Pathway to Medicine January 2022 entry
The International Pathway to Medicine (January intake) offers students the potential to move on to a degree in medicine at the University of St Andrews.
This is a programme with four semesters of study starting in January 2022 and finishing in June 2023. During the first two semesters, you will focus on studying sciences and learning to present and interact effectively in an academic environment. You will also start to reflect on how you can build knowledge about medicine. In the following semesters, you study modules focusing on the academic knowledge and skills required to study medicine.
The interactive teaching and learning experiences will help students understand what it means to study medicine and to be a doctor.
The programme has a high success rate. Over the past three years, an average of over 93% of students passed the International Pathway to Medicine programme, and an average of more than 75% of foundation students moved onto the BSc Medicine at St Andrews.
The University of St Andrews as a whole was voted top in the UK for student academic experience in The National Student Survey 2020 as 92.7% of St Andrews final-year students gave the University top marks for the quality of the learning and teaching experience.
The University has secured a TEF Gold award for the quality of teaching and the undergraduate experience.
“I think the Pathway to Medicine programme was well planned because it gave students early exposure to patient interaction. During the first year of university, students must communicate with many different patients, the patient communication skills that were taught during the programme provided a foundation for this crucial skill. Enrolling in the Pathway to Medicine was one of the best decisions I have ever made."