Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

st george's university of london Into sgul-international-brochure-2016-17

530 views

Published on


Study Metro help international students to study in UK and Abroad Countries , Call our adviser at 91-8088-867-867 or visit www.studymetro.com

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

st george's university of london Into sgul-international-brochure-2016-17

  1. 1. International Medicine and Biomedical Science degrees and university preparation programmes 2016–2017 Ranked among the top 200 universities worldwide
  2. 2. Over 280 years of excellence and innovation in research and education A friendly campus welcoming students from over 50 countries Experience clinical placements in the UK and USA
  3. 3. A unique health sciences university in London Shared campus with St George’s Hospital, one of the UK’s busiest hospitals Internationally-focused programmes preparing you for worldwide medical careers
  4. 4. Destination St George’s, University of London Destination St George’s, University of London 6 About the University 10 World-class facilities 12 Student life 17 Student support 19 Accommodation 20 A local community in the heart of the city 22 My life at INTO About our courses 26 Choosing your course 28 International Medicine 36 International Graduate Medicine 42 International Clinical Placements and USMLE preparation 46 Biomedical Science 50 International Foundation Your application 60 How to apply for your degree 63 Scholarships 64 How to apply for the International Foundation 65 Application form 70 Dates and prices Opportunities to learn from clinical practice at one of the UK’s busiest hospitals 4 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017 Ranked among the top 200 universities worldwide (THE World University Rankings 2014-15)
  5. 5. 5Destination St George’s, University of London Ranked 2nd in the UK for graduate prospects (Guardian University Guide 2016) “Welcome to St George’s, University of London and INTO St George’s, University of London. We are delighted that you are considering joining our student body. Our students are part of a community that is strongly committed to furthering knowledge and professional practice in the medical, biomedical and health and social care sciences.” Professor Peter Kopelman, Principal St George’s, University of London
  6. 6. Alumnus Edward Jenner created the world’s first successful smallpox vaccine in 1798 1733St George’s founded 6 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017 About the University St George’s, University of London is the UK’s only dedicated medical and healthcare university. A modern, innovative academic and research organisation built upon a rich history stretching back 280 years, we share a site with St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals, and our specialist nature lends a genuine community feel.  Practical lab sessions  Interactive learning  Excellent facilities
  7. 7. 7Destination St George’s, University of London PIONEERING MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS Throughout its long and illustrious history, St George’s has been at the forefront of medical advances, from our alumnus Edward Jenner’s work in eradicating smallpox, to the completion of the UK’s first heart pacemaker operation in 1958. Today, we undertake world-class research in cardiology, stroke, epidemiology, cell signalling, and genetics. Globally, we focus on the fight against HIV and infectious disease, and locally we pursue the application of advances in child health and cardiology. ST GEORGE’S HOSPITAL We share our campus with St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, one of the UK’s busiest medical facilities, and are neighbours with the South West London and St George’s Mental Health Trust. This special combination of supportive learning environments, with a wealth of local clinical experience, ensures that the training you receive is truly immersive. For more information about St George’s, University of London, please visit: www.intohigher.com/sgul/university
  8. 8. Join our Facebook group to talk to staff and students and share in the INTO experience: www.facebook.com/into.sgul 8 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017 PROGRAMMES DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS INTO St George’s offers degree programmes in medicine and biomedical science, as well as pre-university preparation courses. Our distinctive degree programmes combine medical training at the university with clinical placements in the UK and USA, as well as preparation for the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Our pre-university programmes incorporate academic study and English language, via taught lessons and private study each week. This will help you to develop the necessary key skills and competencies to prepare you for your application to medical, biomedical and healthcare programmes. LEARNING AND TEACHING Our highly respected and internationally-renowned staff work together with students in small, interactive groups, meaning your opinions will matter and you will be fully engaged in your studies. A significant feature of our degree programmes is the use of tutor and facilitator supported Case Based Learning (CBL) and Problem Based Learning (PBL). Students work in small groups on real-life problems, researching the answers in a systematic fashion under the guidance of teaching staff.
  9. 9. 9Destination St George’s, University of London AN INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE INTO St George’s is proud to offer newly refurbished multi-million pound teaching and student space at the heart of the Tooting campus in south-west London. Here, you will benefit not only from the excellent teaching standards, but from world-class facilities, including: • a specialist Learning Resource Centre in addition to St George’s library, to aid independent study • student break-out zones, with space for individual and group learning • access to the Moodle virtual learning environment, allowing you to download lecture notes and additional course content • wireless internet throughout. “The teachers are so friendly. Our classes are arranged into small groups, which makes it easier to learn, and you are free to ask any questions if you don’t understand something. The teachers on the Foundation have helped me in so many ways.” Wazana, Zambia
  10. 10. World-class facilities At St George’s, you’ll have access from day one to the expertise and support of some of the finest teaching professionals in healthcare, as well as a range of exceptional campus facilities. LABORATORIES Specialist clinical-skills laboratories on site give you plenty of opportunity to practise procedures such as reading blood pressure and pulse, checking for vital signs, and resuscitation techniques, using the latest patient simulators to mirror real-life health problems and symptoms. Three newly refurbished laboratories allow the delivery of a wide range of practical classes in the biological sciences, complementing the information derived from other teaching sessions, as well as giving direct experience of experimental and diagnostic techniques. RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES World-class on-campus research underpins the wide spectrum of opportunities available to undergraduate students, including access to state- of-the-art technology within individual research groups and in central research facilities, such as the Medical Biomics Centre. Three recently-refurbished laboratories allow the delivery of a wide range of practical classes 10 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017
  11. 11. LIBRARY Our healthcare and biomedical collection comprises more than 42,000 books and multimedia resources. We subscribe to over 10,000 journals (mostly electronic), and a wide variety of medical and healthcare databases. If you would like to brush up on your information-finding skills, we run regular courses in information literacy. Netbooks are also available for loan – just collect one and return to your desk. The library is conveniently located near the computer suites, the teaching rooms and our state- of-the-art lecture theatres. Library opening hours are extensive, making it a great place for group and individual self-directed study. We completed a £1 million refurbishment of library space to create additional quiet study and IT facilities in 2012. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY There are five computer suites, housing over 250 workstations. Two of these suites can be used at any time night or day, and accommodate open-access or formal group-teaching sessions. Network access is provided in all halls of residence bedrooms and common areas, with numerous wireless hotspots throughout the campus, and a university email account is issued on registration. You will have access to the Moodle virtual learning environment, which allows you to download lecture notes and other useful programme content, and take part in online discussions with your teachers and classmates. Equipment includes high- fidelity, computer-controlled manikins that accurately replicate and respond to a range of medical conditions To learn more about what it’s like to study at St George’s, visit: www.myin.to/intosgulvideos 11Destination St George’s, University of London
  12. 12. 12 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017 Student life We understand being a student is about more than just getting a degree. The University offers many opportunities to get involved in student life.  Robert Lowe Sports Centre  Shared social space  Dance studio 90+clubs, societies and community projects on offer Excellent volunteering opportunities for students
  13. 13. 13Destination St George’s, University of London See student life on Instagram: www.instagram.com/intosgul SPORT If you enjoy sport, this is the place to be. Our field hockey, rowing, football, netball, rugby union, cricket, fencing and many other teams are always on the lookout for new members. Whether you are at professional level or have never played in your life, we have teams to suit your abilities. The Robert Lowe Sports Centre on site boasts three squash courts, aerobic training rooms, and two well-equipped weight-training rooms, including free weights. In addition, a large sports hall is used for badminton, volleyball, netball, five-a-side football, cricket and other training activities. Away from the campus, rowing is available at Chiswick on the River Thames, and sailing is based at the Royal Victoria Dock. STUDENTS’ UNION The majority of social and leisure activities revolve around the Students’ Union (SU), which supports the student societies and hosts regular events, such as comedy nights, film nights and music events. Facilities include a large bar, games and pool room, music room, dance studio, café, and other common rooms. SU officers represent all St George’s students on university committees, with year representatives, two international officers and a dedicated senate ensuring that students’ voices are heard on any aspect of your student experience. For more information about the SU, visit: www.sgsu.org.uk
  14. 14. SOCIETIES The SU also represents a wide range of interests; the arts are well represented by musical, drama and revue societies, which produce regular shows and performances. Other societies include the Islamic, Hindu, Christian, Jewish, Modern Languages, and Film and Photography societies. Societies related to the health sciences include Amnesty International, Global Health Forum, Doctors Without Borders, Student Action for Refugees and UNICEF. VOLUNTEERING The SU provides many opportunities for students who are interested in voluntary work. You can volunteer and learn first aid skills with St John Ambulance service; provide support for children with illnesses with the Teddy Bear Hospital; or fundraise for medical research with a number of medical charities represented on site. 14 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017
