Medicine A990 BSc (Hons) 2018 entry
The A990 is a six-year medicine degree course for Canadians only (or those who have Canadian residency rights) and who are considered ‘overseas’ for fee purposes.
Canadian students entering Medicine at St Andrews have the unique opportunity to graduate after three years at St Andrews with a BSc Honours degree in Medicine before moving on to the University of Edinburgh's School of Medicine to complete their training as a doctor and graduate with an MBChB. Graduates then apply for Residency placement in Canada for postgraduate training. They will not apply to the NHS Foundation Training programme in the UK.
The BSc Hons in Medicine at St Andrews provides students with a thorough knowledge of the foundations of medical science, whilst developing the ethical understanding and decision making skills required by ‘Tomorrow’s Doctors’. The course provides an excellent scientific foundation for clinical practice and provides early, relevant clinical experience in a highly supportive educational environment.
Whilst studying at Edinburgh Medical School, students will spend time on attachment to the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta, Canada. It is anticipated that the attachment will include:
- an extended period of clinical training in disciplines expected to enhance the students’ learning
- an enhanced orientation to the Canadian healthcare system
- an opportunity to train for Canadian licencing exams (MCCEE/MCCQE)
- further guidance on the process of application for a residency place enhancing the learning previously delivered in Scotland.
Following graduation, students will be eligible for residency training programmes in Canada.
Medicine at St Andrews (A990) will not be available through Clearing (UCAS). Unfortunately, there are no spare places and students who did not apply to Medicine at St Andrews by the application date will not be considered. The School of Medicine is unable to assess or respond to speculative applications.
The School of Medicine has provided an admissions update for those who have applied for 2018 entry. Further information can be found on the School of Medicine webpage.