The MB, BChir Standard course completion rate is nearly 100% with most students passing at first attempt.
There are usually no more than one or two withdrawals each year from the MB/PhD Programme; the most likely time of withdrawal is in year one before the research phase has begun. Students are able to transfer back to the Standard Clinical Course at any stage.
Clinical Component: as Standard Course.
In addition, during the research period, the Clinical Supervisors produce a yearly report on the clinical progress of each student assessing:
- Background Knowledge;
- Communication with Patients;
- History taking/Presentation;
- Examination Technique;
- Problem Solving skills.
A condition for entering the Research Component is a high score in the Stage 1 Assessment.
At the end of the first year of research, students must submit a satisfactory Year One report to the Degree Committee.