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1 Graduate Entry MBSS at Imperial Dr Tanya Tierney

2 Overview Structure of the course Admissions process

3 Our cohorts (BSc) 5 6 GE 3 (5) 4 (6) 2 (3) 6 – Year (UG) 30050

4 Year 1 (GE Year) Based at The Hammersmith Hospital Campus - some sessions at other campuses Two years work in one! Busy timetable BUT prior experiences and knowledge Tailored to your needs Access to UG materials

5 Year 1 – 4 Themes Cellular and Molecular Science (CMS) Regional and Systems Anatomy Physiology, Pharmacology & General Pathology (PPP) Introduction to Clinical Practice (ICP)

6 Cellular and Molecular Science Review and build upon your prior knowledge Mix of lectures and tutorials Some tutorials voluntary attendance based on prior experience Introduction to cells Nucleic acids & gene expression Metabolism Genetics Microbiology Cellular organisation of tissues Haematology Cell pathology Carcinogenesis Cell Cycle Cell behaviour Cancer as a disease

7 Regional and systems anatomy At Charing Cross Hospital One day per week Living anatomy Cadaveric specimens Medical Imaging Thorax, Abdomen, Pelvis and perineum, Head, neck and spine Limbs

8 Physiology, Pharmacology and General Pathology Largest theme Pharmacology through the year Term 1: Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Alimentary Medicine Term 2: Genetics, Endocrinology, Dermatology, Renal Medicine, Haematology, Microbiology, Musculoskeletal Physiology, Reproductive Medicine Term 3: Immunology, Gerontology, Neurosciences

9 Introduction to Clinical Practice Problem-Based learning Clinical Communication First Clinical Attachment Medical Sociology Epidemiology and Public Health Personal and Professional Development Transferable professional skills Real patient contact from the beginning

10 Year 1 - Assessment Formative exam – February - also ongoing feedback built into course Summative exams (mostly SBA / EMQ) - Paper 1: April, CMS and ICP - Paper 2: June, Anatomy - Paper 3: June, PPP - ICP – elements of coursework. Partly examined in Year 2. Retakes in August

11 Year 2 (well – 3!) Introductory fortnight - History Taking - Ethics - PBL Three clinical attachments - Medicine and Surgery - Selection of hospital campuses Introduction to Clinical Specialties - Lecture theatre based taster sessions eLecture and lecture series Central Middlesex Chelsea & Westminster Charing Cross Ealing The Hammersmith Hillingdon Northwick Park St Mary’s St Peter’s West Middlesex

12 Year 2 - Assessment Ethics, Law, PPD, Clinical Communication - Case based, open book, MEQ OSCE (Objective Structure Clinical Examination) - 12 x 10 minute stations - History taking - Explaining procedures / exploring concerns - Examinations - Procedure - MDT Written paper (EMQ)

13 Year 3 (Well 5!) Specialty Rotations - Paediatrics - O&G - Psychiatry - Dermatology - Rheumatology - Orthopaedics - Radiology - Musculoskeletal - Neurology - Infectious diseases - Oncology - General Practice - Teaching Skills

14 Year 3 - Assessment PACES (Finals in these subjects) - 6 x 15 minute stations - Paeds/O&G/psychiatry/GP - integrated approach - domain marking Written papers - Pathology - Paeds/O&G/psychiatry/GP

15 Year 4 (Well 6!) More specialty Rotations - ENT - Ophthalmology - Renal Medicine - Radiology - Cardiology - Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Practical Medicine Professional work experience (Ward and GP) Electives

16 Year 6 - Assessment PACES - Medicine - Surgery Written exams - 2 papers multiple choice (Medicine and Surgery) - Practical Prescribing

17 Vertical Themes Improving the Student Experience Technical and Clinical Competencies, Preparation for Practise and Patient Safety Ethics, Professionalism, Leadership and Management Patient Centred Education and Communication Scientific Method and Evidence Based Medicine for Clinical Practice

18 Admissions Highly competitive last year, 960 applicants for 50 places Required degree Biological/ Biomedical sciences Checklist Entrance test UKCAT Interview

19 Degree requirements The minimum entry requirements are: an upper second class honours degree or a PhD The degree or PhD must be in a biological subject so that you will have significant knowledge of the basic physiology and biochemistry of mammalian cells and organs. Examples of such degrees Biochemistry Cell Biology Physiology Bioengineering Biomedical Science Pharmacology and Translational Medical Science

20 Checklist

21 UKCAT “The test assesses a wide range of mental abilities and behavioural attributes identified by university Medical and Dental Schools as important.”

22 Content of the UKCAT test Verbal reasoning Verbal reasoning - assesses candidates' ability to think logically about written information and to arrive at a reasoned conclusion Quantitative reasoningQuantitative reasoning - assesses candidates' ability to solve numerical problems. Abstract reasoningAbstract reasoning - assesses candidates' ability to infer relationships from information by convergent and divergent thinking. Decision analysisDecision analysis - assesses candidates' ability to deal with various forms of information, to infer relationships, to make informed judgements, and to decide on an appropriate response, in situations of complexity and ambiguity. Non-cognitive analysisNon-cognitive analysis - identifies the attributes and characteristics of robustness, empathy and integrity that may contribute to successful health professional practice.

23 Interviews Interviews last about 30 minutes Chair, 2 other academics, a student/layperson observer Motivation and realistic approach to medicine and the role of a clinician scientist as a career Capacity to deal with stress Evidence of working as both a leader and a team member Ability to multi-task Likely contribution to university life Communication skills, and maturity of character Understanding of mammalian cell biology An ability to think logically and draw conclusions from data

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25 Want to see more? Open day – 28 th April 2011 (register from January)

26 Thank you


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