2023-2024 IFME Application time line
Places on the School of Clinical Medicine IFME programme are very popular and are limited to a certain number of places each year. There are approximately 150 places available for the total annual cohort. Approximately one third of those are reserved for newly appointed undergraduate clinical supervisors.
How does the application time line work?
The IFME programme applications take place in two groups.
Group 1 applicants
Group 1 is for anyone who, at the time of application, already holds a teaching position. Examples of those who would be in Group 1 are: existing undergraduate clinical supervisors, junior doctors, secondary care doctors, GPs and other health care professionals. Essentially all applicants except newly appointed undergraduate clinical supervisors will be in Group 1.
Group 1 application time period: the time period during which Group 1 applicants can apply is from the date that applications open to the Group 1 closing date. This is the earlier application closing date. Please see below the application timeline for the opening and closing dates for applications from Group 1 applicants.
Group 2 applicants
Hospital rotations take place in August each year. When arriving at a different hospital in mid-August some clinicians may apply to become an undergraduate clinical supervisor at the hospital at which they have just joined. If they have never been an undergraduate clinical supervisor previously and are successful in being appointed to the role of undergraduate clinical supervisor at that hospital, then they will be newly appointed clinical supervisors in the Michaelmas Term (Sept-Dec).
The IFME programme is an ideal training programme for a newly appointed undergraduate clinical supervisor because, alongside undertaking weekly supervisions with their undergraduate students, on the IFME programme they will learn how to develop their teaching skills, deliver feedback to students and explore ways of improving the students’ learning experience.
For this reason, the IFME programme has a Group 2 application time period to take into account this group of applicants. This is the later application closing date. Please see below the application timeline for the opening and closing dates for applications from Group 2 applicants.
Whichever application group you are in places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Only complete applications will be considered for a place on the programme. To read more about what we mean by “complete applications” please see the Entry Requirements table on the Eligibility and Entry Requirements page.
|IFME Group 1 application period opens||1st May 2023|
|IFME Group 1 closing date for receipt of applications||3rd July 2023 (midnight)|
|Applicants with complete Group 1 applications will be notified of a place on the programme by||28 July 2023|
|IFME Group 2 application period opens||7 August 2023|
|IFME Group 2 closing date for receipt of applications||8 September 2023 (midnight)|
|Applicants with complete Group 2 applications will be notified of a place on the programme by||29 September 2023|
|Applicants who are unsuccessful will be notified by||29 September 2023|
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