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Course Info

The Master of Medicine (MMed) is a comprehensive 3-year medical training programme providing structured postgraduate training in General Medicine leading to the award of a Master of Medicine from the University of Buckingham.

It is designed to deliver core training for speciality training by the acquisition of knowledge and skills as assessed by the workplace based assessments and the MRCP. The programme is broad-based consisting of four to six placements in medical specialities. These placements must include direct involvement in the acute medical take.

The key features of the MMed are:

  • Student-led – we will use an ePortfolio to encourage a learner-centred approach with the support of Educational Supervisors. The ePortfolio contains tools to identify educational needs, enables the setting of learning goals, reflective learning and personal development.
  • Competency-based – the curricula outline competencies that trainees must reach by the end of the programme. The curriculum is directly linked to the ePortfolio as it defines standards required for good medical practice and formal assessments including the MRCP exams.
  • Continuation of Good Medical Practice – building on existing training the curriculum contains important emphasis on generic competencies necessary for practice as a physician.
  • Supervision – each student has a series of people with clearly defined roles and responsibilities overseeing their training including Clinical Supervisor, Educational Supervisor, University Tutor, Pathways to Postgraduate Training in Medicine Director, and Dean of Postgraduate Medicine.
  • Appraisal meetings with supervisor – regular appraisal meetings and review of competence progression are set out in the ePortfolio.

Teaching & Assessment

Teaching

The principle methodology will be bedside teaching. Each student will be assigned to a clinical team and will be supervised by a consultant. The student will see patients at speciality clinics and on the ward together with the supervisor. The student will also undertake medical ward duties and outpatients as defined by the hospital. There will also be on-call duties.

Students will be required to undertake self-directed reading of medical journals based on their clinical specialism in order to build up an understanding of the leading edge medical practice.

Students will be required to maintain an e-portfolio detailing their clinical experience and they will need to show reflection on that experience. The e-portfolio will be monitored by the supervisor to ensure that it meets requisite standards.

Assessment

  • The key assessment output is the e-portfolio which will be audited annually by an NHS appointed auditor.
  • Case Based Discussion
  • OSCE
  • Dissertation defended in a traditional viva voce examination.

After Your Course

Attainment of MMed and MRCP will allow the student to consider higher medical training.

Which department am I in?

Medicine

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed
Start date

Flexible start dates available.

Venue

University of Buckingham

Hunter Street,

Buckingham,

Buckinghamshire,

MK18 1EG, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

In order to study at postgraduate level (Master’s degree), you will generally need to have attained: A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised higher education institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (the level will differ for each school of study). A Bachelor’s Degree from a recognised higher education institution equivalent to a British Bachelor’s (Honours) degree, with a minimum of a 2:2 (the level will differ for each school of study). IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.0 or above in each component).

For international students

Students need to have a primary medical degree and will need to obtain full registration with the General Medical Council ahead of starting the course. Additionally, they should also have the following: Successfully completed one year of internship at a hospital and must supply their Certificate of Completion. Completed their undergraduate training and be fully registered with the Medical Council in their respective countries. Students need to have an IELTS score of 7.5, with a minimum of 7.0 in each section or an OET with an average of 440-350 overall and a minimum of 350 in each component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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