ISPP 2015

Career Opportunities in Pharmacy
School of Medicine at the University of Sunderland

Welcome to the University of Sunderland
School of Medicine. It gives me great pleasure to introduce our five-year MBcHB (Hons) programme. Following General Medical Council (GMC) approval later this year, we will be taking our first cohort of 50 students in September 2019. Year 1 & 2 of the course
are very heavily focused on the supporting medical sciences such as
anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry. However, what we do is, we structure
around problem-based learning and build upon problem-based learning throughout
the 5 years in a spiral curriculum. Year 3 & 4 are the start of the clinical
placements and you’ll spend most of your time in our partner acute trusts as well
as the mental health trusts in the North East of England and many of our GP practices. In our 3rd and 4th years, you will have the opportunity to spend an additional 4 weeks in each year studying any specialty that you like in
many of our hospitals around the region. We’ve invested over £15 million
in the Sciences Complex so what we can do is offer clinical simulation, we can
demystify some of that clinical environment before you go out into the
real world setting. Interprofessional learning at the
University of Sunderland School of Medicine is a significant focus for us
and that’s because we recognise that the National Health Service requires that
team-based working. So you will be learning with pharmacists, nurses and paramedics. Year 5 is our clinical assistantship year where you will spend time shadowing doctors in hospitals and general practice, learning how to become a practicing doctor and readiness for qualification. Also at the end of year 5 is an opportunity to do your student elective and this is a time where you can choose any specialty to study anywhere around the world, including our campus in Hong Kong. Following graduation from the University of Sunderland Medical School, you can follow any career that you wish. There are more than thirty specialties that you could follow. It’s highly likely that through role modelling and championing you may become general practitioners. And you will go into foundation training year 1 and year 2 and then from that you will move on to specialty training. Take a look at our admissions criteria
on the website, our intention is to make medicine more accessible to less
advantaged students. So why not come to our Open Days, and have a look at our… Three wards, our clinical simulation suites… And our industry specification
laboratories and make that judgment for yourself.

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