George’s Hospital and other hospitals in the surrounding south west London area.

This 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. We use a spiral curriculum designed to help you revisit, deepen and extend your knowledge, skills and understanding.

The programme is underpinned by four themes:

  1. Basic and Clinical Sciences
  2. Patient and Doctor
  3. Community and Population Health
  4. Personal and Professional Development

It is then sub-divided in to the following six modules:

Life Cycle

  • Reproduction and Development
  • Child Health (Paediatrics)
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Sexual Health
  • Ageing
  • Death

Life Maintenance

  • Nutrition
  • Alimentary System, including liver
  • Gastroenterology
  • Endocrinology
  • Renal Medicine
  • Urology

Life Protection

  • Immunology
  • Infection
  • Haematology
  • Oncology
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Public Health Medicine

Life Structure

  • Musculoskeletal system, including connective tissues
  • Rheumatology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Traumatology
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Skin and Dermatology

Life Support

  • Cardio-respiratory system
  • Cardiology/Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • ENT

Life Control

  • Nervous System
  • Neurology/Neurosurgery
  • Vision and Opthalmology
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychology



Clinical placements

Students enrolled in the International Graduate Medicine (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.

UK Placements

By experiencing clinical placements in different countries, the aim is for  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 and 2 of the International Graduate Medicine MBBS programme.

USA Placements

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 organisation’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 stabilisation 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 3

In year 3 (International Graduate Medicine), there will be 42 weeks of core clinical placements covering the following subjects:

  • Medicine
  • Obstetrics/Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgery
  • Family Medicine
  • Neurology

Year 4

  • In year 4 (International Graduate 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
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