St George’s has a well-deserved reputation as a popular and competitive choice for students applying for medicine. The graduate entry programme was created in 2000 to att
Introduction to Programme
St George’s has a well-deserved reputation as a popular and competitive choice for students applying for medicine. The graduate entry programme was created in 2000 to attract mature applicants who already had a degree and who had experienced life in the world outside of education. The course attracted widespread interest and became quickly recognized across the UK as being pioneering, innovative and cutting edge.
Now the course has been modified and improved – the result of feedback from students and staff over the years. The philosophy behind the course is built around a student-centered approach towards learning in combination with learning through experience. It is problem-based and patient-centered, right from the start of the course. Clinical and communication skills are given the importance they deserve, simulation being a key teaching aid – whether simulated patients, manikins, or complex state-of-the-art computer-based simulations. E-learning is another important learning tool, students having access to the St George’s intranet site and library resources. The scientific basis of medicine is strongly emphasized throughout the course, but particularly in the first two years. The school in Cyprus is equipped with a brand new dissection room to learn anatomy using prosecuted specimens, imaging, anatomical models and computer-assisted learning....