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Medicine at Lancaster

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MBChB Medicine and Surgery

Medicine is a challenging but rewarding career that offers an enormous variety of possible career paths. Our five-year MBChB degree will equip you with the knowledge, skills and values to deliver excellent patient-centred care in whatever specialty you choose. Join the future of medicine at Lancaster.

Medicine and Surgery at Lancaster
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A more experienced student assists his colleagues with an anatomical model

Foundation Year for Medicine and Surgery

Our Foundation Year course offers an accessible entryway into studying Medicine for those with potential to become excellent doctors but who cannot apply for the MBChB programme. If you come from a widening participation background, our course is here to help you achieve your dream of becoming a doctor.

Our Foundation Year course

Postgraduate courses

Pursue your research interests and develop your professional career at Lancaster Medical School with our range of postgraduate taught and research programmes.

Our postgraduate qualifications
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Why study medicine?

As a doctor you will have to face the intellectual challenge of diagnosis, apply critical analytical and reasoning skills to decide on the best treatment for your patients, provide an empathetic and understanding ear to your patients and their families (often in times of great distress) and work effectively in a team with other healthcare professionals.  If you want to make a difference to patients’ lives, if you have an enquiring mind and an aptitude for science, and if you enjoy working with people, then medicine might be the career for you.

Medical graduates have a wealth of possible career opportunities in clinical practice, public health or medical research.  Most medical graduates work in clinical practice, either in hospitals or in the community; there are more than 60 different clinical specialities to choose from and approximately half of all UK medical graduates work in general practice. 

For more information see NHS Medical Careers.