Our Graduate Entry Medicine programme is unique in Wales and one of just a handful of similar programmes of medical study in the UK open to graduates of any discipline from the UK, EU and overseas.
This accelerated, four-year medical degree follows an innovative, integrated spiral curriculum designed to reflect the way in which clinicians approach patients and how patients present to doctors.
You will study the basic biomedical sciences in the context of clinical medicine, public health, pathology, therapeutics, ethics, and psycho-social issues in patient management.
Together with a strong focus on clinical and communication skills, you will develop the academic, practical, and personal qualities to practise medicine competently and with confidence.
Our entry interview process is structured to take account of these qualities needed as a doctor, as set out in ‘Good Medical Practice’, and the capacity to meet the outcomes of ‘Outcomes for Graduates’. In summary:
- Communication Skills
- Problem solving skills
- Coping with pressure
- Insight and Integrity
- Passion for medicine/resilience to succeed
WHY MEDICINE (GRADUATE ENTRY) AT SWANSEA?
Swansea University Medical School has an enviable reputation, being ranked 3rd in the UK and top in Wales (Guardian University Guide Subject Table 2019). It is also ranked 1st in the UK for research environment and joint 2nd for research quality.
We are a small medical school with around 100 spaces, so you will benefit from extensive contact with teaching staff and you will have contact with patients right from the first semester.
If you speak Welsh, you can study a 50 credit ‘Doctor as Professional’ module in each year through the medium of Welsh and may be eligible for internal scholarships or financial support through Coleg Cymraeg.
If you are not a Welsh speaker but would like to gain some basic Welsh language skills geared towards healthcare settings, then you can enrol on our unique Welsh for Medicine courses.
YOUR MEDICINE (GRADUATE ENTRY) EXPERIENCE
You will have a high level of structured clinical contact as your studies progress, covering the following areas:
- Clinical Apprenticeships, including one week of nursing practice
- Junior Assistantship
- Specialty attachments, including acute surgery, acute medicine, women’s health, child health, mental health, sub-specialities of medicine and surgery, and frailty.
- Community based learning
- Senior Assistantship, shadowing F1 doctors
MEDICINE (GRADUATE ENTRY) EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
On successful completion of the course, you will graduate with an MBBCh Medicine from Swansea University, allowing you to progress to Foundation 1 within a clinical environment.