The Future of Medicine Today

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THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE, TODAY

MEDICINE BMBS

HEALTHCARE IS CHANGING AT A PHENOMENAL SPEED.

The University of Surrey has created a brand-new medical school offering an innovative medical programme, with the evolving healthcare environment in mind. Our programme will not only educate you to be a doctor, but equip you with the digital and leadership skills you will need in the medical landscape of tomorrow. I cannot wait to welcome you to join us.

PROFESSOR G Q MAX LU President

MEDICAL EDUCATION SHAPED AROUND YOU

A guiding principle of medical care in the UK National Health Service (NHS) is that it should be patient-centred – responding not only to the patient’s clinical conditions, but also their lifestyle, wishes, responsibilities and beliefs.

The best medical education should follow the same principle, delivering student-centred teaching and learning that responds to the needs and professional ambitions of each learner.

I’m proud that the School of Medicine at the University of Surrey has devised a medical programme that meets these goals.

Theory and practice together

Our spiral curriculum enables learning at different speeds and in different styles. Over your four years, theory and practice go hand in hand.

As you explore different clinical conditions, you’ll learn aspects of anatomy, assessment and diagnostic techniques, pathological and psychological factors, often in the company of students on a range of different professional health programmes.

At the same time, you’ll take part in supervised practical work in safe and simulated environments, before moving into structured clinical placements at our partner NHS trusts and community general practices.

Close support from lecturers

At each stage, we have built in time to reflect on your experiences with your peers and with our team of lecturers, many of whom continue to work in frontline healthcare while others are at the forefront of leading clinical research. We have an excellent staff:student ratio, ensuring that you benefit from close support and mentoring.

More choice, more freedom

Our clinical and simulation facilities too are at your disposal and you’ll have plenty of time to practise your techniques in our Independent Clinical Learning Space.

As the course progresses, there are opportunities to specialise, with placements in Trusts with outstanding reputations in areas from oncology to ophthalmology and also in local community general practices.

Our goal is to put our students in charge of their own development, not only nurturing the independence and resilience that you’ll need as a doctor, but instilling the drive and ambition to continue with lifelong learning, contributing to the advance of medical science.

MEDICAL EDUCATION TOGETHER

When you join the School of Medicine at the University of Surrey you’ll become part of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences – creating opportunities that a standalone medical school cannot replicate.

Under the Faculty’s ambition of One Health, One Medicine, different health professions learn together. You’ll find yourself in lectures or clinical practicals with students on our nursing, midwifery, paramedic science, physician associate and psychology programmes – with two major benefits.

Firstly, you’re learning in an environment that not only reflects the UK National Health Service but also many clinical environments around the world, where health professionals work as part of an interprofessional team. Secondly, you’ll learn with and from students with very different life experiences, enriching your understanding of patients and their individualised needs.

But One Health, One Medicine goes further still. Reflecting the fundamental similarities between humans and animals, you’ll learn aspects of anatomy, amongst other things, alongside students from our School of Veterinary Medicine. You’ll explore the possibilities of translating research findings from the animal world to humans (or vice versa). Crucially, in an era when the risks of cross-species transmission have never been more relevant, you’ll study zoonoses. It’s all part of applying our wider medical and biological knowledge to improve human health.

ALL OF THE TEACHING AND RESEARCH IN OUR FACULTY IS BUILT ON THE UNDERLYING AIM OF ACHIEVING OPTIMAL HEALTH OUTCOMES FOR ALL.

MEDICAL EDUCATION FOR THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE

Technology is advancing medicine – and medical care – at an incredible rate.

Wearable and nearable devices are being used to monitor more and more aspects of a patient’s health. Digital pathology and artificial intelligence (AI) can accelerate diagnosis, often from just a cell image. Treatments can be personalised, based on a patient’s biological information, while genetic data can help predict the risk of disease.

Even patient consultations are becoming increasingly virtual.

The changing role of the doctor

But technology alone cannot and does not cure people. The skill of the doctor will increasingly involve knowing when and how to use these different tools within patient care.

That requires an understanding of what different technologies can, and can’t do. It involves, for instance, developing the skills to apply AI to inform diagnosis – and recognising the right point to insist on face-to-face care. It might require a knowledge of different devices or sensors and the way they work,

IN MEDICINE, TECHNOLOGY ENHANCES PATIENT SAFETY AND QUALITY OF LIFE, DEEPENS OUR UNDERSTANDING OF DISEASE AND ITS MANAGEMENT, AND EMPOWERS DOCTORS TO MAKE BETTER DECISIONS, FASTER.
Professor e-One Health and Head of Statistical Multi-Omics PROFESSOR INGA PROKOPENKO

so you are able to explain clearly to the patient what they are required to do to generate reliable data which enables effective treatment.

