Overview of University of Buckingham Medicine
The University of Buckingham Medical School is the UK's first independent not-for-profit Medical School. Our guiding philosophy is to produce highly ethical, honest and compassionate doctors who will put the patient first.
Our curriculum is derived from a well-established MB ChB programme that has been refined over 20 years to provide optimum learning experience. Every aspect of it has been engineered to fully equip our students with the skills necessary to start their journey as medical practioners.
Course Structure at University of Buckingham Medicine
The course is 4.5 years long.
In keeping with the Buckingham ethos, the ratio of students to academic staff, clinical educators and patients is kept low throughout Phases 1 and 2.
We will assess your progress rigorously throughout the course so that you, the Medical School and the public can be confident that you are meeting the high standards required of a doctor.
There will be a combination of written examinations, structured clinical examinations and the use of an e-portfolio of evidence of progress, all chosen to make the most valid and reliable test of your abilities.
Entry Requirements for Buckinghamshire Medical School
GCSE’s not used for shortlisting beyond minimum requirements
Subjects required: English and Maths at grade C/4
If A-level Chemistry or Biology are not offered then these must be offered at grade B or above at GCSE
A minimum of grades ABB, including Chemistry or Biology.
Expected to have achieved a total score of at least 34 points with Higher Level 6 in Chemistry & Biology. Please note that the overall point score does not include theory of knowledge or extended essay.
Admission Tests for Buckingham Medical School
Foundation Year / Gateway
University of Buckingham Medicine foundation year - not present
Work Experience for Buckingham Medical School
Information not available however it is assumed to be required
Personal Statement for Buckingham Medical School
The university looks for evidence of:
- Motivation and Commitment
- Leadership, Teamwork, and Communication
- Evidence of research into subject
- Key Skills (if relevant)
- Not seeking Nobel laureates, just general enthusiasm
Interview at University of Buckingham Medicine
- Multiple Mini Interviews
- Number of stations: 10
- Length of each station: 7 minutes with 2 rest stations
Four Interview dates per year: A day in February, July, August and October
- Qualities of a Doctor
- Ethical Scenarios
- Video Analysis
- Previous Experiences
- Address: Medical School, The University of Buckingham, Hunter Street, Buckingham, MK18 1EG
- Telephone: +44 (0)1280 814080