Medicine at Manchester Uni is PBL-based. So unlike the traditional medical schools that have 20-30 lectures a week, we only have 7-10 lectures a week. So you have to do a lot of the work yourself. This method works if you're an independent learner. Teaching is done my doctors and professors, to a very high standard. Communication skills are practiced very early on, so you get patient contact (using simulated patients) from the first week. This really helps build your confidence about talking to patients. You go on placements to GP clinics and hospitals every couple of weeks, so you can get the feel for a real clinical setting, and observe doctors. I'm only in semester 2 of First Year, but so far, I'd say I was very happy with Manchester Medical School.