I think my course is both stimulating and incredibly interesting. It has a balance between lectures, tutorials, self-directed learning and research, all which are integral parts of the course. I think the most interesting part of the course so far has been learning anatomy, and receiving a unique learning experience by being able to dissect cadavers in small groups, and by being exposed to a range of technology based learning schemes. Every Monday for 2 hours in the morning we have 'IDEALS' and this session focuses on the non-clinical aspects of a career in medicine. This allows us to explore the ethical dilemmas and most importantly address the important issues surround patient safety. All this teaching is further enforced via placements which unlike many other universities, Leed's allows us to go on placement every week starting from the first year. This is definitely one of the main highlights from the course's structure. The workload is high, but I don't think this differs much from university to university, and that it should be expected when applying to study medicine.