  15. 15. OTHER SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND STUDENT SUPPORT International Student Society You are also able to join the International Student Society (ISS), which organises a series of social events designed to help you take advantage of the wide range of opportunities available in London. International Students’ House All our international students enjoy free membership of this social, cultural and recreational centre in the heart of the city. It is open all year round, and is a great place to meet people from other London universities in a safe, relaxed environment. “The International Society paired me up with a buddy on the medicine course. The buddy acts as your mentor and looks after you. My buddy understands what I am going through because she’s been there.” Joana, Nigeria 15Destination St George’s, University of London
  16. 16. Airport pickup service from the airport to your accommodation “My mentor helped me to find voluntary work, which is really important in applying for medicine. She also supported me with my UCAS application, giving me feedback to get the best possible personal statement.” Klaud-Francheska, Cameroon 16 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017
  17. 17. Student support Whether you’re embarking on one of our degree programmes or studying for the International Foundation, choosing INTO St George’s means taking the next step on a life-changing journey. And whatever your academic or career goals, the extensive support network at the University is there to guide you, every step of the way. Download the INTO St George’s, University of London mobile app: www.intohigher.com/sgul/app 17 APPLICATIONS As soon as we receive your application, our team of experienced and multilingual customer relations advisers will ensure that your application is processed swiftly and that you receive the documents you need to obtain your entry visa for the UK. For further information see pages 60 and 64. COMING TO THE UK Once an offer has been accepted, a pre-departure guide containing practical information will be sent out to help prepare you for travelling to the UK, arrival in London and course enrolment. The guide is also available as a mobile app. Download the pre-departure guide: www.intohigher.com/sgul/pdg AIRPORT PICKUP An airport pickup service from one of London’s international airports is available for an additional charge. PASTORAL CARE INTO St George’s is dedicated to ensuring total safety and support for students. On arrival, the Student Services team will provide guidance on settling in to student life in London and will remain the first point of contact throughout for any non-academic issues. Support services offered include: • a comprehensive orientation programme during your first week • 24-hour emergency telephone number • wardens within student residences • visa and immigration support, including workshops and individual appointments • support for students with disabilities • student clubs and social programmes. UNIVERSITY SUPPORT SERVICES As well as the normal system of study advisers and tutors, the University offers the following support services: • Student Centre, offering support with almost any aspect of student life, from finances, accommodation, exams and admissions, to international queries, careers, wellbeing, and even finding your way around • Student mentors • Careers service • Chaplaincy and faith support. Destination St George’s, University of London
  18. 18. For more information on the halls of residence, visit: www.intohigher.com/sgul/accommodation 18 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017  Shared kitchen facilities  Horton Halls  Single study bedroom
  19. 19. 19Destination St George’s, University of London Accommodation Choose to live alongside other students in the University’s student residences, which are within easy reach of the university campus, or in carefully selected homestay housing. HORTON HALLS Horton Halls accommodates almost 500 students from all St George’s programmes, and offers you the chance to mix with British and international students in a diverse and dynamic environment. Just 15 minutes’ walk from the St George’s campus, Horton Halls are equipped with everything you need and are only a short walk to local supermarkets and shops. These residences offer en suite, single study bedrooms, sharing a well-equipped kitchen and dining area, with specially designed ground-floor accommodation for wheelchair users. Two spacious common rooms each contain comfortable chairs and a large television, while internet access is provided to all units. You will also have access to on-site laundry facilities and a 24-hour security-staffed reception. HOMESTAY Homestay accommodation provides you with a ‘home-away-from-home’. INTO St George’s has a variety of homestay options, ranging from bed and breakfast to self catering, with locations throughout London. OTHER ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS Furzedown Student Village Furzedown Student Village is located in Tooting, about 20 minutes’ walk from St George’s. Recently refurbished to a high specification, it boasts 263 en suite, single study rooms, all with upgraded facilities and a well-equipped shared kitchen area. Fast Wi-Fi access is included, as well as access to a large shared common room, quiet study area, on-site gym, laundry facilities and a 24/7 security warden. The University of London All students at INTO St George’s also have access to accommodation services run by the University of London, which has eight intercollegiate halls of residence, located in central London. Here, St George’s students have the opportunity to mix with those from the University of London colleges. For more information, visit: www.halls.london.ac.uk Private accommodation The University of London Housing Services also offer advice to students seeking accommodation in the private sector. Offer holders considering private accommodation in London can contact the St George’s accommodation office via email: accommodation@sgul.ac.uk “Horton Halls is a home away from home. Spending time in the common room playing table tennis, pool or Nintendo Wii can be a great stress reliever. We live like a family, supporting each other through hard times and celebrating success together.” Abdul, Pakistan
  20. 20. 20 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017 A local community in the heart of the city Tooting offers the best of both worlds. Small enough to maintain a friendly atmosphere, but close enough to the bright lights of central London, you will benefit from everything the capital has to offer, while living in a busy, local community. CULTURALLY VIBRANT, EXCITING AND DIVERSE Located in south-west London and home to a large student community, Tooting’s multicultural diversity is reflected in the shops, restaurants and wide range of local facilities you’ll find right on your doorstep, from big-name clothing stores and supermarkets, to specialist boutiques. LEISURE TIME If you’re looking to go for a bite to eat or for a drink, you’ll find an excellent selection of restaurants, cafés and pubs, offering cuisines from around the world. Nearby, you’ll also find many small parks and areas to relax in, as well as Tooting Bec lido, the UK’s largest outdoor swimming pool. Neighbouring Wimbledon and Kingston can be reached easily by bus, as can Wandsworth Common and Tooting Bec Common, which is just a 10 minute journey from student halls. LONDON ON YOUR DOORSTEP With excellent transport links including an underground station, a train station and multiple bus routes, you can easily be in the heart of the city in just 20 minutes. London offers countless opportunities for entertainment, world-class sports facilities at the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park, and a superb choice of internationally-renowned museums and art galleries. Home to more international students than any other city in the world, London provides a truly international experience and the chance to develop a global network of friends. LIVING EXPENSES (INCLUDING FOOD, ACCOMMODATION, BOOKS, LAUNDRY, ETC) While studying in the UK While studying in the US £955–£1,147 per month £597–£717 per month Estimated additional fees Travel to the UK: £478–£717 per trip Insurance: from £357–£393 for 12 months Textbooks: £478 (optional) USMLE exam fees (Medicine students*): for the latest information visit: www.ecfmg.org/fees For more information on the cost of living, visit: www.sgul.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/living-costs * Does not apply to Biomedical Science (International) BSc (Hons) students.
  21. 21. 20 minutes to get from Tooting to central London by the Underground “The thing I like most about living in Tooting is the diversity; there are so many people living here from different countries. I also like the fact that it has everything you need, from food to clothes.” Rahman, India 21Destination St George’s, University of London  Excellent transport links  A vibrant community  Tooting Underground Station
  22. 22. “In skills class we talk a lot about the NHS, and the videos we watch are really helpful – you can see the reality of the NHS and watch healthcare professionals at work.” 22 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017 Munsef from Libya studied the International Foundation in Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences, and is applying to study International Medicine (BSc/MBBS) at St George’s, University of London. Find out more about his story. My Life at INTO UNIVERSITY-STYLE TEACHING We had lots of different kinds of classes at INTO – lectures, seminars, workshops and practical sessions. We also had guest lectures from doctors about their experiences. Overall I’d say Chemistry was my favourite class, because it’s always challenging; there’s lots of ideas and new things to learn. I also enjoyed testing my hypotheses in the practical labs sessions.
  23. 23. www.instagram.com/intosgul www.facebook.com/into.sgul FIND OTHER STUDENT EXPERIENCES “Guest lectures from practising doctors are amazing – listening to someone’s experiences is totally different to just reading about them.” 23Destination St George’s, University of London SOCIAL LIFE I enjoyed the social activities that INTO put on. Ice-skating at Hyde Park was the best experience; it’s not exactly my strong point, but it was great fun! I’m also looking forward to the INTO football tournament with the other Centres in London. NEW OPPORTUNITIES I had loads of new opportunities to enhance my skills at INTO. Volunteering in particular was great for me, and I volunteered at two different places: FoodCycle, helping to prepare free meals for those in need; and as a mentor to two students with special educational needs, which was amazing, but very challenging. I’d never worked with anyone who had autism before, so that was a new experience. I learned a lot more about it, which will be useful if I come across it again in my future career. LIVING AWAY FROM HOME Living away from home you learn something new every day. You recognise your strengths and weaknesses. Above all, I learned to take responsibility for myself, and my studies. I had to develop independent living skills, like setting priorities, planning and making sure I had time to enjoy myself and hang out with friends.
