A medical qualification from St George’s is quality-assured and recognised internationally. With our MBBS you will be perfectly placed to contribute to the ongoing development of medicine and healthcare provision globally.
Through an integrated study programme of medical sciences and clinical sciences, graduates are fully equipped to perform well in the GMC Foundation Programme and further develop the essential knowledge and competencies needed to pursue a specialist discipline. The majority of our MBBS graduates choose to remain in the south London area, and to complete their two-year Foundation Programme at one of our affiliated healthcare trusts.
At the end of the undergraduate course you will receive your MBBS degree, which is a primary medical qualification (PMQ). Holding a PMQ entitles you to provisional registration with the General Medical Council, subject only to its acceptance that there are no fitness to practise concerns. Provisionally registered doctors can only practise in approved foundation year one posts; the law does not allow provisionally registered doctors to undertake any other type of work.
To obtain a foundation year one post you will need to apply during the final year of your undergraduate course through the UK Foundation Programme Office selection scheme, which allocates these posts to graduates on a competitive basis. So far, all suitably qualified UK graduates have found a place on the foundation year one programme, but this cannot be guaranteed, for instance, if there were to be an increased number of competitive applications from non-UK graduates.
Successful completion of the foundation year one programme is normally achieved within 12 months and is marked by the award of a Certificate of Experience. You will then be eligible to apply for full registration with the General Medical Council. You need full registration with a licence to practise for unsupervised medical practice in the NHS or private practice in the UK.
Regulations in this area change from time to time so we recommend visiting Medical Careers NHS, which also provides information on working as a doctor.
Last Updated: Monday, 22 December 2014 12:06