MBBS/MB ChB 4.5-Year Degree Programme
Derived from a well-established curriculum refined over the last 20 years, every aspect of the MB ChB programme has been designed to help students develop the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to start their journey as Medical Practitioners. The course is divided into two comprehensive learning phases.
The course is divided into Phases 1 and 2. PHASE 1
This phase consists of a series of integrated and inter-disciplinary units mostly based around the systems of the body and presented in a clinical context. By the end of Phase 1, students will be able to communicate eﬀectively with patients, examine them clinically, and have suﬃcient understanding of how the body works in health and disease to embark on full-time clinical work.
This phase is about building on the foundations of Phase 1 through intensive work with patients and doctors in a clinical environment. Over a series of themed blocks, students will be given a structured exposure to all the aspects of medicine in both the hospital and the community.
The selection processes operate in three stages. The first stage is Academic Selection and the second stage is a digital Multiple Mini Assessment and the third is an Objective Structured Selection Examination, the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI).
This first stage involves judgements based on the written application, primarily related to academic achievement as an indicator of intellectual suitability for a medical course and the practice of medicine. Applicants may offer a variety of qualifications, but the overriding principle is that achievement should be at the highest level, and comparable to entrants to other medical schools in the United Kingdom. It is not intended that ability to pay the fees for the course should compensate for academic achievement that is less than usual for entry to a medical course in the UK.
The second stage of selection applies only to those who meet the academic threshold and is intended to judge personal attributes relating to suitability for practice as a doctor. It is a computer-based test, made up of a series of tasks intended to test applicants’ analysis, interpretation and judgement abilities related to ‘Good Medical Practice‘, published by the UK General Medical Council.
Applicants who are satisfactory at this point will be able to progress to the third and final stage of the MMI application process. Exceptionally high performing applicants may receive an offer at this stage in the process.
The third stage of selection is intended to judge personal attributes relating to suitability for practice as a doctor. It consists of an Objective, Structured Selection Examination (OSSE), made up of a series of tasks intended to test abilities related to ‘Good Medical Practice‘, published by the UK General Medical Council.
- Higher Secondary (Grade 12) with 75% overall (including a min. of 80% in Chemistry or Biology)
- Tamil Nadu (Chennai) / Karnataka (Bangalore) – A minimum overall score of 80% at the end of Standard XII/Grade 12 with no less than 80% in Chemistry and Biology.
- ABB at A-level including Chemistry or Biology
- IB score of a min. 34 points overall, to include 3 HL subjects. You must achieve at least HL6 in Biology or Chemistry but taken both and achieved at least a HL5 in the other. (Please note the overall points score does not include your Theory of Knowledge or Extended Essay)
- As proof of English language proficiency, you must hold an IELTS UKVI or Academic Certificate of 7.0 with a min. of 6.5 in each component (or equivalent)
English Language Proficiency Requirement
Scores like IELTS/PTE etc. – IELTS UKVI or Academic Certificate of 7.0 with a min. of 6.5 in each component (or equivalent).