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Medicine Maxfax Entry Programme MBBS

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Overview

Our Medicine Maxfax Entry Programme MBBS is a four-year medical degree designed specifically for qualified dentists who are registered with the UK General Dental Council and who wish to pursue a career in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Key benefits

  • Integrate medical science with clinical teaching.
  • Focus on learning in close contact with patients.
  • Partner hospitals include Guy’s, King’s College and St Thomas’ Hospitals – three of the most renowned and busiest teaching hospitals in London.
  • Learn from some of the world’s most influential clinicians and scientists, who are global leaders in life sciences and medical research.
  • Teaching underpinned by high-quality online learning resources.
  • A multi-faculty university giving you access to a breadth of non-core subjects including humanities and social sciences.
  • Twinned with leading medical schools around the world, providing opportunities for clinical exchanges during your elective module.

Key information

UCAS code A104

Duration Four years (excluding the additional opt-out intercalated BSc year)

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Further details

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

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Course detail

Description

Course details

The MBBS programme at King’s aims to train students to become:

  • Critical scientific thinkers.
  • Collaborative leaders and innovators.
  • Outstanding patient-centred clinicians.
  • Excellent team-players.
  • Educators and life-long learners.
  • Resilient and adaptable professionals.

The MBBS curriculum is divided into three ‘Stages’ with an opt-out intercalation year between stages 2 and 3.  Although we offer four entry routes into Medicine, all our students follow the same core MBBS curriculum. 

As a student on the Maxfax Entry Programme you will not take Stage 1, and you will join the other medical students at Stage 2.

Stage 2 (Principles of Clinical Practice) brings together science and clinical practice in blocks organised around the human life-cycle and common pathological processes. It focuses on the care of patients with common conditions in a range of clinical settings. You will also follow patients for prolonged periods of time to learn how to deliver whole-person care. This stage is underpinned by study in biomedical and population sciences.

The intercalated BSc is considered an opt-out year for MBBS and is taken between Stages 2 and 3 of the Programme. We anticipate that A104 students may choose to opt-out of this opportunity, but it is available if desired.

Stage 3 (Integrated Clinical Practice) is oriented towards future practice, and includes the opportunity to undertake elective study abroad. You will also conduct quality improvement projects and develop skills to transform patient and population health at home and abroad. Inter-professional training and increasingly realistic simulation are important parts of the curriculum.

Outcome of the programme

At the end of the undergraduate programme 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 (GMC), 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 programme through the UK Foundation Programme Office selection scheme, which allocates these posts to graduates on a competitive basis. 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.

You will normally successfully complete Foundation Year 1 within 12 months, which 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, you 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.

The GMC is currently considering the introduction of a formal assessment that UK medical graduates would need to pass in order to be granted registration with a licence to practise. Although no final decision has been taken as to whether or when such an exam will be introduced you should be aware that the GMC envisages that future cohorts of medical students may need to pass parts of a medical licensing assessment before the GMC will grant them registration with a licence to practise.

Location

We offer you unrivalled educational resources for studying medicine, including the Gordon Museum, which is the largest pathology museum in the UK. Our Chantler Simulation & Interactive Learning Centre is a state-of-the-art inter-professional undergraduate and postgraduate facility providing clinical classrooms.   You will learn in a wide variety of hospital and community care settings; students undertake placements at general practices and district general hospitals mainly located in London, Kent and Surrey.

Other related courses:

  • Medicine Graduate/Professional Entry Programme MBBS
  • Medicine
  • Extended Medical Degree Programme MBBS
  • Dentistry BDS
  • Dentistry Graduate/Professional Entry Programme BDS
  • Dentistry Entry Programme for Medical Graduates BDS
  • Enhanced Support Dentistry Programme

Structure

Year 1

You do not undertake Stage 1 of the 6 year MBBS programme. Instead you will have a four-week introductory module immediately before you start Stage 2, which includes elements of the Doctor and Society and Introduction to Clinical Skills module from MBBS Stage 1.

Required Modules

Stage 2 – years 1 and 2

  • From Science to Clinical Practice
  • Longitudinal placements
  • Doctor as teacher
Optional Modules

 The following required Stage two modules involve the opportunity to choose which area is studied in further detail:

  • Student selected components (SSCs): SSCs are projects and short courses in medical, scientific and non-medical subjects that let you follow your personal interests. You may choose up to two of these.
  • Scholarly projects: You will undertake a scholarly project in an area of interest selected from across the multi-faculty university.
  • Taster module: Short clinical placements which allow you to explore a clinical specialty, to test career prospects and explore possible specialties.

