Why study at Barts and The London?
- Medicine 3rd - The Guardian University Guide 2018 – UK subject rankings
- 1st in London for overall student satisfaction – NSS 2016
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry brings together two venerable teaching institutions: St Bartholomew’s Hospital, which dates back to 1123, and The London Hospital Medical College, founded in 1785, the oldest medical school in England and Wales. The hospitals lie in two very different parts of London, the City and the East End, exposing you to a greater diversity of people and their health problems than at almost any other medical and dental school in the UK.
You will be taught by experts in their field who are passionately engaged with their subject. This is reflected in the high satisfaction rates among our medical students: in the National Student Survey.
We have also completely eliminated the traditional divide between pre-clinical studies and clinical years, which means that you will start seeing patients from the very first term.
We have modern state-of-the-art buildings alongside more traditional facilities, such as our fantastic library. A major redevelopment of the Royal London Hospital is complete and includes London’s leading trauma and emergency care centre, one of Europe’s largest renal services and one of the UK’s biggest paediatric services.
We pride ourselves on being a friendly School, with excellent staff-student relationships. Our students are very sociable and committed to the local community through voluntary work and Rag Week – renowned for astounding fundraising feats! There are lots of clubs and societies, and a student association just for medical and dental students
Studying medicine is about much more than just getting your MBBS degree and becoming a doctor. Medicine is a vocation and a way of life. It’s about thinking of others and putting your patients first.
It’s a challenging and demanding course – you’ll have lots of work to do and plenty to learn, but you’ll find it highly rewarding. There’s great variety in terms of your workplaces, the patients and illnesses you’ll encounter and the people you’ll work alongside. One of the most important skills you’ll need to develop is teamwork and the ability to communicate well with colleagues, patients and relatives.
Medicine is a tough profession: people who are unwell are not always easy to handle – they may, understandably, be scared or irritable. But you won’t find many doctors who regret their choice of career. With all its challenges, the thrill of being a doctor never leaves you: medicine is exciting and stimulating, and diagnosing and recommending treatments and helping others is intrinsically rewarding.
The four-year programme leading to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery is designed to be a fast-track route for graduates who obtained good degrees in science or health-related subjects. The first year of study is based on the first two years of the five year programme.
Key features of the curriculum include:
- Problem-Based Learning (PBL).
- Early patient contact: in Year 2 you will join Year 3 undergraduate students on the five year MB BS programme for clinical studies in general practices and on the wards of associated teaching hospitals.
- Practical experience: after studying the medical specialities, you will be given more clinical experience to prepare you for practice as a Foundation Year House Officer (FY1).
Medical Licensing Assessment
The General Medical Council (GMC) has decided to introduce a Medical Licensing Assessment (the MLA) from 2022 to demonstrate that those who obtain registration with a licence to practise medicine in the UK meet a common threshold for safe practice. Applicants should be aware that to obtain registration with a licence to practise, medical students will need to pass both parts of the MLA, pass university finals and demonstrate their fitness to practise. The MLA will be in two parts: there will be a knowledge test, which will be set and run by the GMC, and an assessment, delivered by medical schools, that will evaluate students’ clinical and professional skills.
The programme is divided into three phases:
- Phase 1 Systems in Health and Disease (Year 1)
- Phase 2 Clinical Basis of Medicine (Year 2 and Year 3)
- Phase 3 Preparation for Practice (Year 4)
The programme has been designed to provide students with the medical knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitude that are required to become a competent and safe FY1 Doctor. The curriculum closely follows the recommendations set out inTomorrow’s Doctors (General Medical Council: September 2009). The curriculum is taught in a series of modules which are based on BODY SYSTEMS which, in turn, encompass various scientific and medical THEMES. Each system is visited a minimum of three times during the programme.
Phase 1 A101 (Year 1)
Students take eight modules – six systems-based plus Human Sciences and Public Health and Infection and Immunity. Graduate Entry Programme (GEP) students do not complete an SSC programme in their first year. Students form an effective and mutually supportive community, which encourages collaborative learning through a programme of Problem Based Learning scenarios (PBLs), which involve groups of 8-10 students and a facilitator working together to tackle a problem presented as a clinical scenario. In addition, learning is facilitated by a programme of lectures, workshops and other group activities. Regular patient contact is a key feature of these early years. All Year 1 students will practise dissection in the anatomy lab.
