Heavily lecture based in the first two preclinical years, in contrast to most medical schools which can often have more of a clinical problem-based learning approach. It is not for everyone, and sometimes it can feel like there is no point learning about the intricacies of subjects such as embryology with little clinical relevance, but it really prepares you for opportunities outside of the main curriculum to pursue research opportunities that are both enjoyable and useful to your application at the end of the 6 year course. The first two years are preclinical, concentrating on the medical sciences that underlie research and clinical practice. The intercalated year is mandatory for undergraduate students in third year, and there is a reasonably diverse range of around 20-30 programmes, within which countless options for module choices to focus your learning on a subject of your choosing. The 4th-6th years are the clinical years much like any other medical school, which offer a balance of lectures (more in 4th year than 6th) and clinics, some of which happen in the main hospitals, but increasingly through to 6th year you will find yourself travelling quite a lot outside of London. Overall a very enjoyable and interesting course, if the structure of a lecture-based course interests you. The work is not incredibly difficult, although there is a lot of it so it requires hard work and a lot of hours (late nights in the library!) to keep up, although not impossible to learn without a bit of effort! As the year is of a huge size (approx. 300 and increasing in the clinical years), in the preclinical years especially there is not a huge deal of feedback, most feedback coming throughout the year in the form of marks from multiple choice quizzes. Support is good if you need it, although you need to have a good work ethic to keep on top of your work as there are infrequent tutorials and you can get away without having done anything until exams come around if you are not careful!