  24. 24. About our courses In 2000 St George’s introduced the 4-year Graduate entry medical degree
  25. 25. Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK Ranked among the Top 50 UK universities (Guardian University Guide 2016) Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK Ranked among the Top 50 UK universities (Guardian University Guide 2016)
  26. 26. 26 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017 Choosing your course INTO St George’s, University of London offers a wide range of academic programmes designed specifically for international students. The International Foundation programme will help prepare you for entry to a medical or biomedical degree, and acclimatise you to living and studying in a UK university environment. “As the Academic Director for the INTO St George’s, University of London International Foundation, I am responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the programme are of the highest quality.” Cheddiann Ishmael, Academic Director For more information about our courses, please visit: www.intohigher.com/sgul/courses
  27. 27. PROGRESSION ROUTES The chart below gives you an overview of all of our courses to help you see which programmes will be suitable for you. Please refer to the course description pages for full details. 27About our courses *Clinical training will take place in the UK and US (2 years in the US for US and Canadian citizens; other passport holders may spend 1 year in the UK and 1 year in the US if unable to access the US for two years owing to visa restrictions) Progression subject to academic plus additional selection criteria Progression subject to academic criteria Those with a first degree Doctor Biomedical Scientist Those without a first degree Biomedical Scientist Biomedical Science Year 1 Graduate Medicine Year 1 Medicine Year 1 Biomedical Science Year 2 Clinical Transition Year 2 Medicine Year 2 Clinical Training* Year 3 Clinical Transition Year 3 Clinical Training* Year 4 International Foundation Option for professional training in physiotherapy or diagnostic radiography Clinical Training* Year 5 Clinical Training* Year 6 BSc Year 4 Clinical Training* Year 6 Clinical Training* Year 5 Biomedical Science Year 3 Clinical Transition Year 4
  28. 28. This six-year programme aims to meet the high demand for qualified doctors by offering a combined Bachelor’s and medical degree programme for those with A-level or equivalent qualifications wishing to progress directly into medical training. International Medicine (BSc/MBBS) PROGRAMME OVERVIEW This programme is ideal for those graduating from high school with a view to following a medical career. The aim of the programme is to produce medical graduates with the essential knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes required to practise medicine competently and professionally in a patient-centred, multi-professional environment, and to equip you for a career of life-long learning and professional development. WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THE PROGRAMME? This is a truly innovative programme with a strong focus on interprofessional training and clinical placements right from the beginning. The curriculum provides an emphasis on professional and clinical practice with guided support towards the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). Additionally, the programme makes innovative use of virtual patients and virtual clinics to supplement the more experiential, hands-on clinical practice. PROGRAMME DETAILS The first four years are based at St George’s, University of London. This comprises clinical science in Years 1 and 2 utilising a Case Based Learning curriculum, supplemented by lectures and small group learning. In Year 3 you transition into clinical practice with a Problem Based Learning curriculum, representing a shift in emphasis from structured to self-directed learning. In Year 4, you complete a year of biomedical science, and focus on a medical research project. At the end of this year you obtain a BSc (Honours) in Science. During this year you will also be preparing for the final two years (Years 5 and 6), which are spent in clinical practice in the United States (US and Canadian citizens) or in the UK and US (other citizens, dependent on US visa status) at INTO St George’s, University of London affiliated clinical training sites. CLINICAL ATTACHMENTS There will be 15 weeks of clinical attachments during the transitional clinical practice year in hospitals and general practices in London and the surrounding area. These give students a firm grounding for further clinical rotations in the US (US and Canadian citizens) or in the UK and US (dependent on US visa status), and will also allow students to have an insight into the National Health Service (NHS), one of the best healthcare delivery systems in the world. In this year you will also sit Step 1 of the USMLE. 28 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017
  29. 29. 29About our courses Key programme facts Start date September 2016 Programme length 6 years (full time) Location of study Years 1–4: St George’s, University of London campus in south-west London, and attached hospitals and General (Family) Practice. Years 5–6: US or UK clinical site. US or Canadian citizens will spend two years in the US; other passport holders may spend Year 5 in the UK and Year 6 in the US if unable to access the US for two years owing to visa restrictions. Class hours Notional 40 hour learning week with approximately 20 hours’ contact teaching per week. Age requirement Minimum age 16 NOTE: Students must be at least 18 years of age in order to undertake certain clinical placements, for example, paediatrics. Academic entry requirements An average of a grade A across 8 GCSE/iGCSEs, to include Mathematics, Biology and Chemistry (or Double Award Sciences), and English Language at a minimum of grade B. If you studied under an educational system that did not include GCSEs we will consider your academic record at the equivalent stage and Overall score of 75% in the International Foundation in Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences, with a minimum of 68% in Academic English, and no less than 60% in any module or High school qualifications equivalent to UK A-level grades of AAA, to include Biology and Chemistry (if a fourth A or AS level is taken, a minimum of grade B must be achieved) or International Baccalaureate with grades of 666 at Higher Level and 666 at Standard Level to include Biology, Chemistry, English and Mathematics. One of Biology and Chemistry must be taken to Higher Level. English language entry requirement Students who graduate from an English medium university and whose native language is English are exempt from this requirement. For students who are not exempt from this requirement: IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 7.0 in writing and no less than 6.5 in any other subskill) or equivalent. The University accepts a wide range of alternative English language tests. Please visit our website for further details. Additional entry requirements Applicants will be assessed on the quality of their written application, their work or voluntary experience, their performance in the UKCAT examination, and their performance in the medical selection Multi Mini Interview (MMI). UKCAT requirements: a minimum score of 500 in each of the four sections of the test. Please note that a good score in one section cannot compensate for a poor score in another. Acceptance on the programme is also subject to satisfactory police and health clearance. NOTE: This programme is exclusively for international students, and applications from UK and EU citizens/residents who would normally be considered as ‘home’ students under UK legislation will not be considered. For course dates and prices, see page 70
  30. 30. 30 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017 PROGRAMME OUTCOMES At the conclusion of the programme you will have: • a knowledge and understanding of the sciences underlying medical practices in relation to the individual and their place in society as a whole • demonstrated proficiency in basic clinical skills • acquired and demonstrated necessary attitudes to achieve high standards of medical practice and patient care. You will also acquire the following additional skills and experiences: • teaching, including presentation and mentoring • personal/time/resource management • ability to work within a team • record keeping • understanding of the principles of audit • IT and information literacy. As a result of these experiences and learning environments you will also be able to demonstrate: • psychological robustness with ability for self-care • a realistic grasp of your own limitations • adaptability and ability to cope with change and uncertainty • open-mindedness • motivation for learning • sensitivity to cultural issues. ACADEMIC CONTENT The programme is underpinned by four themes: • Basic and Clinical Sciences • Patient and Doctor • Community and Population Health • Personal and Professional Development. Basic and Clinical Sciences is the largest theme in terms of its content, as it incorporates the majority of the factual knowledge students require to qualify. However, all four themes are of equal importance in equipping you for a professional life as a medical practitioner. THE BSc YEAR Year 4 provides advanced coverage of a variety of topics and the opportunity to undertake in-depth research, resulting in the award of a Bachelor of Science degree (with Honours). You will be supervised by academic and research staff in the individual research laboratories and at other sessions within St George’s, University of London. You choose from a variety of taught courses (examples previously offered given below) and will be able to undertake your research project in a related area: • Biology of Cancer • Clinical Aspects of Birth Defects • Clinical Aspects of Cancer Genetics • Clinically Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy • Clinical Neuroscience • Cloning, Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine • Development and Disease • Diagnostic Microbiology • Genes and Gene Expression in Eukaryotic Cells • Health Psychology • Human Genetics • Human Cardiovascular and Respiratory Pharmacology • Images of Anatomy • Immunity and Infection • Leadership in Disaster Medicine • Learning and Teaching: Student and Professional • Medical Ethics and Law • Therapeutics: Protein to Patient.
  31. 31. 31About our courses APPROACHES TO LEARNING The curriculum adopts a learner-centred approach where the emphasis is on both learning and teaching. The overall objective is to increase your understanding and your skills. Starting with a structured approach to learning that incorporates clinical placements, the approach shifts in emphasis through the clinical transition year (Year 3) towards a more self-directed model, reflecting your development as a learner. The methods of learning devised to help you include: The learning week Case Based and Problem Based Learning around a central case as a starting point to allow you to understand the relevance of your learning to your future clinical practice as a doctor. Other learning activities, such as lectures, lab work, clinical demonstrations, clinical and communication skills, medical law and ethics, are related to the week’s central case. Directed self-learning Where the teacher sets objectives but you take responsibility for deciding how and when to achieve them, thus ensuring you are an active participant. Stimulating Teaching methods and teacher roles are designed to stimulate enquiry, not be a substitute for it. Integrated Giving clinical relevance to all that you learn, as well as making the process of learning relevant and interesting. This ensures that clinical skills and practice are underpinned by a rigorous understanding of the basic sciences in a way that encourages ‘deep learning’. Clear learning objectives To act as a means of communication between programme organisers, teachers and yourself, and allow co-ordination between programme outcome, what is taught, and the assessment of learning. Spiral curriculum Designed to help you revisit, deepen and extend your knowledge, skills and understanding, reinforcing material previously covered, and allowing you to progressively build on skills. THE PROGRAMME IS SUB-DIVIDED INTO THE FOLLOWING SIX MODULES: • Reproduction and Development • Child Health (Paediatrics) • Obstetrics and Gynaecology • Sexual Health • Ageing • Death Life Cycle • Musculoskeletal system, including connective tissue • Rheumatology • Orthopedics • Traumatology • Plastic Surgery • Skin and Dermatology Life Structure • Nutrition • Alimentary System, including liver • Gastroenterology • Endocrinology • Renal Medicine • Urology Life Maintenance • Cardiorespiratory system • Cardiology/ Cardiovascular Surgery • Respiratory Medicine • ENT Life Support • Immunology • Infection • Haematology • Oncology • Preventive Medicine • Public Health Medicine Life Protection • Nervous system • Neurology/ Neurosurgery • Vision and Ophthalmology • Psychiatry • Psychology Life Control
  32. 32. 32 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017 AFTER GRADUATION The International Medicine Programme is designed for students with the intention of pursuing post- graduate residency training and medical practice in the United States, Canada and their home country, rather than in the UK. HOW IS THE PROGRAMME VALIDATED AND RECOGNISED? The programme is validated and quality assured by St George’s, University of London. Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of a BSc (Honours) and an MBBS degree from St George’s Hospital Medical School, a constituent college of the University of London, allowing for direct progression into professional medical practice. The clinical years take place in the UK and United States at INTO St George’s, University of London affiliated clinical training sites and students are prepared for the USMLE.