Phase 2 A101 (Years 2 and 3)
Students regularly return to the medical school for teaching weeks and assessments as well as being introduced to clinical medicine through a series of placements in our associate teaching hospitals.
Their knowledge and clinical skills are enhanced by working alongside clinical teams both in the hospital and also within community placements. This enables them to expand and apply the knowledge and skills acquired during Phase 1.
Students may visit some or all of these hospitals during their clinical years:
- The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel
- St Bartholomew’s Hospital, West Smithfield, London
- Whipps Cross University Hospital, Leytonstone, London
- Newham University Hospital, Newham, London
- Homerton University Hospital, Homerton, London
- Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex
- Southend University Hospital, Southend, Essex
- Colchester University Hospital, Colchester, Essex
- The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, Essex
- Queens Hospital, Romford, Essex
- King George Hospital, Romford, Essex
All students complete three SSCs a year, which are based around clinical scenarios, patient interviews and history taking and associated issues surrounding their chosen patient.
Phase 3 A101 (Year 4)
The final year of the programme provides students with clinical and community placements, practical skills and first-hand experience of the working life of a first year Foundation Year (FY1) doctor. Students are placed in the hospital and firm where they will be based for their FY1 training. During this time, they shadow the current FY1 doctor. Community placements include GP surgeries. Students complete their SSC programme, which may include spending time in a specialty not previously experienced or may allow them to gain a deeper understanding in an area that already interests them.
Throughout the year, students return to the medical school for a teaching programme; in addition, there are individual sessions in communication skills teaching and simulated patient scenarios.
Students also complete their Intermediate Life Support qualification.
On successful completion of final examinations, students complete a four-week elective and this is followed by a further four-week hospital placement shadowing the FY1 doctor they will be replacing following graduation.
Student Selected Components (SSCs)
There are 13 separate SSCs spread across the four years of the MBBS, comprising around 20 per cent of the total programme. Some are carried out in blocks, lasting from two to five weeks, while others run throughout the year. They are an integral part of the curriculum enabling students to demonstrate mandatory competences while allowing a degree of choice in studying an area of particular interest to them.
SSCs range from basic sciences (biochemistry, anatomy, physiology and pharmacology), to clinical specialities, community and public health, ethics and law as applied to medicine and understanding the importance of research in the development of medicine. You are encouraged to pursue any area related to medicine or medical sciences that has particularly interested you. Students are also encouraged to organise their own SSCs. Elective
One of the most interesting areas of the programme is the elective period in your final year, in which you will spend time studying one or more topics in the UK or abroad. This is a vital and challenging aspect of the programme enabling you to gain experience invaluable to your future career and personal development.
Postgraduate Foundation Training and Beyond
At the end of the undergraduate programme you will receive your MBBS (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 (1125 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 programme through the UK Foundation Programme Office selection scheme, which allocates these posts to graduates on a competitive basis. 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 MBBS (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.
The GMC is currently considering the introduction of a formal assessment that UK medical graduates would need to pass in order to be granted registration with a licence to practise. Although no final 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 may need to pass parts of a medical licensing assessment before the GMC will grant them registration with a licence to practise.
UKCAT - third decile or above
All candidates for medicine must undertake the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT). Your overall UKCAT score will be used in our selection for interview in conjunction with your academic performance to date. To register, and for further information please see: www.ukcat.ac.uk.
You will not be offered an interview if you obtained a total UKCAT score below the third decile. Please note there is no guarantee that you will be offered an interview if you score above the third decile.
Graduates who apply for four-year GEP programme who meet the minimum academic criteria will be ranked against the other graduate applicants applying in that year according to 50:50 weighting applied to the UKCAT score and academic ability as measured using a points weighting of degree classification or postgraduate degrees.
