This article explains the requirements, clinical placement opportunities and rankings of Edge Hill University’s Medicine and Dentistry degrees — find out what they have to offer and what you need in terms of academic achievements, UCAT results and work experience!
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Overview of Edge Hill University
Edge Hill University was established in 1885 and currently has over 15,000 students enrolled. the University currently has three faculties with a number of schools in each faculty.
The Edge Hill University Medical School is one of the newest extensions of the University with the medicine program starting on September 2020.
- NOTE: The University is still in the process of gaining accreditation from GMC for the program and until that has occurred (only possible at the graduation of the first cohort) the Medical School at the University of Liverpool will act as the contingency school.
- NOTE: The Medical School does not accept international students.
Students at Edge Hill can live in one of the eight residence halls on campus. These include:
Edge Hill has over 70 clubs and societies (including Cheerleading, Harry Potter, and Murder Mystery), live theatre shows (such as 100% Simon Brodkin and Christmas Carols), themed bar and club nights (such as Fun House Monday and SU Saturdays), karaoke, and a range of sporting facilities (including Aerobics Studio, tennis and netball courts).
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Edge Hill University Medical Courses offered that require UCAT
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- NA- International Students are currently not accepted.
- Minimum AAA grades are required at A-level
- Note: A*A*B or A*AB can be accepted under special circumstances (see pre-requisites below)
IB (International Baccalaureate):
- A minimum of 36 points overall
- Highers: A minimum grade of AAAAB taken in a single sitting; or
- Advanced Highers: A grade of AAA
- A-levels must include:
- NOTE: a pass in the practical component for both these subjects are compulsory
- A third A-level subject of choice
- A-levels in General Studies, Critical Reasoning, Citizenship, and Key Skills is not accepted
- NOTE: If you achieve A* in Biology and/or Chemistry, the third subject will be accepted at grade B +
- Three subjects at Higher Level which must include:
- At least 6 points in Biology;
- At least 6 points in Chemistry;
- Another subject
- Three subjects at Standard Level with a minimum of 5 points each
- Highers: Must include:
- Chemistry; and
- 3 other subjects
- Advanced Highers: Must include:
- Chemistry; and
- Another subject
- The application procedure has 3 stages. These are:
- Stage 1: Meet the minimum academic requirement (including GCSEs or equivalent)
- Stage 2: Ranking based on UCAT score
- Stage 3: Interview
- NOTE: All applications must be made through UCAS- direct applications to the school are not accepted.
- A minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade B/ grade 6 completed at the time of application
- GCSEs must include:
- English Language
- NOTE: GCSE double science is accepted at grade B/ grade 6 is accepted in lieu of Biology and Chemistry.
- A new UCAT threshold will be set each year depending on the number of interviews to be held.
- The university has not outlined an estimate threshold score.
- Applicants who have a Band 4 in the Situational Judgement Test will be rejected.
- Students must submit a personal statement although it won’t be assessed in the first stage of the application.
Re-application and re-sits:
- Applicants who did not receive an offer are able to apply again the following year as long as they meet the entry requirements.
- Re-sits for GCSEs and A-Levels are accepted.
Interview Criteria and structure:
There are a total of 15-30 places available in the program. Applicants are ranked based on their UCAT score and the top applicants will be invited to the interviews:
- Criteria: The interview assesses:
- Understanding and motivation to study medicine
- Communication skills
- Integrity/ probity
- Teamwork/ leadership skills
- Empathy and compassion
- Awareness of current health challenges
- Ethical awareness
- Awareness of self and others
- Prioritisation and decision-making skills
- Interpretation of data.
- The interview will be structured as Multiple Mini Interviews.
- Students will be ranked based on their overall interview score before offers are made.
- Borderline applicants will be distinguished based on personal statements and references.
- A reservation list will be created in-case places open up in August for the medicine program.
- Students who meet requirements for the Widening Participation Scheme can apply through the Access to medicine program which is 6-years in length.
- NOTE: Students from this scheme who have the top 200 UCAT scores of applicants for Edge Hill will automatically be invited for an interview.
Clinical placement information
First year students will focus on learning the fundamentals of life science, namely the structure and functioning of the human body and its systems.
Students will go on clinical placement in general practices and hospitals.
Students will spend more time in a clinical setting to learn about to deliver patient-centred care
Students will be exposed to various specialities and examine the nuances of primary and secondary care to assess how appropriate they are for different patient cases.
This final year is structured like an apprenticeship to prepare students for practising professionally. Students will undertake assistantships, specialist placements and learn about acute medicine in more depth.
- Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust — treats over 330,000 young people and their families every year
- Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust — provides specialist tertiary care for cardiac and haematology services
- Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust — provides specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine
- Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust — provides specialist services for mental health, learning disabilities, addictions, brain injuries and physical health
- North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust — offers various health services to support their local community (physical health, mental health and learning disability services)
- Queenscourt Hospice — charity that cares for people with serious conditions
- Southport and Ormkirk Hospital NHS Trust
- Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital provides acute care
- Ormskirk Hospital provides women’s and children’s services
- North West Regional Spinal Injuries Centre at Southport Hospital provides specialist spinal care
- St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
- Whiston Hospital provides all acute healthcare services, maternity services and children’s services. They have an Accident and Emergency Department, Regional Mersey Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit, Department of Medicine for Older People and Stroke Unit.
- St Helens Hospital is home to the Lilac Centre (chemotherapy unit), Burney Breast Unit, Seddon Rehabilitation Unit (serious injury/illness rehabilitation), Duffy Suite (intermediate care unit), Allen Day Unit (older persons outpatient unit), Marshalls Cross Medical Centre and more.
- Newton Hospital provides intermediate care.
- Wrighton, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust — provides general and specialist acute hospital and community services
- Virgin Care, West Lancashire — provides Adult Community Services and Urgent Care Services