 POSTGRADUATE FOUNDATION TRAINING AND BEYOND At the end of the undergraduate course 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 course through the UK Foundation Programme Office selection scheme, which allocates these posts to graduates on a competitive basis. So far, 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. In addition the GMC is currently considering whether to introduce a formal assessment that all doctors would need to pass in order to be granted full registration. Although no firm 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 will need to pass parts of a new UK Medical Licensing Assessment before the GMC will grant them Registration with a Licence to Practise. While the St George’s Hospital Medical School MBBS is recognised by many different countries, applicants are advised to check with their own individual national or state authority if they aspire to practise in their home country.
  33. 33. 33About our courses SAMPLE TIMETABLE Time/Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9.00– 10.30 Case Based Learning Tutorial Lecture – The ageing heart and lungs Lecture – Elder abuse Anatomy (dissection) – Neuroanatomy revision Lecture – Pharmacology and older people 10.30– 12.00 Expert Forum (QA session on previous week’s CBL case) Lecture – The ageing GI tract and skin Lecture – Language in people with disabilities Tutorial – Communicating with people with disabilities Lecture – Infection and immunity Lunch 13.00– 15.00 Student Selected Component (SSC) GP visit Afternoon free for sport/societies and/or private study Clinical skills – Fall assessment Lecture – The ageing brain 15.00– 17.00 Communication skills – interviewing patients Lecture – Dementia SAMPLE WEEK – BSc/MBBS (YEARS 1 AND 2) Each week, lectures and clinical sessions complement a case, so that teaching takes place in context and enhances learning of clinical medicine and basic science. PROGRAMME TIMELINE The following timeline illustrates the educational pathway of students on our International Medicine (BSc/MBBS) programme. * US or Canadian citizens will spend two years in the US; other passport holders may spend Year 5 in the UK and Year 6 in the US, if unable to access the US for two years owing to visa restrictions. Student witha High School/ Secondary School Diploma INTERNATIONAL MEDICINE (BSc/MBBS) Begin studiesat INTO St George’s USMLE Step 1 BSc degree USMLE Step 2 ECFMG Certification, Residency and USMLE Step 3 Year 4: Study in the UK • Year 4: BScProject Year Years 5 and 6: Study in the UK or US* • Year 5: Clinical training • Year 6: Clinical training MBBS degreeYears 1–3: Study in the UK • Year 1: Clinical Sciences • Year 2: Clinical Sciences • Year 3: Clinical transition year
  34. 34. 2013 Arrived at INTO St George’s, University of London “I don’t think that if I had applied to other medical schools having done A-level I would have been able to progress to Medicine. The International Foundation gave me a better chance of getting into Medicine than the alternative routes.” Sandy, Egypt
  35. 35. 2014 Completed International Foundation 2014 Progressed to International Medicine (BSc/MBBS) at St George’s, University of London
  36. 36. This four-year Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) programme aims to meet the high demand for qualified doctors while enabling graduates of any discipline to pursue a medical career. Making use of the innovative Problem Based Learning (PBL) approach to education, this programme places students at the centre of their own learning. International Graduate Medicine (MBBS) PROGRAMME OVERVIEW The aim of the programme is to produce medical graduates with the essential knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes required to practise medicine competently and professionally in a patient-centred, multi-professional environment, and to equip you for a career of lifelong learning and professional development. By using a PBL curriculum, the programme expertly incorporates virtual patients and virtual clinics into the learning process to supplement the more experiential, hands-on clinical practice. In particular, the course provides a strong emphasis on professional and clinical practice with guided support towards the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE). PROGRAMME DETAILS The first two years are spent at St George’s, University of London, comprising clinical science in Year 1 and transitional clinical practice in Year 2. There will be 15 weeks of clinical attachments during the transitional clinical practice year in hospitals and General (Family) Practices in London and the surrounding areas. These give students a firm grounding for further clinical rotations in the US (US and Canadian citizens) or in the UK and US (other passport holders), and will also allow students to have an insight into the National Health Service (NHS), one of the best healthcare delivery systems in the world. The final two years (Years 3 and 4) are spent in clinical practice in the United States (US and Canadian citizens) or in the UK and US (other citizens, dependent on US visa status) at INTO St George’s, University of London affiliated clinical training sites. 36 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017
  37. 37. 37About our courses Key programme facts Start date August 2016 Programme length 4 years (full time) Location of study Years 1 and 2: St George’s, University of London campus in south-west London, and attached hospitals and General (Family) Practice. Years 3 and 4: US or UK clinical site. US or Canadian citizens will spend two years in the US; other passport holders may spend Year 3 in the UK and Year 4 in the US if unable to access the US for two years owing to visa restrictions. Class hours Notional 40 hour learning week with approximately 20 hours’ contact teaching per week. Age requirement Minimum age 16 NOTE: Students must be at least 18 years of age in order to undertake certain clinical placements, for example, Paediatrics. Academic entry requirements A degree in any subject at a level equivalent to a lower second class Bachelor’s honours in the UK system. A higher score in the GAMSAT/MCAT test may be required from applicants with the equivalent of a lower second class honours degree. Please contact us for more details. English language entry requirement Students who graduate from an English medium university and whose native language is English are exempt from this requirement. For students who are not exempt from this requirement: IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 7.0 in writing and no less than 6.5 in any other subskill) or equivalent. The University accepts a wide range of alternative English language tests. Please visit our website for further details Additional entry requirements Applicants will be assessed on the quality of their written UCAS application, their work or voluntary experience, their performance in the MCAT or GAMSAT examination, and their performance in the medical selection Multi Mini Interview (MMI). A higher test score in the GAMSAT/MCAT test may be required from applicants with the equivalent of a lower second class honors degree; please contact us for more details. Minimum MCAT score: 24. Please contact us for details of the MCAT entry requirement for tests taken later than January 2015. Minimum GAMSAT score: 55 overall with a minimum of 50 in each section. Acceptance on the programme is also subject to satisfactory police and health clearance. NOTE: This programme is exclusively for international students, and applications from UK and EU citizens/residents who would normally be considered as ‘home’ students under UK legislation will not be considered. For course dates and prices, see page 70
  38. 38. 38 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017 WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THE PROGRAMME? At the conclusion of the programme you will have: • a knowledge and understanding of the sciences underlying medical practices in relation to the individual and their place in society as a whole • demonstrated proficiency in basic clinical skills • acquired and demonstrated necessary attitudes to achieve high standards of medical practice and patient care. You will also acquire the following additional skills and experiences: • teaching, including presentation and mentoring • personal/time/resource management • ability to work within a team • IT literacy, information literacy and record keeping • understanding of the principles of audit. As a result of these experiences and learning environments you will also be able to demonstrate: • psychological robustness with ability for self-care • a realistic grasp of your own limitations • adaptability and ability to cope with change and uncertainty • open-mindedness • motivation for learning • sensitivity to cultural issues. ACADEMIC CONTENT The programme is underpinned by four themes: • Basic and Clinical Sciences • Patient and Doctor • Community and Population Health • Personal and Professional Development. Basic and Clinical Sciences is the largest theme in terms of its content, as it incorporates the majority of the factual knowledge students require to qualify. However, all four themes are of equal importance in equipping the student for a professional lifetime as a medical practitioner. APPROACHES TO LEARNING The curriculum adopts a learner-centred approach, where the emphasis is on both learning and teaching. The overall objective is to increase your understanding and your skills. Methods of learning have been devised to help you in a structured and effective way, including: Problem Based Learning Focusing on a central case as a starting point to allow you to understand the relevance of your learning to your future clinical practice as a doctor. Other learning activities, such as lectures, lab work, clinical demonstrations, clinical and communication skills, medical law and ethics, are related to the week’s central case. Directed self-learning Where the tutor sets objectives but you take responsibility for deciding how and when to achieve them, thus ensuring you are an active participant. Stimulating Teaching methods and tutor roles are designed to stimulate inquiry, not be a substitute for it. Integrated Giving clinical relevance to all that you learn, as well as making the process of learning relevant and interesting. This ensures that clinical skills and practice are underpinned by a rigorous understanding of the basic sciences in a way that encourages ‘deep learning’. Clear learning objectives To act as a means of communication between programme organisers, tutors and yourself, and allow co-ordination between programme outcome, what is taught, and the assessment of learning. Spiral curriculum Designed to help you revisit, deepen and extend your knowledge, skills and understanding, reinforcing materials previously covered, and allowing you to progressively build on skills.