Graduates with a UK degree
You may apply in the final year of your degree and be predicted/have achieved at least an upper second class honours degree in any subject.
All degrees, regardless of degree title, must be supported by two science AS or A level at grades BB or above, including Biology or Chemistry. Accepted science subjects are Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, and Psychology. You may apply with achieved or predicted grades.
Degrees must be completed in the natural length intended for the qualification (generally, 3 years for Bachelors, and 4 years for integrated Masters).
Graduates with a non-UK degree
Graduates who offer a degree with at least an upper second class honours or equivalent who have graduated from a university outside the UK, must send the Admissions Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) the following prior to application to ensure your eligibility to apply:
- A transcript of your degree (translated into English if necessary)
- A statement of comparability from UK NARIC confirming your degree is comparable to a British Bachelor (Honours) degree standard: www.naric.org.uk
- Graduates from America/Canada must offer an Honours degree with a GPA of 3.6 or higher on a 4.0 scale, and a UK NARIC statement is not required.
Please click here for the full Admissions Policy for Medicine and Dentistry.
Admission to medicine at Barts and The London is highly competitive. We receive well over 1,500 applications for entry and interview about 200 candidates. Approximately 60 offers are made, and 39 students will be admitted in September to the four-year course (A101).
A range of criteria is used to assess candidates in order to be considered for an interview:-
Applications are firstly reviewed within the Admissions Office to check that they meet the minimum academic requirements. Any applications which do not meet the minimum academic requirements will be rejected at this point.
The UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) helps universities to make more informed choices from the many highly-qualified applicants who apply for their medical and dental degree programmes. It is also intended that using the results of UKCAT will widen participation and increase the diversity of successful applicants. The test contains neither any curriculum nor science content, nor can it be revised for. It will focus on exploring the cognitive powers of candidates, and other attributes considered to be valuable for healthcare professionals. The UKCAT lasts two hours and consists of three assessed cognitive sub-sections:
- Verbal Reasoning
- Quantitative Reasoning
- Abstract Reasoning
Please note that in the 2016 test, UKCAT will be piloting a new Decision Making section in place of the former Decision Analysis section. Candidates will not receive a score for this section, nor will this section be used by Barts and The London. Further information about this new section can be found here: http://www.ukcat.ac.uk/about-the-test/decision-making/
All candidates will also take a Situational Judgement Test (SJT). The SJT measures perspective taking, integrity and team involvement and was introduced as part of the UKCAT test in 2013. This section score may form part of the assessment at the interview.
All candidates applying to the four-year course must take the UKCAT in the year of application in order to be considered for interview. You are required to register with the UKCAT assessment centres prior to the test. Bursaries are available under which the UKCAT test fee is waived. Candidates must prove eligibility and apply online for a bursary before registering for the UKCAT. Please refer to the UKCAT website for key dates and additional information.
How we use the UKCAT
- You will not be offered an interview if you obtained a total UKCAT score below the third decile. Please note there is no guarantee that you will be offered an interview if you score above the third decile.
- Graduates who apply for the five-year programmes and four-year GEP programme who meet the minimum academic criteria will be ranked against the other graduate applicants applying in that year according to 50:50 weighting applied to the UKCAT score and academic ability as measured using a points weighting of degree classification or postgraduate degrees.
Changes to UKCAT Exemptions
This year, requests for UKCAT Exemptions will be considered by Barts and The London, rather than by the UKCAT Consortium.
Appropriate reasons to request a UKCAT Exemption are listed below:
- Illness or personal circumstances
- Geographical circumstances
- Requiring adjustments to the test that UKCAT are unable to offer
In order to apply for a UKCAT Exemption, please email us with the reasons for your request and appropriate evidence. In most cases our advice will be to defer your application until the next application cycle.
Requests should be made via email to email@example.com. Please include your full name, applicant ID (if already applied), and course you wish to be considered for. We strongly advise candidates to make their request as early as possible.w
Selectors strongly recommend that candidates have explored what a career in medicine entails and that this is reinforced by work experience. The interview will explore your understanding of the realities of a career in medicine. We recognise the challenge of obtaining work experience and a period of volunteering in a caring role can be equally as valuable.
