Welcome to our 2020 virtual open day
Welcome to the School of Medicine at Keele University. We're sorry that we can't meet you in person today but hope that the information we're providing on our ‘virtual open day’ will help you to make an informed choice about your future. Please get in touch with any questions. You can email, call us, contact us on social media, or chat to our staff and students to find out more.
On 1st August 2020 the School of Medicine and the School of Primary, Community and Social Care merged together into one School of Medicine. This will generate many advantages including the reputational enhancement which will come from bringing together a school with a very strong multidisciplinary research and educational portfolios and another with excellent educational metrics and the improved student experience that will result. Professor Christian Mallen will lead the newly formed school as the Head of School. He said that he is looking forward to "realising the many positive benefits that the merger will bring".
Candidates have the choice to sit the UCAT test either at home using Pearson VUE’s online proctoring service (OnVUE) or (as in the past) at a Pearson VUE Test Centre. Visit the website at: https://www.ucat.ac.uk/ucat/ucat-2020-update/ or download the PDF below for more information.
Charlotte's experience of the MBChB at Keele
Evie's experience of Social Work at Keele
A day in the life of Mustafa
Medicine Student Life Talk by Emily
Toni | Our F1 doctor
MBChB and Social Work student profiles
"In Year 2 we revisited and enhanced our knowledge of normal physiology and anatomy from first year and utilised it to understand the mechanisms of diseases. Every week, we worked through a different clinical cases within our Problem-Based Learning (PBL) group. Each case challenged us to develop our skills in learning to work effectively as a team in order to reach a diagnosis. The atmosphere here, and especially within PBL groups, felt nothing but supportive. Often you would find medical students in groups around the campus studying, sharing resources and helping each other learn. In addition, the staff were always approachable and keen to answer any of our questions."
"Keele has smaller group sizes, a beautiful campus and the staff are friendly and helpful. If you have a problem, even if it is not university related, you can turn up at their office door, they are happy to help. "
"I graduated from Keele University in the summer of 2018, and since then I have worked as a foundation doctor in the University Hospital of North Midlands. I chose Keele after the experience of the interviews. Despite it being an incredibly stressful day, I found the campus and staff so warm and welcoming that I knew it was the university for me. The structure of the course gave me a solid base of physiology and anatomy, while giving me the opportunity to see it in action in clinical scenarios from the beginning."
"In first year we focused on learning the fundamentals of anatomy and physiology, which lays the foundations for the following years of the course. We have weekly Problem-Based Learning (PBL) groups in which we work through a patient’s case study. This simulates what we could see in clinical practice. The content taught during the week progressed our knowledge and made it relevant to real life scenarios."