  39. 39. THE PROGRAMME IS SUB-DIVIDED INTO THE FOLLOWING SIX MODULES: 39About our courses • Reproduction and Development • Child Health (Paediatrics) • Obstetrics and Gynaecology • Sexual Health • Ageing • Death Life Cycle • Musculoskeletal system, including connective tissue • Rheumatology • Orthopedics • Traumatology • Plastic Surgery • Skin and Dermatology Life Structure • Nutrition • Alimentary System, including liver • Gastroenterology • Endocrinology • Renal Medicine • Urology Life Maintenance • Cardiorespiratory system • Cardiology/ Cardiovascular Surgery • Respiratory Medicine • ENT Life Support • Immunology • Infection • Haematology • Oncology • Preventive Medicine • Public Health Medicine Life Protection • Nervous system • Neurology/ Neurosurgery • Vision and Ophthalmology • Psychiatry • Psychology Life Control * US or Canadian citizens will spend two years in the US; other passport holders may spend Year 3 in the UK and Year 4 in the US if unable to access the US for two years owing to visa restrictions. Student with a Bachelor’s degree or higher INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE MEDICINE (MBBS) Begin studiesat INTO St George’s USMLE Step 1 USMLE Step 2 ECFMG Certification, Residency and USMLE Step 3 Years 1 and 2: Study in the UK • Year 1: Basic medical science • Year 2: Clinicaltransition year Years 3 and 4: Study in the UK or US* • Year 3: Clinical training • Year 4: Clinical training MBBS degree PROGRAMME TIMELINE The following timeline illustrates the educational pathway of students on our International Graduate Medicine (MBBS) programme.
  40. 40. 40 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017 AFTER GRADUATION The International Medicine Programme is designed for students with the intention of pursuing post- graduate residency training and medical practice in the United States, Canada and their home country, rather than in the UK. HOW IS THE PROGRAMME VALIDATED AND RECOGNISED? The programme is validated and quality assured by St George’s, University of London. Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of an MBBS degree from St George’s Hospital Medical School, a constituent college of the University of London, allowing for direct progression into professional medical practice. The clinical years take place in the UK or US at INTO St George’s, University of London affiliated clinical-training sites and students are prepared for the USMLE. POSTGRADUATE FOUNDATION TRAINING AND BEYOND At the end of the undergraduate course 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 course through the UK Foundation Programme Office selection scheme, which allocates these posts to graduates on a competitive basis. So far, 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. In addition the GMC is currently considering whether to introduce a formal assessment that all doctors would need to pass in order to be granted full registration. Although no firm 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 will need to pass parts of a new UK Medical Licensing Assessment before the GMC will grant them Registration with a Licence to Practise. While the St George’s MBBS is recognised by many different countries, applicants are advised to check with their own individual national or state authority if they aspire to practise in their home country.
  41. 41. SAMPLE WEEK – GRADUATE MBBS (YEAR 1) Each week, lectures and clinical sessions complement a case, so that teaching and learning takes place in context and enhances learning in clinical medicine and basic science. SAMPLE TIMETABLE Time/Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9.00– 10.00 Problem Based Learning Tutorial Lecture – Psychology of ageing Self-directed learning Problem Based Learning Tutorial Lecture – Asking permission and keeping confidentiality 10.00– 11.00 Lecture – Theories of ageing Lecture – Introduction to nutrition and nutritional deficiency 11.00– 12.00 Lecture – Looking after older people in the community Lecture – Depression and bereavement Lunch 13.00– 15.00 Family Planning visits Clinical Skills – Principles of manual handling GP Visits – Older person home visits Self-directed learning Self-directed learning15.00– 17.00 Communication Skills – Communication with older people 41About our courses “Within our first two weeks we had already met a patient and performed an examination on them with the help of a supervising doctor. Learning in a hospital environment will help us excel as doctors further down the track because we have been exposed to the challenges many medical students do not get until later in their learning.” James, Australia
  42. 42. 42 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017 International Clinical Placements and USMLE preparation Enrolled students in our International Medicine (BSc/MBBS) and International Graduate Medicine (MBBS) programmes will experience clinical placements in the UK and the US. CLINICAL PLACEMENTS By experiencing clinical placements in different countries, our students will gain a strong understanding of international healthcare systems and differing models of medical care and treatment. The first UK clinical placements will take place during Years 1 to 3 of the International Medicine and Years 1 and 2 of the International Graduate Medicine MBBS programmes. These will be held in St George’s Hospital, as well as other hospitals in London and the surrounding areas. In Year 3 (International Graduate Medicine) and Year 5 (International Medicine), core clerkships cover the following subjects: • Geriatrics • Medicine • Neurology • Obstetrics/Gynaecology • Paediatrics • Psychiatry • Surgery. In Year 4 (International Graduate Medicine) and Year 6 (International Medicine) students will take: • Advanced Clinical Practice – 1-week course • Critical Care and Anaesthesia – 4-week core placement • Emergency Medicine – 4-week core placement • Sub-Internship Medicine – 5-week placement • Sub-Internship Surgery – 5-week placement • Sub-Internship Family Practice – 5-week placement • Public Health – 2-week placement • Special Study module – 5-week placement • Elective – 5-week placement. Students have the opportunity to complete electives in the US, UK and around the world. The clinical placement years also incorporate revision, examination and teaching sessions. OUR OUTGOING ELECTIVE STUDENTS COMPLETED ELECTIVES IN 49 COUNTRIES, SUCH AS: Argentina Australia Bangladesh Belize Bolivia Borneo Brunei Cambodia Canada China Columbia Cuba Ecuador Fiji Ghana Guatemala Hong Kong India Iraq Israel Jamaica Japan Kenya Malawi Malaysia Malta Nepal New Zealand Nigeria Pakistan Peru Philippines Poland Papua New Guinea Qatar Russia Singapore Solomon Islands South Africa Sri Lanka Sweden Tanzania Thailand Trinidad and Tobago Uganda United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Zimbabwe
  43. 43. 43About our courses CLINICAL PLACEMENTS IN THE US Our clinical placement site at Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Huntington, West Virginia, is centered around a medical school with strong ties to local, affiliated health care facilities. The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (www.acgme.org) accredits its residency programmes in Family Practice; Internal Medicine; Medicine/Pediatrics; Obstetrics and Gynecology; Orthopedic Surgery; Pediatrics; Psychiatry and General Surgery. The school is adjacent to Cabell Huntington Hospital, a regional referral centre and teaching hospital with over 300 beds and a number of specialised care centres. Our other clinical placement site, Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) at Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (International Graduate Medicine Programme), is the largest freestanding academic medical centre in Philadelphia, and Jefferson University Physicians is a multi-speciality practice consisting of over 650 SKMC full-time faculty. Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals and Jefferson University Physicians are partners in providing the highest-quality clinical care. Further clinical placement sites are in development; ask your INTO St George’s representative for details. ELECTIVES In addition to clinical placements in the UK and US, students will have the opportunity to complete electives in the UK, US or around the world. USMLE EXAMS AND RESIDENCY ADVISING We have incorporated test preparation for the United States Medical Licensing Exams (USMLE) and advice on residency opportunities into the programme, so students will have the support needed to be successful. The USMLE are a series of exams taken by all students who are looking to become licensed to practise medicine in the US. The USMLE covered and taken during the programme are: USMLE Step 1, USMLE Step 2 Clinical Knowledge (CK) and USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS). The Step 1 exam focuses on basic sciences and a passing score on this exam is required to progress on to clinical placements in the US. Step 2 CK assesses a student’s clinical knowledge and Step 2 CS assesses standard-patient clinical skills. Most students will take the Step 2 exams during their final year of clinical placements. The Step 3 exam is not included in our curriculum as this is a postgraduate clinical skills assessment and is generally taken during the first year of postgraduate training in a residency programme To help students prepare for their USMLE exams during our program, we will use comprehensive basic science papers and practice-discipline-specific (‘shelf’) exams. All international medical graduates (IMGs) must be certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) in order to move on in the residency application process. ECFMG certification requires passing test scores on the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS exams, and a valid medical degree. The MBBS programme is approved for ECFMG certification. Throughout all years of study, students will also have access to a local INTO St George’s adviser who will provide guidance about the exams, and residency application process. For students looking to return to Canada to go through the residency system there instead of staying in the US, preparing for and taking the USMLE will also be of value and residency advice about the Canadian system will be provided. To learn more about the USMLE exams and ECFMG visit: www.usmle.org and www.ecfmg.org For more information about the Canadian residency process please visit: www.carms.ca and www.mcc.ca/home For more information about placements, visit: www.intohigher.com/ sgul/placements
  44. 44. 2014 Applied for International Graduate Medicine “What I especially like about the International Graduate Medicine programme is the curriculum. It’s structured around problems and cases, not just memorisation, so we are challenged to develop a broad range of skills: intellectual, practical, social and clinical.” Karen, USA
  45. 45. 2014 Arrived at INTO St George’s, University of London 2015 Completed Year 1 (clinical science) and began Year 2 (transitional clinical practice)
  46. 46. 46 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017 This three-year programme covers the whole range of biological sciences that underpin medicine. The course is distinctive in that it is offered in a medical environment and is therefore well placed to emphasise the wide range of modern developments in medicine and the biomedical field. The course comprises a mixture of academic and practical training aimed at preparing and equipping you for a wide range of careers. Biomedical Science (International) BSc (Hons) WHY CHOOSE THIS PROGRAMME? Based at one of the oldest medical schools in the UK, on a site shared with one of the country’s largest and busiest hospitals, the learning environment offered is unique, ensuring interprofessional teaching in a healthcare specialist university. One particular feature of this programme is that, on successful completion, there is an opportunity for the best performing students to progress into the Clinical Transition year of the International Graduate Medicine (MBBS) programme. Students would then complete one year of clinical practice in London, and a further two clinical practice years in the United States (US and Canadian citizens) or in the UK and US (other citizens, dependent on US visa status) at INTO St George’s, University of London affiliated clinical training sites, in order to qualify as a doctor. WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THE PROGRAMME? In the first two years, much of our programme content is shared with that of the medical programme, with additional specific modules for biomedical science students. These offer a broad coverage of topics in the biomedical field, ranging from fundamental aspects of cell and molecular biology, through systems-based anatomy, physiology and pharmacology, to advanced basic science and clinical laboratory techniques. The overall aim is to equip you for the specialised units in the final year. The final year provides in-depth study of a wide range of modern topics in the biomedical field, with the opportunity for specialisation according to your interests and future career intentions. The expected outcome is to provide you with up-to- date, advanced knowledge of a selected choice of subjects, grouped according to your specific career goal. A further aim is to develop your skills in practical laboratory work, the use of computers and the application of information technology to biomedical topics. A variety of teaching methods are used throughout the three years of the course. In addition to lectures and laboratory practicals you will access tutorial teaching, self-directed learning schemes, and computer-assisted learning programmes.
