Aston

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Overview of Aston Medical School

The unique, patient-focused MBChB programme at Aston University’s Medical School will prepare you for a successful career in the medical profession and make a lasting impact to people’s lives.

Aston Medical School will develop your core competencies in medicine, hone your team-working skills and give you an understanding of the internationally admired NHS (National Health Service).

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Course Structure of Aston University Medical School

Phase 1: Throughout phase 1, you will develop your clinical skills and knowledge in blocks, covering topics such as physiology, pharmacology, public and global health and the musculoskeletal system. You’ll be introduced to clinical practice, learning how to interact effectively with patients, carers, colleagues and other healthcare professionals, develop consultation skills as well as an introduction to diagnostic reasoning.

Phase 2: Much of your learning in phase two will take place in clinical environments, working with practising doctors and healthcare professionals. Your progress will be supplemented and supported with lectures, group work, workshops, independent study and other learning opportunities. The timetabling for these clinical years has to fit in with the availability of teaching staff at the hospitals and general practices and for this reason, we utilise a number of Wednesday afternoons for teaching.

Aston Medical School Requirements

GCSE

The normal requirement is a minimum of five GCSEs/IGCSEs at grade B / grade 6 or above, which must include English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology or Double Science (or international equivalent).

A Levels

AAA with Chemistry and Biology being compulsory (including passing the practical elements) and any third subject excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.

IB

36 overall (6,6,6 at Higher Level in three subjects which must include Chemistry (HL6) and Biology (HL6) and the rest from three subjects at Standard Level (SL) and Diploma Programme Core

Scottish Higher

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Scottish Advanced

AAA to include Chemistry and Biology.

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Admission Tests for Aston University Medical School

UCAT

Yes

BMAT

No

GAMSAT

No

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Course Information

Graduate Entry

No

Intercalation

Yes - after year 2/3

Foundation Year / Gateway 

If your high school qualification alone is not sufficient to gain entry, you will be required to complete a UK foundation programme. They accept:

- Abbey College Manchester Medicine Foundation Programme: You must achieve a score of 75% overall with 75% or above in Chemistry and Biology.
- CATS Canterbury, Cambridge and London Medics Programme: You must achieve grades of AAA which must include Chemistry and Biology.
- Kings Advanced Level Foundation Course: You must achieve a score of 75% overall with at least 75% in Chemistry and Biology.

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Work Experience for Aston University Medical School

No information available, however it is assumed to be preferred for the interview.

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Personal Statement for Aston University Medical School

Needed

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Aston Medical School Interview

Type

- Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs)
- Number of stations: 7-10
- Length of each station: 6-8 minutes

Dates

December to March

Topics

- Understanding of studying and practising medicine
- Motivation
- Verbal communication
- Listening skills
- Understanding of teamwork
- Understanding of leadership skills
- Understanding of compassion, respect and dignity
- Problem solving

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Contact Details

Address: Aston University, Birmingham, B4 7ET
Telephone:+44 (0)121 204 3000

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The UKCAT People

We will support you throughout your applications during the 2021-2022 cycle. 

Email: info@theukcatpeople.co.uk

Phone: 0203 488 5468

Post: Flat 2, Lafone Street SE1 1LT

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