Medicine - Vienna International School

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Medicine

Core values


Competence , Caring, Responsibility , Integrity
Compassion , Advocacy , Confidentiality ,
Commitment , Spirit of enquiry

Duration of Training


5 years


Medical degree



2 years


Foundation Years 1 and 2



3+ years


Specialty and general practice




training

Intercalation


Pause your medical studies for 1 year and qualify for a
degree in another subject.



See university website for list of possibilities and
conditions

Research


Entry requirements



Teaching styles


PBL or LBL



When work in hospital? Patient contact?


Medicine in Society


What is the NHS?



What is BUPA?



How is the health system
organised
/funded?




Deadlines


September 6
th



VIS deadline



October 15
th



UCAS Deadline



For other countries check websites


Entry


1.
Direct entry
into Medical degree
-

direct from school
with IB, start medical training


2.
Graduate entry

-

enter after gaining a bachelors degree.
Graduate entry is a 4 year
programme


The Foundation
programme

is designed for students
who have demonstrated high academic potential but who
do not meet the specific subject requirements for entry to
the five year medical
programme

i.e. those who have non
-
science subjects or a combination including no more than
one of Biology, Chemistry and Physics.


Cardiff, Bristol, Dundee,
Keele
, Manchester,
Sheffield, Southampton, East Anglia


Academics


A strong academic profile



Must have IB HL Chemistry


other requirements
vary, check websites



Minimum 36 IB points, preferably more…

Application UCAS


4 medicine courses + 1 other course



Extra admissions tests


UKCAT and/or BMAT



Internship/work experience essential


do this in the
holidays between G11 and G12

The 5
th

UCAS course


Biomedical Sciences


St George’s is at the forefront of interdisciplinary
approaches to education for a huge selection of health
professions, research, and clinical laboratory careers. The
course will provide you with an excellent opportunity to
obtain a first degree in the sciences related to medicine.
You may then choose to progress into a career in medicine,
enter into a research career, or
specialise

in areas such as
forensic medicine, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, clinical
trials coordination or biomedical product marketing.


Application UCAS (cont.)


Personal Statement


Evidence of informed decision


Engagement, work care, hospital etc


Does student have patience for difficult people


Commitment
-

will student stick at the course


Extra curricular


team player, leadership


Miscellaneous


other interests, sport, art, music etc
(to provide balance in life)


UKCAT and BMAT


You must take your UKCAT before
August 31
st

so that you can then
apply to universities where you
have enough points.


BMAT is only offered once.


(1
st

week in November)

UKCAT


Verbal reasoning
-

assesses candidates' ability to think logically
about written information and to arrive at a reasoned conclusion.


Quantitative reasoning
-

assesses candidates' ability to solve
numerical problems.


Abstract reasoning
-

assesses candidates' ability to infer
relationships from information by convergent and divergent
thinking.


Decision analysis
-

assesses candidates' ability to deal with
various forms of information, to infer relationships, to make
informed
judgements
, and to decide on an appropriate response,
in situations of complexity and ambiguity.


Non
-
cognitive analysis
-

identifies the attributes and
characteristics of robustness, empathy and integrity that may
contribute to successful health professional practice.


UKCAT


See
www.ukcat.ac.uk

for info on which universities
require this test, how to prepare, test dates and venues
etc.




Registration opens May 1
st

2012


Testing begins July 3
rd

2012


(
You must test before August 31
st

2012
)



Test centre: Centre International Universitaire (CIU)
0043 1 5336533
Schottengasse

1,
1010 Vienna

BMAT


Section 1: Aptitude and Skills



Section 2: Scientific Knowledge and Application



Section 3: Writing Task


BMAT


Test date: 1
st

week in November



Test Centre: VIS

Interview


Personality
-

how interact with patients


What is behind your decision?


What learned from internship?


What learned about yourself?


You need to support and expand on what is in personal
statement


Show curiosity


Awareness of ethics


Comments


Intense competition for places



Limited number of places for foreign students



Keep up to date with developments in UK



Attend Open Days



READ! READ! READ!



You need a PLAN B

Plan B


Apply to your own country



Apply to countries other than UK e.g. Ireland
Hungary etc.



See list of alternatives at
http://www.valuemd.com

Ireland


www.cao.ie


Search for courses


University College Cork, Trinity College Dublin, University
College Dublin, Royal College Surgeons (Dublin),National
University of Ireland Galway and University of Limerick



You will need to take the
HPAT
-
Ireland
(Health
Professions Admission Test
-
Ireland)



The

test measures a candidate’s logical reasoning and
problem solving skills as well as non
-
verbal reasoning and
the ability to understand the thoughts,
behaviour

and/or
intentions of people.

Websites


www.admissionstests.cambridgeassessment.org.uk/a
dt/bmat


www.ukcat.ac.uk


www.valuemd.com

Search for medical universities
worldwide


www.bma.org.uk/careers/becoming_doctor/becomdo
ctor2010.jsp

Lots of good advice from the British Medical
Association


http://student.bmj.com/student/student
-
bmj.html



physicians give their insight into ethical issues and current
issues + career choice and research info


Further important reading


Choosing A Medical School


An essential guide to
UK medical schools. By Alexander Young etc. (In VIS
Library)



I will send you information on the following, just e
mail me.


Interviews


Becoming a Doctor. By the BMA. Read very carefully!


Lists of medical schools worldwide


List of entry requirements (UK)





Medical degree (usually 5 years)



The undergraduate course provides students with
exposure to the different
specialities

within medicine.
It involves basic medical sciences and practical clinical
tasks, and seeks to develop attitudes and
behaviours

appropriate to the medical profession, as well as the
skills of independent learning.



Foundation year 1




Newly qualified graduates from medical school receive
provisional registration from the General Medical
Council (GMC) and undertake foundation year 1 (F1)
which is designed to build on the knowledge and skills
gained during undergraduate training. On successful
completion of F1, trainees receive full registration with
the GMC and can continue to the second year of
foundation training.



Foundation year 2




Foundation year 2 (F2) training continues the general
training in medicine and involves a range of different
specialties, which could include general practice. By
the end of foundation training, trainees must
demonstrate that they are competent in areas such as
managing acutely ill patients, team working and
communication skills, to continue training in their
chosen specialist area or in general practice.



USA and Canada


Pre


med

4 year bachelor degree



Medicine

4 year post graduate degree


Coninuetur

remedia






Jeremy Handcock


Student
Counsellor



March 28
th

2012