  47. 47. 47About our courses Key programme facts Start date September 2016 Programme length 3 years (full time) Class hours Notional 40 hour learning week with approximately 20 hours’ contact teaching per week Age requirement Minimum age 16 Academic requirements 8 GCSE/iGCSEs at grades A*-C, to include Mathematics, English Language, Biology and Chemistry (or Double Award Sciences) at grade B or above. If you studied under an educational system that did not include GCSEs we will consider your academic record at the equivalent stage and Overall score of 60% in the International Foundation in Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences, with a minimum of 68% in Academic English, 60% in Biology and Chemistry, and no less than 50% in any other module or High school qualifications equivalent to UK A-level grades of ABB to include Biology and Chemistry or International Baccalaureate with grades of 655 at Higher Level and 555 at Standard Level – Biology and Chemistry must both be taken to higher level, and Mathematics (or Maths Studies) and English are both required to at least Standard Level. English language entry requirement Students who graduate from an English medium university and whose native language is English are exempt from this requirement. For students who are not exempt from this requirement: IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of 7.0 in writing and no less than 6.5 in any other subskill) or equivalent. The university accepts a wide range of alternative English language tests. Please visit our website for further details. Additional entry requirements Applicants will be assessed on the quality of their written application (including personal statement) and may be asked to attend a selection interview. WHERE TO NEXT? Students who successfully complete this programme typically move on to careers in: • Biomedical science • Clinical cytogenetics • Forensic science • Healthcare science, clinical biochemistry • Healthcare science, haematology • Healthcare science, immunology • Microbiology • Toxicology • Biomedical writing/editing • Research and Development • Quality Assurance For course dates and prices, see page 70
  48. 48. 48 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017 HOW IS THE PROGRAMME VALIDATED AND RECOGNISED? The programme is professionally accredited and quality assured by St George’s, University of London. Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of a St George’s Hospital Medical School Bachelor of Science degree (with Honours) with the opportunity to progress into a wide range of scientific careers as well as the opportunity to progress into medical training. PROGRESSION TO MEDICINE It is possible for top performing students on this programme to progress directly into the Clincal Transition Year of the International Graduate Medicine Program (MBBS), subject to: • achieving a minimum of 65% in Year 1; a minimum of 67% in Year 2 • being predicted to achieve a minimum grade of Upper Second Class on graduation • satisfactory performance in the medical selection Multi Mini Interview (MMI). Alternatively, you can progress onto Year 1 of the International Graduate Medicine (MBBS) programme subject to: • achieving a minimum of a Lower Second Class on graduation • satisfactory performance in the GAMSAT or MCAT examination • satisfactory performance in the medical selection Multi Mini Interview (MMI). Acceptance on the International Graduate Medicine (MBBS) programme is subject to satisfactory police and health clearance. ACADEMIC CONTENT Each programme year is divided into two semesters, with the Clinical Science modules run in conjunction with the International Medicine programme. YEAR 1 Semester 1 Biomedical Skills and Technologies 1 This module provides you with direct experience of fundamental techniques used in biomedical laboratories by developing the skills required for design of experiments and data analysis, as well as the critical understanding of scientific literature. Cellular and Molecular Biology 1 This module covers the structure, ultrastructure and function of the living cell, including its major organelles, within the evolutionary context of the differences and similarities between experimental organisms and humans. Clinical Science 1 Part of the Interprofessional Foundation programme in the Health Sciences, this module enables students from all the health disciplines to understand the basic science underlying the practice of their various professions. It covers the structure and function of the body’s systems of life support, life maintenance, life cycle, life structure and life control, and includes an introduction to physiology, pathology, biochemistry and molecular biology, histology, anatomy, neuroscience, mental health, immunology and infection, and haematology. Semester 2 Biomedical Skills and Technologies 2 This module gives you direct experience of molecular biology techniques, as well as the critical interpretation of the associated results, including applications of bioinformatics. Cellular and Molecular Biology 2 This module covers the structure and function of the human genome, and the application of biochemistry, molecular biology and molecular genetics to diagnosis, medical research and biotechnology.
  49. 49. 49About our courses Clinical Science 2 In this module you will cover the structure and function of the major organs and body systems responsible for life support, including the cardiovascular, respiratory, gut, kidney and body fluids, and endocrine systems, as well as the fundamental role of metabolism in health and disease. YEAR 2 Semester 1 Biomedical Skills and Technologies 3 This module provides direct experience of more advanced techniques used in research and diagnostic laboratories. It also offers you the chance to individually research and write a review of a selected topic. Clinical Science 3 In this module you cover the structure and function of the major organs and body systems responsible for life structure and control, in health and disease, as well as the musculoskeletal, skin and nervous systems. Therapeutics and Investigations 1 This module describes the fundamental principles of drug development, and the scientific basis of laboratory technologies used to assess the effect of drugs on physiological function. It also covers a range of investigations of cells, bodily fluids and the whole body. Semester 2 Biomedical Skills and Technologies 4 This module covers the role and function of the pathology laboratories using a case-based, integrated, system-led approach to the study of disease and treatment of disease, including practical experience of relevant techniques. Clinical Science 4 This module covers the structure and function of the major organs and body systems responsible for life cycle and protection, in health and disease. This includes reproduction, growth and development, ageing, infection and immunology, and cancer. Therapeutics and Investigations 2 In this module you cover the investigations designed to distinguish between normal and abnormal states which are performed in the pathology diagnostic specialisms: clinical biochemistry, clinical immunology, haematology and transfusion, cellular pathology and medical microbiology. FINAL YEAR The final year provides advanced coverage of a variety of topics and the opportunity to undertake in-depth research. Your work is supervised by academic and research staff in the individual research laboratories and other units within St George’s, University of London. You choose from a variety of taught courses (examples previously offered given below) and will be able to undertake your research project in a related area: • Biology of Cancer • Clinical Aspects of Birth Defects • Clinical Aspects of Cancer Genetics • Clinically Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy • Clinical Neuroscience • Cloning, Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine • Development and Disease • Diagnostic Microbiology • Genes and Gene Expression in Eukaryotic Cells • Health Psychology • Human Genetics • Human Cardiovascular and Respiratory Pharmacology • Images of Anatomy • Immunity and Infection • Leadership in Disaster Medicine • Learning and Teaching: Student and Professional • Medical Ethics and Law • Therapeutics: Protein to Patient.
