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Warwick MB ChB

MB ChB students

UK's largest all graduate-entry programme

Our four year MB ChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) programme is designed for graduates. It is a challenging but extremely rewarding programme designed to help you become a highly competent, compassionate and strongly motivated doctor, committed to the highest standards of clinical practice, professionalism and patient care.

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Course Structure

Course elements and sample timetables

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How can you personalise your programme of study

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Anatomy Training

Plastinated prosections and the Surgical Training Centre

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Our partner trusts and learning spaces

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Helping you develop essential competencies

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Support and Guidance

Personal tutors, clinical supervisors and peer-to-peer support

You must apply through the Universities Central Admissions Service (UCAS) and submit your application by the deadline of 15 October. Applications by any other route, or submitted after the deadline, will not be accepted. We do not accept deferred entry or transfers from other programmes.

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Entry Qualifications

Academic qualifications, UKCAT, work experience

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Open Days

Get the full experience of being a WMS student

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Selection Centre

What to expect and when offers are made

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Fees and Funding

Fee arrangements and additional costs to bear in mind

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International Applicants

Information about international fees, visas and how the International Office can help

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to key questions about the course

Life at medical school isn't all about your academic work. Where you live, how you travel and what you can do to relax is also important.

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Starting at Warwick

What to expect during your first week at Warwick

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Travelling required during the course and available options



Information about accommodation on and off campus

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Sports and Societies

MedSoc societies, sports teams and charity activities

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Med Quarterly

A medical education website magazine and website created by WMS students

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GMC Information for Applicants

At the end of the undergraduate course you will receive your MB ChB (or equivalent) degree, which is a primary medical qualification (PMQ). Holding a PMQ entitles you to provisional registration with the General Medical Council, subject only to its acceptance that there are no Fitness to Practise concerns that need consideration. Provisional registration is time limited to a maximum of three years and 30 days (1,125 days in total). After this time period your provisional registration will normally expire.

Provisionally registered doctors can only practise in approved Foundation Year 1 posts: the law does not allow provisionally registered doctors to undertake any other type of work. To obtain a Foundation Year 1 post you will need to apply during the final year of your undergraduate course through the UK Foundation Programme Office selection scheme, which allocates these posts to graduates on a competitive basis.

So far, all suitably qualified UK graduates have found a place on the Foundation Year 1 programme, but this cannot be guaranteed, for instance if there were to be an increased number of competitive applications from non-UK graduates.

Successful completion of the Foundation Year 1 programme is normally achieved within 12 months and is marked by the award of a Certificate of Experience. You will then be eligible to apply for full registration with the General Medical Council. You need full registration with a licence to practise for unsupervised medical practice in the NHS or private practice in the UK.

Although this information is currently correct, students need to be aware that regulations in this area may change from time to time.

There is some discussion about whether to remove provisional registration for newly qualified doctors. If this happens then UK graduates will receive full registration as soon as they have successfully completed an MB ChB (or equivalent) degree. It should be noted that it is very likely that UK graduates will still need to apply for a training programme similar to the current Foundation Programme and that places on this programme may not be guaranteed for every UK graduate.

In addition, the GMC is currently considering whether to introduce a formal assessment that all doctors would need to pass in order to be granted full registration. Although no firm decision has been taken as to whether or when such an exam will be introduced applicants should be aware that the GMC envisages that future cohorts of medical students will need to pass parts of a new UK Medical Licensing Assessment before the GMC will grant them Registration with a Licence to Practise.