Understanding technology

On our medical programme, you will explore the application of technologies within the health environment. You’ll have multiple opportunities to examine and learn about different technologies – for example, learning from our specialists in dementia research how they are using sensors to provide emergency alerts and ongoing monitoring, to enable patients to live independently for longer.

Understanding how to apply technology

But equally importantly, you’ll examine the ethics of using technology in this way. You’ll look at lifestyle factors, helping you determine the suitability of different devices for different patients. Throughout, there’s an emphasis on communication skills and health psychology, reassuring patients about how the technology will work, presenting data and explaining potential risks in a way that they can understand.

We aim to equip students with the skills, knowledge and confidence to incorporate technology into the care journey, so you can provide more personalised, holistic and effective care for the patient.

From day we foster even in the of teamwork the patient of that team.

day one we foster an ethos, the classroom, of teamwork – with patient as part team.

MEDICAL EDUCATION THAT PREPARES YOU FOR A CAREER IN MEDICINE

Students choose medicine because they want to make a difference. With a degree from the School of Medicine at the University of Surrey, you’ll be ready – and feel ready – to do so from day one.

Trusted partners and quality placements

You’ll be equipped with first-hand experience of working in clinical placements at our partner NHS Trusts and Primary Care providers, all centres of excellence in their field.

Our strong established relationships with our clinical placement partners have been developed over

many years, hosting students on all of our health professional programmes. They know that University of Surrey students arriving in their units will be fully prepared for the realities and rewards of dealing with and caring for real patients.

Simulation that builds confidence

You’ll benefit from our innovative use of simulations. From the earliest stage of your programme, you’ll have the opportunity to examine ‘patients’, in the form of actors – building your confidence in both medical techniques and communication skills.

This leads to immersive simulations, held in our purpose-built facility. You’ll be in charge of a team of students from different health disciplines, as a complex scenario unfolds.

You practise not only your clinical skills, but also leadership, in a pressurised, yet perfectly safe, simulated environment.

Focusing on transition

Everything is shaped around ensuring that your transition from student to Foundation Doctor is as smooth as possible. It epitomises our determination to support our students, so that you can focus on what matters: your patients.

WE’RE EDUCATING OUR STUDENTS TO APPLY THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY AS PART OF AN INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAM, FOR THE HIGHEST QUALITY PATIENT OUTCOMES.
Deputy
PROFESSOR MELAINE COWARD

MEDICAL EDUCATION AT

THE HEART OF THE COMMUNITY

At our School of Medicine, you’ll join a small group of students, all of whom have already completed an undergraduate degree programme from a wide range of disciplines. You’ll learn in modern, purpose-built facilities on our Manor Park campus in Guildford – with all essential services close by. And all our NHS clinical partners are in commuting distance of Guildford, meaning you can be based here for four years and really get to know the town and the nearby countryside – and yet still be only 35 minutes away from the heart of London. It provides an opportunity to put down roots and become part of our thriving community.

DISCLAIMER

We’ve made all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information in this publication was correct at the time of going to print in August 2022, but we can’t accept any liability for any inaccuracies in the information published, and the information might change from time to time without notice. Before making any decisions about your course of study, please visit our website at surrey.ac.uk for the latest and most up-to-date information.

This course is subject to validation. The GMC will monitor our programme on a rolling basis. The final-stage assessment and approval for the award of a UK medical degree is made when the first cohort graduate. The University of Exeter will act as our contingency school during this time.

WE OFFER A UK MEDICAL EDUCATION THAT IS GLOBALLY RELEVANT.

SURREY.AC.UK/MEDICALSCHOOL DISCOVER MORE AND APPLY AT

THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE, TODAY MEDICINE BMBS GRADUATE ENTRY MEDICINE SCHOLARSHIPS

2024/25

To meet our objective of widening access to medical education and to meet the local health workforce requirements, we are offering a small number of scholarships for Home students. Scholarship applicants must meet the course entry requirements and fulfil the following criteria:

• Are ordinarily resident in Surrey, Sussex or Hampshire

And one of the below:

• Are a University of Surrey graduate

• Are care experienced (anyone who has been or is currently in care or from a looked-after background at any stage in their life, no matter how short, including adopted children who were previously looked-after)

• Are ordinarily resident in an area of multiple deprivation (Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) Quintile 1)

• Are ordinarily resident in an area of low participation to Higher Education (POLAR4, Quintile 1)

• Have a disability or long-term health condition (as defined by UCAS)

• Students who are a registered young carer – they care for a friend or family member who, due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope without their support

We are only able to consider scholarship applications from Home UK applicants.

