MBChB (Hons) Medicine and Surgery

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Reviews

Anonymous

Medicine is a very rewarding degree that involves a mixture of clinical placements and lectures. Although the course is challenging at times, long days and lots of content to learn, it is very enjoyable. The teaching is of a very high standard both in University and in the teaching hospitals and it is provided in many different ways - tutorials, lectures, interactive sessions. We are assesed in a variety of ways including, multiple choice exams, SPOT tests (these are anatomy exams using donated bodies) and OSCE (patient simulated exams).Due to the nature of course it is common that medical students are slightly separated from the rest of the university and this can be annoying at times.Overall however Medicine is a fantastic course and is undoubtably the best 5 years of my life.

Anonymous

Medicine at Leeds is a great course that I would recommend to anyone! The course has a mixture of teaching methods starting from mostly lecture based with a few tutorials in year 1 to being mostly placement based by year 3 (4/5 days a week) then in years 4 and 5 your time is spent entirely on placement with an expectation for you to carry out your own self-directed learning based on the curriculum.It is a tough course and 5 years does not pass as quickly as you think it will (especially when your non-medic friends graduate at the end of year 3); but if you enjoy learning, want to help people, are prepared to work hard and push yourself out of your comfort zone then I would say go for it! Leeds medical school are really supportive and it's a great city to live/work in with some excellent hospitals around- so whilst I know Medicine is competitive I wouldn't hesitate to make Leeds one of your 4 choices.

Anonymous

Studying medicine is incredibly difficult but the rewards are insurmountable. We spend the first two years studying human anatomy with real cadavers which gives us a unique insight into the human body. Our tutors are all so passionate about what they teach which makes learning so much more enjoyable and fun. We study more than just anatomy and science. We study the psychology of humans right from birth up until death including how children form attachment to their parents and how they react when things go wrong. We have the unique opportunity to visit all of the hospitals within the West and North Yorkshire regions which gives us the ability to spend time with all people from all walks of life. There is never a dull moment. We also have time to develop our communication skills and we spend a lot of time doing original research which gives us some incredible opportunities to travel to different conferences in the UK and abroad to present our findings as well as being published in international journals.

Anonymous

medicine at leeds is run as a spiral cirruculum so they build up on your knowledge every year which i particularly like because it means that no year is wasted, i am in 3rd year and i still find the things i learnt in 1st year so useful. The teaching is also done by real, practicing clinicians so you end up getting up to date information and they are then able to make whatever they are teaching more clinical based. Most of the teachers also have different teaching styles so if you dont like one way, you will probably like another. only downside of having clinicians as teachers is the fact that they are so busy so its hard to get to them for help.

Anonymous

The medical degree at the university of Leeds is one of the best in the UK. Clinical exposure occurs from right at the beginning of the course with one day a week on placement in the community/hospitals which is great to get you involved. The rest of 1st and 2nd year time is spent in lectures and in the dissections room consolidating the background knowledge needed to put into practice in years 3-5 when students are on placement in hospitals and GP practices full time.The support available during placements is good and ward based teaching happens on most placements although there is room for improvement in this respct.There is the opportunity to take a year out half way through and spend the year concentrating on a singular medical aspect of research, working towards an extra BSc by the end of the year.The research modules that are built into the 5 year course are adequate enough to equip us with the skills to critically analyse papers to an expected standard within the medical profession although the logistics of the research modules need a bit of work for smoother running.The elective that happens in the summer between 4th and 5th year is an excellent opportunity to experience medicine outside of the U.K., and offers an opportunity to travel and put skills learnt so far into use.Overall this course is well run, supported and challenging and I am throughly enjoying it. 

Anonymous

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.

Anonymous

It is a well rounded course, mainly based on campus for the first two years; spending time in lectures, tutorials and the dissection room. This is a fairly unique feature of the course, Leeds being renowned for its anatomy - as it is one of the few universities which teaching anatomy by dissection (rather than pros-section).The later years are spent mostly on placement, in various hospital departments in the Leeds Trust and those which surround it. This is excellent as Leeds teaching hospitals are some of the best in the UK.The course also provides an opportunity to intercalated which helps makes you more employable.

Anonymous

Excellent teaching methods. The use of simultaneous and concurrent strands, integrated with placement and practical work is both interesting and useful in maintaining relevance to the field. Really supportive staff, and University. Thoroughly enjoyable integrated course - really enjoying every aspect of it, and allows freedom and opportunities in many other areas of life.

Anonymous

The course content seems very relevant with lots of clinical scenarios interlinked with the science. The way of being assessed is cumulative meaning it doesn't put too much pressure on students which I find very useful and reassuring.

Anonymous

The Leeds MBChB course is fantastic. The content of the course is varied with a large range of concepts that reflect the large range of responsibilities and opportunities offered when becoming a doctor. This means not only dealing with the more scientific parts of medicine but also with the aspects of communication and management that make medicine an art. The course is laid out very explicitly allowing you to understand not only what you'll be doing this term but in years to come. The teaching is of a spectacular quality with the right combination of clinicians and researchers teaching their specific fields of study. Assessment on the course occurs mainly at the end of the year with no January exams but usually an assessment of some kind in the December. Essays, presentations and other pieces of work are graded but usually just a pass is required for progression with grades being more for feedback.