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Overview

Four-year medical degree programme designed specifically for a very limited number of qualified dentists, who are registered with the UK General Dental Council, wishing to pursue a career in oral and maxillofacial surgery.


Key benefits

  • An underlying philosophy of integration of medical science and clinical teaching.

  • Focus on learning in partnership 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.

  • Learning from some of the world’s most eminent 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 students 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 and during the elective module.


Key information

UCAS code A104

Duration Four years

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine

Department

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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: We are no longer accepting applications to this course for 2016 entry.

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: We are no longer accepting applications to this course for 2016 entry.

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: We are no longer accepting applications to this course for 2016 entry.

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: We are no longer accepting applications to this course for 2016 entry.

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: We are no longer accepting applications to this course for 2016 entry.

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: We are no longer accepting applications to this course for 2016 entry.

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: We are no longer accepting applications to this course for 2016 entry.

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: We are no longer accepting applications to this course for 2016 entry.

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: We are no longer accepting applications to this course for 2016 entry.

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Course detail

Description

This four-year medical degree programme is designed specifically for a very limited number of qualified dentists (who are registered with the UK General Dental Council) wishing to pursue a career in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Outcome of the programme

The arrangements for registration outlined below are those that apply at present. There is a proposal that the UK Parliament change the law to allow full registration at the point of graduation from medical school, which would allow graduates to practice without the need for a first postgraduate year of provisional registration. If Parliament changes the law, full registration is unlikely to be moved to the end of medical school before 2022. It should also be noted that the current situation where all graduates from UK medical schools find employment within the NHS in their first postgraduate year is already no longer guaranteed.

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, 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.

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.

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 applicants 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

King’s offers students within the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine unrivalled educational resources including the Gordon Museum which is the largest pathology museum in the UK. King’s Chantler Simulation & Interactive Learning Centre is a state-of-the-art interprofessional undergraduate and postgraduate facility providing clinical classrooms, hospital and community care settings.

Structure

  • Currently, students study the following programme structure. King's reviews its programmes on a regular basis in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting learning opportunities, and this information is therefore subject to change.


    • Introduction to Clinical Skills: This module will cover basic anatomy and clinical skills to enable the students to develop confidence in taking a history and undertaking a physical examination, in preparation for the remainder of their Stage 2 and Stage 3 clinical work. 

    • From Science to Clinical Practice:  These bring biomedical, population and social sciences to life by blending classroom and technology-enhanced learning with authentic clinical experiences. This builds on our scenario-based approach with students assigned to clinical environments to develop their generic clinical skills while at the same time learning how to assess and work with patients to manage common clinical conditions.  Each integrated block lasts 8 weeks. There are four blocks in Year 1 and four blocks at the beginning of Year 2.

    • Longitudinal placements: These are designed to foster a whole-person approach to patient care. The longitudinal placement is based in General Practice, mental health and other settings. The one-day per week placements are designed to allow students to follow a panel of patients as they move through clinical services and learn about long-term conditions. Students learn with a panel of patients or other service users in general practice, mental health or other care settings. The placements are designed to help students develop clinical skills and patient advocacy capabilities, and to begin to learn about shared decision-making.

    • Student selected components (SCC): SCCs are projects and short courses in medical, scientific and nonmedical subjects that each student selects according to personal interest. There is a broad choice, including subjects in Arts and Humanities. Popular SCCs typically include modern languages, medical humanities, population sciences, biomedical sciences and clinical sciences.

    • Scholarly projects: Students undertake a scholarly project in an area of interest selected from across the multi-faculty university. The opportunities include lab-based projects, population-based studies, systematic reviews and qualitative studies. Students may elect to extend their project.

    • Doctor as teacher: This introduces students to the theories related to clinical teaching and learning and provides opportunities to develop teaching skills and reflect on their own approaches to learning clinical medicine. Students may elect to become more involved in education by opting to do the Doctor as Teacher (II) Module.

    • Tasters: Short clinical placements to explore a clinical specialty, which provide opportunities for students to test career hypotheses and explore possible specialties or broader career areas.


    • From Science to Clinical Practice:  These bring biomedical, population and social sciences to life by blending classroom and technology-enhanced learning with authentic clinical experiences. This builds on our scenario-based approach with students assigned to clinical environments to develop their generic clinical skills while at the same time learning how to assess and work with patients to manage common clinical conditions.  Each integrated block lasts 8 weeks. There are four blocks in Year 1 and four blocks at the beginning of Year 2.

