Shadowing a DoctorJanuary 6, 2014
Established in 1829 as a university college, King’s College London’s School of Medicine is one of the UK’s most successful centres for medical research and teaching. The college is located at 3 central London hospital campuses – King’s College Hospital in South London, St Thomas’ Hospital near Waterloo and Guy’s Hospital in London Bridge.
The School of Medicine offers a comprehensive education and training portfolio, ranging from undergraduate courses in medicine and for allied health fields, to graduate training and research courses. As a part of a multi-faculty, highly diverse learning institution, students at the school benefit from some distinctive study options encompassing social and natural sciences and the humanities.
With the 2008 launch of the innovative King’s Health Partners programme, the School is working closer than ever before with its NHS partners to achieve excellence in teaching, research and clinical service.
Key features of King’s College London- School Of Medicine
- The school has 11 internationally renowned research divisions in the disciplines of allergy and asthma, cardiovascular, cancer studies, health and social care research, infectious diseases, transplantation, diabetes and nutrition, immunology, palliative care, imaging sciences and biomedical engineering, genetics and molecular medicine and women’s health
- The school has specialist centres including two prominent MRC Centres in asthma and transplantation
- The research income is an impressive £49 million
- The staff strength includes 450 academic staff including 315 principal investigators
- It offers 5 entry routes to the MBBS programme and 12 twinned universities worldwide supporting student exchanges.
King’s College School Of Medicine is the single largest centre for healthcare training across Europe. It has more than 10,000 students studying various healthcare training courses and health sciences courses. At the school there are training programmes for training doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dentists and pharmacists as well as rigorous advanced scientific programmes in biosciences at the undergraduate level and post graduate level.
Undergraduate courses include Medicine (MBBS), Dentistry (BDS), Pharmacy (MPharm), Physiotherapy, Nutrition and Dietetics, Nursing and Biomedical Sciences.
For the postgraduate courses, each of the Health Schools offer a varied range of professional development programmes including some exceptional and award winning programmes.
How to apply
Students interested in attending King’s College School Of Medicine have to submit their applications apply through the online application service UCAS. Once the school has received your application from UCAS you will receive automatically generated login details for King’s online application tracking service where you can upload documents, check the status of your application and send the school messages.
The deadline for submitting applications to the UCAS is 15th January across all Nursing and Biomedical Sciences applications. For Medicine and Dentistry applications the deadline is 15 October. Any applications sent after these deadlines are considered late and are only considered for review if there are places still available on the programme after all the on-time applications are processed.