  50. 50. 50 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017 This programme will prepare you for applications to the International Medicine (BSc/MBBS), the Biomedical Science (International) BSc (Hons) and other healthcare science programmes. International Foundation Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION? Lasting three terms, this programme combines scientific academic study and study skills with English language support, cultural orientation and specific classes in medical and healthcare professionalism. The programme also includes preparation for the UKCAT entrance exam and medical selection interview that will form part of the selection process for progression onto International Medicine (BSc/MBBS). The qualification also prepares you for training in other professions allied to medicine, such as physiotherapy or radiography. WHY CHOOSE THE PROGRAMME? The programme provides academic preparation in line with that of UK A-levels, with the added benefit of preparation for moving into a professional training programme. Gaining entry to a medical, biomedical or healthcare degree can be exceedingly competitive, so this programme combines academic study with specific support for international students as you move through the admission and selection processes. WHAT IS SPECIAL ABOUT THE PROGRAMME? • Full university status for all students. • Quality assured by St George’s, University of London, one of the oldest medical schools in the UK. • All of the training is provided at St George’s, University of London. • Study on the University campus which shares its site with St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, one of the UK’s largest and busiest hospitals. • Tailored support for international students in preparing for applications to medical and healthcare programmes including interview. • Excellence in pastoral care and support – a friendly and welcoming environment. • Access to numerous St George’s and the University of London Student Union societies and clubs. WHAT IF I DO NOT MEET THE MINIMUM ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS? If you do not meet the minimum English language requirements for direct entry to the three-term Foundation programme, we recommend you take one or more terms of English for University Study at one of our INTO Centres in London. For more information please contact your education counsellor or email: ukes@into.uk.com 95%of Foundation students received an offer for a medicine or biomedical degree at a UK or Irish university in 2014
  51. 51. 51About our courses Key programme facts Start date 19 September 2016 Programme length 3 terms or approximately 9 months Class hours Notional 40 hour learning week with approximately 20 hours’ contact teaching per week Age requirement Minimum age 16 Academic entry requirements Completion of 12 years of schooling (or the local equivalent to meet the same standard) achieving high grades. Please contact your local INTO St George’s representative for details of country specific grade requirements. English language entry requirement IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of IELTS 5.5 in any subskill) or equivalent. If you are applying for a Student Tier 4 visa you must have a IELTS for UKVI to apply for your visa. If you have any questions about this test, our experienced team will be happy to help you. Email your questions to: SELT.Help@into.uk.com “This programme has helped me to get used to the environment of the UK education system. We use technology like Moodle and smart- boards in classes and for self-study, which is fun and interactive. The support from both teachers and my mentor has also helped me.” Mohamed, Libya For course dates and prices, see page 70
  52. 52. 52 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017 HOW IS THE INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION PROGRAMME VALIDATED AND RECOGNISED? The programme is accredited and quality assured by St George’s, University of London. Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of a St George’s Hospital Medical School International Foundation Certificate, with the opportunity to progress onto a degree programme in Medicine, Biomedical Science or a number of other professions allied to medicine. KEY FEATURES Academic content Approximately three quarters of the programme are devoted to the subject based science modules, designed specifically to help you to reach the required academic level to progress onto a medical, biomedical or related degree programme. In addition the programme will develop your academic, study, professional and language skills. Skills development and English language support The essential skills module embeds English language support which is designed to help you reach the required level in academic English and covers reading, writing, speaking and listening. Overall, the module is assessed internally, though you may additionally choose to take an external test such as IELTS. Professionalism and study skills Preparation for university is about more than academic and language support. Students need to identify how they learn, and develop the skills to ensure they are successful, such as note taking, structuring written assignments, group work, and presentation. In preparation for medical, biomedical and healthcare degrees, it is also essential for you to develop the core non-academic competencies necessary when moving into professional training, including organisation and problem solving, initiative and resilience, insight and integrity and empathy. Work experience and volunteering Work experience or volunteering is essential for entry to most medical schools in the UK. Universities want to see evidence of your ability in a variety of behavioural competencies and skills, such as team working, effective communication, empathy, initiative and resilience. Practical experience will also help you to demonstrate that you have an understanding of the context and different cultures in which you will study. We have a network of different opportunities for you with a variety of large and small organisations so that you can develop a comprehensive portfolio of experience to demonstrate your abilities and intercultural understanding. Mentor scheme You will be paired with a current St George’s student who will act as a mentor throughout the year. This mentor will help you settle into university life in the UK, and will also be a key resource in helping prepare for interviews and getting advice on university applications. Academic guidance You will receive support from your tutor on personal and academic issues, including advice on your studies. Assessment Assessment is both formal and informal. Entry to all INTO St George’s, University of London Honours degrees is highly competitive. The process of assessment is not simply to pass or fail students, but to help you improve and build on your success. Marks from the International Foundation programme do not count towards a final degree, but help the University assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.
  53. 53. 53About our courses SAMPLE TIMETABLE Time/Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 9.00–10.00 Biology Chemistry Biology Mathematics Chemistry 10.00– 11.00 Chemistry Mathematics Chemistry Skills Physics Lunch 13.00– 14.00 Physics Biology Activities/Sports/ Voluntary work Chemistry Skills 14.00– 15.00 Skills Chemistry Skills Skills Break 15.30– 16.30 Tutorials Biology Biology Tutorials UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) This online examination tests analytical and critical thinking; vital attributes not only for the study of medicine but also study at university level in the UK. There are five elements to the exam: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, abstract reasoning, decision analysis and situational judgement. INTO St George’s students wishing to progress to medicine will take the test in early July, and we offer intensive preparation starting in early spring, as well as input throughout the academic year to build your analytical and critical thinking skills. Students applying to medical schools where BMAT is required will also be given advice in preparing for their test. For more information visit: www.ukcat.ac.uk Multi-Mini Interviews (MMI) Multi-Mini Interviews combine traditional-style questions with task-based activities, providing a high level of interaction and the opportunity to demonstrate more than just a taught knowledge of the field of medicine. The MMIs assess one or more of the following eight competencies, which have been developed from the General Medical Council’s publication, Tomorrow’s Doctors: • Academic ability and intellect • Empathy • Initiative and resilience • Communication skills • Organisation and problem solving • Team work • Insight and integrity • Effective learning style. A typical week You will be expected to work a nominal 40-hour week, made up of an average of approximately 20 hours of timetabled lessons and 20 hours of self- directed learning. These contact hours will be made up of a combination of lectures, laboratory based work, workshops and tutorials.
  54. 54. 54 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017 INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION PROGRESSION OPTIONS* Degree programmes Award Length of study Skills module grade** Compulsory modules and grades Overall grade Other requirements International Medicine BSc/ MBBS 6 years 68% No less than 60% in all modules 75% In addition to academic grades, applicants will be assessed on the quality of their written application, their work or voluntary experience, their performance in the UKCAT examination, and their performance in the medical selection Multi Mini Interview (MMI) Biomedical Science (International) BSc (Hons) 3 years 68% 60% in the Foundation Biology and Foundation Chemistry modules, and no less than 50% in all other modules 60% In addition to academic grades, applicants will be assessed on the quality of their written application (including work experience) and will be asked to attend a selection interview Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) 3 years 68% 60% in the Foundation Biology module, and no less than 50% in all other modules 65% In addition to academic grades, applicants will be assessed on the quality of their written application, their work or voluntary experience, and their performance in the physiotherapy selection interview Diagnostic Radiography BSc (Hons) 3 years 68% 60% in the Physics module and 50% in all other modules 60% In addition to academic grades, applicants will be assessed on the quality of their written application, their work or voluntary experience, and their performance in the diagnostic radiography selection interview * Students who have previously completed A-levels or an A-level equivalent programme elsewhere, and have not achieved the appropriate grades to apply directly for our degree level programme, may be eligible for the International Foundation in Medical, Biomedical and Health Science. However, these students will be able to progress to Biomedical Science (International) (BSc (Hons)) or Physiotherapy (BSc (Hons)) only, and will be required to achieve progression grades higher than above in order to be considered for their chosen degree programme. Applicants wishing to take this route must meet the standard (pre-A-level) Foundation entry requirements for their country and must have achieved a minimum of CCD or equivalent in their A-levels or equivalent programme. ** Assessment for this requirement is through the Academic English, Study Skills and Professional Development module. For more details please see above. PROGRESSION TO OTHER MEDICAL SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES The International Foundation programme is also recognised as suitable for entry to other UK medical schools and universities. The programme is recognised by other universities for students wishing to progress to medicine, including the University of Liverpool, Hull York Medical School, University of Central Lancashire, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Students may also progress to Biomedical Science degrees at King’s College London, Newcastle University, the University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, as well as other UK and international universities. For more information, contact your INTO St George’s representative. PROGRESSION TO ST GEORGE’S, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON* Satisfactory completion of the International Foundation in Medical, Biomedical and Health Sciences can lead to any of the following options.
