Subject area: HCP-Med
Why choose HCP-Med at the University of Edinburgh?
We are ranked in the UK's top five universities for medicine by both the Complete University Guide (2023), and the Guardian University Guide (2023).
You will receive clinical training from the earliest stages and throughout your studies, preparing you to become a competent, ethical and reflective doctor. This training takes place in the city’s three teaching hospitals and others across Scotland, in community general practices, and in our state-of-the-art clinical skills and simulation suites.
The structure of the HCP-Med course can provide a level of flexibility that is not always available in comparison to a traditional undergraduate medical degree.
Medicine at Edinburgh University offers a modern, innovative curriculum designed to prepare you for contemporary medical practice. Our aim is for you to graduate as a competent, ethical and reflective doctor, with the care of patients as your first concern.
HCP-Med is a unique route into medicine which is open to healthcare professionals across Scotland. For the first three years, HCP-Med is part-time and online (you can remain at home). In years 4 and 5, you will join the main MBChB in Edinburgh.
You will graduate as an excellent communicator and team player, prepared for complex and uncertain situations. You will be equipped for ongoing personal development and will receive training which will give you a strong foundation for high levels of professional achievement and leadership.
You will gain a thorough understanding of primary care through your longitudinal placement in general practice, and you will have a thorough understanding of evidence-based medicine.