The programmes are taught in Malta by staff from Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London’s medical faculty, and local clinicians trained by the School. The Malta programmes have a dedicated teaching building and a state-of-the-art anatomy centre on the Gozo Campus. Students gain the Barts and The London medicine undergraduate experience while living in the Mediterranean. The programme is exactly the same as the MBBS London programme in terms of its content, method of delivery and selection criteria.
Queen Mary is one of the best universities to study medicine in the UK. As you would expect from a medical college that has 230 years’ experience of training the next generation of doctors and surgeons, their students are very satisfied with their learning experience – in the most recent National Student Survey (NSS 2014), 94 per cent were satisfied with the quality of their course. The new Malta campus will provide the same high standards of innovative research-led teaching and investment in excellent facilities to the MBBS in Malta.
Phase 1 is taught via a series of systems-based modules which introduce the basic biological sciences and address key topics including normal biological structure and function of cells, organs and body systems, the effect of illness on people and their families and the impact of environmental and social factors on health. Students are regularly placed in general practices where they can learn about the clinical context of their growing medical knowledge.
Students regularly return to the medical school for teaching weeks and assessments as well as being introduced to clinical medicine through a series of placements in our associated teaching hospitals in Malta and Gozo. Students’ knowledge and clinical skills are enhanced by working alongside clinical teams both in the hospital and also within community placements. This enables them to expand and apply the knowledge and skills acquired during Phase 1.
The final year of the programme provides students with clinical and community placements, practical skills and first-hand experience of the working life of a first year Foundation Year (FY1) doctor. Students are placed in the hospital and firm where they will be based for their FY1 training. On successful completion of final examinations, students complete a four-week elective and this is followed by a further four-week hospital placement.
Queen Mary combine continuous assessment in addition to examinations throughout the programme. A scheme of merits and distinctions rewards excellent or outstanding performance across each sector of the curriculum. There is also a comprehensive scheme of prizes to recognise special ability both in the main examinations and in specialist subjects.
All Candidates must sit the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT). Candidates can sit the UKCAT in July 2017 for September 2017 entry. In addition, you must meet the minimum requirements set out by Queen Mary. If you do not meet the requirements, Educom offers a number of options available to place you in this course.
Doctors are highly sought after and command high salaries especially in later years. After graduating, you will have an array of options to choose from. Some doctors may choose to enter the field as a general practitioner or continue training to become a specialist or surgeon. In addition, you can specialise in hospital management or opting to make research your primary career.
The school is situated on the newly developed Gozo General Hospital in Victoria. There is a vast range of brand new facilities including clinical skills simulation centre, communication skills suite, lecture theatre, PC labs, seminar rooms, problem based learning group rooms and an Anatomy and Physiology Centre containing an advanced dissection suite. In addition, the campus consists of a library, student support services and rooftop dining and social areas.
In the first two years, students are primarily based in the Gozo campus which is attached to the new hospital filled with new state-of-the-art facilities. Students enjoy peace of mind when it comes to personal safety as the islands offer a safe environment for both locals and visitors. Malta boasts 300 days of sunshine per year while the winters are not mild and comfortable. In addition, English is an official language of Malta alongside Maltese, and is widely spoken. All government forms and documents in English, as well as all road signs, restaurant menus, and other crucial bits of information.
The accommodation offered by Queen Mary is pristine, state-of-the-art and near to local amenities and the campus itself. Students will be sharing their accommodation with three people per apartment with one ensuite and two additional bathrooms. Students have a shared living room, utility room, television and balcony. Private buses take you from the accommodation directly to the campus free of charge.
Educom will be able to handle all of the visa requirements for non-EU students seeking to begin this course.
Annual tuition fees for both Malta medicine programmes are €35,000 for UK/EU, and international (non-EU) students.