Medical Curriculum at Dundee

Course information for prospective students

International students joining the Dundee MB ChB Course in Year 1

For students entering first year of the MBChB degree programme full details of the curriculum can be found here.

IMU students joining the Dundee MB ChB Course in Year 3

As an IMU transfer student, you will join the Dundee 3rd year cohort and, like in other clinical centres, graduate after a further 3 years training. 
We appreciate that there are challenges associated with joining a group of students who have been together for two years as well as the challenges of adjusting to life in a new country and we have a full support network set up to support you academically as well as personally.
The support includes:
Before starting at Dundee: if you are a 3rd year IMU student and selected to come to Dundee, you will be given access to the Dundee Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) so that you  can read up on any relevant curriculum elements that might be new to you prior to arriving.
Induction week – this is the week before your formal start of term and will cover administrative aspects but also some communication and clinical skills and an opportunity to meet with students on the course. It is intended to be interactive and enjoyable and offers you the chance to settle in and find your way around
At Dundee, much of the teaching is done in small groups. There are about 20 groups of 8-10 students in each year – and each group has a ‘buddy’ to help you settle in. 
In January you can benefit from  a 2-4 week student selected component (SSC) to help fill in any gaps in skills/knowledge that you may have identified during your first term.
Support tutor for the whole IMU group
Academic mentor who is aware of the challenges that transfer students like you might face
For high fliers who feel that our 3rd year is a bit repetitive, then we could discuss - on an individual basis -focusing on a more advanced area: e.g. a research project as part of the SSC.
Please note: The rankings for the UK Foundation programme will be based solely on the grades students obtain after joining Dundee and not on their IMU degree classification.