The Medicine Pathway is designed to prepare UK/EU and international students for a place at medical school. This course covers the essential elements of biology, chemistry and mathematics as well as the more specialised areas of human anatomy, pathology, genetics and pharmacology. Alongside these core science subjects; students will also gain:
From day 1, we help our students to prepare for university entrance interviews which is an important element of admission to Medicine at university. Students will carry out in-class discussions on current medical affairs, gaining knowledge of a wide range of topics to talk about when applying for medical school.
Experienced and dedicated teachers on the Medicine Pathway help students to develop strong study skills and effective communication techniques, which are essential for success in their medical studies and beyond.
Who is this course for?
Initially students will be eligible to make direct applications to the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Features of this medical school:
Upon achieving an A overall on our Medicine Pathway, students can apply to the 5-year medical course at RCSI. For those students who finish with a B overall, they can still apply to RCSI medical school for their 6-year medicine with foundation year.
Please see below for an overview of the Course Structure. The course is delivered over 3 terms and consists of interactive classroom learning, tutorials and frequent laboratory sessions. There will be several progress tests throughout the course and an end of term examination, for each module, will take place at the end of each term. In addition, students are required to complete coursework and practical laboratory sessions.
In order to be considered for our Medicine Pathway, students need to have graduated from High School. Check the table below for the grade/score requirements for your qualification type. In addition, students will need to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6 in Reading and Writing.
5 A*-B Grades overall
With at least A in Chemistry, and B in Biology & Mathematics
B in English Language or IELTS 6.5
With at least 16 in Chemistry, Biology & Mathematics
(*17 in the Iranian High School Diploma)
What other degree subjects you can progress to?
This medical foundation course will prepare you to apply to medical school, but if you change your mind during the year our Medical Foundation pathway is also accepted by many universities offering different degree subjects. This UFP course can also lead to Biochemistry, Biological sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Molecular Genetics, Nutrition, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physiology and Physiotherapy. It’s good to know you’ve always got back up options!
These modules are compulsory:
Core Mathematics (Pure & Statistics)
Communication Skills & IELTS
Introduction to Studying Medicine
Students will also have weekly Tutorials with Dr. Diaper with preparation for University Applications
The following are all compulsory modules for this pathway:
Medical Science (including Human Anatomy & Physiology; Pathology; Pharmacology; Medical Imaging Techniques; and Introduction to Clinical Practice)
Students will also choose one additional module from the following:
The UFP Medicine Pathway consists of interactive classroom learning, tutorials and frequent laboratory sessions. There will be several progress tests throughout the course and an end of term examination, for each module, will take place at the end of each term. In addition, students are required to complete coursework and practical laboratory sessions.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for students who want to be in London and prepare themselves for a place at medical school. They will get the benefit of a specially tailored course, and also a great support team to help them apply for well-respected universities and institutes.
We're seeing more and more students who want to pursue a medical career, so we knew that we really needed to design a syllabus specifically for them; one that would include the extra elements needed to start their journey towards becoming medical practitioners. To be able to offer this course, with its unique features, is very exciting for us."
Mr. Kaveh, UFP Course Director