The Intercalated BSc (year 3), if not opted-out, must be taken between Stages 2 and 3.

 

Year 2

Required Modules

Stage 2 – years 1 and 2

  • From Science to Clinical Practice
  • Longitudinal placements
  • Doctor as teacher
Optional Modules

 The following required Stage two modules involve the opportunity to choose which area is studied in further detail:

  • Student selected components (SSCs): SSCs are projects and short courses in medical, scientific and non-medical subjects that let you follow your personal interests. You may choose up to two of these.
  • Scholarly projects: You will undertake a scholarly project in an area of interest selected from across the multi-faculty university.
  • Taster module: Short clinical placements which allow you to explore a clinical specialty, to test career prospects and explore possible specialties.

The Intercalated BSc (year 3), if not opted-out, must be taken between Stages 2 and 3.

 

Year 4

Required Modules

Stage 3 – years 4 and 5

  • Integrated Clinical Practice
  • Quality Improvement and Evidence Based Practice
  •  Elective and Global Health
  • Transition to F1 (Foundation year 1)

In addition, there is a required career development block which involves an element of student choice.

We regularly review our modules to make sure our programmes are as up-to-date, innovative and relevant as possible. The modules we offer may therefore change. We suggest that you check the course finder for updates: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/index.aspx

Optional Modules

Year 5

Stage 3 – years 4 and 5
  • Integrated Clinical Practice
  • Quality Improvement and Evidence Based Practice
  •  Elective and Global Health
  • Transition to F1 (Foundation year 1)

In addition, there is a required career development block which involves an element of student choice.

We regularly review our modules to make sure our programmes are as up-to-date, innovative and relevant as possible. The modules we offer may therefore change. We suggest that you check the course finder for updates: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/index.aspx

Entry requirements

 

Required subjects

See below.

Preferred subjects

See below.

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

Applicants must be qualified dentists registered with the UK General Dental Council wishing to pursue a career in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Selection procedure

All applicants must be registered with the GMC/GDC.

The UKCAT (aptitude test) is not required for this particular medicine programme.

Applicants are selected for interview based on your personal statement, experience to date, and qualifications already achieved.

Interviews are held with a standard panel of dental and medical staff.

Application deadline: 15 January 2018.

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year is £9,250 per annum.

Please note that the UK tuition fee may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

 

Full time tuition fees EU:

Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.

The UK tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year is £9,250 per annum.

Please note that the UK tuition fee may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

 

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year is £33,000 per annum.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

 

Additional costs/expenses

Item

Description

Clothing

Students will need to purchase a white coat for laboratory work from any source. Cost at August 2016: £15.00

Course-related conferences

Conferences are optional. If you attend a conference you will need to pay for all costs associated e.g. accommodation, travel, food & beverages and appropriate clothing.  If the conference includes travel abroad, you will need to budget for travel insurance and, if necessary, passport renewal and visas

Disclosure and Barring certificates /clearance

Students have to pay for an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Clearance check. This is payable on induction only (cost at August 2016 £26.00)

Electives

Students have to pay for any accommodation required as part of your Elective. You will need to pay for travel insurance and medical insurance if you choose to undertake your Elective outside of the UK and if necessary, passport renewal and visas.

Equipment

Approved calculators. Across all King’s campuses computer workstations are available. Students may wish to buy their own desktop/laptop/tablet computer to support their studies (optional). For medical equipment and materials for Stage 2 onwards, you will need to purchase a stethoscope, any make/model and can be purchased from any source. Stethoscopes are available to buy during Faculty induction from £39. Students will need to buy a fob watch with a second hand that you can pin to your clothing or put in your pocket, as you are not

permitted to wear wrist watches in clinical areas. No specific make or model is required.

Health checks/immunisations/   vaccinations

Students pay for any immunisation/vaccination costs required to ensure you have a complete immunisation/ vaccination history prior to commencing the course. Further information on required immunisations/vaccinations is provided to those applicants made an academic offer of study. You will need to pay for any immunisation/vaccination costs associated with overseas travel if you chose to undertake your Elective outside of the UK

Insurance

Students need to pay for insurance and medical insurance if you choose to undertake your Elective outside of the UK

Travel

Students need to pay for travel to and from clinical placements

 

In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 
  • Graduation costs

For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

 

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

Further information coming soon.

 

Career destinations

Further information coming soon.

 

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