Medical school teaching styles explained
The importance of choosing the course with the right teaching style for you
- By: Raj Pradhan, Rebecca Bourdon-Pierre, Matt Green, Gopal Mahadev
To make the most of your time at medical school it is important that you choose a course that will teach you in a way that you find engaging and brings the best out of you.
All medical schools provide a degree in medicine. However, each medical school can choose how they teach students to arrive at the outcomes required by the General Medical Council and best prepare you for treating patients as a qualified doctor.1
When choosing a medical school your options will be narrowed by entry requirements, entrance exam cut-off points, living costs, and location. However, you may still be faced with a list of schools that teach their curriculums in different ways.
In this article we look at the different teaching styles used at UK medical schools and their advantages and disadvantages. Remember that everyone learns in different ways and medicine is a big and complex subject,