A-level (medicine) in The National Mathematics and Science College NMSC Warwick
A-level medical program
The two-year program is designed for high school students seeking admission to medical faculties / medical schools. For both British and foreigners, mastering a medical degree is very difficult, because the preparatory course focuses on all key points:
- Excellent academic knowledge
- A clear understanding of personal and physical standards required for work in medicine, and students' compliance with these standards
- Motivation to work in medicine, including regular voluntary and volunteer work
- Necessary traits of character, Soft Skills
- Experience in research, participation in a group research project
- Excellent knowledge of English
- Understanding the features of the British health care system, its differences from other systems in the world.
Key success factors for the program:
- Professional teachers + invited speakers, experts, thematic speakers
- Focus on practical work, a large number of laboratory workshops
- Small classes + regular, frequent individual consultations on any issues
- Emphasis on research skills, individual and team work.
- September-June: All students are included in the medical community (MedSoc), which organizes thematic lectures (including TED), film screenings, debates and seminars, meeting each trimester. Useful excursions to research centers, large laboratories, clinics are organized, and a list of useful books and brochures, lectures for reading, and modern research materials are being formed.
- September-December: 6 introductory seminars + 6 group sessions from mentors, medical expert consultants.
- December: the opportunity to work at the NHS for valuable hands-on experience.
- January-March: lectures on how to choose the perfect medical school for yourself (UCAS advisers conduct them weekly). Personal advice for applying, eduaction for introductory interviews. Start qualification for EPQ.
- January-May: education (+ personal advice and assistance) for the BMAT and UCAT tests, individual meetings with an expert in the field of medicine, a series of 4 lectures on the topic “Medical Ethics”
- July-August: guaranteed summer working practice (at local hospitals and prestigious London clinics, such as St Bartholomew's). Defending an EPQ qualification project, an additional research project. UCAT exams.
Activities hosted by MedSoc are ongoing.
- September: Final consultations with a medical expert, UCAS advisers. EPQ Project Validation
- October: approval of the list of priority universities and sending them applications through the UCAS system. BMAT.
- November: individual consultations with experts from the Medicine field, practice of interviewing representatives of the Warwick University medical school + practice of interviewing on the Carousel system.
- December-January: expert consultations + 4 lectures on the topic “Medical Ethics”. Confirmation of the final version of the EPQ project. Presentations and workshops.
- February-March: receiving invitations from medical schools / universities / faculties, interviews, interviews
- May-June: A-level exams
- August: Send A-level results to selected medical universities and schools.