SME together with New Vision University (NVU) are giving students the opportunity to study medicine in the UK in one of the following routes.
1. Online Route
Students can study their Medicine degree online for the first 2.5 preclinical years and the final clinical years in UK NHS Teaching Hospitals. More specifically:
- Undergraduate Course (6 Years): First 2.5 Years Online & final years in UK Hospitals. More
- Undergraduate Accelerated Course (5 Years): First 1.5 Years Online & final years in UK Hospitals. More
- Graduate Course: 4 Years (1 Year Online): First 1 Year Online & final years in UK Hospitals. More
2. BSc Route
Students can study for a Medicine Degree while doing a Science related BSc degree in their home country (be it in the UK, the EU, or a non-EU country). They are required to attend online classes for a 2-month summer period per annum for up to the first 3 preclinical years while studying at home for their BSc degree and the final clinical years of the course will take place at UK NHS Teaching Hospitals. More particularly:
- Undergraduate Course (6 Years): 2-month summer period of the first 3 Years Online & final years in UK Hospitals. More
- Undergraduate Accelerated Course (5 Years): 2-month summer period of the first 2 Years Online & final years in UK Hospitals. More
Structure of Routes
During the preclinical years, students will benefit from both live-streamed and recorded lectures offered by NVU’s British and Georgian professors. A question bank will help them to revise the theoretical sections of each subject taught in order to fully comprehend their lectures. Finally, a more personalised approach is offered when each lecturer spends time on a Q&A session.
During the clinical years, clinical rotations will be conducted in UK NHS Teaching Hospitals. Students will have exposure across a number of medical areas (see below) and consultants will finally assess them using OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) method.
- Attending clinical ward rounds, presentations and teachings.
- Learning patient disease management with consultants and senior training registrars.
- Hands-on experience with patient disease clerking.
- Hands-on clinical examination.
- Attending errands related to patient disease management, pathology testing, taking bloods, and other investigations.
- Attending and learning other ward procedures such as catheter change.
- Attending outpatient clinics.
- Learning to write discharge letters and admission notes.
- Learning clinical skills and communication to patients and families.
- Participation in on-call duties and learning on-call procedure with the assigned doctor.
NVU and SME have worked closely to expand the number of places for clinical rotations in UK NHS Teaching Hospitals for 2021, however, this offer is on a first come basis.