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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:

  • Integrated 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

  • In addition students benefit from clinical placements at district general hospitals located across the south east of England and over 350 general practices

  • Learn from some of the world’s most influential clinicians and scientists, who are global leaders in life sciences and medical research

  • 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 Five Years (including an opt-out intercalated BSc)

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Course accreditations Accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC), this Primary Medical Qualification entitles the holder to apply to the GMC for registration to practise medicine in the UK.

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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 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.

Stage 3 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.

The intercalated degree is a one-year BSc course which gives you the opportunity to study the subjects of your choice in greater depth across King’s and the university’s clinical partners. As a multi-faculty institution, we offer an unrivalled range of intercalated degrees from clinical and biomedical sciences to humanities subjects.The intercalated BSc is mandatory however students can request to opt-out; the intercalated BSc course is taken between Stages 2 and 3 of the course. Max Fax students may choose to opt out of the intercalated BSc course or may choose to undertake this opportunity if desired.

Outcome of the programme

On successful completion of the course you will receive your MBBS degree, which is a primary medical qualification (PMQ). Holding a PMQ entitles you to apply for 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 course through the UK Foundation Programme Office selection scheme, which allocates these posts to graduates on a competitive basis. Generally all suitably qualified UK graduates are allocated a place on Foundation Year 1. You will normally successfully complete Foundation Year 1 within 12 months, which is marked by the award of a Certificate of Experience.

On successful completion of Foundation Year 1, you will be eligible to apply for full registration with the GMC. You need full registration with a licence to practise for unsupervised medical practice in the NHS or private practice in the UK.

Teaching

We will provide you with high-level teaching from experts, which you will put into practice on your placements. The breakdown of teaching methods is listed below. 

Stage

Lectures, seminars & similar

Placement

Self-study time

2

(years 1 and 2)

58% including small group and case-based teaching in clinical blocks

41%

1%

3

(years 3 and 4)

8% including small group and case-based teaching in clinical blocks

81%

11%

Typically, one credit represents 10 notional hours of learning.


Assessment

Assessment is split between that which is formative (where the primary role is to demonstrate competence against course standards and learning outcomes) and summative (where the primary role is to demonstrate competence to faculty, this does contribute towards the overall module/degree score). Formative assessment occurs through the years.

 Summative assessment includes: 

  • Portfolio-based summative assessment continues throughout the programme in preparation for professional life

  • Progress (written) tests in Stage 2 and Stage 3

  • OSCEs (formative mid-stage, summative end-of-stage) in Stages 2 and 3 

  • Project assessment

There are also two external assessments in Stage 3, that are necessary to support you Foundation Year 1 training, but it is not essential to pass these in order to graduate from the MBBS course.

The GMC has decided to introduce a Medical Licensing Assessment (MLA) from 2022 to demonstrate that those who obtain registration with a licence to practise medicine in the UK meet a common threshold for safe practice. Applicants should be aware that to obtain registration with a licence to practise, medical students will need to pass both parts of the MLA, pass university finals and demonstrate their fitness to practise.

Course accreditation

Accredited by the General Medical Council (GMC), this Primary Medical Qualification entitles the holder to apply to the GMC for registration to practise medicine in the UK.

Regulating body

King’s College London is regulated by the Office for Students.

Location

You will learn in a wide variety of hospital and community care settings. Students undertake placements at general practices and district general hospitals located in south London and south east England, currently they are mostly in Kent and Sussex. Placements outside of London offer a different and rich perspective on clinical learning, complementing the experiences gained in central London hospitals.

Unless there are exceptional circumstances, all students will experience placements at London and peripheral sites during their programme.

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 five year MBBS course. Instead you will have a four- week introductory 15-credit required module immediately before you start Stage 2, which includes elements of the Doctor & Society & Introduction to Clinical Skills module from MBBS Stage 1.

Required Modules

Stage 2 – years 1 and 2

You are required to take:

  • From Science to Clinical Practice (225 credits)

  • Doctor as Teacher (30 credits)

The following required Stage 2 modules involve the opportunity to choose which area is studied in further detail:

  • The Student Selected Component (SSC) is a required module within which you undertake projects or short courses in medical, scientific and non-medical subjects that you choose according to personal interest. (15 credits)

  • Scholarly projects: You will undertake a scholarly project in an area of interest selected from across the multi-faculty university. (30 credits)

 The Intercalated BSc must be taken between Stages 2 and 3. This is available to Maxfax GPEP (A104) students but they may choose to opt out.

Optional Modules

Year 2

Required Modules

Stage 2 – years 1 and 2

You are required to take:

  • From Science to Clinical Practice (225 credits)

  • Doctor as Teacher (30 credits)

The following required Stage 2 modules involve the opportunity to choose which area is studied in further detail:

  • The Student Selected Component (SSC) is a required module within which you undertake projects or short courses in medical, scientific and non-medical subjects that you choose according to personal interest. (15 credits)

  • Scholarly projects: You will undertake a scholarly project in an area of interest selected from across the multi-faculty university. (30 credits)

 The Intercalated BSc must be taken between Stages 2 and 3. This is available to Maxfax GPEP (A104) students but they may choose to opt out.

Optional Modules

 

 

Year 3

Required Modules

 The Intercalated BSc must be taken in year 3, between Stages 2 and 3. This is available to Maxfax GPEP (A104) students but they may choose to opt out.

 If opting out, students will continue directly to stage 3 (see years 4 and 5) in year 3.

 

Optional Modules

Year 4

Required Modules

Stage 3 - years 4 and 5

You are required to take:

  • Integrated Clinical Practice 1 (135 credits)

  • Integrated Clinical Practice 2 (135 credits)

  • Quality Improvement & Evidence Based Practice (30 credits)

  • Elective & Global Health (30 credits)

  • Transition to F1 (Foundation Year 1) (30 credits)

  • Career Development Period (0 credits)

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

You are required to take:

  • Integrated Clinical Practice 1 (135 credits)

  • Integrated Clinical Practice 2 (135 credits)

  • Quality Improvement & Evidence Based Practice (30 credits)

  • Elective & Global Health (30 credits)

  • Transition to F1 (Foundation Year 1) (30 credits)

  • Career Development Period (0 credits)

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

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

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

Deferred applicants

Please note that applicants are only able to apply in October for entry onto the programme in September the following year. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for deferred entry onto this programme (e.g. applying in January 2020 for entry in September 2021).

Application deadline: January 15th 2020

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees EU:

Students starting their programme in 2020/21 (September 2020) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2021/22.

The UK tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2020-2021 academic year is £38,850 per year.

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 £5,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable within 2 weeks from when you firmly accept an offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

 

Additional costs/expenses

The following table gives you an indication of additional costs associated with the course. These costs are not included in the tuition fees. 

Item

Description

Clothing

Students will need to purchase a white coat for laboratory work from any source. Cost at February 2017: £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 July 2018: £50.00)

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: 

  • Alternative venue examination fees

  • 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 

  • Graduation costs

  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 

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

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Career destinations

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