If selected, you will be required to attend an interview at a selection centre which lasts half a day and takes place in January. Trained assessors will observe you completing tasks including a group-based task and a structured interview, and will score you on a set of predetermined criteria.
There will be three possible outcomes from the interview:
- An offer – conditional upon obtaining relevant qualifications and/or non-academic clearance check
- Waiting list – candidates who are unplaced elsewhere may be reconsidered after the summer examination results
There will be three possible outcomes from the interview:
- An offer – conditional upon obtaining relevant qualifications and/or non-academic clearance check
- Waiting list – candidates who are unplaced elsewhere may be reconsidered after the summer examination results
Decisions are made when all the interviews have been completed. The formal notification of the decision will be communicated to UCAS at the same time.
Candidates who are unsuccessful cannot be reconsidered for entry within the same cycle but may reapply the following year (if they obtain the relevant qualifications at the first attempt) without prejudice to the new application.
Selection to our courses follows the principles of values-based recruitment and the core values of the NHS.
Non-academic Entry Requirements – GEP (4 years)
Fitness to practise
Training to be a doctor, and practising medicine, requires more than just the acquisition of knowledge and skills. As a medical student, you will have certain responsibilities that differ from those of other students. Consequently, we expect high standards of professional behaviour from you.
Graduates are entitled to provisional registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) with a licence to practise, subject to demonstrating to the GMC that their fitness to practise is not impaired.
The School is responsible for ensuring that students who graduate are fit to practise, according to principles laid down by the GMC. If the conduct of a medical student calls into question their fitness to practise, they may be required to appear before the Fitness to Practise Committee and could be removed from the course.
Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly the CRB)
All offers of a place on the medical courses are made subject to satisfactory Disclosure and Barring and health checks. The School implements strict deadlines for the submission of this information. These deadlines are conditions of the offers we make, and students who fail to meet them will be rejected, even if they have fulfilled the academic conditions of their offer.
The Disclosure and Barring check will disclose convictions, cautions and reprimands that do not meet the new filtering rules. The cost of the checks and registration process must be paid by you. Once you have been offered a place at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office will send you further information on how to obtain disclosure clearance.
Further details are available on the Disclosure and Barring service websitehttps://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service
Where there is a delay in the processing of your police clearance, you will be asked to sign a full declaration of any spent or unspent criminal record you have received prior to full enrolment. If you think you might have received a conviction, caution, reprimand or final warning from the police, you must declare it.
You should check the Disclosure website as above and tick ‘Yes’ if appropriate on your UCAS application so that we can discuss with you whether it may affect your ability to practise. Failure to inform the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office of matters that subsequently appear on a Disclosure and Barring check may well result in your application being withdrawn. If you know in advance of your application that you will have a positive Disclosure and Barring check, you should tick the relevant box on the UCAS form. In addition, you must contact the admissions department to be sent our current policy with respect to this.
The School welcomes and accommodates people with health conditions and disabilities. However, medical students must be fit to practise and the safety of patients will always be the primary consideration. We have a strong system of student support and anyone with a health condition or disability will be offered the appropriate adjustments and support to help them succeed. However, in some cases, an impairment or health condition may make it impossible for a student to meet the outcomes required by the GMC at the point of graduation. Where all possible options to help the student have been explored and are still unsuccessful, the student may have to leave the course or be reviewed by the Professional Capability Committee.
All students that have declared a disability will receive a letter from the Head of Admissions prior to interview to ensure we can accommodate any specific needs. If you are offered a place on the course, we will send information regarding the requirement for prior assessment. This will be in the form of a confidential health questionnaire which follows the HEOPS guidance, but also we will ask you to make contact with our Disability and Dyslexia Service. This is so that a discussion of reasonable adjustment or discussion of your assessment of needs report can be made prior to the 31 July. We also have to be assured that we can help you practise safely in training and employment. Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry has implemented the guidance from the Department of Health on health clearance for new healthcare workers (Health clearance for tuberculosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV: new healthcare workers) www.gov.uk/government/publications
Hepatitis B status and vaccination
Immunising medical students against hepatitis B and testing their response protects both them and their patients against the risk of contracting hepatitis B in the healthcare setting. We strongly recommend that all medical students are vaccinated against hepatitis B before entry.
