The King's medical degree is an exciting and varied programme with a logical structure. Although the first year has been a challenge due to the sheer volume of information to remember, there is a good support system to help students if they feel they can't cope. There are also dissection, practical and tutorial classes on top of lectures to help with learning, where students can ask questions directly to teachers and learn in more visual ways. The majority of lecturers are very accomplished and good at teaching (some are excellent) through lectures as well as tutorials and group sessions. However there are a few tutorial teachers who don't teach as a profession and really aren't the best teachers - they don't hide the fact that they'd rather not be there teaching you. This doesn't affect students too much though, as they will have many different teachers over the year so they won't be stuck with a bad one. There are also many feedback opportunities on every aspect of the course including teachers, which minimises bad teaching.The assessments are mainly at the end of the year, so are useful if you prefer a style where you get them all over with at the end rather than doing bits throughout the whole year. There are three multiple choice exams (a lot harder than many people think so don't believe this is an easy exam format) on the entire learning for the year. There are small assessments throughout the year such as a couple of essays, presentations and an exam paper in january. These are worth a small part of the grade, and you are required to pass.I really enjoyed my first year, as I think it's good to do a lot of academic work in the first two years in order to get into hospitals in the last three years. Although it was very academic we still had plenty of placements and practical sessions, which keep you orientated towards the end goal of becoming a doctor. The social life at kings is also amazing! We like to think we're not as serious as other top London universities (more partying, other interests as well as our subject) but we still achieve the same education and come out as well rounded (and not arrogant cough UCL cough) doctors.