Aston Medical School

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  • Equipping the next generation of medical professionals
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    2018 intake

    Applications for the 2018 intake on our MBChB course have now closed. 

    2019 intake

    Applications for the 2019 intake will be open in September 2018 and full details on cohort make-up will be available soon. Until then you can find out more information about our successful bid for government-funded medical training places that will be available in 2019 here

    Real world experience of medical excellence

    Aston Medical School is the UK’s first medical school to offer an enhanced management and leadership component in their MBChB curriculum. We will train tomorrow’s doctors to meet the increasing demand in the UK and abroad for highly skilled medical practitioners. 

    Our 5 year course will enable you to achieve the ‘outcomes for graduates’ prescribed by the General Medical Council. On graduation you will be competent and safe to start work as a doctor and have the relevant professional attitudes and behaviours to succeed in your new career. 

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    Our curriculum is patient-centred; it will help you to develop the core competencies in medicine, gain key teamwork skills and understand the workings of the internationally admired NHS (National Health Service). The Aston MBChB undergraduate medicine degree launches in 2018. Find out more about the course here

    We will admit a small cohort of 60 undergraduate medical students in September 2018. In line with our mission to promote social mobility and international connectivity we will be inviting applications from both international fee paying students and those local UK students who have successfully completed our Sir Doug Ellis Pathway to Healthcare Programme.  

    Quality assurance

    We have successfully completed several stages of the rigorous General Medical Council (GMC) approval process and have been approved for undergraduate recruitment starting in 2018. The GMC has now committed to undertaking a programme of further quality assurance, including annual visits and following the first cohort of students as they progress through their course until they graduate in 2023. Read more here

    *Cohort numbers and eligible application criteria is subject to change. 

    Applications for our MCh Orthopaedics (Flexible learning) programme are now open for September 2017. Find out more about the course here.

    PhD Studentships:

    Established in 2014, AMRI was created with the purpose of promoting translational medicine and a culture of discovery-based research, to transform lives across the world by taking molecules to market.

    Scientific discovery demands grit in the pursuit of difficult questions to find innovative solutions. Like leadership, translational medical research requires bringing purpose, people and passion under a common vision and is a celebration of teamwork.

    Our specific research topics are maternal health, cardiovascular medicine, mental health and regenerative medicine.

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    “We are very pleased indeed to be a partner in this truly exciting development for Birmingham. A second medical school for the second city will bring more leading edge expertise and health research into the area, and provide real benefit to people in the City with poorer health outcomes.The Trust looks forward to working with Aston University and other partners to support local students to train as doctors and contribute to improving health in our communities.”

    Dr Mark Newbold, Chief Executive
    Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

    “We welcome this ambitious plan to expand access to medical training to local children from the communities that we serve. We look forward to working with Aston University and others to build on our existing tradition of excellence in medical education.”

    Toby Lewis, Chief Executive, Sandwell and West
    Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

    “This partnership offers a unique and ground-breaking opportunity for local students who would otherwise not have the funding or financial capability to pursue a career in medicine. This benefits the students themselves as clinicians of the future, and also supports the local area through research to improve local outcomes.”

    Dr Nick Harding, Chair, Sandwell & West
    Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group

    “Birmingham is a city of tremendous vitality and diversity and we are very pleased to support the development of a second medical school in the City. This development offers the opportunity to attract new and exciting local people into the medical profession, deliver new areas medical expertise and research focus and provide further opportunities to improve the health of our many communities.”

    John Short, Chief Executive, Birmingham & Solihull
    Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

    “Aston University has for many years been at the cutting edge of medical research and this latest project will further enhance its reputation. During my year as High Sheriff, I have made it my aim to shine a light on the innovations that make this region stand out and few projects are as ground-breaking as the launch of Aston Medical School. Not only is this a huge boost for students from hard to reach communities, but it will also create local doctors for the local area; improving the health and well-being of communities.”

    Tim Watts, High Sheriff, West Midlands and Lifetime
    President of Pertemps Network Group

    More endorsements

    The development of Aston Medical School offers an exciting opportunity for GPs to take part in a unique educational initiative, with the ambition to widen access to the medical profession and train students taken from hard to reach local communities.

    Further information

    Prof. Asif Ahmed, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Health and Executive Dean Aston Medical School 

    We have attracted a team of high achieving staff from both clinical and research backgrounds. During your time with us you will learn from their real world experience and ground-breaking research. The wider team is made up of academic tutors and professors supported by administrative staff to ensure that you receive the support, knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to become a safe and caring doctor.
    Find out more about job opportunities at Aston Medical School here.
    • Frequently Asked Questions:You may find the answer to your question on our FAQ page
    • Email: medicalschool@aston.ac.uk
    • Telephone: +44 (0)121 204 3284
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    • Visit Aston: We run regular open days to give you the opportunity to visit our campus and find out first-hand what studying at Aston is really like. For dates and to book your place visit www.aston.ac.uk/opendays. You will also have the opportunity to take a campus tour should you be invited to interview.
    • Meet us in your country: Aston University staff travel internationally to meet prospective students in their own country. Take a look and find out when our next visit near you is scheduled 
    • International web pages: Discover more about Aston University on our web pages for international students.
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