  55. 55. 55About our courses MODULE DESCRIPTIONS Detailed descriptions of the modules for the International Foundation are set out below. Academic English, Study Skills and Professional development The skills module, assessed by 100% coursework, is designed to integrate three interdependent strands of learning: Academic Skills: This develops the skills needed in order to deal effectively with academic studies. It covers the structure and conventions of academic writing and develops reading strategies for academic study. In addition it looks at ways to deal with spoken texts such as university lectures as well as developing the ability to take part in academic discussion and give academic presentations. For those who need it, it also focuses on key aspects of the use of English for academic purposes. Study Skills: This is designed to help with the transition needed from a school based learning environment to that of a university one with regard to learning and studying approaches. It will focus on key skills such as time management and learning strategies as well as develop critical and analytical thinking. These skills are not only essential for future study but will also help with the preparation for the UKCAT exam. Professional Skills: This is conducted in collaboration with St George’s, University of London lecturers. It focuses on the aspects and skills needed to succeed as a medical, biomedical or health care sciences degree student, and eventually a medical professional, such as communication skills and an understanding of current medical issues. This part of the module includes an understanding of the application and interview process required including interview techniques and step by step assistance for the UCAS application. The English language development component of the above modules: For those students needing help to reach the required English language level for entry into medical, biomedical or health care sciences degree courses, there will be additional assistance. Students who are having difficulties with certain aspects of their English language will also be offered additional assistance.
  56. 56. 56 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017 Biology This module covers elements of the five basic principles of biology. Cell theory, which states that cells are the fundamental units of life; gene theory as a product of the structure and function of DNA; evolution in terms of genetic variation in populations and inheritance; homeostasis and communication in the regulation of the internal environment; and thermodynamics describing the energy changes in living organisms. Additionally physical and chemical concepts that apply to biology will be taught in order that students have a thorough understanding of the structure, function and integration of organ systems in the body. Detailed knowledge and understanding will be acquired through a range of practical activities such as the microscopic study of cells and tissues, and tutorials which will explore the molecular basis of disease. The module will be delivered in line with the UK curriculum for A-level Biology and will be taught through formal lectures, laboratory experiments and tutorials. Assessments will comprise of both coursework and two written examinations in January and June. Coursework elements include written communication of researched tasks, practical reports and in-class tests. Chemistry In this module you will gain a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. Topics will include atomic structure and theory, the periodic table, chemical bonding, thermodynamics and reaction kinetics, nomenclature, classification, structure and reactions of a range of organic molecules to include alkanes, alkenes, alcohols, carboxylic acids and esters, acids and bases and industrial chemistry. The knowledge gained in the first part of the module will be built on to embed a detailed knowledge of analytical chemistry and electrochemistry. The physiology of the human body is governed by chemical reactions and much of the learning in this module will be carried out by practicals that will be related to specific reactions that take place in the human body. A formal lecture series and wide ranging practical activities and workshops will be used to deliver this module and assessment is carried out by coursework and two written examinations. Coursework assessments will comprise of practical reports and problem-solving exercises and will require significant mathematical ability to calculate and analyse data. Mathematics The aim of the module is to introduce students to the key mathematical concepts and theories relevant to science, particularly: algebra and geometry; differential and integral calculus; trigonometry; logarithms; exponentials; probability and statistics. mathematical knowledge will be applied to analyse and interpret data and there will be significant statistical analysis, calculation, graph interpretation and data analysis in the other science subjects and this module will form the basis for learning and application of such skills. Assessment will comprise of a written examination. Physics This module will convey the fundamental principles of physics and topics will include physical qualities, forces and collisions, waves, radioactivity and nuclear structure, work, energy, power and motion. Individual topics will be tailored and related to medical physics and medicine outlining how physics contributes to modern therapeutic approaches toward tackling of diseases and disorders. Examples of the use of physics, such as radiotherapy and scanning in relation to cancers, MRI and CAT scanning, the use of gamma and X-rays and ultrasound imaging in pregnancy, will be a focus for learning. Assessment will comprise of a written examination.
  57. 57. “During the Foundation, we improve skills that are vital for any doctor or scientist, so it prepares us to succeed in the future.” Basem, United Arab Emirates 57About our courses
  58. 58. Your application Apply for a Foundation course via the forms in this brochure or online Apply online for degree programmes Review of your application Your application Apply for a Foundation course via the forms in this brochure or online Apply online for degree programmes Review of your application
  59. 59. Success at INTO St George’s, University of London Successful applicants will receive an offer letter or be selected for an interview Applicants meet conditions of offer
  60. 60. 60 INTO St George’s, University of London 2016–2017 How to apply for your degree BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE (INTERNATIONAL) BSc (HONS), INTERNATIONAL MEDICINE (BSc/MBBS) AND INTERNATIONAL GRADUATE MEDICINE (MBBS) Application process Applications for Biomedical Science (International) (BSc (Hons)), International Medicine (BSc/MBBS) and International Graduate Medicine (MBBS) can be made online, via the Universities and Colleges Application Service (UCAS) (www.ucas.com). If you have not applied for UK university entry through UCAS, you may also apply directly to us. See our website for details. Please note that these courses are exclusively for international students, and applications from UK and EU citizens/residents who would normally be considered as ‘home’ students under UK legislation will not be considered. Specific academic requirements must be met in order to be invited to interview. The International Medicine (BSc/MBBS) and International Graduate Medicine (MBBS) programmes have additional academic requirements in terms of entry tests. To review the academic requirements for admission please refer to the following pages: • International Medicine (BSc/MBBS) – see page 28 • International Graduate Medicine (MBBS) – see page 36 • Biomedical Science (International) BSc (Hons) – see page 46. If you have any questions about this process, email: ukes@into.uk.com UCAS APPLICATIONS STEP 1: CHOOSING YOUR COURSE Applicants applying via UCAS (www.ucas.com) should use the codes below to ensure your application is received and is submitted for the correct programme of study. Institution code name: SGEO Institution code: S49 International Medicine (BSc/MBBS): course code: A900 International Graduate Medicine (MBBS): course code: A901 Biomedical Science (International) BSc (Hons): course code: J750 Application requirements When completing your application you will be asked to provide/submit the following information: • scanned copy of your official transcripts* • scanned copy of entrance exam score report (medicine programme applicants only)* • voluntary experience/work history • personal statement • one letter of recommendation • UCAS application fee (which is usually around £23). * UCAS applicants should submit these items via email to St George’s Admissions at: intadmissions@sgul.ac.uk Application deadlines: 31 March for International Medicine; 31 May for International Graduate Medicine and Bimoedical Science. An online tutorial of how to use UCAS can be found at: www.ucas.com/ucas/undergraduate/ apply-and-track/filling-your-application
  61. 61. 61Your application St George’s will need your full high school or university transcript in order to assess your application. This can be sent electronically to the St George’s admissions team at intadmissions@sgul.ac.uk once you have submitted your UCAS application. Please quote your UCAS ID number in any correspondence. STEP 2: INTERVIEWS AND OFFERS At INTO St George’s, Multi Mini Interviews (MMI) are used to evaluate applicants for our International Medicine (BSc/MBBS) and International Graduate Medicine (MBBS) programmes. Once your completed application has been submitted and your transcripts received, INTO St George’s will review it and will select candidates to be invited to interview for admission into the programme, on the basis of the quality of their application, academic history and test scores. Interviews will be held periodically in the US, Canada and at our London campus. You will need to bring an official copy of your transcripts and test score(s) to the interview. For more information about MMIs at St George’s, please visit: www.myin.to/sgulmmi Please contact your INTO St George’s representative for further information regarding interview locations. STEP 3: OFFER OF ADMISSION Successful interviewees will receive an admission decision in writing within three weeks of the interview session. ACCEPTANCE TO THE PROGRAMME Once admitted you will need to work with admissions officers at INTO St George’s, University of London to identify any remaining issues related to accommodation, finances, travel, books and any other items required for your programme. VISAS Visas for study in the UK All non-EEA students wishing to study in the UK will need to apply for a Tier 4 visa from UK Visas and Immigration. In order to be eligible for a Tier 4 visa, you will need to have first received a Certificate of Acceptance for Study (CAS) from St George’s, University of London. Admissions staff will issue a CAS to offer holders only once all the conditions of an offer of a place are met, and an initial fee deposit has been paid. Please note that this is not an additional charge, but will be deducted from the balance of fees to be paid on enrolment. Once you have received a CAS, you will be able to apply for your Tier 4 Visa online at: www.gov.uk/tier-4-general-visa St George’s, University of London will sponsor all students who are offered a place and meet the conditions of their offer and all UK Visas and Immigration regulations for the entire duration of their programme of study. Once students arrive, the Student Services team, in conjunction with the University’s International Student Adviser, will provide information, support and guidance on all visa-related issues. Visa workshops will be held throughout the year and individual appointments will be made available for you should you require specific advice. Visas for United States Clinical Rotations Students may also need to apply for visas for the duration of their US clinical placements. Please contact your INTO St George’s education counsellor for further information about how you will complete your clinical rotations. TERMS AND CONDITIONS Terms and conditions for higher education programmes (International Medicine (BSc/MBBS), International Graduate Medicine (MBBS), and Biomedical Sciences (International) (BSc (Hons)) offered by INTO St George’s Hospital Medical School LLP will be provided as part of the application process.

×