Carriers of blood-borne virus.
If you are a known carrier of a blood-borne virus (BBV), you should contact the Occupational Health Service (OHS) for further advice. All medical students are offered BBV testing, and, if appropriate, hepatitis B vaccination, on entry to medical school. Students declining testing or found to test positive for a BBV are not cleared to undertake Exposure-Prone Procedures (EPPs) and will be required to follow an EPP-free curriculum. There may be additional requirements relating to other blood-borne viruses as advice is continuously updated and published by advisory bodies.
Should you have any queries about the health requirements for either the medical or dental programmes, please contact the university Occupational Health Service for advice on:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8700
Students with disabilities and health problems
You should read the following paragraphs carefully with regard to personal circumstances that might make it difficult or impossible for you to practise.
Students with disabilities
Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry welcomes applications from disabled students. We do, however, have a duty to ensure that candidates admitted to our programmes will be eligible for registration by the GMC on graduation. For this reason, students with disabilities should seek advice from the Student Recruitment and Admissions Office before the deadline for UCAS applications so that each case can be given individual attention and consideration.
This advice should be sought well in advance of the 15 October deadline and no less than four weeks before this date to ensure time for a response.
Disability and Dyslexia Service
The Disability and Dyslexia Service can offer advice, guidance and practical support to students with specific learning difficulties, such as dyslexia. This support may include screening students for dyslexia and organising formal educational psychologists’ assessments, arranging individual tutorials from specialist dyslexia tutors, additional time in exams and assisting disabled and dyslexic students to apply for the Disabled Students’ Allowance. More details are available from the Disability and Dyslexia Service. Students are encouraged to contact the Service before starting their programmes to discuss any specific needs.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 2756
Fax: +44 (0)20 7882 5223
The school of Medicine and Dentistry firmly and actively supports an equal opportunities policy. In the case of a specific learning disorder or disability, we would assess any student meeting the required academic standard in accordance with the prescribed professional standards and the Equality Act (2010).
Applicants for Medicine can make up to four choices for medical courses on the UCAS form. Your remaining choices can be used for alternative subjects without prejudice to the commitment to medicine. All applications which include choices for medicine must be submitted to UCAS by 15 October for entry in September the following year. No offers are given without an interview.
This information was updated: 07 July 2017
Learning and teachingLearning and Teaching:
With support from tutors, you are encouraged to develop an independent attitude to learning. This approach prepares you well for life as a qualified doctor. The teaching methods ensure that you can understand the principles of medicine and apply your knowledge in the same way when treating a patient. Important features of our teaching include:
• Problem-Based Learning (PBL) – this is an element of the medical curriculum. It is an active
way of learning that teaches students problem solving skills and teamwork while at the same time allowing them to acquire basic knowledge.
• Practical sessions – these take place in our laboratories, IT labs, clinical skills labs and/or wards.
• Communication skills – we provide practical training in interviewing techniques with special sessions devoted to communication between doctors or dentists and their patients.
• Project work will bring you in to contact with the local community.
• E-learning – this allows you to have access to a large amount of teaching material via ‘Blackboard’ – an intranet-based facility. You can revisit lectures and review other teaching materials at your convenience.
The pattern of assessment is a combination of continuous assessment and regular examinations throughout the programme, with final exams each year. A scheme of merits and distinctions rewards excellent or outstanding performance across each sector of the curriculum. There is also a comprehensive scheme of prizes to recognise special ability both in the main examinations and in specialist subjects.
• Continuous assessment provides you with regular opportunities to consolidate your learning. You can monitor your own progress and teaching staff can identify students who may need additional help with their studies. Continuous assessment takes many forms: short in-course examinations, written accounts of problems or cases studied, poster or clinical or other presentations, log-books, work-books, direct observation or clinical firm grades. This approach results in less end of year cramming and examination stress for students.
