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Medicine today poses considerable challenges. Ageing populations, innovative technology and a far more consumerist approach to healthcare are changing the educational requirements for doctors globally. At Buckingham we are creating novel courses to meet the demands of this new age, giving our students the ability to be more effective throughout their medical careers.
The recently introduced MMC programme for junior doctor training in UK, with subsequent changes in Home Office rules, has made it very difficult for international medical graduates to gain structured medical training in the UK. The Buckingham Clinical MD is designed to fulfil the resulting need. It is delivered by the West London Postgraduate Medical School under the Joint Directors of the programme, Professor Rajat Mathur and Professor Jayantha Arnold.
Doctors undertaking the two-year structured Clinical MD in General Internal Medicine are taught both at Buckingham and at Ealing Hospital. The MD programme is fully quality assured and is equivalent to an MD from any other UK university. As with all university degrees, international recognition is on a country-by-country basis in accordance with local regulations.
The programme is divided into seven clinical modules of 10 weeks each, covering all sub-specialities of Internal Medicine. In addition, the Buckingham module focuses on ethics, accountancy, legal issues, molecular medicine, statistics, management and audit.
pplicants to the Clinical MD in General Internal Medicine should have:
- An MBBS or equivalent degree
- Successfully completed one year of internship at a hospital andmust supply their Certificate of Completion.
- An IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent unless all previous training in medicine has been in English. Thismust be confirmed in one of the academic references.
- Graduated from an internationally recognised medical school (external link).
- Completed their undergraduate training and be fully registered with the Medical Council in their respective countries.
There is no necessity to pass the PLAB test but candidates may find it useful to do so.
This program has an IELTS English language proficiency requirement. For more information about IELTS or to book a test, click below:
University of Buckingham
The University of Buckingham was founded in 1976. It is the only independent University in the United Kingdom to hold a royal charter, which gives it the power to award its own degrees. It is a non profit-making charity. From...
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Buckingham is a picturesque English market town. It lies between Milton Keynes to the East and Oxford to the West (there is a regular bus service to both) and is about an hour’s journey from London; so the shopping malls, cinemas, theatres and clubs are not far away. In Buckingham Town you can find Tesco, Waitrose, and W. H. Smith, as well as more specialist shops. There is a range of...