    • Longitudinal placements: These are designed to foster a whole-person approach to patient care. The longitudinal placement is based in General Practice, mental health and other settings. The one-day per week placements are designed to allow students to follow a panel of patients as they move through clinical services and learn about long-term conditions. Students learn with a panel of patients or other service users in general practice, mental health or other care settings. The placements are designed to help students develop clinical skills and patient advocacy capabilities, and to begin to learn about shared decision-making.

    • Student selected components (SCC): SCCs are projects and short courses in medical, scientific and nonmedical subjects that each student selects according to personal interest. There is a broad choice, including subjects in Arts and Humanities. Popular SCCs typically include modern languages, medical humanities, population sciences, biomedical sciences and clinical sciences.

    • Scholarly projects: Students undertake a scholarly project in an area of interest selected from across the multi-faculty university. The opportunities include lab-based projects, population-based studies, systematic reviews and qualitative studies. Students may elect to extend their project.

    • Doctor as teacher: This introduces students to the theories related to clinical teaching and learning and provides opportunities to develop teaching skills and reflect on their own approaches to learning clinical medicine. Students may elect to become more involved in education by opting to do the Doctor as Teacher (II) Module.

    • Tasters: Short clinical placements to explore a clinical specialty, which provide opportunities for students to test career hypotheses and explore possible specialties or broader career areas.

    • Intercalation: An intercalated year can be taken between Stages 2 and 3. This might include studies in anatomy, biochemistry, computing for biologists, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pathology, nutrition, pharmacology, physiology, psychology, as well as languages and humanities subjects.


  • Intercalation: An intercalated year can be taken between Stages 2 and 3. This might include studies in anatomy, biochemistry, computing for biologists, genetics, immunology, molecular biology, neuroscience, pathology, nutrition, pharmacology, physiology, psychology, as well as languages and humanities subjects.

    • Clinical blocks: These include placements in emergency and critical care, mental health, child health, women’s health, general practice, long-term conditions, and acute care. They are designed to enable students to develop their capabilities in a range of settings so they can manage both acutely unwell patients and patients with long-term conditions. All clinical blocks focus on managing the totality of patients’ healthcare needs, for example, mental health will be covered both as a distinct block and as a common element to the other clinical blocks. The teaching programme covers evidence-based practice, diagnostics, pathology, therapeutics, professionalism, ethics and law.

    • Quality Improvement, Global Health and preparation for electives: Students undertake a quality improvement project, global health assignments and electives. 


    • Clinical blocks: These include placements in emergency and critical care, mental health, child health, women’s health, general practice, long-term conditions, and acute care. They are designed to enable students to develop their capabilities in a range of settings so they can manage both acutely unwell patients and patients with long-term conditions. All clinical blocks focus on managing the totality of patients’ healthcare needs, for example, mental health will be covered both as a distinct block and as a common element to the other clinical blocks. The teaching programme covers evidence-based practice, diagnostics, pathology, therapeutics, professionalism, ethics and law.

    • Quality Improvement, Global Health and preparation for electives: Students undertake a quality improvement project, global health assignments and electives.

    • Elective: A final year elective module offers students the opportunity to undertake an eight-week elective in the UK or abroad.

    • Tasters: As in Stage 2, these short clinical placements provide opportunities for students to test career hypotheses and explore possible specialties or broader career areas.

    • Transition to F1 (Foundation year 1): The aim of this module is to finish preparing students to become medical professionals who can be trusted to provide safe and effective care as a member of a multidisciplinary team, and take responsibility for clinical decisions under supervision. This programme focuses on the generic roles and responsibilities of an F1 doctor to help facilitate a smooth transitional to work as an F1 doctor. Employers or deaneries typically provide induction and additional shadowing opportunities in the week prior to taking up an F1 post.


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Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees - Home/EU

£9,000 p.a. (2016/17)*

Full time tuition fees - Overseas

Laboratory year fees (applicable to year 1) £21,750 p.a. (2016/17)**

Clinical year fees (applicable to years 2-4) £37,350 p.a. (2016/17)**

For further undergraduate funding information, please visit our fees and funding webpages.

*This tuition fee may be subject to annual increases.

**This tuition fee is subject to annual increases.

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