• End-of-year examinations measure progression through the core curriculum and use a range of innovative assessment methods. Written papers test knowledge and its application to problem solving with extended matching questions, short answer and modified essay questions, often used in conjunction with clinical scenarios. In addition, computer-based exams for anatomy, histology and data interpretation are used in the first two phases of the programme.
• Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) are used from the first year of the programme to assess competence in clinical, communication and practical skills. Students move through a series of stations, where they have a specific time to perform a task with a real or simulated patient or a mannequin.
• Formative assessment workshops (where scores do not count) and informal feedback in small group teaching sessions help you develop your knowledge, personal and group skills throughout the programme.
• Assessment of Student Selected Components, (SSCs,) are assessed individually on a simple grading system, which build into a portfolio covering many aspects of medicine. They must be successfully completed at the end of each year in order to progress to the next year and can help inform the award of merit in other parts of the programme.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for Home and EU students
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Tuition fees for International students
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Graduates from Queen Mary’s School of Medicine go on to work as Doctors within the NHS – unless they choose to follow other career pathways such as medical research.
Throughout the course, students have access to a bespoke careers programme which includes a medical careers fair, a series of talks by consultants from a variety of specialties and a range of preparatory workshops prior to assessment processes for their first job as a medical professional.
Opportunities for extra-curricular work experience are substantial given Queen Mary’s location between Canary Wharf, the City and the Olympic Village. Students are encouraged to build their work experience throughout their period of study, through, for example, our QM Projects work experience scheme (which places students on challenging projects in local community organisations), QM Temps job agency, Experience Works events and QMSU Provide volunteering services. Over 800 vacancies are available to browse on the QM JobOnline vacancy site.
Queen Mary’s extensive campus also provides over 1,200 on-campus job and volunteer opportunities ranging from Hospital Volunteer to Gym Instructor and from Science Ambassador to Student Mentor.
Read more about our careers programmes and range of work experience opportunities on the QM Careers pages.
ProfilesName: Safeena Afzal
Studied: Medicine MB BS and Intercalated BSc (Hons) in Neuroscience
Currently: A&E Senior House Officer at The Royal London and Homerton Hospitals (Salary bracket: £35-55,000)
Why did you choose Queen Mary?
"I loved east London. It’s the best place in the UK to do medicine – it’s multicultural, and full of people from all social classes. This helped me to develop specialist skills and to become more open-minded. There was a definite and unique ‘friendliness’ and open, energetic atmosphere which put students' needs first. I first experienced this when I visited Queen Mary on campus tours prior to applying. I knew then that this was somewhere it would be easy to settle in, enjoy my degree and have a great work-life balance... and I did!"
What did you gain from your time at Queen Mary?
"Lifelong friendships, a solid educational foundation and launch-pad upon which I now base my clinical career. Also, a love for east London and its people and a clinical/ communication skills base that is unique but applicable to anywhere I work now and in the future."
What are your career plans in the next five years?
"I aim to apply for specialist training to become either an Intensive Care Consultant or an Anaesthetist. I also hope to continue undergraduate teaching and continue working with the Admissions Department."
Name: Sanjay Shroff
Studying: MBBS Medicine (A101), second year
“Barts and The London’s location in east London means that you are exposed to a unique variety of medical conditions, with ailments affecting the rich, the poor, and patients from various
ethnicities and backgrounds. The course encourages early clinical exposure helping you to understand how theory fits into practice. Early on in my first year, for example, I was able to observe an angiography of the coronary arteries – it made me realise the great responsibility on the shoulders of doctors and how lucky I am to be studying medicine. Since then I have also observed a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)."
“The University pay great attention to student feedback and always listen to us and then try to implement changes. This ensures that the course meets the needs of the students. The hospital at
Whitechapel is brand new, with an emergency helicopter service and one of the largest A&E departments in Europe – this makes it a very exciting and fast-paced place to be."
“I’ve also benefitted from Queen Mary’s support for student entrepreneurs, winning a £1,500 award to help me develop an idea to simplify the process for issuing prescription medicine in pharmacies.”