Applicants that meet the criteria above will be invited to interview based on their UCAT score.

All information to evidence the above must be included on the applicants UCAS form, we are not able to accept supplementary evidence.

DISCLAIMER
We’ve made all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information in this publication was correct at the time of going to print in January 2023, but we can’t accept any liability for any inaccuracies in the information published, and the information might change from time to time without notice. Before making any decisions about your course of study, please visit our website at surrey.ac.uk for the latest and most up-to-date information.
This course is subject to validation. The GMC will monitor our programme on a rolling basis. The final-stage assessment and approval for the award of a UK medical degree is made when the first cohort graduate. The University of Exeter will act as our contingency school during this time.

MEDICINE BMBS

We are an independent medical school, and in accordance with government regulations, the majority of places in our initial intake will be for international students. To meet local demand and widen access to a career in medicine we will also be offering a small number of places to UK (Home) students via a seperate scholarshio scheme.

Entry requirements

Minimum of a 2:1 UK honours degree (or equivalent).

A-level (or equivalent):

Biology or a life sciences subject at grade C or above

GCSE (or equvalent):

Maths and English at garde C or above.

WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?

On this course, theory and practice go hand in hand.

You’ll develop your medical skills by taking part in supervised practical simulations in our multi-millionpound facilities, before moving into structured clinical placements at our partner NHS trusts.

As you explore different conditions, you’ll learn relevant anatomy, physiology, pathological, social and psychological factors as you develop essential diagnostic and management skills.

Throughout your studies, there are also opportunities to specialise and take on placements in trusts with outstanding reputations in areas from oncology to ophthalmology.

ACADEMIC YEAR STRUCTURE

Year 1

The first year of our Graduate Entry Medicine programme ensures you start to acquire the knowledge and skills that underpin modern medical practice.

The programme comprises eight case units with learning centred on a medical scenario alongside special study units. This follows completion of a foundational preparatory summer e-learning course, an induction week of orientation activities and an introductory three-week induction block of learning.

Year 2 and Year 3

Please be aware this course commences in the 2024/25 academic year and starts in September 2024.

During these two years your learning will be based in our associated NHS trusts. Your placements will take place in a wide range of primary and secondary care specialities, where you’ll benefit from direct and experiential learning alongside all members of the clinical team. Learning will take place in the acute setting, from the emergency

THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE, TODAY
GRADUATE ENTRY MEDICINE BMBS 2024/25 UCAS:A101

department to the operating theatre. As well as in clinics, inpatient and outpatient facilities and in a range of primary care, community and innovative services.

Year 4

Preparation for medical practice: In your final year, you’ll learn in placement blocks as senior students–supporting the clinical teams and developing your diagnostic and management skills to pass the medical licensing assessment and to work as a foundation doctor

Elective opportunities in different countires and haelth economies can be considered in your final year

TEACHING

You’ll learn from world-leading academics and clinicians who have a wide range of clinical expertise.

Your teaching will be delivered through a combination of:

• Group work (e.g. problem-based learning)

• Lectures

• Placements

• Role plays and immersive simulations

• Tutorials and seminars

• Laboratory practicals

• Clinical skills teaching.

Outside of these, you’ll be expected to carry out independent study, including coursework, essays and reading.

SELECTION PROCESS

Stage 1: Preliminary shortlisting Applications recieved from UCAS are initially considered on the basis of academic achievement and achieved/ predicted grades.

Stage 2: Aptitude Test – UCAT or GAMSAT

UCAT and GAMSAT are online aptitude tests that are required to have been completed by all applicants before they apply. More details regarding these tests can be found on the UCAT and GAMSAT websites.

UCAT/GAMSAT will send your scores directly to the University for assessment.

Stage 3: Interview

Once short-listed for an interview, you’ll be sent an invitation to an interview day with the University of Surrey. We will have a selection of virtual and in-person interview events and interviews will take place

from November 2023 - January 2024. All applicants must take part in a Multiple Mini Interview cycle that lasts under one hour.

Fees

The annual tuition fees for courses starting in September 2024.

UK : TBC

Overseas : TBC

The University will assess your free status. If you are unsure whether you are likely to be considered a home, EU or overseas student for fees purposes, the UKCISA website offers more information

DISCLAIMER

We’ve made all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information in this publication was correct at the time of going to print in January 2023, but we can’t accept any liability for any inaccuracies in the information published, and the information might change from time to time without notice. Before making any decisions about your course of study, please visit our website at surrey.ac.uk for the latest and most up-to-date information.

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subject to validation. The GMC will monitor our programme on a rolling basis. The final-stage assessment and approval for the award of a UK medical degree is made when the first cohort graduate. The University of Exeter will act as our contingency school during this time.

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